Engelsgjerd has a lead role in West Side Story

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Alex Engelsgjerd of Sartell is starring as “Tony,” one of the two lead roles in a current production of West Side Story at the Paramount Theatre in downtown St. Cloud. The show is a production of GREAT Theatre. Engelsgjerd, a freshman at St. John’s University, described his role as a challenging one in a “great show.”

Stinson’s distant relative sailed on Titanic rescue ship

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Bragging rights accrue instantly to anyone who is related to someone who was aboard the RMS Titanic when it sank in the North Pacific shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday, April 15, 1912. L. Marilyn Stinson of St. Joseph, a geneaological sleuth, doesn’t have bragging rights-not that she wants them-but she’s intrigued a relative later sailed on

‘Drinking Liberally’ welcomes open-minded people

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com When some people hear of a new social group dubbed “Drinking Liberally,” they probably think it must be comprised of chronic alcoholics sick-and-tired of their AA meetings. Not so. Oh sure, Drinking Liberally members quaff a few brews when they meet, but mostly they share ideas, talk, debate and have a good all-round time while remaining

Chamber honors House of Pizza as Sartell ‘Business of the Year’

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Brandon Testa received a standing ovation when his House of Pizza was named “Business of the Year” by the Sartell Area Chamber of Commerce at its annual banquet April 26 at Mulligan’s Event Center in Sartell. Also honored by the Chamber that night were Citizen of the Year Tom Offerdahl and Retired Volunteer of the Year

Eight students/honored at banquet

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Eight outstanding Sartell senior students were honored as “Students of Excellence” during a banquet April 25 at the Holiday Inn in St. Cloud. The honored students are Rachel Bachman, Lydia Grace Dullinger, Joshua Hill, Joseph Lawson, Amanda Maricle-Roberts, Sally LeFran Traut, Kiley Sullivan and Abbie Whitney. The annual event, now in its 25th year and sponsored by Resource Training and

Brother, sister have roles in West Side Story

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Two St. Joseph high-school aged students, both home-schooled, have roles in the current production of West Side Story at the Paramount Theatre in downtown St. Cloud. The show is a production of GREAT Theatre. Maria and Luke Reber both play teenage members of the “Sharks” gang in the musical play. The Rebers have been in many

Board intends to open up vacancy-filling process

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Applications might soon be accepted from people willing to fill the seat vacated earlier last month by Sartell-St. Stephen School Board member Julie Zupfer Anderson. The application decision, however, is not yet written in stone. The school board will decide how to open up the vacancy-filling process at a special work session following the regular school

Sports reporter to speak at ‘Lemonade & Laughter’ event UB 5/4

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[media-credit id=7 align=”alignleft” width=”114″][/media-credit] John Gross, sports reporter and photographer, will speak at the fourth annual “Lemonade & Laughter” event May 8 in Sartell.   by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com When John Gross talks, his rapid-fire phrases illuminate the wide world of sports with one breathtaking story after another, sometimes one running right into the next one in a jumble of