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Fri
14
Jun

Sauk Centre fights back against cancer

 

Relay For Life June 21-22

 

Hundreds of emotion-filled luminaries will honor cancer survivors and remember those who have died due to cancer at the American Cancer Society’s 16th Annual Relay For Life on June 21-22 at the Sauk Centre Fairgrounds.

 

Fri
14
Jun

Council denies zoning change on Sinclair Lewis Avenue

 

by RANDY OLSON
STAFF WRITER

 

A request to rezone a lot along Sinclair Lewis Avenue to open an antique shop was denied by the Sauk Centre City Council last Wednesday.

Fri
07
Jun

The Fabulous Five

 

by BRYAN ZOLLMAN
STAFF WRITER

 

Of the 84 seniors who graduated in the Class of 2013 last Friday, five stood just a tad taller than the rest. Callie Rodenbiker, Macy Weller, Ashley Kollman, Becca Moe and Keenan Pearson all shared Valedictorian honors, maintaining a 4.0 GPA throughout their high school career.

Fri
07
Jun

School funding outlook remains unclear

 

by RANDY OLSON
STAFF WRITER

Although exact figures won’t be known for a few more weeks, Sauk Centre schools are scheduled to get a bump in state funding that is “promising” for the next two years, according to Superintendent Dan Brooks.

Fri
07
Jun

Holding out hope

Cards have been a source of support for Don Otte throughout his 20 years of dealing with cancer. Above, on April 30, he reads a card he recently received, while sitting in the kitchen in his and wife Edna’s rural Sauk Centre home.

 

by CAROL MOORMAN
STAFF WRITER

 

Rural Sauk Centre–Don Otte felt good enough Tuesday, April 30, to fry fish he caught last summer. His  walker was nearby as was daughter Jane Bontje, if he needed help.

Fri
07
Jun

Anti-bullying legislation stalls in MN Senate

 

by RANDY OLSON
STAFF WRITER

 

One major piece of legislation that did not pass was the Safe and Supportive Minnesota Schools (anti-bullying) bill, which died in the last 24 hours of the session when Senate DFL leadership said they would not take it up prior to adjournment.

Fri
31
May

Flag for a father

 

by BRYAN ZOLLMAN
STAFF WRITER

 

Amongst the 9,387 grave markers at American Cemetery on the bluff overlooking Omaha Beach in Normandy is a white cross bearing the name of PFC John Pavlicek.

Fri
31
May

Retired detective speaks out about human trafficking

 

by RANDY OLSON
STAFF WRITER

 

Jim Rothstein of St. Martin can retell stories so horrifying, they are almost foreign to the average person.

Fri
31
May

PUC hopes to flush out problem

 

by BRYAN ZOLLMAN
STAFF WRITER

 

They do a heckuva job cleaning up grease and grime on counter tops, but specialty cleaning wipes are causing a major problem with the city’s sewer lines.

Fri
31
May

iPad use increases at Sauk Centre schools

 

by RANDY OLSON
STAFF WRITER

What started out as a tool to aid students in special education classrooms has mushroomed into a major component of teaching throughout the Sauk Centre Elementary School.

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