It’s almost impossible to imagine the City of Sartell with one of its foundations suddenly missing. That “foundation” is Patti Gartland, the city’s administrator, who recently announced she will resign to take another job. After leaving her current job June 1, Gartland will become president of the Greater St. Cloud Development Corp. Although we are happy Gartland will be using
Cost is everything when it comes to local government. As demand for city services increases, it’s easy to let things go or delay action. Officials shouldn’t let that be the case for expansion of the city’s compost operations. Officials have said there is a need for more compost space, hence the investigation into sharing space with the City of Sartell.
I was recently introduced to the southern tradition of the Kentucky Derby while volunteering for a local fundraiser for the St. Cloud YMCA. Growing up I often heard my aunts talk about planning their outfits for “Derby Weekend.” I never paid it much attention. I didn’t really know what it was all about since I lived in Ohio at the
At long last, a Sartell Community Center is taking shape. The idea, which began as a shimmering dream, is now almost visible. If all goes as planned, the 10,000 square-foot center will be built probably on the north end of Sartell City Hall and be attached to the city-hall building. It’s a perfect location – centrally located with great visibility
Cities pride themselves on what sets them apart from their neighbors. Whether it’s a vibrant arts community, good schools, good roads or affordable housing, a city’s amenities and overall vibe is what makes residents want to live there and visitors stop in. The St. Joseph Area Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a community showcase. What better way to show off
What does Chechnya have to do with runners and spectators in the Boston Marathon? For that matter, what does Chechnya have to do with the United States or anything else other than Russia? The Boston bombings typify, once again, the insanely twisted thinking of terrorists. Everybody is wondering what was the motive of the two brothers who set off their
The recent release of a documentary on legendary athlete Jackie Robinson has me ready to swing a bat and break out my old catcher’s mitt. Growing up, baseball wasn’t really my sport. I tried to play softball in a summer league but have to admit what I liked most was the ice-cream sandwich the team got after a win. Looking
(Editor’s note: These reflections on the Boston Marathon bombings and the aftermath were submitted to the Sartell Newsleader by Shane Johnson, one of four Sartell residents who ran in the Boston Marathon.) by Shane Johnson, Sartell There are moments in life, and then there are moments: Those spellbinding times when the world seems to stand still as an experience imprints