Many hands make light work

Carolyn BertschNews, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

photo by Carolyn BertschCub Scouts from Pack 94 and Troop 11, Den 3, along with church youth, gather together on the grounds of Messiah Lutheran Church in Sartell to rake leaves on the cool, rainy morning of Oct 31. From left to right are Elias Finnern, 6, of Sartell; Tony Orbeck, of Sartell; Fletcher Orbeck, 8, of Sartell; Duncan Orbeck,

Little Free Library pops up in Sartell

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photo by Carolyn BertschThere is another new Little Free Library in Sartell. It is located at the home of Matt and Carolyn Bertsch at 421 Eighth Ave N. This Little Free Library was designed and built by the Sartell Middle School Student Council during the spring of 2015. The students built three libraries like this one which are all located

Snow cones gain highest approval

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photo by Carolyn Bertsch Grammie, auntie and niece cool off at a picnic table under a tree at the Farmers Market on July 27. Pictured (left to right) are Lillian Chirhart, 6, of Rice; Betty Giewedik of Sartell; and Stephanie Budgett of Rice. Giewedik says she enjoys shopping for vegetables at the Farmers’ Market in Sartell while Chirhart gave the

LeSauk Lions and PhilanthroFEED

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contributed photoSeveral members of the LeSauk Lions Club served dinner at the St. Cloud Salvation Army through the PhilanthroFEED program on Thursday, Aug. 13. From left to right are Sartell residents Amy Sip, Carolyn Bertsch, Bob Ringstrom, Randy Housy, Shantel Sundby,, Sonia Nordmann, and son Aidan, 9; Amanda Schreiner and son Matthew, 7;  Mark Heron and Sauk Rapids-resident John Fuls.

Teens make a night of it at SFX

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Teenagers from grades 7-12 headed to St. Francis Xavier for Franny Fest’s third annual Teen Night on Aug. 14. Teen Night is the kickoff to Franny Fest. Last year, 120 teens attended the event, which this year included human foosball, Nerf wars, a DJ and much more.