Central Minnesota Orthodontics hosted its Fall Appreciation Party for all of its partnering dental offices in the area on Oct. 22 at Molitor’s Haunted Acres. With their invitations, guests received a pumpkin in which they were invited to carve, decorate, paint or do whatever their creative minds could think of. These pumpkins were then presented at the party in a contest, and the top three creations won a prize.
Travis Schroeder, son of Louann Dummich and Aaron Schroeder, was recently awarded the honor of Eagle Scout during a court of honor held Oct. 25.
Schroeder, a senior at Sartell High School, began his scouting career in 2005 with Troop 211, first as a Cub Scout then progressing through the required ranks. Throughout the years, he has enjoyed multiple leadership and travel opportunities including Boundary Waters canoe trips, and backpacking trips along Isle Royale and across the Big Horn mountains. It is also through Scouting Schroeder developed an interest in robotics, which he hopes will lead to a STEM-related career in the future.
His leadership and planning skills culminated in his Eagle Scout Service Project which entailed improving a bridge inside Mississippi River County Park by rebuilding the wing walls to prevent further soil erosion. Stearns County Commissioner Mark Bromenschenkel attended the ceremony to offer special recognition and thanks to Schroeder on behalf of the community.
SSEF continues to see success at 14th annual Toast to Autumn
Mor than 200 guests were in attendance at the 14th Annual Toast to Autumn, sponsored by the Sartell-St. Stephen Education Foundation. Held at Blackberry Ridge Event Center on Oct. 8, Toast to Autumn is a premiere event for SSEF and continues to gain momentum each year. The night was focused on providing continued support and leading-edge opportunities for the students and families of the Sartell-St. Stephen School District. Through the generous support of community businesses and individuals, SSEF has been able to raise over $86,000 so far in 2015! This is a record amount raised in one year by SSEF. These funds will continue to support amazing programs within the district including Sabre Splash, academic extensions, the Sartell Middle School Learning Lab, student centered media centers and sound field systems for our youngest learners. More grant information, as well as descriptions of each, can be found online at ssef.net.
SSEF’s mission is to support leading-edge programming for the students of District 748. SSEF has given back over $237,000 in grants and scholarships to students within the district since 1998. To find out more about the foundation, visit ssef.net.
Metro Bus was recently named the Minnesota Public Transit Association’s 2015 Minnesota Transit System of the Year. The agency also received the Management Innovation Award for its Mobility Training Center project.
“These awards recognize our employees’ commitment and dedication to providing top-notch service,” said Ryan Daniel, executive director of Metro Bus. “It’s an honor to be recognized by our peers.”