Some right-wing extremists want to throw out baby with bathwater. The latest example of that all-or-nothing attitude surfaced recently, again, when so many radical Republicans rapped Earth Day as some kind of demonic rite of spring. Case in point: District 11B Rep. Mary Franson (R-Alexandria). She commented about Earth Day, in a tweet message, “Absolutely infuriates me – a celebration
by Dennis Dalman email@example.com Alex Engelsgjerd of Sartell is starring as “Tony,” one of the two lead roles in a current production of West Side Story at the Paramount Theatre in downtown St. Cloud. The show is a production of GREAT Theatre. Engelsgjerd, a freshman at St. John’s University, described his role as a challenging one in a “great show.”
by Dennis Dalman firstname.lastname@example.org Brandon Testa received a standing ovation when his House of Pizza was named “Business of the Year” by the Sartell Area Chamber of Commerce at its annual banquet April 26 at Mulligan’s Event Center in Sartell. Also honored by the Chamber that night were Citizen of the Year Tom Offerdahl and Retired Volunteer of the Year
by Cori Hilsgen email@example.com More than 500 walkers registered for the American Heart Association Heart Walk held last Saturday, April 28 at CentraCare Health Plaza, St. Cloud. The walk was held to educate people about the risk of cardiovascular diseases and stroke and ways to prevent them. The funds raised are used to support medical research, public awareness and education.
Eight outstanding Sartell senior students were honored as “Students of Excellence” during a banquet April 25 at the Holiday Inn in St. Cloud. The honored students are Rachel Bachman, Lydia Grace Dullinger, Joshua Hill, Joseph Lawson, Amanda Maricle-Roberts, Sally LeFran Traut, Kiley Sullivan and Abbie Whitney. The annual event, now in its 25th year and sponsored by Resource Training and
Catholic Charities is seeking volunteers to help with daily program operations. Donation door aides will assist staff accepting donations and deliveries to the program. The tasks require flexibility to take on different tasks, lifting and reaching, and the ability to lift 20-40 pounds. For more information, call Kathryn or Chad at (320) 229-4560.
Volunteers are needed to help collect food for the Letter Carriers’ National Food Drive on Saturday, May 12. Help stamp out hunger by collecting and sorting food as the mail carriers deliver food donations to Catholic Charities Emergency Services. Contact Catholic Charities at (320) 229-4560 or the Salvation Army at (320) 252-4552.
Munsinger and Clemens Gardens are seeking volunteers for two-hour commitments, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday-Friday or by special arrangement, to help with pruning roses, raking and other garden tasks. Volunteers will be given instructions and supervision while they work. If interested, complete a volunteer application online at the City of St. Cloud Park and Recreation Department as http://ci.stcloud.mn.us/index.aspx?NID=170.