May 26

Correction

Due to information supplied to the Sartell-St. Stephen Newsleader, the time of the Sartell Memorial Day Service in Sartell was incorrect in the May 19 edition of the paper. The correct time of when the ceremony will start is 9 a.m. Monday, May 29. It will take place at Veterans Park on Riverside Avenue N. just north of the Riverboat Depot Bar and Restaurant. All are welcome to attend.

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May 26

Twelve local students recently graduated from St. John’s Preparatory School in Collegeville.

They are as follows: Hallela Hinton-Williams, Alexander Holt, Kyra Hulsebus, Lauren Kissela, Adam Lepinski, Ben Lepinski, Grayson Martone, Taylor Nydeen, Cole Pfannenstein, Bryn Rogers, Brenna Skahen and Lilly Xie. Hinton-Williams, Kissela, A. Lepinski, B. Lepinski, Martone, Nydeen, Pfannenstein and Skahen are from St. Joseph; Holt, Hulsebus, Rogers and Xie are from Sartell.

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May 19

 CentraCare Health receives Minnesota Job Honor Award

CentraCare Health was selected as a top honoree for the inaugural Minnesota Job Honor Awards.In the employer category, CentraCare was recognized for its recruitment, hiring and retention programs that reduce racial and ethnic disparities.

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May 19

Jordan Lindboe of St. Joseph was recently inducted into Phi Theta Kappa at Ridgewater College-Willmar.

Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society of two-year colleges that recognizes students for their academic achievements, as well as leadership, service and scholarship. Full-time students must have a minimum grade-point average of 3.5 to qualify.

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May 12

CMAB awards grants to three organizations with St. Joseph ties

The Central Minnesota Arts Board  recently awarded $131,885 in support of 20 regional arts projects. Four criteria are used in evaluating applications: artistic quality and merit, demonstrated need, outcomes and evaluation, and ability to complete the proposal.

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May 12

Ally Haas from Girl Scouts’ Lakes and Pines and Sartell High School received the Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout can earn, after completing a Take Action Project. Haas’ Girl Scout Gold Award Project was named Agiascendit which is Latin for “moving up.” Her project’s goal is to help struggling students at St. Francis Xavier Elementary School pair up with high school and college students for tutoring.

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May 5

CLARIFICATION

Many people helped make the “International Community Festival” in Sartell a crowd-pleaser, but they were not mentioned in the April 28 Sartell-St. Stephen Newsleader story about that event. They included, besides Dr. Zurya Anjum, Celebration Lutheran Church Pastor Elizabeth Strenge, as well as the organizing committee for the festival that included church staff and Sartell residents who gave so much time and input to make the event the success it was.

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May 5

Paramount Center for the Arts will have a new director of performing arts, effective June 5. According to Bob Johnson, executive director, “Gretchen Boulka, former marketing and communications director for the National Lutheran Choir will join the Paramount replacing long-time performing arts lead, Laurie Johnson (no relation) who is retiring.” Boulka comes with an extensive background in contracting, marketing, budgeting and more and holds a master’s in arts administration from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota.

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