photo by Carolyn BertschEvie Lolmasteymaugh, 10, takes flight over a sandpit May 25 during the long-jump competition at the Pine Meadow Elementary School fourth-grade track- and-field event. In the background, teammate Sophia Savage, 10, applauds. photo by Carolyn BertschRyan Sprenger, 9, brings home the baton during the final stretch of a relay race May 25 at the annual Pine Meadow
photo by Carolyn BertschWearing orange to promote gun violence awareness, a group from Minnesota Street Market takes a break June 1 to play a game of Hopscotch. In the foreground is Addie Carlson of St. Joseph. Waiting a turn is (left) Pia Lopez of Avon, and Terri Johnson of St. Joseph.
photo by Carolyn BertschFriends and neighbors come together June 12 at the home of Judy Noble on Brookwood Lane in Sartell to help clean up storm debris. They are (left to right) Judy Noble, Lilly Lavigne and Richard Emslander. photo by Carolyn BertschTwo trees in the St. Francis Cemetery were downed during the June 11 windstorm. photo by Carolyn BertschThis
photo by Carolyn BertschAmyiah Davis, 9, of Sartell, enjoys a hotdog, chips and juice with Harper Bragelman, 2, and Harper's mother Andrea Honer-Bragelman, also of Sartell, at the May 9 Bike-to-School Event at Lions Park in Sartell. photo by Carolyn Bertsch Lochlan Bain, 2, of Sartell, cruises into the Lions Park parking lot May 9 on his little red Radio
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.