Soccer player honored with prestigious ‘Warter Scholarship’

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Alyssa Frank of Sartell feels like one of the luckiest young women in Minnesota, having just won the “Mike Warter Scholarship” from the State High School Soccer Coaches’ Association. It’s a rare honor. Only one female and one male in the state receive the $1,000 scholarship each year. It takes more than “luck” to win that

Sabre dancers place 2nd, 6th at state dance meet

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Although they didn’t kick their way to top glory, the Sartell Sabre Dance Team was ecstatic when they won second place in the Class 2A “high kick” division in state competition last week at Minneapolis Target Center. The coaches and dancers all agreed it was their best performance through an award-winning year. They were there to

Heart-attack survivor warns: ‘Pay attention to your body’

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Because of a sudden heart attack, Bruce Theisen of Sartell lost two days of his life to an oblivion close to death, but he’s happy to be back from that brink. Most of all, he is thankful for the two Sartell police officers who coaxed his stopped heart back to life by using a defibrillator. If

Dingmann retires after 30 years as mail carrier

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Although she has lived in St. Cloud for most of her life, Evie Dingmann considers Sartell her second home – a home she learned to know door-to-door, mailbox by mailbox. After 30 years as a mail carrier for Sartell, Dingmann retired recently at age 72. “It was a great job,” she said. “I really loved it

Board’s spring-break decision upsets hundreds

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Simmering dissatisfaction with the elimination of school spring break has boiled over into a virtual protest movement among many Sartell residents. More than 150 of those concerned citizens – students and parents – attended the Sartell-St. Stephen School Board meeting last Monday and presented signed petitions with more than 300 signatures. They came to request the

Survivor warns: Pay attention to your body

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.co Because of a sudden heart attack, Bruce Theisen of Sartell lost two days of his life to an oblivion close to death, but he’s happy to be back from that brink. Most of all, he is thankful for the two Sartell police officers who coaxed his stopped heart back to life by using a defibrillator. If

Twins are dual winners at Scholarship Day event

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by TaLeiza Calloway news@thenewsleaders.com St. Joseph residents Amanda and Amelia Walz are winners – scholarship winners that is. The twins are preparing to attend Waldorf College in Forest City, Iowa this fall and thanks to the college’s annual Scholarship Day event, the trip will be a little easier. In a competition with students from nine states, Amanda Walz was awarded

Public tour shows Salvation Army’s programs

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Despite an ailing economy, the local Salvation Army raised an impressive $218,000 last year, an increase of $29,000 over 2010 and $45,000 more than in 2009. That’s the good news. The not-so-good news is that – because of an ailing economy – the need for Salvation Army help is also on the increase. However, so far,