by Mollie Rushmeyer email@example.com No one likes to think of a child going hungry or being shamed for not having money in his or her lunch account. Unfortunately, that’s the public concern in some school districts, as seen in recent headlines across the United States and even within our own state. But thankfully, in the central Minnesota school districts of
(The Year in Review: Parts 1 and 2 covering January-August were featured in the Jan. 5 and 12 editions of the Newsleader and may be read in their entirety by visiting thenewsleaders.com.) September Kennedy Community School fifth-grade student Carlee Reber has a need for speed. At just 10-years-old, Reber has taken to the sport of drag racing. She participates at
by Dennis Dalman firstname.lastname@example.org The name of another priest has been added to a list of about 40 area Catholic clergy “likely to have abused minors,” according to a recent announcement from Bishop Donald Kettler, head of the Catholic Diocese of St. Cloud. The priest is Fr. Antonio Marfori, who was ordained in 1978 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in St.
by Dave DeMars email@example.com With the temperature inside its chambers hovering at a chilly 60 degrees, the St. Joseph City Council opened its first meeting for 2018 on Jan. 16 and after holding a brief public hearing proceeded to authorize becoming involved in a Community Block Grant Program through the Department of Employment and Economic Development, the purpose of which
by Cori Hilsgen firstname.lastname@example.org The start of a new year is often a time when people try to set and achieve new goals such as spending down or getting out of debt. A Financial Peace University class will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23 at St. Francis Xavier Church in Sartell and will continue for nine weeks. Instructors Alison
by Cori Hilsgen email@example.com St. John’s Prep ninth-grade student Jack Skahen not only loves to sing, but he is also very good at it. He was recently selected by the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota Honor Choir to participate in the State 9-10 Boys’ Honor Choir. This is the third year he has been chosen for the honor that
by Vicki Ikeogu firstname.lastname@example.org It’s a chilly December Saturday morning in Sartell. The thermometer has dipped to around 18 degrees. Fluffy snowflakes are slowly falling as the gentle breeze assists them on their descent to the frost-covered ground. The air is crisp. Most people would be cuddled under a blanket, enjoying a warm beverage and getting ready to plan their
by Dennis Dalman email@example.com Wide receiver Will Gillach of St. John’s University was one of 22 athletes honored at half-time during the Jan. 1 Sugar Bowl game in New Orleans. Gillach was named to the American College Coaches Association’s Good Works Team, a prestigious annual roster to pay tribute to players who volunteer and work selflessly to help others. A