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Dec. 2

contributed photo All Saints Academy of St. Joseph participated in the St. Joseph Y2K Lions' Peace Poster contest. This year's theme was "Celebrate Peace". Lions Club International is sponsoring the contest to emphasize the importance of world peace to young people everywhere. Pictured from left to right: Clare Schleper (3rd place), Samantha O'Donnell (1st place) and Andrew Moneypenny (2nd place). Samantha's poster has been sent to face competition at the district level.

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All Saints Academy of St. Joseph participated in the St. Joseph Y2K Lions’ Peace Poster contest. This year’s theme was “Celebrate Peace.” Lions Club International is sponsoring the contest to emphasize the importance of world peace to young people everywhere. Contestants included (from left to right) Clare Schleper (third place), Samantha O’Donnell (first place) and Andrew Moneypenny (second place). O’Donnell’s poster has been sent to face competition at the district level.

District winners advance to the multiple district with the top 24 posters competing at the international round for a grand prize which includes a cash award of $5,000 plus a trip for the winner and two family members to the awards ceremony at Lions Day with the United Nations. The 23 merit award winners will each receive a certificate and a cash award of $500.

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Nov. 25

The College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University has been ranked among the top baccalaureate schools nationally for the total number of students who studied abroad for the 12th consecutive year. Before graduating, 56 percent of all CSB and SJU students will participate in a study abroad program. Annually, CSB and SJU offer students 19 semester-long programs, 15 of which are faculty-led. CSB and SJU also conduct more than 20 short-term programs. The study was conducted by Open Doors 2016, the annual report on international education published by the Institute of International Education. The release of the Open Doors report comes during the celebration of International Education Week.

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Nov. 25

A cat was found near 10th Avenue N.E. by Sacred Heart Church on Friday, Nov. 18 during the snowstorm. If your cat is missing, please call 320-224-4632 for more information.

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The Storm’n Sabres Junior Varsity girls’ hockey team moved to 2-0 record on the year with a win at Rogers. Libby Asper scored twice and Madison Jennings once to lead Sartell/Sauk Rapids to a 3-1 win. Chloe Stockinger made 31 saves in goal for the victory.

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Nov. 25

The Storm’n Sabres Junior Varsity girls’ hockey team moved to 2-0 record on the year with a win at Rogers. Libby Asper scored twice and Madison Jennings once to lead Sartell/Sauk Rapids to a 3-1 win. Chloe Stockinger made 31 saves in goal for the victory.

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Nov. 18

Clarification

A story about Seussical the Musical published in the Nov. 11 Sauk Rapids-Rice Newsleader did not include a photo or name of one of the principal players – Sydney Hennes who performed the role of Gertrude McFuzz. That omission occurred because Hennes was not present when the large cast was photographed on stage during a rehearsal.

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Nov. 18

contributed photo Born in the Washington DC area, Lori Schwegel proudly served active duty for the US Army in Germany. While there, she met her husband, Gary, of 22 years. Gary is a Stearns County native and they originally settled in Sartell upon returning to Minnesota, where Lori completed her degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant 17 years ago. She went on to be employed by St. Cloud Orthopedics for over 14 years. They raised their two boys south of Richmond on the Horseshoe Chain.

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Born in the Washington, D.C. area, Lori Schwegel proudly served active duty for the U.S. Army in Germany. While there, she met her husband, Gary. Upon returning to Minnesota, the two originally settled in Sartell, where she completed her degree as a physical- therapist assistant. The couple is raising their two boys just south of Richmond.

Lori Schwegel, formerly of Sartell, recently joined the team of Farmers Insurance and Financial Services, the Chris Pendergast Agency in Cold Spring. With the programs she has put in place and her dedication to helping families, the agency said Schwegel is an outstanding addition to the staff. She is a master at customizing insurance to meet your specific needs.

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Halloween costume contest participants

contributed photo Nyasia Woodard (8) of St. Joseph strikes a fierce pose as she playfully hides behind an elaborate masquerade mask.

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First place winner Nyasia Woodard (8) of St. Joseph strikes a fierce pose as she playfully hides behind an elaborate masquerade mask.

Thank you to everyone who submitted photos for the Newsleaders’ costume contest! See below for all participants, including our first, second and third place winners.

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Nov. 11

The Sauk Rapids-Rice School District joined area school districts and Resource Training & Solutions to salute the Region’s exemplary staff on Sep. 28 and Oct. 26. These events were opportunities to recognize the accomplishments of and to celebrate some of Sauk Rapids-Rice’s finest, most dedicated staff. The educational recognition events were held in St. Cloud, and included nearly 400 attendees. All guests enjoyed a reception, dinner and keynote speaker, while the honorees were recognized with a plaque and certificate.
There is no better staff than that in the Sauk Rapids-Rice School District. Congratulations to this year’s honorees: Kathy Adamek, Michele Anderson, Crystal Davidson, Megan Foley, Dorothy Kuechle, Julie Litzinger, Bonnie Raduns, Lisa Wahlin, Nan Weston and Cory Zimpel.

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