Issuu on Google+

Reaching Everybody! Presorted Standard U.S. Postage Paid St. Joseph Newsleader St. Joseph, MN 56374 Permit No. 21 ECRWSS Postal Customer Newsleader Sartell Friday, March 22, 2013 Volume 18, Issue 12 Est. 1995 Town Crier Winter farmers’ market extended to April, May “Winter Market,” the farmers’ market in Sartell, is extending its hours into the spring. It will be open from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 6 and Saturday, May 4 in the council chambers of Sartell City Hall. About one dozen vendors will display a wide variety of locally grown and produced products. The warm-weather Sartell farmers’ market, known as “Market Monday,” began two summers ago next to the Bernick’s Arena along Pinecone Road. On Monday, May 13, “Market Monday” will again open for the season, this time in Pinecone Regional Park near Sartell City Hall. Amy Braig-Lindstrom, founder and coordinator of the market, said the market site was changed to the city-hall area for several reasons, including consistency season to season, location at a controlled intersection and a venue that is clearly visible from Pinecone Road. Sartell Youth Baseball sets registration Postal Patron Sabres left Tuesday for state tourney The Sartell Sabres boys’ basketball team had a rousing send-off Tuesday when they headed out for the state championship tournament in the Twin Cities. It is the Sabres’ first time at a state tourney. The school gave the players a lively pep rally in the gymnasium before they left for Minneapolis at 6 p.m. Tuesday. As of Newsleader press time Wednesday, the team lost 70-55 to DeLaSalle, ending their chances to advance. The Sabres propelled themselves into state competition March 14 in a suspenseful, squeak-through 57-55 victory made the winning basket. over the Fergus Falls Otters The Sabres are led by coach in Halenbeck Hall on the St. Dave Angell. For more about Cloud State University campus. That game was the Section 8-3A championship. At the culmination of what had been a virtually tied game all through, a breathtaking last moment clinched the Sabres’ victory when Tim Immelman, with time running out, plunked the ball into the basket, causing fans to erupt in joyous jubilation. Just seconds earlier, a distant shot attempt by Patrick Fischer had missed the basket, but Immelman, who was near the hoop, recovered the ball and quickly Once upon a storybook ‘Safety Walk Through’ completed at schools A “Safety Walk Through” at Sartell schools was recently completed with an aim to improving security and safety. The walk-through included administration officials, building-maintenance personnel, school-board members and people from the lo- cal fire department and police department. All aspects of safety were scrutinized during the walk-through. It is just one step of an ongoing, year-round review of security and safety issues at all Sartell school buildings. Safety • page 3 photo by Jack Hellie Sartell High School Senior Ashley Regnier reads to a class of first-graders recently. The reading was part of a project by the National Honor Society students to share time and talents with young students at Oak Ridge Elementary School. Sartell employees experience eerie déja vu in Alabama by Dennis Dalman Registration for summer 2013 baseball closes on March 31. To register 1st- through 9th-grade youth, please go to and click “Youth Baseball.” For registration questions, call Mike Connolly at 320252-5743. For seven Sartell city employees, a recent visit to Alabama was like a tragic déja vu that reminded them of a sad and hectic week in late May of last year. May 28, Labor Day, was the day the Verso paper mill exploded and burned, killing one employee and wounding several others. The seven employees, along with other employees in the greater St. Cloud area, spent several days in disaster- School board to meet March 25 The Sartell-St. Stephen School Board meeting has been rescheduled to 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 25. The meeting had been slated for Monday, March 18, but the threat of blizzard-like weather caused its cancellation. The board meets in the School District Services Building in Sartell. INSERT: The Waters Church training exercises in Anniston, Ala. They, along with other city employees in the area, flew to Atlanta, Ga. in mid-May and then boarded a bus there for a two-hour ride to Anniston’s Center for Domestic Preparedness. Their trip was totally paid for, including meals and lodging, by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which operates the CDP. The seven from Sartell and the others learned in a handson way the key factors in planning, training, respondAlabama • page 5 Baltes, parishioners hail election of new pope Empty Bowls set March 24 The Empty Bowls Soup Feed Benefit and Silent Auction will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 24 at Calvary Community Church, 1200 Roosevelt Road, St Cloud. Empty Bowls is an internationally recognized program designed to draw attention to the problem of hunger in the United States and the world. For more information, visit and click on Criers. Wednesday’s results and reactions, see the March 29 Sartell Newsleader. by Dennis Dalman contributed photo Students at the Center for Domestic Preparedness prepare to enter a school bus during a mock-disaster drill in Anniston, Ala. Nearly 24 people from the greater St. Cloud area, including seven from Sartell, recently participated in a course at the CDP. All of their costs were paid for by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The people in this photo are not the Sartell participants. The election of a new pope has made Father Tim Baltes of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and many others in Sartell very happy. Members of the congregation are also pleased with the selection of Jorge Mario Bergoglio (pronounced BerGOAL-io) as the new pope of the worldwide Roman Catholic Church. The 76-year-old man, who chose the name Pope Francis I, hails from Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he has lived for years in humble simplicity in a modest apartment. He is also the first non-European pope to serve in more than 1,200 years and the first member Pope • page 4

Sartell V18 I12

Related publications