Student Spotlight: Schneider excels at academics and dance

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Cathedral High School graduate Tess Schneider was recently named one of the school’s top ten students for academic performance. During her senior year she also excelled at dance. Schneider received an All-Academic All-State Award and was one of 12 dancers named to the All- Tournament Team at the High School State Dance Tournament at the Target

Flowers galore! Standalone

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contributed photo St. Joseph residents John and Shirley Kalla want to brighten everyone’s day with masses of color and fragrance from their gardens near 9th Avenue and Able Street. Gardeners everywhere are especially enjoying the fruits of their labor this year as the growing season stays cool, wet and calm, which allows for flower blooms to last longer.    

Rain almost drowns SummerFest – but not quite

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com   SummerFest 2014 last weekend turned out to be a rainy shame. Well, mostly, anyway. A series of off-and-on rains forced the cancellation of the traditional Grand Day Parade, sponsored by St. Cloud Federal Credit Union. For two decades, that parade attracted thousands of people who lined the streets to watch parade floats, variety acts and

Ballou hopes to build a play area for children

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Dominic Ballou isn’t your average 10-year-old boy. He has already experienced some difficulties in his life and is working hard to make changes. Ballou wants to make a difference for himself and other children by fundraising for playground equipment for a low-income housing development. He has started his own non-profit, called Kids 4 a Safe Place

Debate to dive into topic of swimming pools

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Should cities build swimming pools? Or have pools gone the way of the horse and buggy? Those are the questions that will be debated starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 24 at Sartell City Hall. Everyone is invited to the free debate, which will explore the pros and cons of the following question: “Does it make

Jim Kuebelbeck chosen as grand marshal

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Jim Kuebelbeck doesn’t usually like to be the center of attention, but this year on July 4 he will be. Kuebelbeck has been selected to be the grand marshal for the annual July 4 parade. His wife, Carol, said she isn’t sure if she or their grandchildren will be riding with him in the parade. Kuebelbeck

Volunteers attack pesky, prickly, nasty buckthorn

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com   The hot, sweaty, prickly work was as bad as chopping through a thick jungle, but the 27 diehard volunteers managed to get the job done in about three hours. The volunteers toiled on the evening of May 29. Thanks to them, Sartell Lions Community Park can thrive a bit better without the pesky bush known