Ebensteiner, Vonderahe chosen for Honor Choir

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Two Sartell High School students, Brooke Ebensteiner and Carter Vonderahe, have been chosen to perform in the Grades 9/10 Minnesota Honor Choir. For Vonderahe, it is the second consecutive year he was selected for the honor. Two other Sartell residents (Dolan Binder, Carter Trombley), both students at St. John’s Prep School, Collegeville, will also perform in

Honer retires from fire department after 21 years

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Assistant Fire Chief Justin Honer recently hung up his fire gear and retired from the St. Joseph Volunteer Fire Department after 21 years of service. St. Joseph Fire Chief Jeff Taufen said it’s always hard to see someone leave the department, but Honer’s retirement is a little harder for him because they know each other so

Diekmans’ bestir for hamster

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photo by Carolyn Bertsch Members of the Diekman family of Sartell, including (left to right) Hannah, 12; Molly, 4; LeAnn; and Emma, 8, listen to instructions about how to design a hamster character on the cover of a notebook by using a few select materials Feb. 17 at Crafts Direct in Waite Park. Emma attends Oak Ridge Elementary School and

City permit totals hint at healthy 2018

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The total valuation of permits issued in Sartell was $1,357,768 for the first month of 2018, which might be a harbinger of strong economic growth for this year. For January 2017, the total valuation of permits was $933,000. In January 2014 the total number was $382,000. Permits issued include those for single-family homes, commercial development, multi-family

Val Smith Park to get more parking space

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com A new parking lot for Val Smith was approved unanimously for specs-and-quotes by the Sartell City Council at its last meeting. Val Smith Park is along Sartell’s east side, just to the north of busy CR 29, with Country Manor across the road from the park. For a long time, residents and council members had expressed

Kennedy students learn about ‘Ralph’ the mouse

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Students at Kennedy Community school are learning some mouse trivia such as the average mouse will breathe 163 times each minute, their tails have scales on that help them climb, they can make their own vitamin C and more as they participate in the One District, One Book program during February. Media specialist Holly Nelson said