A clarification is needed for a front-page story headlined “Quiet-zone brings hip-hip hoorays” (May 26). Ann Popp, one of the women interviewed for that story, has been a pre-school Montessori assistant teacher since October 2016. She is also substitute-teaching this year, pre-K through grade 6, for the St. Katherine Drexel School in St. Cloud.
Kenn Cruze III, son of Ken and Londa Cruze of Sartell, will graduate this spring from being home schooled. He was accepted into the welding fabrications program at St. Cloud Technical and Community College where he will start this fall.
Two Sartell students recently graduated from St. Cloud Technical High School.
They are the following: Madison Potter and Mikena Reinert.
Nineteen Sartell students recently graduated from Sauk Rapids-Rice High School.
They are the following: Alyssa Brennhofer, Samantha Clark, William Denton, Kayla Dille, Chelsey Grimsley, Cassidy Heaton, Kaitlyn Hejhal, Kaylynn Howard, Jennifer Lage, Andrea Mcclelland, Jacquelyn Middendorf, Nicole Skinner, Samantha Skinner, Nicholas Squires, Sean Stidmon, Billie Swenson, Chase Thompson, Tate Wagner and Ramiro Yanez Nunez.
Five Sartell students recently graduated from Apollo High School.
They are the following: Mohamud Ahmed, Echoe Bilben, Anna Carlson, Elijah Doto and Joshua Maricle Roberts.
Six Sartell students recently graduated from Cathedral High School.
They are the following: Aidan Brew, Chen Yuqing, Andrew Lakmann, Stephanie Otremba, Grant Swingle and Benjamin Yelle.
Three Sartell students recently graduated from Holdingford.
They are the following: Steffen Hicks, Blake Patrick and John Thell.
Four Sartell students recently graduated from St. John’s Preparatory School in Collegeville.
They are as follows: Alexander Holt, Kyra Hulsebus, Bryn Rogers and Lilly Xie.
Three Sartell students recently graduated from St. John’s University, Collegeville.
They and their degree are the following: Parker Hagen, son of Julie and Dave Hagen, a bachelor’s in applied physics; Dylan Hollenkamp, son of Jill and Scott Hollenkamp, a bachelor’s in global business leadership; and Timothy Immelman, son of Pamela and Aubrey Immelman, a bachelor’s in psychology with the honor of summa cum laude, which indicates a grade point average between 3.90 and 4.0.
Three Sartell students recently graduated from the College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph.
They and their degree are the following: Elizabeth Gessell, daughter of Mary and Chad Gessell, a bachelor’s in elementary education; Alexis Tebben-Heath, daughter of Lisa and Rod Pederson, a bachelor’s in nutrition; and Kelly Husmann, daughter of Barb and Randy Husmann, a bachelor’s in global business leadership with the honor of summa cum laude, which indicates a grade point average between 3.90 and 4.0.
Breanna Midas of Sartell was recently named to the spring president’s list at Central Lakes College, Brainerd.
Isaac Lindstrom, a Sartell High School graduate and son of Amy Braig Lindstrom and Matt Lindstrom of St. Joseph, recently graduated with a bachelor’s in political science from St. John’s University in Collegeville.
Megan Carter of Sartell was recently named to the spring dean’s list at Oklahoma City (Okla.) University.
Students must maintain a minimum grade-point average of 3.5 to qualify for this honor.
Two Sartell students were recently named to the spring dean’s list at South Dakota State University-Brookings.
They and their majors are as follows: Laura Johnson, nursing; and Jacob Lieberg, pharmacy and allied health professions.
Students must earn a minimum 3.5 grade-point average to qualify for this honor.
Torreys pledge $100,000 to the Sartell Community Center
The Sartell City Council recently announce it has received a $100,000 donation pledge from George and Shirley Torrey for the Sartell Community Center. The couple has contributed to many projects benefiting the Central Minnesota community. George said they are happy to be new residents of Sartell since moving into Chateau Waters in 2016. The Sartell Community Center includes three varsity-size courts, a multi-lane walking track, a senior center, meeting spaces, an indoor play structure for smaller children and a community library featuring a locker system pilot project with Great River Regional Library.
BankVista donates $20,000 to the Sartell Community Center
The City of Sartell recently announced it’s received a $20,000 donation pledge from BankVista for the Sartell Community Center. BankVista was chartered as a new bank in February of 2000 in Sartell. The bank has been an active supporter of the community, providing a variety of lending and depository services to individuals and to businesses. In 2016, BankVista celebrated a milestone in growing its assets in excess of $200 million, due in part to support from the local community. The Bank has been active in the community providing events such as BankVista’s Movies in the Park and is a proud supporter of the Sartell Area Chamber, sponsoring the BankVista Rock–N–Block.
“We are very excited about the new community center and are proud to make a contribution to help with the project,” said Mike Phillips, vice president and senior lending officer.
BankVista of Sartell continues to grow adding a new state-of-the-art, banking facility at 1420 White Oak Drive, Chaska, to open late fall 2017.
Greater St. Cloud Development Corp. recently appointed officers and directors as follows:
Officers: Brian Myres, Myres Consulting and DAYTA Marketing, chair; Rick Bauerly, Granite Equity Partners, vice chair; Greg Klugherz, CentraCare Health, treasurer; Ron Brandenburg, Quinlivan & Hughes PA, secretary; and Bob White, Wolters Kluwer (retired), past chair.
Directors: Craig Broman, CentraCare Health/St. Cloud Hospital; Jeff Gau, Marco; Brad Goskowicz, Microbiologics; Joyce Helens, St. Cloud Technical and Community College; Dr. Michael Hemesath, St. John’s University; Dr. Mary Hinton, College of St. Benedict; Dr. Ken Holmen, CentraCare Health; Mike Markman, US Bank; Paul Pfeiffer, ATS; Heather Pieper-Olson, College of St. Benedict; Tom Rickers, Bremer Bank; Joan Schatz, Park Industries; John Torgerson, Bernick’s; Dr. Ashish Vaidya, St. Cloud State University; and Matt Varilek, Initiative Foundation.
About the Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation
The GSDC is a non-profit (501c3) collaboration of more than 250 regional public and private organizations in Central Minnesota. Its mission is to lead economic development for the benefit of the Greater St. Cloud region. Strategic initiatives include business retention, expansion and attraction, transportation, talent, innovation, workplace wellbeing and downtown St. Cloud. The GSDC is funded through investor contributions from private businesses, higher education, public entities, personal contributions and grants. All actions are self-governed by the organization’s investors, boards and various committees.