SJN House Fire

jon_y51o5q81News, St. Joseph0 Comments

On May 8 at about 12:50 a.m. the Stearn’s County Sheriff’s Department and the St. Joseph Fire Department were dispatched to a house fire about two miles north of St. Joseph in the Pleasant Acres area near Watab Lake. Dean and Joan Holtz were in the house at the time of the fire but they and their dogs escaped without

Camp Invention is coming to St. Joseph

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by Cori Hilsgen Camp Invention, a week-long summer day program for students entering grades one through six, is coming to the College of St. Benedict this summer. A program of the non-profit” Invent Now,” the camp is part of a an elementary-enrichment program that encourages children to discover their own creativity through hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics. At

It’s the gift of time that counts

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I’d like to someday change the common quip, “It’s the thought that counts” to “It’s time that counts.” Mother’s Day is a bittersweet holiday for many, including myself. It was two years ago this weekend I lost my mom. While others are bustling about trying to find the perfect gift for their mothers, I’m just trying to find the strength

Students back MS Walk through volunteering

TaLeiza CallowayNews, St. Joseph0 Comments

by TaLeiza Calloway For sisters Rachel and Raina Ruff and their friend Maggie Hamerlinck, volunteering for the annual Walk for MS (multiple sclerosis) is a routine event. This year’s event May 6 was no different for the Kennedy Community School students. Seventh-graders Rachel Ruff and Hamerlinck and fifth-grader Raina greeted walkers with bottled water, oranges and crackers while thanking

Jacobson-Schulte resigns from school board

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

Patrick Jacobson-Schulte recently announced he will resign from the Sartell-St. Stephen School Board because he and his family will soon move outside of the school district to a home that better meets the needs of his family. According to a news release from the superintendent’s office, Jacobson-Schulte will resign from the school board effective May 30. It is a requirement

SMS teams reap awards at Envirothon

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

by Dennis Dalman Fourteen Sartell Middle School students returned from an “Envirothon” competition bearing an armload of trophies, including a first-place honor. Twenty-six SMS students, grades 7 and 8, participated in the “Region 2 Junior Envirothon,” which was held at the Prairie Woods Environmental Center in Spicer. The competition was sponsored by the Area IV Soil and Water Conservation

Wilfahrt retires from St. Francis

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

by Dennis Dalman After serving 17 years as the principal of St. Francis Xavier School in Sartell, Linda Wilfahrt will retire at the end of this school year. Wilfahrt described her mixed feelings about retiring as a combination of “sad” and “excited.” “On the one hand, I am sad,” she said. “The St. Francis Xavier School community – students,