Fitness, fun to prevail at ‘Mommy and Me’ event

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by Darren Diekmann news@thenewsleaders.com Mommies and others are invited to pack up the kids and the stroller and come out for a day of running or walking along with many other activities at Lions Park for the next “Mommy and Me 5K” Aug. 27 at Sauk Rapids Lions Park. The invitation comes from Ashley Keller, the organizer, and high-octane mother

Jugfest celebrates friendship with music, food, beer, games

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by Darren Diekmann news@thenewsleader.com If you missed out on Joetown Rocks or if you prefer a celebration with a smaller and more intimate group – plus a chance to make new friends – Jugfest may be the summer event for you. Jugfest is held at Millstream Park in St. Joseph to celebrate friendship with live music, food, beer and games.

Benton Economic Partnership seeks incorporation

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by Darren Diekmann news@thenewsleader.com It has been a long time in the making, and much is left to do, but the emergent Benton Economic Partnership Inc. may soon be legally granted the status that the Inc. at the end of its title describes. The Partnership received a Certificate of Incorporation from the Minnesota Secretary of State Office on Feb. 3,

Walk for Life honors cancer victims, survivors

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by Darren Diekmann news@thenewsleaders.com Schools of the Sauk Rapids-Rice district last Friday held their annual “Walk for Life,” the final event in a four-week effort to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Hundreds of students, parents and school faculty and staff raised thousands of dollars and walked to honor or memorialize those who are or have suffered from cancer.

Kroska gets ‘a clue’ during Argentina mission

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by Darren Diekmann St. Joseph resident Clara Kroska returned home March 29 from the most difficult and rewarding experience of her young life, an 18-month mission trip to Argentina with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Kroska, 21, is a 2013 graduate of Albany High School and is the daughter of Susan and David Kroska. Before leaving on

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation photo shoot

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by Darren Diekmann news@thenewsleaders.com Pleasantview Elementary School just recently became part of a project by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that highlights several locations from across the country that have reduced obesity in their schools and increased overall health for kids. Two photographers were at Pleasantview two weeks ago working on the local part of the project documenting three ways

Ehlers continues ministry through life’s challenges

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by Darren Diekmann news@thenewsleaders.com Pastor Harvey Ehlers may have retired officially as a minister at Trinity Lutheran last September at the age of 84, but he will still continue on as a Pastor Emeritus. No longer as active now, he can still be found officiating funerals and other services and preaching at local churches and chapels in the area. He