YIR Part 1: 2017 filled with growth, changes for St. Joseph

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by Vicki Ikeogu news@thenewsleaders.com It’s been a year of transitions for both the people and the city of St. Joseph. With the installation of a new prioress at the monastery and the retirement of a long-time cook at Kennedy Community School to the merger of Collegeville Community Credit Union with Central Minnesota Credit Union and the groundbreaking of the Lake

Residents recall Sartell history on website

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by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com Spoken glimpses into Sartell’s past can be heard and seen on the City of Sartell’s website. Residents in video presentations reminisce about various aspects of the city, including the East Side, the School District, the Police Department and Rivertown. The videos were produced by the Sartell Senior Connection in partnership with the Sartell-St. Stephen School District.

St. Joseph residents celebrate by helping others

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com The holidays can be a very stressful time for people who lose their jobs, are diagnosed with a medical illness or receive unexpected bills, but residents in St. Joseph are spreading good cheer by donating and helping others in need. Kennedy Community School Principal Laurie Putnam said she is thankful for the generosity of others at

Lions Park volunteers honored

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by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com Volunteers who make Lions Community Park in Sartell an ongoing reality were honored at a recent Sartell City Council meeting with a presentation of certificates by Lions Club member Phil Ringstrom and other members. Sartell Mayor Sarah Jane Nicoll and council members also thanked the honorees, who through the years have contributed thousands of hours to

ASA students perform ‘Christmas on Gloria Street’

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com All Saints Academy students shared their acting and vocal talents as they performed the school’s annual Christmas program, Christmas on Gloria Street, Dec. 14 at the College of St. Benedict’s Escher Auditorium. The story of Christmas on Gloria Street involves Gloria and her family moving to California from Vermont and finding their new town had lost

Public invited to VEX Robotics Tournament

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by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com The public is invited to observe nifty robots and their ingenious makers perform wondrous feats at the statewide VEX Robotics Tournament Saturday, Jan. 6 in Sartell. The competition, which is a free-admission activity, will take place from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Sartell Middle School. Sartell participants will include award-winning teams from the middle school and the

Pastor Thul receives warm welcome at RLC

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by Darren Diekmann news@thenewsleader.com Last Sunday at Resurrection Lutheran Church in St. Joseph, the new full-time pastor, Jennifer Thul, introduced herself formally to the congregation. It was a day for which both the congregation and Thul have been praying for a long time. The welcoming response by the congregation was another affirmation to Thul that she had found a church

Sartell Senior Connection celebrates 10 years

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Many Sartell seniors don’t have a lot of time to sit around wondering what to do with their time. They are some of the busiest people in the area, volunteering many hours with the Sartell-St. Stephen School District, Community Education, Sartell Area Chamber of Commerce and much more. These seniors are part of the Sartell Senior