Fitzthum announces candidacy for mayor

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by Dennis Dalman Sartell City Council member Ryan Fitzthum announced May 15 he will seek the position of mayor. The current mayor, Sarah Jane Nicoll, announced recently she will not file for re-election. Another contender for the mayor’s position is David Peterson, also a member of the council. Fitzthum is now serving his second year on the council. He

SMS Yes! team youngest, best in region

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by Dennis Dalman They’re not only the youngest competitors in the region, but they are also the best – “they” being the 28 members of the Sartell Middle School’s YES! waste-reduction team. The winning seventh-grade science team will attend a Minnesota Twins game at Target Field May 20. There they will be honored, along with three other winning regional

Roth concert sparks campfire warmth

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by Dennis Dalman Singer/storyteller Charlie Roth cast a campfire spell May 8 at the 10th annual Lemonade and Laughter concert in Sartell. Like a friend/father/grandfather, Roth told stories and sang intimate songs that clearly captivated his full-capacity audience of nearly 300, most of them senior  citizens. The afternoon concert took place at St. Francis Xavier Church’s community hall. It was

Woodcrest specializes in continuum living

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by Dennis Dalman Eighteen Sartell residents, all of them members of the Sartell Senior Connection, enjoyed a guided tour of Woodcrest, the new Country Manor senior-living campus in St. Joseph. The field trip, on the morning of April 26, was one of the ongoing series of  trips and/or speakers featured in the Sartell Senior Connection’s “Coffee and Conversation” programs,

Council questions glaring lights, dirt piles

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by Dennis Dalman Glaring yard lights and dirt piles. Those two issues caused concern to Sartell City Council members at their April 23 meeting. The topics were part of the updated Zoning and Landscaping Amendment in the Sartell City Code presented to the council by Sartell Development Director and Assistant Administrator Anita Archambeau. The council voted 4-1 to approve

Bell’s ferocious love of life wins

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Bob Bell, unable to move, was on his back helpless in the hospital. Dreading the neurosurgeon’s dire verdict, he finally found the courage to ask, “Will I ever walk again?” “Son, you’re a quadriplegic,” said the neurosurgeon. And Bell thought to himself, “I’d asked him if he knew whether I’d walk again. I had no idea if quadriplegics walked. Actually,