At 92, Halverson brings home the gold

by Dennis Dalman

editor@thenewsleaders.com

At age 92, Violet Halverson of Sartell has become something of a celebrity, with her pastor at First Presbyterian Church asking her to stand for a rousing round of applause from the congregation, with news stories published about her and with a flurry of phone calls from people giving their congratulations.

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Wetterlings to be July Fourth parade grand marshals

by Cori Hilsgen

news@thenewsleaders.com

The St. Joseph Lions Club recently announced Dr. Jerry and Patty Wetterling will be the grand marshals of the upcoming July Fourth parade.

In an interview with the Newsleaders at Jerry’s clinic, the St. Joseph Family Chiropractic office, the Wetterlings said they were honored to be the grand marshals because they feel it will give them a chance to say “thank you” to the people of St. Joseph and elsewhere who have given so much to them.

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Activities director Ross to step down

by Dave DeMars

news@thenewsleaders.com

The June 19 Sartell-St. Stephen School Board meeting revealed Sartell-St. Stephen School District Activities Director John Ross will step down and take on the role of associate activities director and management for the middle school’s activities program.

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Robins provide hours of entertainment

photo by Tara Wiese
Newsleader staff was entertained this spring by a pair of robins who built their nest and raised four chicks from birth to flight right outside the office front door.

Muskies making up for rain-outs

(This is the first of three stories about three area adult baseball teams. Stories on the Sartell Stone Poneys and the St. Stephen Steves will be published in the near future.)

by Dennis Dalman

editor@thenewsleaders.com

After its first five scheduled games were rained out, the Sartell Muskies baseball team has a lot of catching up to do but as far as winning, so far so good.

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Lentz named chief deputy for Stearns

by Dennis Dalman

editor@thenewsleaders.com

Stearns County now has a new chief deputy – Jon Lentz.

He was recently appointed by interim Stearns County Sheriff Don Gudmundson.

“The sheriff’s office has a lot of things to accomplish in my 19 months as interim sheriff, and it made sense to me to promote an inside candidate who knows the issues, personalities and the citizens of Stearns County to be the next chief deputy,” Gudmundson stated in a press release.

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Man charged with raping woman in Sartell

by Dennis Dalman

editor@thenewsleaders.com

A woman was allegedly raped June 16 at her Sartell place of employment by a Sauk Rapids man who was arrested and remains in custody because of the crime he is charged with, as well as his uncertain status as an immigrant.

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Sartell Center receives generous donations

by Dennis Dalman

editor@thenewsleaders.com

The Sartell Community Center, due to open in August, has been given a boost to the tune of $120,000, thanks to the generosity of two recent gifts.

BankVista donated $20,000 to be used for amenities in the center, and Sartell resident George Torrey donated $100,000 for the center, to be used specifically for amenities for the senior-citizen space within the center.

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