Ice is out just in time for fishing opener

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by Darren Diekmann news@thenewsleaders.com Opening fishing for walleye, northern, bass and others opens Saturday, May 12,  with anglers making plans to fish locally or go north to favorite destinations, while others will stay home because of obligations or to avoid the crowds altogether. One of the latest ice-out dates predicted for a number Minnesota lakes this year had many wondering if

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

Dollars for Scholars recipients named

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The St. Joseph Area Dollars for Scholars chapter awarded 18 scholarships to recipients who were recognized at the May 2 award ceremony. Dollars for Scholars is a national nonprofit foundation that includes local chapters that help area students by raising funds for scholarships. Mark Lambert and Boulder Ridge apartments awarded a scholarship to Justin Barg, who is a graduate of Apollo

St. Joe Council earns a clean bill of financial health

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com The St. Joseph City Council learned they have been doing a pretty good job of keeping revenues and expenses in check at their regular May 5 meeting. With one chair on the dais sitting empty because of the recent resignation of Matt Killam, the council heard Janel Bitzan of BerganKDV auditing firm. Bitzan summarized the 134-page

Woodcrest specializes in continuum living

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Eighteen Sartell residents, all of them members of the Sartell Senior Connection, enjoyed a guided tour of Woodcrest, the new Country Manor senior-living campus in St. Joseph. The field trip, on the morning of April 26, was one of the ongoing series of  trips and/or speakers featured in the Sartell Senior Connection’s “Coffee and Conversation” programs,

Ethens named family of the year

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Bernadette and Robert Ethen have been named the Knights of Columbus Father Werner Council Family of the Year for 2018 for exemplifying the value of faithful Christian living, according to a recent announcement from the Knights. Robert has been a member of the Father Werner Council for 31 years. The Ethens have five children and 17 grandchildren. Robert has been

Thell named Knight of the Year

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Mike Thell has been named the 2018 Knight of the Year for St. Joseph Council 7057. According to the recent announcement, Thell is a “steadfast member of the Father Werner Council and daily lives out the Knights of Columbus tenets of Unity, Charity, Fraternity and Patriotism.” Thell has been a member for 15 years. Janelle and Mike have three children

May 11 St. Joseph people

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Ulises Ayala, a St. Joseph student, graduated May 5 from Minnesota State University-Mankato, with a master’s degree in Spanish for the professions. The Central Minnesota Arts Board awarded arts scholarships to 14 students totaling $21,000. The Student Arts Scholarship Program is designed to support individuals entering or enrolled in an accredited institution and who are pursuing undergraduate degrees in the