Officer Lundquist presented with thank-you quilt

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by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaeders.com Jill Lundquist, a Sartell-St. Stephen School District school resource police officer, received a pleasant surprise recently at Sartell Middle School. Students presented her with a handmade quilt in appreciation for her service to the school. Student Jenna Dahlberg presented the quilt, which was made by her grandmother, Deb Bomstad of Willmar. Students in the gymnasium cheered

ASA students meet ‘Saints in Service’ workathon goal

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Although the morning was postponed due to snow, All Saints Academy-St. Joseph students participated in its 34th annual “Saints in Service” Workathon Oct. 28, reaching their goal of $21,000. Volunteers, including students, families and others, cleaned yards, bagged and hauled away leaves and performed other fall chores for seniors, people with disabilities and others in need

Students raise more than $18,000 for ‘Make-A-Wish’

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Students in the Sartell School District once again showed their kindness and generosity when they greatly contributed to raising more than $18,000 for “Make-A-Wish.” Because of help from the Sartell High School Student Council, area residents, other students, faculty and staff in the district, organizers of the fundraising events are hoping 10-year-old Sophia (Sophie) Lathe, who

Jingle Bell/Toys Tots event set for Nov. 18

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by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com The annual Jingle Bell 5k Run/1k Kids Walk for Toys for Tots will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18 right outside of St. Cloud Orthopedics in the Sartell Medical Campus. The event raises money for Toys for Tots and typically provides about one-third of toys for the program, all of which go to children

A long-gone gnome comes home at last

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by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com It was an ordinary October day for Jack and Suzanne Toftey of Sartell. They had just had a bite to eat at Arby’s in St. Cloud. Back at their car in the parking lot, Suzanne happened to glance across the street to a strip mall, and the ordinary day turned extraordinary. Suzanne became instantly flabbergasted, tongue-tied,

Janssen completes marathons in 50 states

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Not every runner can say they have run 69 marathons, but area resident Jeff Janssen certainly can. Janssen, 53, also has bragging rights for having run marathons in all 50 of the United States, a feat he recently completed Oct. 15 in Des Moines, Iowa. He has run in marathons with as few as 44 and

Santa Paws is coming to town

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by Dennis Dalman editorial@thenewsleaders.com “Santa Paws” is coming to town – that is, to the Tri-County Humane Society in East St. Cloud for three festive days in November. During those days, people and their beloved pets can have their photo portraits taken with Santa to adorn this year’s Christmas cards or to frame and place on walls. Santa Paws, now

Everett seeks endorsement for 13B seat

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by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com A woman who lives in St. Wendel Township near St. Joseph announced her intention to compete in the November election for the 13B State Legislative District seat, a seat now occupied by Rep. Tim O’Driscoll of Sartell. O’Driscoll has been re-elected four times to represent the residents of 13B. It includes Sartell, St. Stephen, Holdingford, Sauk