by TaLeiza Calloway email@example.com 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
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 www.poets.org. It
by Dennis Dalman firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
Jay O’Donnell, St. Joseph I generally don’t read Dennis Dalman’s column in the St. Joseph Newsleader because they are so blatantly one-sided. I do find a use for his sections of the paper. On cold winter mornings when I need to fire up my wood stove, they work quite well. His column in last week’s edition of the Newsleader, “Death
by Dennis Dalman email@example.com 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
by Dennis Dalman firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Sartell-St. Stephen Early Childhood Program/Preschool is looking for books to add to its children’s library. Books can be dropped off now through May 25 at the Community Education office or at Oak Ridge Elementary School in the designated boxes.