Residents can help beautify city parks, trail areas

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com With the continued growth of the Sartell area, people who enjoy being outdoors can appreciate being able to spend time with nature in areas such as around Lake Francis, near the Sartell Community Center and Chateau Waters, and other parks and trails around the city. Sartell resident George Torrey is encouraging people to donate to help

Stocks chosen as Y2K Lions July 4 parade royalty

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Members of the St. Joseph Y2K Lions Club appreciate their senior citizens and want them to be recognized for all the wonderful service deeds they do in the area. That’s a big reason why Y2K club members recently chose Dick and Joyce Stock to be this year’s Senior Queen and King for the annual Fourth of

Margaret Molus chosen as grand marshal of July 4 parade

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Margaret Molus is not a person who enjoys being the center of attention in the middle of a large crowd but instead prefers to be volunteering where help is needed at local functions. Because of her many years of helping with local causes and serving others, Molus was recently selected to be the grand marshal for

Kennedy school dedicates two memorials

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Kennedy Community School staff and students recently dedicated memorials in remembrance of two individuals who greatly impacted students and staff at their school. On May 25, they dedicated a Rain Garden in front of the school in memory of former Kennedy Community School teacher Pat Forte. The eighth-grade class, Forte’s family and friends and the school’s

All Saints students study Catholic Social Teachings

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Sixth-grade students at All Saints Academy-St. Joseph campus have been busy learning about Catholic Social Teaching themes and committing to take action to practice those themes. Sixth-grade teacher Susan Huls said at the beginning of the year, sixth-graders began learning more Catholic Social Teaching themes for the “calls to action” permeating the Scriptures. There are many

ASA students host County Fair

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com All Saints Academy-St. Joseph campus sixth-grade students have been learning about famous people including songwriter Bob Dylan, actress Jane Russell, boxer Duane Bobick, painter George Catlin and how they have connections with different Minnesota counties. Students recently shared these facts and other information with parents and other attendees at a County Fair May 9 at the

Minnesota Vikings quilt to be auctioned at July 4 festival

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com The Church of St. Joseph Catholic church quilters have been busy stitching for the annual July Fourth parish festival and have much to show for their hard work. For sporting enthusiasts, this year’s display of quilts will include a Minnesota Vikings football team quilt and a Minnesota Twins baseball team quilt. The array of quilts to

American Legion Auxiliary sponsoring poster contest

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thnewsleader.com Children ages 12-18 who want to share their creativity and knowledge have a chance to participate in the second annual Memorial Day poster contest sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 328 of St. Joseph. “People are losing the true meaning of Memorial Day and we need to honor our veterans,” said Ann Reischl, American Legion