We want to express our appreciation for a couple of major events brought to Sartell through the time, talent and generosity of our local residents and businesses. The Country Lights Festival holiday lighting around Lake Francis has drawn well over 1,000 people already, and it will continue through Dec. 31. And Liberty Bank Minnesota just organized and hosted a huge
Mary C. Bruno, Bruno Press Thank you to the Newsleaders for publishing Vicki Ikeogu’s article in advance of the Holiday Art Crawl. With that boost in helping make sure everyone knew it was happening, we had our most successful art crawl ever. More than 1,000 people visited St. Joseph shops, studios, bars and restaurants on Small Business Saturday. Thank you also
Margy Hughes St. Joseph Action Group On Dec. 1, downtown St. Joseph was full of enthusiasm. Many thanks to the businesses and volunteers that made this happen. This was the eighth tree lighting. The evening started at the Bello Cucina patio with the assistance of our “guest illuminators” St. Joseph Police Chief Joel Klein and his wife, Anne, and son
by Rosie Court St. Joseph American Legion Auxiliary On Dec. 7, members of the American Legion Auxiliary will remember the attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii that propelled America into World War II. On a peaceful Sunday morning, Dec. 7, 1941, American servicemen at Pearl Harbor had no warning what was about to happen – a surprise attack by the
Mady Bertsch, 12, Sartell Last year I started volunteering in the Salvation Army Food Shelf with my mom and little brother. When my mom signed us up, I didn’t want to volunteer. I didn’t want to work with the stereotypical homeless person. When I thought of the homeless, I thought of people on the streets begging for money and spending
Jerry Wetterling, St. Joseph This year to raise funds for the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center, for the first time we shifted our Wilderness Backpacking Trek from backpacking to car camping complemented by a series of day hikes. We camped at the De Weese Reservoir County Park near Westcliffe, Colo. Wearing a walking boot, I was somewhat limited in my participation
Joyce Stock, St. Joseph Janice and I would like to thank the Newsleaders and especially Cori Hilsgen for the wonderful article written about the work being done in Haiti. Our dresses are only a small part of the big picture, and you covered it so well, giving proper credit to so many people. Thank you again for the great coverage.