Reichert is chosen as next principal for St. John’s Prep School

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Matthew Reichert was recently selected as the next principal of the St. John’s Preparatory School. Reichert has been filling in as acting principal since July 2011. He will continue as acting principal for the rest of this school year and will begin duties as the principal on July 1. Reichert, who is originally from Richmond, was

Former credit union site is part of city’s history

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by TaLeiza Calloway news@thenewsleaders.com In 1958, Ellie Studer married her husband, Darol. They held their reception at the St. Joseph VFW—the building that is now the former site of the Central Minnesota Credit Union at 35 College Ave. N. When the building was built in November 1904, it was home to the First State Bank of St. Joseph. In 1917

Camp Invention tackles summer learning loss in St. Joseph

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Program keeps kids’ brains active while providing hands-on fun Decades of research have shown the loss of learning over the summer is a critical issue. And since 1990, thousands of children have participated in the Camp Invention summer enrichment program, which engages children in grades 1-6 with hands-on, discovery-based activities that inspire their interest in science, technology, engineering and math.

Why exterior painting should be first on your spring to-do list

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As the springtime weather shifts from messy to mild, every homeowner’s attention turns to the out of doors. It’s time to clean things up, tend to the garden and make needed repairs to both the home and its surroundings. Where to start? Assuming your exterior paint is failing, it’s best to focus on that first, according to experts. Debbie Zimmer,

Knowledge Bowl team ties for 9th at state meet

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The Sartell Knowledge Bowl team tied for ninth place (with two other teams in Class AA division) at the Minnesota Knowledge Bowl meet April 12-13 at Cragun’s Resort near Brainerd. Twenty-four statewide teams competed at the event. The members of the Sartell team are Bailey Evenson, Joseph Lawson, Kyle McIllwain and Laura Somppi. their coach is

St. John’s Prep team earns state championship

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The St. John’s Prep School Knowledge Bowl team won the state championship in the Class A division at the Minnesota Knowledge Bowl meet April 12-13 at Cragun’s Resort near Brainerd. The team was tops of 24 teams that competed in its division. Its members are Isaac Bohart, Emiliana Cofell, Hank Dudley, Christian Gaetz and Brenden Wichman. The

School-trust land reform on verge of approval, local politician asks support

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by Reps. Tim O’Driscoll (R) and Denise Dittrich (DFL) Many times those who hold public office are labeled as being too partisan and not willing to work together to solve problems. We’d like to share with you a story of how the Minnesota Legislature is working together in an unprecedented bipartisan fashion this session to bring about change that will

New Sartell football coach named

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Scott Hentges will replace John Ross as the head coach for the Sartell High School Sabre football team. Hentges has been an integral part of Sartell High School’s athletics programs since 2000. For its football team, he served as quarterback coach and defensive-back coach, then as linebacker coach and running-back coach and most recently as defensive