ASA students meet ‘Saints in Service’ workathon goal

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by Cori Hilsgen 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 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

Janssen completes marathons in 50 states

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by Cori Hilsgen 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

ASA students study BizTown

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by Cori Hilsgen All Saints Academy fifth- and sixth-grade students recently learned what it takes to make it in a global world when they attended Junior Achievement BizTown Oct. 10 in Maplewood. Students prepared for the visit for several weeks in their classrooms before attending and applying facts and information they had learned about running their own businesses. Fifth-grade

Kennedy book drive for Texas exceeds hopes

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders When Derek Larson heard from his friends in the Houston, Texas area how many children were displaced and how schools were impacted after Hurricane Harvey went through the area, he knew he wanted to do something to help. Larson is a history and environmental-studies professor at the College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University. He thought it

Stearns County K-9 bloodhound trains with FBI

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by Cori Hilsgen Bloodhound dogs, such as one named Aspen, are known for their reputation of tracking scents to assist in locating people. Aspen, a Stearns County Sheriff’s Department purebred bloodhound, recently received training with the Federal Bureau of Investigation at one of its facilities located in Fredericksburg, Virginia. She is Eric Schultz’s first K-9 partner. Schultz, who is

Joetown Christmas Treasure Sale Nov. 3-5

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by Cori Hilsgen Purchased treasures don’t always need to be new items but can be items someone else might no longer be using. Shoppers will have a chance to find some “Christmas treasures” while helping fund restoration of the Church of St. Joseph Catholic Church organ at the second annual Joetown Christmas Treasures sale. The sale will be held

ASA students research sources at Stearns County History Museum

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by Cori Hilsgen All Saints Academy-St. Joseph sixth-graders recently discovered the excitement of primary sources as keys to unlock the past at the Stearns County History Museum. Students learned about the museum while spending some time there researching various primary sources. Teacher Susan Huls said students are so used to looking for information online that she wanted to show