contributed photoTodd Fritz of Sartell recently noticed something different growing from his tree this year compared to other seasons. He states, "Even though I don't think we will ever get apples this year, our turkey tree seems to be doing well. Some of the ripe ones have already fallen from the tree."
photo by Carolyn Bertsch Sartell-St. Stephen Community Education Instructor Kristina Leppanen tightens a snowshoe strap for Isabel Wuellner, 10, before taking a group of 20 Oak Ridge Elementary School students on an after-school hike Feb. 27. The showshoes were obtained community education through a grant in 2016. This is the first time there has been enough snow to use them.
photo by Carolyn Bertsch Ethan Rowe, 4, of Sartell, tries out the back seat of a Sartell police car Jan 20 as Reserve Officer Adam Fettig stands by. The police car was inside the Waters Church in Sartell for all to explore during the first "Cocoa with a Cop" event. photo by Carolyn BertschWednesday Karsky, 6, of Sartell, enjoys her
photos by Carolyn Bertsch Sartell neighbors Landon Schaffler, 6, and Colin McCann, 5, prove Feb. 25 that the massive snow is no match for their monster trucks. Addie Peterson, 9, and her sister Ronni, 6, both of Sartell, are all smiles Feb. 25 as they descend a popular Sartell sliding hill on Third Avenue N. Bob Trobec of Sartell digs
photo by Carolyn Bertsch Isabel Crue, 10, shows her brother Westin, 5, a fishing line dangling into an ice hole Feb. 17. Both St. Joseph kids, hoped to catch a winning fish at the 25th annual St. Joseph Rod and Gun Club ice-fishing tournament on Kraemer Lake. photo by Carolyn BertschBlake Roth of St. Joseph takes a break from ice-fishing
photo by Carolyn Bertsch Sartell-St. Stephen High School Environmental Science students Colten Sigurdson, 17, (left) and T.J. Raden, 18, answer questions about various furs and bones displayed Feb. 15 during a Waterfest event which took place at the College of St. Benedict. More than 400 children from Clearview, Oak Ridge, Pine Meadow and St. Katharine Drexel elementary schools were present
photo by Carolyn Bertsch Members of the Diekman family of Sartell, including (left to right) Hannah, 12; Molly, 4; LeAnn; and Emma, 8, listen to instructions about how to design a hamster character on the cover of a notebook by using a few select materials Feb. 17 at Crafts Direct in Waite Park. Emma attends Oak Ridge Elementary School and