Resident wins regional coaching award

TaLeiza CallowayNews, St. Joseph0 Comments

[media-credit name=”contributed photo” align=”alignnone” width=”240″][/media-credit] St. Joseph resident Joe Sussenguth is the recipient of the 2012 North Country Region Meritorious Award. The honor is given to those who have contributed to the sport of volleyball. By TaLeiza Joe Sussenguth’s interest in volleyball started when he was 2-years-old. The St. Joseph resident took a liking to it while watching his

Council approves rezoning for planned church expansion

TaLeiza CallowayNews, St. Joseph0 Comments

The St. Joseph City Council approved a rezoning request and special-use permit for a planned expansion at the Church of St. Joseph. The vote was 4-1, with council member Bob Loso voting against the move due to concerns about parking. Approval of the permit and rezoning is contingent upon a signed development agreement. With the council vote, the church is

EDA gains new member

TaLeiza CallowayCriers, St. Joseph0 Comments

Doug Danielson is the newest member of the St. Joseph Economic Development Authority. The St. Joseph City Council unanimously approved the appointment of Danielson July 5. Danielson, a manager at Sentry Bank in St. Joseph, fills the seat once held by Chad Davey. In a letter to the mayor and members of the EDA, Davey resigned from the EDA last

16-year-old rescued from lake

Christian GilmanSt. Joseph0 Comments

A 16-year-old girld from St. cloud was rescued July 3 from Big Watab Lake, Collegeville Township. She was unconscious after her head hit a pontoon. She was transported to the St. Cloud Hospital where she was able to speak with deputies that evening.

Construction now means smoother travel later

TaLeiza CallowayColumn, St. Joseph0 Comments

Color trends rotate in waves. They are often repetitive. One year it’s all about black-and=white combinations. Another it can be adding shades of pink to add pops of color. Well, if brown is the new black in the fashion world this season, then orange is the color of the summer. Not just any orange, but construction-cone orange. It can be

Hanging flower baskets accent downtown, battle heat

TaLeiza CallowayNews, St. Joseph0 Comments

Residents and visitors to St. Joseph might have noticed something a little different about the city’s downtown lately. Some of the light posts along Minnesota Street and College Avenue have a little bit more color than usual, thanks to the volunteer efforts of St. Joseph resident Margy Hughes, Carol (Muske) Theisen and donations from area businesses. Thirty hanging flower baskets

Schwegels attracted like magnets to public service

Dennis DalmanNews, St. Joseph0 Comments

Richard Schwegel has been asked many times, but he’s still not sure why so many Schwegels take to heart the motto “To Protect and Serve.” Five of Schwegel’s close relatives, including a brother and two sons, are public servants. Schwegel himself served for many years as a part-time Stearns County Sheriff’s deputy. “I don’t know why that many Schwegels are

Heat wave doesn’t stop celebration

Cori HilsgenNews, St. Joseph0 Comments

Ninety-degree temperatures, with a heat index of 108 degrees, did not keep people away from the annual July 4 parish festival. Festival setup of stands began on Saturday, June 30 and continued until Monday, July 2. Many busy hands worked together to get ready for the festival and volunteer workers were served lunch. Festivities began on Tuesday, July 3, when