Poet Conway wins prestigious award

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Nothing can prepare oneself for death, according to poet Mark Conway of Avon. Conway is the director of the Literary Arts Institute at the College of St. Benedict. He has just been honored with a prestigious McKnight Artist Fellowship Award. Like most poets, Conway has been pondering death and wrestling with death for years, especially in

Garden Club needs volunteers

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Volunteers are badly needed for the Sartell Volunteer Garden Club. At the first Garden Club meeting recently, only seven people attended. Most of the garden beds in the city’s 40 parks have not been “adopted” yet by volunteers. As a result, those beds – featuring mainly perennials such as shrubs and perennial flowers – are looking

Survey to help prioritize city services

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by TaLeiza Calloway news@thenewsleaders.com Condition of city streets. Overall appearance of the city. Quality of services provided by the city. These are just a few examples of city concerns residents can comment on when taking an online survey of city services. The city is participating in the survey, which is offered by the League of Minnesota Cities. The survey looks

Students attempt to walk across America with Walk-a-thon

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by TaLeiza Calloway news@thenewsleaders.com Under a cloudy sky and sprinkling of rain, 750 students and 150 staff members of Kennedy Community School participated in a Walk-a-thon May 11. With the theme: Walk across America, the goal was to raise money for the school and see if walkers could actually log enough miles to go across the United States. They did

Take time to notice kids’ goodness

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That song, “Kids,” from the musical comedy “Bye Bye Birdie” keeps popping up in my mind. “Kids, I don’t know what’s wrong with these kids today. Kids, who can understand anything they say? Kids, they are disobedient, disrespectful oafs. Noisy, crazy, sloppy, lazy loafers . . . That song is wrong. It says more about jaded adults than it does

Celebration of icon comes a little too late

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King of Pop. The greatest entertainer who ever lived. Inventor of the Moonwalk. These are just three of the many titles given to the late Michael Jackson. He was an amazing singer, performer and one of the most giving philanthropists this world has seen. His death was a loss not only for the music industry but the world. Before I

Spring products abound at ‘Market Monday’

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com “Market Monday,” which opened the growing season in Sartell May 14, offered an abundance of springtime produce and many hand-crafted items. Market Monday debuted in Sartell last spring and, like last year, the hours are from 3-6:30 p.m. every Monday, including Memorial Day and Labor Day. May 14 was warm and sunny as visitors to the