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Drug-busting officer given Distinguished Service Award

by Dennis Dalman

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For many years, Sartell police officer Dan Miller has had a big hand in helping keep the Sartell area – and beyond – drug-free and safer.

His peers, well aware of his dedicated work and achievements, recently honored him with the Distinguished Service Award at the annual Minnesota Police Chiefs’ Convention in Rochester.

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Cole Stroot helps with the silverware return while Sophie Houghton talks a student through the process and Mason Motschke manages the student traffic flow for a new organic recycling program at Kennedy.

Students start new organics recycling program

by Cori Hilsgen

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Students at Kennedy Community started a new organics recycling program on March 20. They are taking all organic material and rerouting it to a composting facility, away from a landfill.

The program is coordinated by science teacher Rick Wilson, head engineer Dave Ertl and the Youth Energy Summit students.

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Sorell named Volunteer of the Year

by Dennis Dalman

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Even a quick reading of the resume of Sartell Senior Volunteer of the Year Jan Sorell is apt to exhaust the average person because she has crammed so much work into a lifetime it makes one’s head spin:

Wife, mother, motel owner, school teacher, yearbook director, photographer, editor, school-media teacher, computer instructor, the member and/or chair of countless committees and organizations, spelling-bee judge, workshop facilitator, curriculum developer, published writer, speech-maker and active member of more than 10 professional organizations. Those activities barely scratch the surface.

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Gene Borgert in a photo taken aboard his ship circa 1951 during the Korean War. The ship was the U.S.S. Newport News.

Borgert plans for Honor Flight

by Dennis Dalman

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It’s been decades since Gene Borgert visited the nation’s capital in Washington, D.C. He was there quite a few times when he was in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War in the early 1950s.

Now he gets to go there again as a member of an “Honor Flight,” a program that flies veterans to Washington, D.C. to allow them to tour the capital and to see the monuments there that honor all the nation’s veterans. Borgert will leave April 22 on a flight with about 100 other veterans from the central Minnesota area. They’ll take a direct chartered flight from St. Cloud to a Maryland airport, then take a bus into Washington, D.C. He will be accompanied by one of his sons.

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Compost site to open April 19

The Sartell Compost Site will open for the season 8 a.m. Saturday, April 19, but people will need to purchase an annual permit to use the site’s facilities.

Permits can be purchased at Sartell City Hall or online as www.sartellmn.com. If people purchase permits online but don’t have the actual permit mailed to them yet, they should bring a print-out of the online receipt when they bring loads to the compost site.

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People can sign petition at Sal’s Bar

by Dennis Dalman

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The St. Joseph Newsleader has received calls about how and where to sign a petition opposing the construction of a government center.

There are copies of the petition that can be signed at Sal’s Bar and Grill on main street in St. Joseph. People can also call Irene Reber, at 320-363-7585, or they can sign the petition at her home at 118 2nd Ave. SE.

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The Sartell branch of the Liberty Savings Bank is one of five Liberty branches in the area.

Chamber honors Liberty as Business of the Year

by Dennis Dalman

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Since 1939, Liberty Savings Bank in downtown St. Cloud has been serving loyal customers, and now – with its five locations – it has been honored by the Sartell Area Chamber of Commerce as Sartell Business of the Year.

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New traffic signal lights at the intersection of CR 2, 75 and 3 were activated last week. The intersection has been the site of several crashes.

Traffic lights activated at CR 2, 3 on Hwy. 75

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New traffic signal lights at the intersection of CR 2, 75 and 3 were activated last week. The intersection has been the site of several crashes.

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New traffic signal lights at the intersection of CR 2, 75 and 3 were activated last week. The intersection has been the site of several crashes.