Minnesota Vikings quilt to be auctioned at July 4 festival

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com The Church of St. Joseph Catholic church quilters have been busy stitching for the annual July Fourth parish festival and have much to show for their hard work. For sporting enthusiasts, this year’s display of quilts will include a Minnesota Vikings football team quilt and a Minnesota Twins baseball team quilt. The array of quilts to

American Legion Auxiliary sponsoring poster contest

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thnewsleader.com Children ages 12-18 who want to share their creativity and knowledge have a chance to participate in the second annual Memorial Day poster contest sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 328 of St. Joseph. “People are losing the true meaning of Memorial Day and we need to honor our veterans,” said Ann Reischl, American Legion

Kennedy students share activities with Woodcrest tenants

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com If you think you might be in the wrong location seeing seniors participating in activities at Kennedy Community School and students participating in activities at Woodcrest of Country Manor in St. Joseph, you aren’t. Students at Kennedy  and Woodcrest are implementing a new intergenerational partnership. Laura Freese, Kennedy Community School’s academic coach, said the partnership is

Nobles selected BBBS Family of the Year

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Are you interested in making a “big” difference in helping shape someone’s life? If so, you might be interested in checking out the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota program like Sartell residents Sarah and Andy Noble did. They and their children Alexandra, Katelyn and William, were recently selected as the 2018 Big Brothers Big

Auxiliary donates to Eagles Healing Nest to help veterans

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com With a mission that includes enhancing the lives of veterans, military and their families, members of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 328 of St. Joseph recently donated to the Eagle’s Healing Nest in Sauk Centre. Auxiliary President Rosie Court, and Treasurer Delrose Fischer presented a $500 donation to Eagle’s Healing Nest director and founder Melony Duscheck

ASA fifth-graders dissect cow hearts

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com All Saints Academy-St. Joseph campus fifth-graders recently studied how the heart functions while dissecting cow hearts in their classroom. Fifth-grade teacher Tess Koltes said she has been teaching the respiratory and circulatory system to students for 20 years. The dissection allows students a chance to gain hands-on science experience. She said students have a natural curiosity

St. Joseph’s Gaetz awarded national research fellowship

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Christian Gaetz, son of Rick and Rose Gaetz of St. Joseph, was recently awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Gaetz is currently pursuing a Ph.D in mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass. He graduated from St. John’s Prep in 2012 and the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2016. Gaetz applied

Memorial concert for Brian Gapko April 27

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By Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com A memorial concert celebrating the life of Brian Gapko, who died at the age of 47 in November after a two-year battle with metastatic colon cancer, will be from 8-10 p.m. Friday, April 27 at the Local Blend in St. Joseph. The event will feature three central Minnesota singer-songwriters, Cathy Kongloth, John Larson and MJ Bach.