It’s the gift of time that counts

sproutadminColumn, Opinion, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. Joseph0 Comments

I’d like to someday change the common quip, “It’s the thought that counts” to “It’s time that counts.” Mother’s Day is a bittersweet holiday for many, including myself. It was two years ago this weekend I lost my mom. While others are bustling about trying to find the perfect gift for their mothers, I’m just trying to find the strength

STJ Family of the Year-2012

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Family of the Year-2012 Father Werner Council 7057 Saint Joseph, Minnesota Marvin and Carol Joan Mastey contributed article The Family of the Year for 2012 exemplifies service to the church and community and is loved and respected by many. The Mastey Family teaches us the value of responsible Christian living. They generously serve each other and others with love that

STJ Knight of the Year-2012

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contributed article This year’s Knight of the Year is a member of the Father Werner Council and daily lives out the Knights of Columbus tenets of unity, charity and fraternity. He serves the Church of St. Joseph with passion and gives generously of his time and talents. We are proud of him and are blessed to have him as a

It’s time to recommit to a policy of transparency

Dennis DalmanEditorial, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

Nobody likes to be micro-managed or second-guessed, and that includes school boards. When that happens, people and school boards can become defensive – sometimes overly defensive. And sometimes, unfortunately, it can cause decision-making boards to dig in their heels and pull the covered wagons in a circle around themselves. We are happy to report the Sartell-St. Stephen School Board is

Film sheds light on gender differences

TaLeiza CallowayColumn, St. Joseph0 Comments

We have all heard the phrase, “Battle of the Sexes.” That is a consistent theme in the romantic comedy “Think Like a Man.” The movie is based on the 2011 best-selling book written by actor, radio host and comedian Steve Harvey, which is entitled “Act like a Lady, Think Like A Man: What Men Really Think about Love, Relationships, Intimacy