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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 29, 2013 Volume 18, Issue 13 Est. 1995 Town Crier Senior Connection hosts presidential museums talk Steve Hennes will speak on presidential libraries/museums during the Sartell Senior Connection meeting at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 9 in the Sartell Senior Center, 212 3rd Ave. N., Sartell. Recently Hennes and his wife visited the Eisenhower Museum in Abiline, Kan. Come and learn first-hand about history while he shares photos and stories of all his tours to presidential libraries/museums. Refreshments will be served. Bunny winners announced The winners for the Newsleaders’ Bunny Promotion are as follows: Once Upon a Child, Jacob Anderson, Sartell; Wenner Co. Cold Spring, Duane Rieland, Richmond; Verizon, Savanna Hansen, Royalton; Local Blend, Debbie Emery, St. Joseph; Movies Etc., Joe Baggenstoss, St. Joseph; Russell Eyecare and Associates, Mary Moening, St. Joseph; and St. Joseph Meat Market, Mary Moening, St. Joseph. Nazi hunter Rosenbaum to speak April 8 Eli Rosenbaum, the Nazi Hunter and executive officer for the U.S. Department of Justice, will deliver a speech at 7 p.m. Monday, April 8 at the Adath Jeshurun Congregation (Synagogue), 10500 Hillside Lane W., Minnetonka. Larry Tillemans from Sartell will be his guest. Tillemans has received the U.S. Army “Medal for Excellence” for his more than 450 Holocaust presentations of the war crime trials at Nuremberg and Dachau. Tillemans was a Third Army clerk typist for the trials. SSEF grant apps due April 3 Sartell-St. Stephen Education Foundation grant applications are due April 3. Information for the 2013-14 school year is available on their website. SSEF is proud to be able to support leading-edge programs and ideas in the Sartell-St. Stephen School District because of amazing support and donations from community, families and businesses. Last year, SSEF supported more than $25,000 in programs and is aiming to surpass that based on another record-breaking campaign. For more information, visit our website at Postal Patron Sartell man keeps alive legend, lore of trains by Dennis Dalman Ron Euteneuer of Sartell loves to think his late grandfather helped build the old red caboose Ron and other volunteers are lovingly restoring at a site along 3rd Street and 2nd Avenue in Waite Park. It’s very likely grandfather Albert Euteneuer did, in fact, have a hand in building the caboose. He worked at the Waite Park “car shops” from 1917 until 1960, constructing mainly railroad boxcars. Euteneuer was an expert at putting finishing wood touches on the cars, and grandson Ron is almost certain he would have been chosen to do the specialty-built features that characterize cabooses. The caboose in question was built in 1943 in the car shops just 50 yards or so directly north from where it now sits. Although its frame is steel, most of the boxcar is wooden because steel in the mid-1940s was critically needed for the war effort. The wood for the car, Euteneuer noted, came from Douglas fir trees from either Washington or Oregon – from some of the forests then owned by the railroad. For many decades, the old boxcar sat unused in St. Paul until in early 2011 when the Great Northern Railway Historical Society agreed to sell it for $1 to the St. Cloud Area Rail Legacy Museum (Starail), of which Euteneuer is treasurer. It cost $7,000 to move the caTrains • page 6 conbtributed photo Ron Euteneuer (right) stands by the 1943 caboose in St. Paul shortly before it was moved on a flatbed truck to Waite Park, where it is now being refurbished. Sabres reflect on dream come true by Dennis Dalman Several Sabres basketball players say they feel as if they’d suddenly awakened from a dream last week after playing for the 3A state championship March 20 at Williams Arena in Minneapolis. Even though the Sabres lost by Cori Hilsgen contributed photo Sabre Basketball Salute The Waters Church Making it to the state was a deeply held season goal for all Sabres players, and they realized that goal, Angell said. They were also in peak form. “They did exactly what they needed to,” he said. “They deserve credit. DeLaSalle is the best (basketball) team in the state in all categories. They perSabres • page 3 Big Brother recognized for guidance For additional Criers, visit and click on Criers. Inside this edition: 55-70 to the Minneapolis DeLaSalle Islanders, they are proud they played their very best and happy to have been the first Sartell basketball team to compete in a state championship tourney – the first in 43 years. “The state tournament seems like it was a dream now,” said Sabres Head Coach David Angell. Bill Riner of Sartell recently received statewide recognition for his role of mentoring Skyler Figallo in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. The two have spent time together learning new hobbies such as fishing and other activities. Sartell resident Bill Riner was recently recognized for his outstanding role as a mentor in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. BBBS of Central Minnesota recognizes a “Big Brother” and “Big Sister” annually. Riner and Julie Hentges of Richmond were selected to receive the honor and to represent BBBS of Central Minnesota in the statewide competition. Both Riner and Hentges were chosen as the sole winners in their respective categories. Riner has been matched with his little brother, Skyler Figallo of St. Joseph, for five years. A friend of Riner’s referred him to the progam. “Skyler and I are certainly glad they did,” Riner said. Riner said besides the chance to make a difference in a young person’s life, he has had a whole lot of fun. “How many senior citizens get to enjoy navigating through a straw maze, enjoy a haunted house, spend an afternoon at a water park getting splashed and very wet, help an eager young man work on woodworking projects which turn into gifts for his mom, dad and little brothers?” Riner asked. “Help a teenage boy refinish a rocker for an appreciative mom. Enjoy and share with him his pride Big Brother • page 5

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