The summer of play: Nine ways to let your kid be a kid this summer

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by Madeline Levine No doubt about it: Time for unstructured play is dwindling. There are many reasons why this is so. We’re working more hours. We’re spending more time “plugged in” to TV, phones, video games and the Internet. Kids have more homework than ever. And as a society we seem to have decided structured activities – academic, athletic and

Sartell man keeps alive legend, lore of trains

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by Dennis Dalman – Ron Euteneuer of Sartell loves to think his late grandfather helped build the old red caboose Ron and other volunteers are lovingly restoring at a site along 3rd Street and 2nd Avenue in Waite Park. It’s very likely grandfather Albert Euteneuer did, in fact, have a hand in building the caboose. He worked at the

Quilters gain fellowship by stitching together and giving back

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by TaLeiza Calloway – Sunday is not the only day for fellowship at Resurrection Lutheran Church in St. Joseph. About 12 women and members of the congregation find fellowship and more during their weekly quilting gatherings on Wednesdays. The women have been meeting since 2006 and have made quilts for organizations statewide and beyond. Quilter Ellen Chovan said the

Sartell Sabres shine even after state loss

Dennis DalmanEditorial, Opinion0 Comments

There are winners; there are losers. On March 20, the Minneapolis DeLaSalle Islanders were the winners of the high-school basketball 3A state championship. The Sartell Sabres were the losers, with a score of 70-55. That’s a fact. But beyond that fact, the words “winners” and “losers” should be re-examined. Winners are those who, despite losses, take responsibility and move on.

Visitors get a sweet treat at the sugar shack

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by Cori Hilsgen – On a cool and windy day, March 16, visitors enjoyed maple-syrup sundaes and hot chocolate at the sugar shack during the Maple Syrup Festival at the St. John’s Arboretum. All who tasted the treats were pleasantly surprised by the sweetness of the syrup. Those who made it to the sugar shack were able to view the new $22,000

Sabres reflect on dream come true

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by Dennis Dalman – Several Sabres basketball players say they feel as if they’d suddenly awakened from a dream last week after playing for the 3A state championship March 20 at Williams Arena in Minneapolis. Even though the Sabres lost 55-70 to the Minneapolis DeLaSalle Islanders, they are proud they played their very best and happy to have been

Volunteer beyond routine events

TaLeiza CallowayEditorial, Opinion0 Comments

Earth Day is just around the corner as the month of April is just days away. It’s the time of year when students and community members rally, unite and pledge to help clean up a neighborhood park or two. That’s great, but don’t wait until Earth Day to give back to your community. Volunteer year-round. It’s easy to sign up

Happy Easter

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contributed photo All Saints Academy St. Joseph’s Montessori preschoolers display their easter eggs. Each egg contains a symbol of Jesus’ last days on earth. Pictured from left to right are:  Grace Nicoll, Carter Kuehl and Maya Anderson.