Frankie Ring Memorial Tourney set for July 13

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. StephenLeave a Comment

by Dennis Dalman Friends, loved ones and even some total strangers will gather July 13 to honor the memory of Frankie Ring and to raise money for his three favorite activities: acting, mission trips and swimming. Ring, who would have turned 20 on May 27, committed suicide on Jan. 29, 2010. He was only 17. His many friends and

Seniors, veterans can choose cats for free

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. JosephLeave a Comment

by Dennis Dalman It’s so crowded with cats and kittens at the Tri-County Humane Society the staff members wonder if they themselves will have to be evicted to make room for more and more cats. As the staff is fond of saying, “It’s not raining cats and dogs; it’s raining cats and cats and more cats.” The only room

Ghana dinner event to raise funds for books

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by Dennis Dalman Africans are starving for books. That’s the rallying cry of “Books for Africa.” The organization has collected many thousands of books to donate, but it is awaiting funding to deliver the books from the United States to Africa via cargo ship. Although most of the books shipped are written in English, many Africans speak and read

Vicious invasion makes me a prisoner

Dennis DalmanColumn, Sartell – St. StephenLeave a Comment

Ever since the invasion began 10 days ago, I have become a virtual prisoner of my house. As soon as I go outdoors they attack like kamikaze pilots from Hell. The invaders, I finally learned, are called “False Japanese Beetles.” They are the most diabolical, hateful, disgusting bugs in the insect world, if you ask me. I’d much rather deal

Response to ‘Student debt has become a crisis’

Christian GilmanLetter to the Editor, Opinion, Sartell – St. StephenLeave a Comment

Mary Jo Huls, Sartell In commenting on the article “Student debt has become a crisis” on the Opinion page in the Sartell Newsleader’s Friday, June 8 edition, I firmly believe our college education guidelines are due for an overhaul. The college programs, (which require some 70 credits in general classes before the student can enter into the program of his

Search for ‘Old Turtle’ leads to delightful surprise

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by Dennis Dalman Rose Kosloski wanted so badly to give her great-granddaughter, 2-year-old Gwen Wendler, a certain book for her birthday, but she couldn’t manage to find a copy of it. The book is “Old Turtle” by renowned Sartell author Doug Wood. It’s a book Kosloski has always loved and cherished. Kosloski called book stores and just did not

Sartell man creates painting of Verso disaster

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by Dennis Dalman When part of the Verso paper mill exploded on Memorial Day, one Sartell resident at the scene just minutes after the disaster was so stunned by what he saw that he decided later to paint a picture of it. Bud Netka, a long-time artist, lives in Fischer’s Gardens, a mobile-home park about a quarter mile south