Shobes return from ‘exciting’ Olympic games

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by Dennis Dalman It was a proud family moment when Carl Shobe and his grandfather showed up together at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Carl, 12, is a student at Kennedy Community School in St. Joseph. His grandfather on his mother’s side is Gene Sandvig, 87, of Minneapolis, who was a competitor as a speed skater for

Center aims to end youth homelessness

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by Mike Knaak A community problem that advocates say is largely hidden will soon get a highly visible solution. Pathways 4 Youth, a resource center founded by central Minnesota’s Rotary clubs, plans an open house from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 20. The center, 203 Cooper Ave. N., Suite 206, St. Cloud will open for clients the week of March

Soyka announces candidacy for sheriff job

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(Three men have announced plans to run for Stearns County sheriff. Waite Park Police Chief Dave Bentrud was profiled in the Feb. 16 edition and Stearns County Lt. Robert Dickhaus was profiled in the Feb. 23 edition. Both stories are available at by Dennis Dalman Sgt. Steve Soyka, a Stearns County Sheriff’s Department deputy, has announced his intention

FoodShare month best time to give

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by Dennis Dalman Sartell does not have a city-based food shelf, but people in need, people who are hungry, can get help at either the Salvation Army or Catholic Charities, both St. Cloud-based. Sartell residents, churches and businesses have long contributed to both of those food shelves by donating tons and tons of food items on a regular bases,

Sartell wrestlers compete at the state wrestling tournament

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by Marie Olson contributing writer Three Sartell Sabres’ wrestlers qualified for the State Wrestling Tournament March 1-3 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Junior Jackson Penk (120 pounds) went 2-2 on the weekend, falling one match short of placing in the tournament. He won his first match 10-2, then lost his next match by fall. In his first wrestle-back

Grant submitted for Watab Park improvements

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by Dennis Dalman Long-planned improvements to Watab Park in Sartell, including its popular wading pool, could be completed by spring 2019, especially if the city receives a parks grant. The city council at its Feb. 26 meeting authorized the submission of a grant application by city staff for the park improvements. The grants are being given by the Minnesota

125 high school students take part in walkout

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Sartell-St. Stephen High School students could face discipline for participating in the National Student Walkout on Wednesday, March 14. About 125 of the high school’s 1,200 students participated in the walkout that marked the one-month anniversary of the killing of 17 students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. Superintendent Jeff Schwiebert sent this statement to

March 16 Sartell-St. Stephen people

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The Minnesota Optometric Association elected Dr. Stacy Hinkemeyer, to its board of trustees at the association’s annual meeting. Hinkemeyer owns PineCone Vision Center, Sartell, where she is the CEO/clinic director. Hinkemeyer is a long-standing member of the Minnesota Optometric Association and has served as regional society chair for a number of years. At PineCone Vision Center she serves as adjunct