Hope for the New Year

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As December continues on, the holiday season is upon us, and the prospect of finally leaving 2020 behind draws ever closer. This has been a rough and completely unpredictable year. If someone had told me at this time last year what was all in store, I would not have believed them. A global pandemic that has killed more than 300,000

Dec. 25 Sartell people

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Thomas Raden, of Sartell, participated in NCAA Division II men’s golf for Bemidji State University during the 2020-21 season. He is a junior majoring in project management. Four Sartell students recently graduated Dec. 12 during virtual commencement from Minnesota State University-Mankato. Mckenna Hupf, bachelor’s degree in sociology; Bailey Mumm, bachelor’s degree in nursing, magna cum laude; Virginia Pilles, bachelor’s degree

Dec. 25 Sartell Police Blotter

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If you have a tip concerning a crime, call the Sartell Police Department at 320-251-8186 or Tri-County Crime Stoppers at 320-255-1301, or access its tip site at tricountycrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers offers rewards up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a crime. Nov. 25 11:15 a.m. 14th Avenue E. Crash. An officer was

Wishing you health, happiness, peace

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and many other celebrations of faith, culture and blessings. December truly is a month of holidays. On Dec. 8, Buddhists celebrated Bodhi Day which commemorates Buddha’s attainment of understanding. Celebrations of Bodhi Day are quiet. Celebrants meditate, study the teachings of Buddha, chant and hold services. Some may decorate a Bodhi tree,

Superintendent announces retirement

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by Mike Knaak news@thenewsleaders.com The Sartell-St. Stephen school district superintendent told the school board he intends to retire at the end of June. In a letter to the school board, Jeff Schwiebert, who has led the district for seven years, thanked the community for its support. During his tenure, Schwiebert oversaw the funding and building of a new high school,

Myrna L. Pfau, 86, Sauk Rapids

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Myrna L. Pfau, 86 Sauk Rapids Jan. 26, 1934-Dec. 16, 2020 Myrna L. Pfau, 86, died Dec. 16 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Sauk Rapids. A private graveside service will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery in Sartell. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids. Survivors include the following: her children: Richard (Sharon), Michael,

Death notice for James ‘Jim’ V. Smith, 70, of Sartell

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James “Jim” Vincent Smith, 70 Oct. 8, 1950-Dec. 14, 2020 Sartell James “Jim” Vincent Smith, 70, of Sartell, died Monday, Dec. 14, 2020 after unexpectedly falling ill and losing his fight to COVID-19. There will be no funeral services per his wishes as he had chosen to be cremated and will be buried in the spring at St. Mary’s cemetery