Help us honor our veterans during the month of November. The Sartell Historical Society and the Sartell Community Center want to display pictures of military members past and present with a connection to Sartell. Bring copies of pictures to Ann at the Sartell Community Center by Nov. 9. Pictures should include name, dates of service if known, branch of service and how the person is related to someone in Sartell. Pictures will be displayed from Veterans Day through the end of November in the community center. No original photos will be displayed. The community center is able to make photocopies. Thank you for helping us honor our veterans.
Four Sartell students recently graduated from Bemidji State University.
They and their degrees are as follows: EvaLynn Jundt, bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude; Gabrielle Linn, bachelor’s degree, cum laude; Erin Stiegel, bachelor’s degree; and Brittany Swenson, bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude.
Ben Kiewel, a 2019 graduate of Sartell High School, is a member of the swimming and diving team at Luther College, Decorah, Iowa.
Head Coach Aaron Zander begins his second season and returns eight letter winners from last year.
Rylee Molitor, was recently named to the spring dean’s list at South Dakota State University, Brookings. He earned a perfect 4.0 grade-point average in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
Sartell Family Medicine, an organization focused on ways to more affordably deliver healthcare, was one of four recipients of the Greater St. Cloud Development Corp.’s ninth annual Innovation Awards, to be presented on Thursday, Nov. 5.
Sartell Family Medicine, founded in 2018, is one of Minnesota’s first clinics to offer solely direct primary care, meaning they do not take insurance in any form. Instead, the clinic contracts with patients and businesses directly, allowing unlimited access to their medical providers at an affordable monthly rate.
“As an organization that is not beholden to the administrative burdens of health insurance, we are able to concentrate on patients rather than paperwork, while providing affordable, accessible and high-quality healthcare,” said Dr. Cody Wendlandt, the clinic’s founder and medical director.
Sartell Family Medicine also offers many medications, laboratory studies and procedures at minimal cost. Members of the community can make appointments for their in-house mental health counseling, physical therapy and urgent care.
Since the Innovation Awards’ inception in 2012, the GSDC has honored 26 for-profit and non-profit organizations that have developed new products or approaches to benefit the Greater St. Cloud region and beyond.
DeZURIK was recently recognized for excellence in workplace safety and health during the MN/SD Safety & Health Virtual Conference held Oct. 19-20. DeZURIK is one of 138 employers to receive an Outstanding Achievement Award through the awards program, coordinated by the Minnesota Safety Council. The award honors employers who continue improvement and/or continue an outstanding record with incident rates that are 51-90 percent better than the industry average, and a score between 75 and 90 on the safety program evaluation scale.
“It is a pleasure to recognize DeZURIK for their award and safety excellence,” said Paul Aasen, president of the Minnesota Safety Council. “Safety is about time and attention and diligence. We thank DeZURIK for working hard to keep their employees safe.”
“Thank you to all DeZURIK employees for their commitment to safety! I’m proud of our progress and grateful for the recognition from the Minnesota Safety Council,” said Bryan Burns, DeZURIK CEO.
“I am excited to receive this award on behalf of DeZURIK and be a part of a great team,” said Denise Slipy, manager of Health and Safety.
DeZURIK Inc., headquartered in Sartell, is a market-leading valve manufacturer in the industrial and municipal markets, with DeZURIK, APCO, Hilton and Willamette brands used by customers on an international basis. In addition to the Sartell location, DeZURIK has manufacturing in Cambridge, Ontario; Redmond, Washington; and Houston, Texas to support the growing needs of its customers.Since 1934, the annual Governor’s Safety Awards program has honored Minnesota employers with exceptional safety performance. Applicants are judged on several years of injury data as it compares with their industry’s national statistics, and on their progress in implementing a comprehensive safety program.