At 90, Westra gets three big birthday honors

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Not many people get two big birthday parties in one week, but 90-year-old Mary Lou Westra of Sartell did. It’s also a rarity for people to have a city proclaim a special day in honor of them, but it happened to Westra. All were big happy surprises, but the second party, she said, was not just

Sartell’s loss to be Tennessee’s gain

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com After five years of long-distance dating and then two years of a long-distance marriage, now is the time for Matt and Anita Archambeau to be together – at home in Tennessee. For nearly 20 years, Anita has been the Sartell City planner/developer and assistant administrator, and she presided over the city’s phenomenal growing pains during that

Departing city planner looks back, forward

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com For Anita Archambeau, the best aspect of her 20-year job as planner/developer for Sartell was watching other people enjoying life in the city. Archambeau said she is pleased she helped people find their dream home within their dream city. She’s proud she helped bring businesses to the city that now employ up to hundreds of people.

Bye-bye pool, hello splash pad

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com It’s bye-bye wading pool, hello splash pad. At its May 13 meeting, the Sartell City Council decided on plans for a variety of Watab Park improvements, among them a splash pad instead of the wading pool, which will be removed after so many summers of happy use. Instead, a splash pad will be created at the

Husband, wife veterans gung-ho about Memorial Day

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Married military veterans Chuck and Kitty Haselkamp of Sartell have long been gung-ho about Memorial Day ceremonies, and they wish more people would attend them. As it has for many years, this year’s Memorial Day service in Sartell will take place at Veterans Park on the west bank high above the Mississippi River. The ceremony, which

United Methodist’s ‘Garden Sanctuary’ nears completion

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com An ambitious project dubbed Garden Sanctuary is expected to be completed this summer on the grounds of United Methodist Church of the St. Cloud Region, in Sartell at 1107 Pinecone Road S. The church, which was for years on Fifth Avenue South in St. Cloud, just a few blocks from downtown, was rebuilt in Sartell about

Chisum moves to rescind Archambeau’s resignation

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com At the May 18 Sartell City Council meeting, Anita Archambeau received an indirect bouquet of praise in the form of a gentle joke from council member Mike Chisum. Archambeau is the city’s community development director and assistant city administrator. After 20 years on the job, she will leave at the end of June to live and

Schreiner named new deputy police chief

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleader.com The Sartell Police Department now has a new deputy chief, longtime patrol officer Wayne Schreiner. The deputy chief position is second in command after Police Chief Jim Hughes. At the May 13 City Council meeting, Hughes introduced Schreiner and current Deputy Chief Dale Struffert, who is going to retire at the end of May. At that