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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, May 2, 2014 Volume 19, Issue 18 Est. 1995 Town Crier Sartell Lions offer spring cleanup May 3 The annual Sartell Lions Spring Cleanup will be held from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 3 at the Sartell Middle School parking lot. If you need items picked up, call Lonnie at 320-248-4999 or Jack at 320-250-6697 prior to Saturday. For more information visit sartell. Final winter market to be held May 3 City of Sartell Planning and Community Development staff will be available to engage in conversation about a variety of topics, including the proposed half-cent sales-tax extension and the recently awarded Safe Route to School grant during the final winter market Saturday, May 3. A bike rodeo, hosted by the Sartell Police and sponsored by BLEND, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon in the City Hall parking lot. Winter market hours are 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Market Monday will open for the season from 3-6:30 p.m. Monday, May 12. For more information, visit www.thenewsleaders. com and click on Criers. Centennial committee to meet May 4 for St. Stephen A St. Stephen centennial planning meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, May 4 at St. Stephen City Hall. Bike Rodeo set for May 3 The annual children’s Bike Rodeo will take place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 3 in the parking lot right outside of Sartell City Hall. Children should bring along their bicycles, their helmets and any other safety gear. The Sartell Police Department bike-safety experts will be there to guide the children through a safety obstacle course and to demonstrate all kinds of safety tips. There will also be drawings and prizes. At the same time, the Farmers’ Market will be underway inside city hall. MS Walk 2014 seeks volunteers Volunteers are needed to assist at the annual MS Walk to be held on Sunday, May 4 at Apollo High School. Volunteers are needed for volunteer sign-in, walker registration, assist in running games for participants, and clean-up between the hours of 6:30 a.m.-noon. Contact Brenda Eggerth at Opportunity Matters at 320-240-1900 x 205. For additional criers, visit and click on Criers. Postal Patron Some paper mill’s metal to become bicycle racks by Dennis Dalman Heidi Jeub is a firm believer that public art can bring a sense of “livability” to a place and can even help ground people in their cultural and historical framework of that place. That is why Jeub is happy she was chosen, along with teacher Joe Schulte, to use scrap metals from the now-defunct Verso paper mill to create bicycle racks for the City of Sartell. Jeub, who lives in St. Cloud, is a 1995 graduate of Sartell High School. Schulte, who teaches technology education at Sartell High School, is a 1997 graduate of the high school. Jeub and Schulte will start on the bike-rack project this summer. Schulte has already taken a tour of the paper plant and marked aluminum and steel that could be used for the sculptured bicycle racks. Schulte and Jeub plan to brainstorm for ideas with three other artists to come up with appealing designs. The City of Sartell has given $1,800 for the bicycle-rack project, a grant awarded to the city from the Central Minnesota Arts Board, which has distributed state funds for many local projects throughout the state. On Memorial Day in 2012, an explosion and fire at the Verso paper plant resulted in the death of one worker. Ultimately, months later, it led to the stunning decision to close the plant for good, leaving 200-plus workers without jobs and ending a very important era in Sartell – a more than 100-year period of papermaking at that site on the Mississippi River. Founded in 1905, it was an industry that provided generations of people in the area good-paying jobs. Now the paper mill is undergoing demolition, its machines sold and its scrap aluminum, iron, steel and other materials being salvaged and sold for recycling by a company that bought the mill for that purpose. Jeub is no stranger to Sartell High School, having gone to school there and later serving as an artistin-residence helping students with a photo/mixed-media project and a fabrication metal-installation. It was all part of the “Art in Motion” program. Schulte was also an assistant on the metal project. “We (Schulte and I) knew the Bike racks • page 3 photo courtesy of Picaboos Photography Heidi Jeub, artist and teacher, will soon help create a series of bicycle racks made from scrap metals salvaged from the historic paper mill in Sartell. Jeub is a 1995 graduate of Sartell High School. Her colleague on the project is Sartell technology instructor Joe Schulte. Take a tour of billion-year-old rocks by Dennis Dalman Granite quarry rocks have a big story to tell – a billionyear-old story. They also have a shorter story to tell, one that started a mere 130 years ago. People in the greater St. Cloud area are invited to “Geology in the Park,” a free guided tour of what the quarry rocks have to tell us. It will take place Saturday, May 10 at Stearns County Quar- Folta ry Park and Nature Preserve. The four-hour adventure tour will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. One-hour tours will take place at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. The conductor of the educational tour will be Bradford J. Folta Jr., a geologist who graduated from the University of Minnesota, Duluth. Throughout this summer, Folta will donate his time as an intern for the Stearns County Parks Department. Folta loves to share his knowledge of geology – the history of rocks – with anyone who will listen. “The reason I’m doing the tours for Stearns County Parks is because it’s fun,” Folta told the Newsleader. “I love getting people excited about rocks, Rocks • page 4 ‘Make a Wish’ Kaylee goes for Bahamas cruise by Dennis Dalman Eight-year-old Kaylee Condon of Sartell always wanted to take a cruise on beautiful tropical waters, and this week her wish is coming true. Condon and her family left May 2 for a Disney cruise in the waters in the Bahamas east of Florida. On the trip are contributed photo Kaylee Condon (middle), who suffers from an immune-deficiency disease, just left with her family for a Disney cruise in the Bahamas. The trip was made possible by the Make a Wish Foundation, two of whose members are Judy Loudon (left) and Mary Steffes. Condon, Steffes and Loudon are all Sartell residents. her parents, Nick and Sarah, and her two sisters, her twin Annabelle and Kianna, 9. The trip was made possible through the Make a Wish Foundation, a program that allows people suffering serious illnesses to enjoy a trip or some other activity they’ve always wanted to do but could not afford. Annabelle Condon, for example, previously got her “wish” when she had a chance to swim with dolphins. Condon, like her sisters and mother, suffers from an immune-deficiency disease. “We were told she would never walk,” said her mother. “But she’s in karate now. She’s not a quitter. She’s a Kaylee • page 3

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