Sartell celebrates Hockeyville prize money

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com To thank the community for the runner-up finish in the Kraft Hockeyville contest, Sartell hockey boosters hosted a community thank you July 16 at Bernick’s Arena. The event featured free food including hot dogs and pizza before presentation of the $10,000 prize money won in the contest. Bernick’s arena was the only Minnesota arena to advance

Bernick’s arena to host Hockeyville check presentation, community ‘thank you’

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A $10,000 check for rink upgrades at Bernick’s Arena will be presented Tuesday, July 16, after Sartell’s runner-up finish in the Kraft Hockeyville competition. Bernick’s Arena was the only Minnesota arena to advance as a finalist. To thank the community for support in the contest, there will be free pizza, hot dogs, chips and beverages from 6 to 6:45 p.m.

Church of St. Joseph celebrates with a Rededication Mass

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Parishioners from the Church of St. Joseph Catholic Church had a chance to see a newly restored and renovated church interior at a Rededication Mass on June 29. Church pastor, the Rev. Jerome Tupa commented about the Mass. “The Rededication Mass called together many of our parishioners, Sisters of St. Benedict’s Monastery, Monks of St. John’s

Sartell woman takes silver at Senior Games

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Violet Halverson returned to the medal winners stand, this time for a Silver Medal at the National Senior Games. Halverson, 94, of Sartell won her medal in shuffleboard competing against other women in the 90-94 age group. The games took place in Albuquerque, New Mexico, June 14-25 with more than 14,000 competitors. She played seven games

Quilts, wood carvings to be auctioned at Aug. 10 American Legion 100-year anniversary

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Even though this year’s July Fourth festival has already taken place, the Church of St. Joseph quilters continued with their stitching to benefit another area event. The quilting group which includes chairperson Delrose Fischer, Marilyn Brinkman, Cathy Buchheit, Sharon Froehle, Ione Jacobs, Linda Loso, Judy Meemkin, Jeny Meyer, Josie Meyer, Betty Schloemer, Ilene Schmitt, Geri Schwab

Jerry Frieler served in the infantry in Vietnam

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The American Legion is celebrating its 100th birthday in 2019. In addition to national and statewide activities commemorating this milestone, American Post 328 of St. Joseph is planning a number of festive and patriotic activities for the community.   One of those special events will be profiles of St. Joseph-area veterans published in each Newsleader during 2019. The Newsleader is joining

Walls keep rising at safety facilities’ site

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Walls keep rising practically overnight at the site of Sartell’s Public Safety Facilities campus along Pinecone Road N. and Heritage Drive. A ground-breaking ceremony took place at the site about a month ago and already the two buildings are visually definable. The site will be the new home for both the Sartell Police Department and the