Local authors write ‘Dance with the Elephant’ book

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com With a title like “Dance with the Elephant: Life’s Cosmic Equation,” readers might wonder what they are going to be reading when they pick up this book, but they will soon find their interest piqued. Written by Duane Kuss and Don Calhoun, the book is a self-help, self-discovery workshop in a book. It’s designed to connect

All Saints Academy to present ‘Legend of the Christmas King’

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Students have been busy practicing their songs for the story that revolves around Artaban (Artie) as he travels to Bethlehem in search of the newborn King of Kings. Along the way he is joined by an angel, Mortimer, who helps him. During the journey they meet some people who are in need, and Artie misses the

‘Give a Touch of Hope’

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Owners of the Retail Therapy Boutique invite the public to join them in donating to a local non-profit organization called “Give a Touch of Hope.” This organization anonymously donates small gifts of encouragement to those going through a difficult life event. Retail Therapy owner Kayla Welz-Schulzetenberg said this is truly one of the happiest times of

Minnesota Street Market displays AIDS quilt sections

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Compassion, mercy and love is what is sought by those affected by HIV/AIDS. In 1987, in the early years of the disease, there were no medications available. Many people died and there were great fears and stigmas associated with the disease. Even as the number of cases increased, there was limited action by the government. To

EDA to use Lake Wobegon Trailhead building

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com The Economic Development Authority will use the Lake Wobegon Trailhead building as an office one day each week. St. Joseph City Council members voted to upgrade the facility with heating and air conditioning, with total costs not to exceed $20,000. Since it’s a regional facility, sales-tax funds can be used. EDA Director Cynthia Smith-Strack had met

City considers digital signs

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com The St. Joseph City Council has approved a temporary moratorium denying any new construction or modification of any sign which is illuminated, contains digital or electric lighting and/or contains dynamic features within St. Joseph. City council members determined that current law and ordinances have not kept pace with the digital world, electronic media capabilities or what should be

Student spotlight: Mehr wants to play expressive, relatable music

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Logan Mehr is a musician who enjoys blues music. His goal as a musician is to be able to expressively play relatable music. He especially enjoys playing the guitar. Mehr is a senior at Cathedral High School. He is the 17-year-old son of Michelle and David Mehr. He has two sisters: Baylee, 23, and Taylor, 22.

Decker remembered at vigil

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com People gathered at the city-hall parking lot in Cold Spring for a one-year anniversary vigil remembering police officer Tom Decker, 31, who was shot in the line of duty Nov. 29, 2012. The vigil was organized by city staff at the request of Decker’s widow, Alicia. She spoke during the vigil. Decker, a Cold Spring-Richmond police