Students value service trip experience despite evacuation from Tanzania

TaLeiza CallowayNews, St. Joseph0 Comments

by TaLeiza Calloway Ashley Irons and Maggie Niebur had talked about all they wanted to do before leaving Tanzania during a service trip. The College of St. Benedict graduates had one goal: to be content with their experience. The students are participants in the Benedictine Women Service Corps., an outreach program of St. Benedict’s Monastery. The program invites CSB

Poetry is worthy of celebration

TaLeiza CallowayColumn, Opinion, St. Joseph0 Comments

St. Joe is not “small” but is a thriving city, a true hub of growth. I wrote that haiku in celebration of National Poetry Month. That’s the month of April for those who might not be aware of it. National Poetry Month is a month-long, national celebration of poetry established by the Academy of American Poets, according to It

At 106, Ester is older than the City of Sartell

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

by Dennis Dalman 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 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 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