Woodcrest specializes in continuum living

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Eighteen Sartell residents, all of them members of the Sartell Senior Connection, enjoyed a guided tour of Woodcrest, the new Country Manor senior-living campus in St. Joseph. The field trip, on the morning of April 26, was one of the ongoing series of  trips and/or speakers featured in the Sartell Senior Connection’s “Coffee and Conversation” programs,

Ethens named family of the year

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Bernadette and Robert Ethen have been named the Knights of Columbus Father Werner Council Family of the Year for 2018 for exemplifying the value of faithful Christian living, according to a recent announcement from the Knights. Robert has been a member of the Father Werner Council for 31 years. The Ethens have five children and 17 grandchildren. Robert has been

Council questions glaring lights, dirt piles

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Glaring yard lights and dirt piles. Those two issues caused concern to Sartell City Council members at their April 23 meeting. The topics were part of the updated Zoning and Landscaping Amendment in the Sartell City Code presented to the council by Sartell Development Director and Assistant Administrator Anita Archambeau. The council voted 4-1 to approve

Thell named Knight of the Year

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Mike Thell has been named the 2018 Knight of the Year for St. Joseph Council 7057. According to the recent announcement, Thell is a “steadfast member of the Father Werner Council and daily lives out the Knights of Columbus tenets of Unity, Charity, Fraternity and Patriotism.” Thell has been a member for 15 years. Janelle and Mike have three children

Look past shenanigans for enduring Washington inspiration

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Watching from Area Code 320, the nation’s capital appears to be the land of shenanigans and ridiculousness. Consider these recent events: • For the first time, a House of Representatives chaplain was fired, apparently because he offered a prayer that was not sufficiently supportive of the Republicans’ tax plan. The chaplain is a Jesuit, a religious order

Bell’s ferocious love of life wins

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Bob Bell, unable to move, was on his back helpless in the hospital. Dreading the neurosurgeon’s dire verdict, he finally found the courage to ask, “Will I ever walk again?” “Son, you’re a quadriplegic,” said the neurosurgeon. And Bell thought to himself, “I’d asked him if he knew whether I’d walk again. I had no idea if quadriplegics walked. Actually,