Reaching EVERYbody! Presorted Standard U.S. Postage Paid St. Joseph Newsleader St. Joseph, MN 56374 Permit No. 21 ECRWSS Postal Customer Newsleader Sartell Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 Volume 17, Issue 44 Est. 1995 Town Crier Parking restrictions now in effect Winter-parking restrictions are now in effect and will remain so through March 2013. The winter-parking ordinance mandates parking is not allowed on any city streets betweeen the hours of 1 a.m.-7 p.m. Violators will be ticketed, and their vehicles will be towed, even if there is no snow on the ground. For more information about parking restrictions, call the Sartell Police Department at 320251-8186. To view the entire ordinance, go to the the city’s website at www.sartellmn.com. Compost site to close Nov. 17 The Sartell Compost Site will close for the season at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. Those who want to take any last-minute yard waste to the site should remember they must first obtain a permit to do so. The permits are available at Sartell City Hall. For more information, call 320253-2171. Evening set with David Wellstone “Hope and Remembrance: an Evening with David Wellstone,” sponsored by DFL Senate District 13, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 in the Sauk Rapids Government Center, 250 Summit Ave. N. A presentation by the son of Sen. Paul Wellstone will be based on his new book, “Becoming Wellstone: Healing from Tragedy and Carrying on My Father’s Legacy.” Discussion and attendees’ sharing perspectives and memories will follow. For more information, contact Buzz Snyder, DFL chairman, at 320-253-3516. Ready for winter? It’s time to get prepared Like it or not, winter is coming. Minnesotans have learned to either love or live with the snowy season, and most don’t realize just how dangerous it can be. Each winter, adults and children are injured or killed because they are not aware of essential winter safety measures. Winter Hazard Awareness Week, Nov. 5-9, is about teaching adults how to behave safely and for children to learn to protect themselves. Stearns County Emergency Management reminds everyone winter can be a beautiful but dangerous season. People can take some simple precautions to have a warm, safe and enjoyable season. The Stearns County Emergency Management website offers a few winter safety tips to help get prepared for winter: www.co.stearns. mn.us. Postal Patron Fischer watches team lose from sidelines by Dennis Dalman firstname.lastname@example.org Patrick Fischer had to watch from the sideline, his heart sinking, as his teammates lost to Moorhead last Friday and blew their chances for a chance at the state football championship. On Nov. 2, the Sartell Sabres lost to the Moorhead Spuds, 35-21, in the Section 8-5A game played at Collegeville. The undefeated Spuds will play the Section 7-5A champion, Bemidji, Nov. 10 at Husky Stadium. “It was tough,” Fischer said of the loss. “It wasn’t fun to see that, that’s for sure.” Fischer, a receiver for the Sabres, had to sit out the game because his knee was injured in a previous game with St. Cloud Apollo two weeks ago. He underwent surgery for the knee injury Oct. 31 in the St. Cloud Hospital and is now recuperating at home. Watching his team go down to defeat was painful for Fischer. The first half of the game went Sartell’s way, with Parker Hagen making two touchdowns. By half-time, the Sabres were leading, 21-7. However, in contributed photo Patrick Fischer (number-2 in photo above), a wide receiver for the Sartell Sabres, had to sit out the team’s last game because of a knee injury he suffered a few weeks ago. He was injured during a game against St. Cloud Apollo. Fischer is now recovering from knee surgery. the second half, powerhouse Spuds running back Chase Morlock turned into a juggernaut, scoring a total of five touchdowns by the end of the game. Watching the loss was especially painful for Fischer be- cause the Sabres had experienced a phenomenal season that seemed to promise a good Fischer • page 5 City council and school board results in Voters elect Braig-Lindstrom, Hennes to city council; Durrwachter, Meyer, Nies, Raden make school board by Dennis Dalman email@example.com Political newcomer Amy Braig-Lindstrom and incumbent Steve Hennes were elected to the Sartell City Council in Tuesday’s election. Council incumbent Sandra Cordie and challenger Mike “Spike” Piotrowski failed in their bid for seats on the council. Braig-Lindstrom received 4,076 votes; Hennes garnered 3,750 votes; Cordie had 3,009 votes; and Piotrowski had 1,471 votes. Hennes has served on the Sartell City Council since he was first elected in 2006. Now retired, Hennes served for more than 30 years as director of the Whitney Senior Center in St. Cloud. Braig-Lindstrom, a relative newcomer to Sartell, is the founder of the farmers’ market in the city. She is also a potter. The Sartell-St. Stephen School Board now has four new members: Krista Laurich Durrwachter, Michelle Meyer, Jason Nies and Pam Raden. Laurich Durrwachter, Nies and Raden were elected to four-year terms on the board; Meyer, who has served on the board previously, was elected to a two-year term. The two recent appointees to the school board, Chris Gross and Gary L. Schnellert, were defeated in the Tuesday election. They had been appointed toward the end of this year to fill in for two members who resigned – Julie Zupfer Anderson and Patrick Jacobson-Schulte. Throughout this year, controversy has raged around the school board, with many questioning the board’s decisions and what has been perceived as its members’ lack of communication with one another and the public. The board’s decisions to end spring break, its methods of appointing members and the way it went about renewing the superintendent’s contract caused divisions on the board and among the public. After Tuesday’s election, the only original members left on the board from this year are Mary McCabe and Dan Riordan, the board’s chairman. The following are the vote totals for each of the 10 candidates: Four-year terms: Pam Raden: 3,885; Krsta Laurich Durrwachter: 3,666; Jason Nies: 3,524; Molly Vogt: 2,658; Dan Goetz: 1,958; Keith Yapp: 1,912; Chris Gross: 1,320; and Christopher Condon: 967. Two-year term: Michelle Meyer: 6,079 and Gary L. Schnellert: 1,526. www.thenewsleaders.com photo by TaLeiza Calloway “I Voted” stickers were given to each voter after casting their ballots.