Bryan Plunger, Sartell, earned a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan Technological University, Houghton.
Jesse Pallansch, son of Amy and Keith Pallansch of Sartell, has been accepted and has registered for fall semester classes at the University of Minnesota Crookston. He plans to major in software engineering.
Dr. Nicholas Colatrella has been elected vice president for the Minnesota Optometric Association Board of Trustees. Colatrella owns PineCone Vision Center, Sartell, where he practices and is medical director.
Seven Sartell students were recently named to the spring semester dean’s list at the College of St. Benedict.
Austin Barkley, son of Jim and Julie Barkley, Sartell, was named to the spring semester dean’s list at St. John’s University. Barkley is a sophomore Hispanic studies major.
Katherine Bailey, daughter of Alice and Stuart Bailey, Sartell was recently named to the spring semester dean’s list at Winona (Minn.) State University.
Nikki Orth-Awenus, daughter of Holly Orth, Sartell, was recently awarded the 2013-14 S. Nancy Hynes, OSB, Scholarship, which is awarded yearly to a junior or senior English major on the basis of academic excellence and financial need from the College of St. Benedict. She is majoring in English and communications.
Country Manor Health Care and Rehab Center celebrates July 4
The annual Fourth of July Parade was a crowdpleaser and highlight of the patriotic-themed week around campus. Spectators were treated to a wide array of colorfully themed and creative parade entries which were presented by participants from the community as well as employees.
The American Legion post 277 of Sartell, the Boy Scouts, the POW-MIA Hot Air Balloon Freedom Flight and Mayor Joe Perske set the tone for the celebration of America as they led the way with our beloved stars and stripes. The Sartell Fire Department’s presence in the line-up quickly captured the essence of a classic parade and created excitement for the young and nostalgia for the young-at-heart.
In true Country Manor Campus spirit, all departments contributed to the fun by creating flashy themed entries to entertain the residents and tenants they care for daily. Champion Rehab’s boat décor and theme “We’ll Keep You Afloat” was very clever and appropriate for the services they offer. Other fun sightings were Chloe, the therapy dog dressed in matching Mickey Mouse Costume with staff member, the Foley Falcon’s basketball team performing basketball tricks and signing autographs, and entire casts from “Hairspray” and “Wizard of Oz” reminding the crowd “There’s no place like home”. Ooohs and aaahs were heard all around as floats passed by for Christmas in July, Twins Baseball, Spook-tacular Haunted House and many more. Antique cars glistened in the sunlight as they made their debut and even Dr. Seuss and Elvis made an appearance. Patriotic Accordion and banjo music filled the air as it was played along the way.