Frankie Ring Memorial Tourney set for July 13

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Friends, loved ones and even some total strangers will gather July 13 to honor the memory of Frankie Ring and to raise money for his three favorite activities: acting, mission trips and swimming. Ring, who would have turned 20 on May 27, committed suicide on Jan. 29, 2010. He was only 17. His many friends and

Seniors, veterans can choose cats for free

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com It’s so crowded with cats and kittens at the Tri-County Humane Society the staff members wonder if they themselves will have to be evicted to make room for more and more cats. As the staff is fond of saying, “It’s not raining cats and dogs; it’s raining cats and cats and more cats.” The only room

Ghana dinner event to raise funds for books

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Africans are starving for books. That’s the rallying cry of “Books for Africa.” The organization has collected many thousands of books to donate, but it is awaiting funding to deliver the books from the United States to Africa via cargo ship. Although most of the books shipped are written in English, many Africans speak and read

District names top 10 achievers

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Ten senior students, recent graduates, have been named “tops” for academic excellence by the Sartell-St. Stephen School District. All are residents of Sartell. The top students are: Rachel Bachman, daughter of Beth and Philip Bachman; Lydia Dullinger, daughter of Janet and Dennis Dullinger; Joshua Hill, son of Becky and Joe Hill; Joseph Lawson, son of Lisa and Michael Lawson; Kiley

Vicious invasion makes me a prisoner

Dennis DalmanColumn, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

Ever since the invasion began 10 days ago, I have become a virtual prisoner of my house. As soon as I go outdoors they attack like kamikaze pilots from Hell. The invaders, I finally learned, are called “False Japanese Beetles.” They are the most diabolical, hateful, disgusting bugs in the insect world, if you ask me. I’d much rather deal

Search for ‘Old Turtle’ leads to delightful surprise

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Rose Kosloski wanted so badly to give her great-granddaughter, 2-year-old Gwen Wendler, a certain book for her birthday, but she couldn’t manage to find a copy of it. The book is “Old Turtle” by renowned Sartell author Doug Wood. It’s a book Kosloski has always loved and cherished. Kosloski called book stores and just did not