SJU faculty member brings Beer Choir craze to central Minnesota

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by Vicki Ikeogu news@thenewsleaders.com It’s a phenomenon that has been sweeping craft breweries across the country since 2014. And no, it’s not just the uniquely brewed adult beverages. From New York City to Seattle, beer aficionados have come together to express their love of a good brew. But in addition to chatting with friends and strangers over a stout or

Price translates book of horror, faith

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by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com A Sartell woman has translated the first English version of a German-language book that tells the true harrowing story of a victim – one of the many victims – of East German tyranny and persecution. The book, entitled – in bleak irony – Guillotine Education, is an account of Manfred Smolka, a border guard who fled

Kennedy students collect toys for those in need

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Once again, students at Kennedy Community School are busy helping people in need in the area. Seventh- and eighth-grade students who are part of “WE Act” have been collecting toys for the local Toys for Tots drive. They started collecting toys Nov. 13 and will stop Dec. 8. That will ensure items can be picked up,

Investing in Sartell important to St. Cloud Orthopedics

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by Vicki Ikeogu news@thenewsleaders.com Since moving to its current location about seven years ago, staff members at St. Cloud Orthopedics have taken a vested interest in promoting the well-being of Sartell. It’s a mission, St. Cloud Orthopedics Administrator William Worzala said the health-care provider is committed to upholding. “We really wanted to become part of the community,” Worzala said. “So,

Sartell dance: tradition with a twist

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by Patric Lewandowski news@thenewsleaders.com The Sartell Community Education Dance held its annual fall recital Dec. 2, just as it has for the past 30 years. Only, this year, the long-standing community tradition had some changes: the show was in December instead of November and long-time lead dance instructor Shelly Teff handed over the reigns to her protégé Hannah Ronyak. While

ASA students fill boxes for homeless

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com All Saints Academy-St. Joseph students are busy with the school’s annual Advent Box service project. Each year, the students give of their time, talent and treasures to help make Christmas time more fun for other children in the area. All Saints Academy students will fill shoeboxes with donated items and give them to Place of Hope

Winners announced for peace-poster contest

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Lions International Peace Poster Contest is a contest that encourages children ages 11-13 to express what peace means to them. The contest allows students to share their images of peace with others so all have greater tolerance and international understanding.                    

Neighbors come, go; warm tradition remains

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by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com Through the years, neighbors come and neighbors go, but in the Royce and Bonnie Nies neighborhood in Sartell, a tradition that bonds neighbors old and new remains unchanging. It’s the Oak Hill Luminary Night, which takes place the first Sunday of every December. This year, it will take place starting at 5 p.m. Dec. 3. The