Reaching Everybody! Presorted Standard U.S. Postage Paid St. Joseph Newsleader St. Joseph, MN 56374 Permit No. 21 ECRWSS Postal Customer Newsleader Sartell Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 Volume 18, Issue 42 Est. 1995 Town Crier NHS students to gather food shelf items Saturday The Sartell National Honor Society students will go trickor-treating for canned food items on Saturday, Oct. 26. The students will begin at 6 p.m. making their way through Sartell neighborhoods to gather food. Candy buy-back set for Nov. 1 The second annual “Halloween Candy Buy-back” will take place from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1 at Pediatric Dentistry, 151 19th St. S. in Sartell. The event includes a candy weigh-in, buy back and lots of door prizes, including an iPad and bike. All candy collected will be sent by Operation Minnesota Nice to military personnel and veterans. The purpose of the buy-back is to help teach children the value of moderation, especially when it comes to sugar-rich treats, said Dr. David Smith, pediatrician and owner of Sartell Pediatrics PLC in Sartell. Last year, about 400 families brought 1,400 pounds of candy to the event. Share the holiday spirit Catholic Charities Share the Spirit program is looking for people to adopt families this Christmas. It may seem early, but the earlier those who wish to adopt a family sign up, the more families can be adopted through the program. Catholic Charities Share the Spirit program matches individuals, families or groups wanting to provide gifts and food to families in need. Each donor is given information and a holiday wish list for a family. The recipient families are referred by local human service agencies, and confidentiality for both donors and recipient families is respected. The gifts are to be dropped off at the St. Cloud Armory in advance. For more information on this and other United Way volunteer opportunities, visit www. thenewsleaders.com and click on Criers. For additional criers, visit www.thenewsleaders.com and click on Criers. Postal Patron Boys, girls soccer teams advance to state by Dennis Dalman email@example.com It was a stunning double triumph when the Sartell boys’ and the girls’ soccer teams won Section 8A games late last week that launched them into Class A state competition. The girls’ team defeated Alexandria, then went on to trounce St. Cloud Cathedral 2-0 at St. Cloud State University’s Husky Stadium. The two goals were scored by Abby Spanier and Sophie VanSurksum. Team captains are VanSurksum, Kelsey Frank and Katie Stuttgen. It’s the first time the girls’ soccer team earned state play since 2007. Also at Husky Stadium last week, the boys’ team beat Bemidji, then defeated St. Cloud Apollo 3-2. Cullen Chisholm scored the winning goal in overtime as well as a previous goal. The other goal was by Kyle Erickson. Team captains Soccer • page 3 Sartell girl raises $1,440 for breast-cancer research by Dennis Dalman firstname.lastname@example.org When 9-year-old Emily Dauw, a spunky go-getter, says she’s going to do something, you better believe she’s as good as her word. Last week, Emily raised $1,440 for breast-cancer research. It was the third highest amount of the 533 walkers in the annual “Making Strides” breast-cancer 3.2mile walk Oct. 19 on the St. Cloud State University campus. Emily, the daughter of Ken Krebsbach and Brandy Smallbroch of Sartell, is a fourthgrader at Oak Ridge Elementary School. She is a very good student whose passion is competitive dancing in Just for Kix of Sartell. Her biological father is Tim Dauw. At “Making Strides,” Emily and her mother walked on the Midsota “Treasure Your Chest” team, organized by Midsota employee and Sartell dance instructor Shelly Teff. Teff is a cochair of “Making Strides.” Last year, Emily walked in the event, too, but she didn’t try to raise funds. She remembered contributed photo Award-winning fundraiser Emily Dauw of Sartell stands by the official vehicle for the “Making Strides” against breast cancer event, a hot-pink Chevrolet Corvette. thinking last year that next time she would raise as much money as possible. The cause of finding a cure for breast cancer is dear to her heart, largely because a grandfather (her mother’s dad) and a grandmother (her dad’s mom) suffered bouts of breast cancer. To raise money, well before the day of the event, Emily went into a flurry of planning. She sent out email pitches via Facebook, she designed flyers and hung some in the teachers’ lounge and elsewhere and she solicited donations whenever and wherever she could. A big incentive was an offer from St. Cloud Auto Sales, where her Research • page 7 Sartell ranks high as livable city for young people by Dennis Dalman email@example.com It wasn’t news to younger people who love living here, but it may be a surprise to people not very familiar with Sartell. The city was recently named by NerdWallet.com third among the best, most livable cities for young people in the state. NerdWallet is a website launched in 2010 that offers recommendations on a variety of financial topics, including personal finance and credit-card comparisons, as well as other quality-oflife issues. Halloween party set for PineCone Marketplace Shoppers will see plenty of little ghouls and goblins Saturday, Oct. 26 at PineCone Markeplace in Sartell. On that day, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., parents are invited to bring children to a free Halloween party throughout the shopping mall. All businesses will hand out treats to children, who are encouraged to dress up in Halloween costumes. PineCone Marketplace is located on Pinecone Road S. NerdWallet examined 39 cities in the state, all of them with populations exceeding 10,000. They were rated according to the following questions: 1. Does the city have good public schools? 2. Can you afford to live there? 3. Is the city growing and prospering? On the website, NerdWallet states: “Sartell is in the St. Cloud area and has grown substantially in the last few decades. From 1980 to 2010, its population nearly tripled. Minnesotans come to the area for its recreational spaces. Sartell is home to dozens of parks and 48 miles of trails.” All financial criteria for the NerdWallet study were based on statistics from the 2011 U.S. Census. School data was derived from standardized test scores www.thenewsleaders.com listed at GreatSchools, a nonprofit schools-rating organization. The top city on the “Best” list is Waconia, followed by North Mankato, Sartell, Woodbury, Stillwater, Prior Lake, Rosemount, St. Michael, Savage and Shakopee. The highest rating (Waconia) was 79.9, with 100 being highest possible. Sartell rated 74. Number 10 on the list, Shakopee, rated 66.2. Sartell rated 9 of a possible 10 for schools. The top six cities on the list all rated 9. According to NerdWallet, Sartell’s median home value is $187,000; its monthly homeowner costs are $1,155; and its median income is $66,650, meaning half of the people make more than that, half below that. Its growth from 1999 to 2011 was 26.9 percent.