Shobes return from ‘exciting’ Olympic games

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by Dennis Dalman It was a proud family moment when Carl Shobe and his grandfather showed up together at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Carl, 12, is a student at Kennedy Community School in St. Joseph. His grandfather on his mother’s side is Gene Sandvig, 87, of Minneapolis, who was a competitor as a speed skater for

Center aims to end youth homelessness

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by Mike Knaak A community problem that advocates say is largely hidden will soon get a highly visible solution. Pathways 4 Youth, a resource center founded by central Minnesota’s Rotary clubs, plans an open house from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 20. The center, 203 Cooper Ave. N., Suite 206, St. Cloud will open for clients the week of March

Soyka announces candidacy for sheriff job

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(Three men have announced plans to run for Stearns County sheriff. Waite Park Police Chief Dave Bentrud was profiled in the Feb. 16 edition and Stearns County Lt. Robert Dickhaus was profiled in the Feb. 23 edition. Both stories are available at by Dennis Dalman Sgt. Steve Soyka, a Stearns County Sheriff’s Department deputy, has announced his intention

FoodShare month best time to give

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by Dennis Dalman Sartell does not have a city-based food shelf, but people in need, people who are hungry, can get help at either the Salvation Army or Catholic Charities, both St. Cloud-based. Sartell residents, churches and businesses have long contributed to both of those food shelves by donating tons and tons of food items on a regular bases,

March a good time for food-shelf donations

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by Dennis Dalman Although the St. Joseph Community Food Shelf does not benefit from March Food Share Month, this month is still a good time to make food or cash donations. That is because food supplies typically decrease a bit after the Christmas season, and the food shelf could use some extra help in March. Ann Scherer is president

Celebrating the ‘luck of the Irish’

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by Cori Hilsgen On St. Patrick’s Day, celebrated March 17, many people like to claim their Irish heritage so they can participate in the many “wearing of the green” and “luck of the Irish” ceremonies. These festivities include everything from meals of corn beef and cabbage, green beer and more. St. Joseph residents Kristi and Peter Spaniol are part

Jerome Salzer benefit set for March 25 at LaPlayette Bar

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by Cori Hilsgen The Mark Zimmer Foundation is hosting a benefit to help cover medical expenses for St. Joseph Township resident Jerome Salzer, who was diagnosed with terminal liver cancer in December. The benefit will be from 11:30 a.m.- 6 p.m. Sunday, March 25, at LaPlayette Bar, 19 College Ave. N., St Joseph, Minn. 56374. The event is open

Sartell wrestlers compete at the state wrestling tournament

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by Marie Olson contributing writer Three Sartell Sabres’ wrestlers qualified for the State Wrestling Tournament March 1-3 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Junior Jackson Penk (120 pounds) went 2-2 on the weekend, falling one match short of placing in the tournament. He won his first match 10-2, then lost his next match by fall. In his first wrestle-back