Newsleader invites readers to submit photos STL version

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

The Newsleader is inviting Sartell residents to share their favorite photos with our readers. In the near future, the newspaper will begin publishing reader-submitted photos – hopefully, at least one each week. And then, four times each year a name will be drawn at random from among those who submitted photos, and a gift card to a local business will

As Senior Connection ages, it gets better and better

Dennis DalmanEditorial, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

They claim as people get older, they just keep getting better and better. Well, that may be a sweeping generalization, although it certainly is true in many cases. However, one thing is for sure: As the Sartell Senior Connection gets older, it does indeed get better and better, and there’s no doubt about it. During its first meetings years ago,

El Paso event to help ‘Stride’

Dennis DalmanCriers, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. Joseph0 Comments

A “Cinco de Mayo Extravaganza” at the El Paso Bar and Grill in St. Joseph will raise funds for the Stride Academy. The event is set for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 5, which is Mexico’s Independence Day (“Cinco de Mayo” means Fifth of May). The Stride Academy Choir will entertain at lunch-time. Based in St. Cloud, Stride Academy is

At 106, Ester is older than the City of Sartell

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Among the many cards Ester Sharrow’s received for her 106th birthday, one was from Sartell Mayor Joe Perske. “You are a great inspiration to all of us in Sartell,” Perske wrote. “Ester, you are one year older than the City of Sartell!” Sharrow chuckled at the fact she is older than an old city. Sharrow was

Voters should nix proposed amendments

Dennis DalmanColumn, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

It is – unfortunately – official. The Minnesota Legislature’s Republican majority voted to place yet another issue on the ballot in next November’s election. This one, if approved by voters, will make it mandatory for anyone who goes to vote to have a government-issued photo identification card. If approved by voters, the requirement would become a constitutional amendment. The other

School board to consider appointment

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The Sartell-St. Stephen School Board will decide at its April 23 meeting whether to appoint a man nominated to replace Julie Zupfer Anderson, who recently resigned from the board. She had cited irreconcilable differences among board members and a lack of common vision regarding board leadership as a reason for her resignation. At a work session

Some residents take issue with board’s replacement process

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Even though the Sartell-St. Stephen School Board acted within its bounds in nominating someone to replace a board member, some school district residents are not happy about it. Michelle Meyer, a former school board member, attended the April 3 working session when school board chair Mary McCabe suggested a Sartell resident, Dr. Gary Schnellert, be appointed

Wolters to share de-stress tips

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Diagnosed many years ago with early-onset arthritis on her spine, Judy Wolters of Sartell has been living in pain – more or less constant pain – for most of her life. That’s the bad news. The good news is Wolters has discovered her own ways to keep pain at bay as much as possible through on-the-spot