‘Mrs. Minnesota’ vows to help fight diabetes

by Dennis Dalman

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Attorney Kimberly Stommes was elated when she was crowned Mrs. Minnesota at last month’s pageant because it will give her a chance to advance her platform, dubbed “Stop the Shots,” to help educate people about diabetes.

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Hinton chosen as 15th CSB president

by Cori Hilsgen

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Mary Hinton has been chosen to be the 15th president of the College of St. Benedict. She will replace MaryAnn Baenninger, who plans to leave her position in June. Baenninger has served as president for 10 years.

Hinton is currently vice president for academic affairs at Mount St. Mary College in Newburgh, N.Y. She will begin her new position July 1. She and her family will be welcomed to campus June 15.

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School board chooses two new principals

by Dennis Dalman

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Sartell’s two elementary schools will have new principals for the 2014-15 school year.

Last week, the Sartell-St. Stephen School Board selected Kristopher Lynk of Eden Prairie and Sara Nelson of Sartell to become the new principals. Lynk, is the current principal for Eden Lake Elementary School in Eden Prairie. He was chosen to replace Randy Husman at Oak Ridge Elementary School. Nelson, the principal at Madison Elementary School in St. Cloud, was selected as principal of Pine Meadow Elementary School to replace Greg Johnson.

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Locals gather to help with maple-syrup making

by Cori Hilsgen

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Many people may have noticed pails hung on area maple trees to collect the sap that will be boiled down for maple syrup. Once again, it’s syrup-making time around the St. Joseph area.

Maple syrup is made in the spring of the year when nighttime temperatures are below freezing and daytime temperatures rise above freezing. After a tree is large enough to be tapped, it can be used year after year.

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Police officer succumbs to tragic death

by Dennis Dalman

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A Sartell police officer died March 27 after complications from surgery at the St. Cloud Hospital.

Jeff Schmitz, 44, leaves behind his wife, Stacy Landborg-Schmitz, and 4-year-old son Andrew. He died with his family at his side.

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Mrs. Minnesota vows to help fight diabetes

by Dennis Dalman

news@thenewsleaders.com

Attorney Kimberly Stommes was elated when she was crowned Mrs. Minnesota at last month’s pageant because it will give her a chance to advance her platform, dubbed “Stop the Shots,” to help educate people about diabetes.

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Sartell band seeks trombones, other players

by Dennis Dalman

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There may be 76 trombones in the big parade, but in the Sartell Area Community Band there is only one.

That is why the band is trying to recruit more talent, including maybe – with a little luck – a few more trombone players. The band could also use a few more flute players and percussionists. Currently, the band is a “bit heavy on saxophones,” said Ann Doyscher-Domres, one of the founding members and a clarinet player in the band. She is also the program director for Sartell-St. Stephen Community Education.

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Kennedy students perform ‘Beauty Pageant’ play

by Cori Hilsgen

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Kennedy Community School sixth- through eighth-grade students spent five weeks rehearsing for a one-act play, The Miss High School U.S.A. Beauty Pageant, which they performed March 14-16.

The play, directed by teachers Kristen Mattick and Kelli Maurer, was written by Kamron Klitgaard. It’s a comedy about a beauty pageant with 10 contestants competing for the title of “Miss Kennedy 2014.” One of the contestants is male.

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