How much would you charge for your legs?

Janelle Von PinnonColumn, Opinion, Print St. Joseph0 Comments

How much would you charge for your legs? How about your arms or your eyesight or hearing? Then after we had made a deal for these body parts and functions, how long would you wait for payment? One year? Two years? How about five years or even longer? It has recently been reported nearly 600,000 veterans today are backlogged and

Sept. 27 St. Joseph

Janelle Von PinnonPeople, Print St. Joseph0 Comments

••••••••••••••••••• St. Cloud State University is among the nation’s top 20 percent of schools that deliver the best experience for military students, according to the 2014 Military Friendly Schools list from Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs. Victory Media describes its military-friendly list as schools that offer military students the best services, programs, discounts, scholarships, clubs, networking and staff. “Being included in

Sept. 27 Sartell

Janelle Von PinnonPeople0 Comments

MUST – STL Miller-Gehrman Deb and Bob Miller of Sartell announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer, to Cooper Gehrman, son of Bonnie and Paul Gehrman of Amery, Wis. Miller is a 2005 graduate of Sartell High School, a 2009 graduate of the College of St. Benedict with a degree in psychology and a 2013 graduate of St. Catherine University-Twin

‘Woofstock’ event exceeds goal of $50,000

Janelle Von PinnonNews, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com It looked like a gathering of the tribes – what with colorful banners, tie-dyed costumes and music drifting in the air. And it was, in fact, a “tribal” meeting – “Woofstock,” the annual fundraiser of the Tri-County Humane Society in St. Cloud’s Wilson Park. The Sept. 7 event attracted at least 485 registered walkers for the

Sept. 20

Janelle Von PinnonCriers0 Comments

Presentation set to discuss Eagle Honor Canes Dale Lesser, who has carved 160 Eagle Honor Canes since 9/11 for fellow veterans who have lost a limb and have received a Purple Heart, will present a slide show and explain the process of carving and applying for a free cane at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25 at the Sartell Senior Center,

Twins honor Vietnam vets; McDonald takes part

Janelle Von PinnonNews, St. Joseph0 Comments

St. Joseph resident Mike McDonald (pictured with wife Mary McCarney and children Scott McDonald and Mariah Bautch) was honored as a Vietnam veteran Sept. 9 by the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. The Twins are recognizing Vietnam vets by selecting one to raise a ceremonial flag before every home game. The following brief bio was read during the ceremony: “Mike joined

Ninth-grade artist wins five awards

Janelle Von PinnonNews, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

contributed photos Above, Claire Miller of Sartell won four ribbons at the Minnesota State Fair for ninth-grade art. She won second place in pastel for “The Ballerina” (pictured on top row far left) and third place in charcoal for her portrait “The Stoic.” She won two honorable mention awards for oil/acrylic for “The Crane” and for watercolor for “The Green

Local lawmakers attend ceremony for USS Minnesota

Janelle Von PinnonNews, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com For the first time since 1907, an advanced naval warship was named after the State of Minnesota, and the new ship is the most state-of-the-art attack submarine in the United States Navy’s arsenal. State Rep. Tim O’Driscoll (R-Sartell) was one of several local lawmakers who attended the commissioning ceremony of the “USS Minnesota” Sept. 7 at