Public invited to hear about school plans

by Dennis Dalman

Plans for the new Sartell-St. Stephen High School are well on the way, along with other district improvements, and district officials want to share the latest developments with the public.

A public information meeting, along with a question-answer session, is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Sartell High School. The first information meeting was also held at the high school on Nov. 30. For information from those meetings, see the Dec. 16 Sartell Newsleader.

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Rassier, Larson plan to sue law enforcement

by Dennis Dalman

Two men, who claim their civil rights were violated, plan to sue local law enforcement for actions taken after two notorious murder cases – that of St. Joseph boy Jacob Wetterling and of Cold Spring-Richmond Police Officer Tom Decker.

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Salvation Army rings bells to help less fortunate

by Dennis Dalman

Salvation Army bell-ringers are ringing for a good cause and reminding one and all of the admonition “There but for fortune go you or I.”

The bell-ringing goal this Christmas season is to raise $429,000 overall, with about $200,000 of that raised directly from kettle donations. The rest of the funds come from generous business, corporate and individual donations sent via the mail or online. Last year’s amounts raised were similar, just a tad lower.

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Sartell band to release debut album

by Mollie Rushmeyer

Though they may be young, the Sartell-based four-man group Guytano will release its debut album I Am Inside My Body on Friday, Dec. 9 with a soulful, polished sound ready for radios everywhere.

The open-invitation album release party with concert is set for 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 at the Sartell High School auditorium. Tickets are $5 at the door.

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Roger and Jan Farley were named Sartell Senior Volunteers of the Year by the Sartell Area Chamber of Commerce.

Farleys named Senior Volunteers of Year

by Dennis Dalman

Roger and Jan Farley have been married for 56 years, and their hoping for another 10, not just because they still love each other but because they love helping people.

The Farleys were named Sartell Senior Volunteer Citizens of the Year at the annual Sartell Area Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet at Blackberry Ridge Golf Course and Event Center on Nov. 17

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‘Scam Jam’ to help seniors avoid rip-offs

by Dennis Dalman

A free “Scam Jam” seminar will take place from 8:30 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Dec. 7 at the The Grands at Mulligans in Sartell.

The session, open to the public, is designed mainly for senior citizens and caregivers for the elderly. It is co-sponsored by the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota/North Dakota and the American Association of Retired People.

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Headlines Salon gives haircuts for homeless

by Dennis Dalman

At least two dozen homeless people, including some children, enjoyed free haircuts, a buffet luncheon and gift bags Nov. 20, thanks to Tammy Zierden and her staff at Headlines Salon and Spa in Sartell.

The outpouring of kindness and generosity was a repeat of what Headlines did last year just before Thanksgiving – helping some of the homeless in the area and bringing attention to their plight, hoping others will extend helping hands, too.

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SJP donates food, cash to food shelf

by Frank Lee

Students, faculty and staff from St. John’s Prep School in Collegeville shared the spirit of Thanksgiving by donating food and money Nov. 15 to the St. Joseph Community Food Shelf.

SJP delivered 20 boxes of meals and $1,030 in cash to the food shelf, according to Jill Pauly, director of communications and events at the school.

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