Molitor wins 150th high school wrestling match

by Darren Diekmann

On Jan. 19, Sartell senior Rylee Molitor won his 150th high-school wrestling match against Trent Kerzman of Rocori High School. He won on what’s called a “technical fall” in 5:06 minutes.

To achieve this milestone, a high-school wrestler must be a dominant wrestler for at least three years.

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Get down in Sabre Town with swing dance

by Mollie Rushmeyer

Sartell-St. Stephen Middle and High schools are bringing the love of jazz music and swing dancing to a new generation with their upcoming “Swing Dance” event, featuring free dance lessons starting at 6 p.m. and a main dance from 7-9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20 at the Sartell High School Commons.

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Three SMS students take top honors in spelling bee

by Dave DeMars

You can tell what time of year it is without even looking at the calendar. Just ask what’s happening at the local schools. Winter Snow Festival? Valentine’s Day Dance? Spelling Bee?

Yes indeed. If it’s February, it’s spelling-bee time. And this year Sartell–St. Stephen Middle School sponsored a team. While the emphasis on spelling is not what it used to be, and spell check helps many of us through much of the tedium of proofing our writing, a good speller can save time just by knowing how to spell a word without using the spell-check crutch.

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Retired firefighters give paper-mill print to city

by Dennis Dalman

A painted evocation of the former Sartell paper mill was presented to the Sartell City Council at its Feb. 13 meeting by members of the Sartell Retired Firefighters Engine Co. 844.

The firefighters commissioned the print from an artist to commemorate the mill and to sell as a fundraiser for the retired firefighters’ good deeds.

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Defunders, defenders rally at Planned Parenthood

by Dennis Dalman

To defend or to defund? That question hung in the nippy air when nearly 150 people carrying signs stood in front of the Planned Parenthood Clinic in east St. Cloud last Saturday morning.

The demonstration lasted from 10 a.m. until noon.

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‘Coffee with Cop’ set for Feb. 28

The next “Coffee with a Cop” in Sartell will take place from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28 at the Liquid Assets coffee shop at 1091 Second St. S.

Sartell Police Chief Jim Hughes welcomes anyone to just show up to share questions, concerns or suggestions. The “Coffee with a Cop” sessions, in Sartell as well as in other cities, are chances for police officers and residents to get to know one another.

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Sweetheart Selfie Contest submissions

Featured are this year’s 2017 “Sweetheart Love Selfie” contest submissions.

Congratulations to Candice Larson and her daughter Sierra Jones, both of St. Joseph, who won first place, Mike Myers-Schleif and his daughter Kylie, both of Sauk Rapids, who won second place, and Cindy and Brandon Reichel, both of Sartell, who won third place. Thank you to all who entered our Love Selfie Valentine’s contest. Watch the Newsleaders for our next contest due out in March.

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Jacobs to take Polar Plunge

by Dennis Dalman

A Sartell man is one of the team members who will take part in a Polar Plunge on Saturday, Feb. 18, to raise funds for Special Olympics Minnesota.

The event, open to public spectators, will take place starting at 1 p.m. on Pleasant Lake near Rockville.

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