Arndt will be Middle School principal

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The Sartell-St. Stephen school district selected Laura Arndt as the new Sartell Middle School principal beginning in the 2019-2020 school year. Arndt served as an assistant principal at Sartell Middle School this past year and previously served as an instructional coach for three years at Oak Ridge Elementary School. Prior to her time in the district, Arndt was employed in

Sartell’s loss to be Tennessee’s gain

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com After five years of long-distance dating and then two years of a long-distance marriage, now is the time for Matt and Anita Archambeau to be together – at home in Tennessee. For nearly 20 years, Anita has been the Sartell City planner/developer and assistant administrator, and she presided over the city’s phenomenal growing pains during that

Departing city planner looks back, forward

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com For Anita Archambeau, the best aspect of her 20-year job as planner/developer for Sartell was watching other people enjoying life in the city. Archambeau said she is pleased she helped people find their dream home within their dream city. She’s proud she helped bring businesses to the city that now employ up to hundreds of people.

Bye-bye pool, hello splash pad

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com It’s bye-bye wading pool, hello splash pad. At its May 13 meeting, the Sartell City Council decided on plans for a variety of Watab Park improvements, among them a splash pad instead of the wading pool, which will be removed after so many summers of happy use. Instead, a splash pad will be created at the

Husband, wife veterans gung-ho about Memorial Day

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Married military veterans Chuck and Kitty Haselkamp of Sartell have long been gung-ho about Memorial Day ceremonies, and they wish more people would attend them. As it has for many years, this year’s Memorial Day service in Sartell will take place at Veterans Park on the west bank high above the Mississippi River. The ceremony, which

Sartell seniors honored for planning teaching careers

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photo by Mike KnaakSartell High School honored seniors in the Future Educators Club at a “signing ceremony” on May 15. McKenna Rohe (left) talked about her plans to attend Bemidji State University. Each student described college plans and talked about who influenced the decision to pursue a teaching career. The event was sponsored by the Club and the Sartell-St. Stephen

United Methodist’s ‘Garden Sanctuary’ nears completion

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com An ambitious project dubbed Garden Sanctuary is expected to be completed this summer on the grounds of United Methodist Church of the St. Cloud Region, in Sartell at 1107 Pinecone Road S. The church, which was for years on Fifth Avenue South in St. Cloud, just a few blocks from downtown, was rebuilt in Sartell about

Police will soon have new tool to catch red-light runners

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by Stephanie Dickrell news@thenewsleaders.com Local law enforcement will soon have some help cracking down on drivers who run red lights. Stearns County received federal funding to install traffic-confirmation lights on several county-owned traffic signals, including some in St. Joseph, said Randy Sabart, the city’s engineer. A light is installed on the back of a traffic signal. It turns blue when