Yearbook staff wins award

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contributed photoSartell High School’s yearbook program has been named a 2019 Jostens’ National Yearbook Program of Excellence. The National Yearbook Program of Excellence recognizes engaging yearbooks that reflect a broad representation of the student body while helping students develop 21st century skills such as communication, collaboration, and information and communication technologies literacy. “The Sartell-St. Stephen school district has an excellent

Public Safety Facility under construction

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Members of the Sartell City Council, staff and Public Safety Facility consulting team gathered May 28 for a groundbreaking photo at the new Public Safety Facility site, 501 Pinecone Road S. Those present (from left to right) were the following: Murray Mack, HMA Architects; Brady Andel, council member; Tim Gillet, HMA Architects; Mike Chisum, council member; Fire Chief Jim Sattler;,

May 31 Sartell-St. Stephen people

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Home Instead Senior Care has named Barb Hoffman its 2019 North American CareGiver of the Year. The award is the highest accolade for the organization’s more than 65,000 CareGivers throughout North America. Hoffman, of Waite Park, has been a Home Instead CareGiver for eight years. Waite Park Home Instead Senior Care serves Sartell, St. Stephen and St. Joseph. Hoffman was

School board approves middle school remodeling contracts

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com The Sartell-St. Stephen school board approved construction contracts to remodel the existing high school for middle school use during its May 20 meeting. The contracts for 27 individual projects total $6,919,099. Four other projects totaling $472,972 did not receive bids. Those projects will be awarded later. The construction is necessary as the school district reconfigures grades

What has always and never been?

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Graduation. For parents it’s a time of pride. For students, it’s a time to celebrate achievements past and the adult challenges ahead. As we mark this annual passage for our community’s young people, it’s time for the rest of us…friends, family and coworkers…to examine the mindset of this year’s high school seniors. For the last 20 years, Beloit College has