Feb. 24

Nicole Schefers of Sartell, a sophomore, was recently named to the high honor list at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Students must achieve a 4.0 grade-point average to qualify for this honor.

Four Sartell students were recently named to the fall honor list at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

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John ‘Jack’ Stephen Niedenfuer, 63, of St. Joseph

John “Jack” Stephen Niedenfuer, 63, of St. Joseph, died unexpectedly on Feb. 16, 2017. Jack was a true Renaissance man: a gifted woodworker, writer, brewmeister, carpenter, draftsman and gardener. He served in the U.S. Navy. Above all, Jack was well-loved as a husband, father, brother, uncle, son and friend.

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Feb. 17

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BEATBOTZ, Boy Scout Troop 211 from Sartell, won Tournament Championship at the 2017 VEX Robotics Minnesota State Championship held Feb. 3-4 at the River’s Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud. This event is the largest event in Minnesota, with teams from high school, middle school and grade school competing under one roof. More than 100 teams competed for a chance to compete at the World’s VEX ROBOTICS Competition; BEATBOTZ will represent Minnesota at Worlds Competition to be held April 19-22 in Louisville, Ken. In addition to the championship, they were awarded the Excellence Award. This is the highest honor awarded and is bestowed upon the one team exhibiting excellence in each of 12 separate judging categories, including robot design, engineering notebook, robot reliability and judging panel interview.

Sartell Youth Hockey Association’s Squirt A team had a fun weekend at the Hermantown Tournament on Jan. 28-29, winning the consolation championship. After losing their first game to Proctor 4-1, they bounced back to defeat Red Wing 4-3 in an exciting double-overtime game, then went on to down Faribault 3-2 in another overtime to bring home the hardware. Team members include the following: Connor Anderson, Carter Bollinger, Noah Hacker, Jace Jansky, Shaun Paulson, Brooke Pogatchnik, Kyan Rieder, K.J. Sauer, Nora Sauer, Rylan Schultz, Baylor Stebbins and Gavin Welsh. Coaches are Ryan Hacker, Kelly Rieder, Kent Sauer, Robbie Schultz and Troy Stebbins.

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Feb. 17

Thrivent Financial inducted into CMHFH Hall of Fame, announces 25th home construction partnership

After an exciting and eventful 2016, Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity kicked off the new year by thanking and recognizing its many donors, volunteers and business partners at the annual Dream Builders Reception at the Kelly Inn.

Each year CMHFH recognizes a local business that has been donating cash or in-kind services and materials to its organization. They also demonstrate a consistent, long-time, active interest in helping CMHFH reach its goals. The partner businesses also demonstrate a passion for the mission of Habitat for Humanity that is at the heart of their donations. This year’s inductee is Thrivent Financial.

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Feb. 10

Three Sartell-St. Stephen students were recently named to the fall D.J. Robertson Award at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks

They are the following: Hannah BrennanMckenzie Fossen and Mckenzie Roehrich.

Students must earn a 4.0 grade-point average to qualify for this honor.

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Feb. 10

Two St.  Joseph students were recently named to the fall dean’s list at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.

They are Nicole Bloch and Trent Imdieke.

Students must have a grade-point average in the top 15 percent of their class to qualify for this honor.

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Anne T. Walz, 74, Sauk Centre

Anne T. Walz, 74, of Sauk Centre, died Feb. 6, 2017 at CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Sauk Centre, Minn.

Her funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with the Rev. Greg Paffel officiating. Inurnment will be in the parish cemetery.

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