Local acts of kindness bring smiles to so many

Dennis DalmanEditorial, Print Editions, Print St. Joseph0 Comments

With all the “breaking news” stories of cruelties in the world, the latest being another hideous massacre in Texas, it’s so good to be reminded of so many acts of kindness and caring right here on the local level. It’s especially reassuring and heartwarming to learn, time and again, how many young people are involved in such good causes that

Local acts of kindness bring smiles to so many

Dennis DalmanEditorial, Print Sartell - St. Stephen0 Comments

With all the “breaking news” stories of cruelties in the world, the latest being another hideous massacre in Texas, it’s so good to be reminded of so many acts of kindness and caring right here on the local level. It’s especially reassuring and heartwarming to learn, time and again, how many young people are involved in such good causes that

Act in solidarity to counter prejudices

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We should all be thankful for the strong civic and moral leadership so apparent in the greater St. Cloud area – leaders who speak up with force and clarity against the dark undercurrents of prejudice and bigotry. We mean leaders like St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis and Catholic Bishop Donald Kettler, to name just two. Recently, Kettler and Kleis didn’t

Where did our civility, courtesy go?

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These days, it seems like there is antagonism everywhere you look. Our politicians, local and above, engage in bitter partisan fights. People insult and degrade those who disagree with them. Old customs are being thrown away and discarded in exchange for ramming things through. Many are afraid to even express their opinions in public lest they be shut down. It’s

Don’t judge a book by its cover – an unusual lesson from an unusual source

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Mady Bertsch, 12, Sartell Last year I started volunteering in the Salvation Army Food Shelf with my mom and little brother. When my mom signed us up, I didn’t want to volunteer. I didn’t want to work with the stereotypical homeless person. When I thought of the homeless, I thought of people on the streets begging for money and spending

Nov. 10 St. Joseph police blotter

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If you have a tip concerning a crime, call the St. Joseph Police Department at 363-8250 or Tri-County Crime Stoppers at 255-1301 or access its tip site at www.tricountycrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers offers rewards up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a crime. Oct. 6 1:17 a.m. Traffic stop/drug paraphernalia. College Avenue N./Minnesota

Jerome A. Lodermeier, 90, St. Joseph

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Jerome A. Lodermeier, 90 St. Joseph June 21, 1927-Nov. 4, 2017 Jerome A. Lodermeier, 90, of St. Joseph, passed away peacefully Nov. 4, 2017 surrounded by family. A lifelong farmer, father of 10 and man of faith, Jerome was devoted to Rosemary, his wife of 67 years. His funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8 in the

Nov. 10 town criers

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A Vietnam vet’s good works Sartell Senior Connection hosts Vietnam veteran Clyde Lewandowski as he recounts his trips to Vietnam to help an orphanage in Kontum, Vietnam at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14 in the Sartell Community Center, 850,19th St S. Originally from Foley, Lewandowski finished high school in 1965 then attended Staples Vocational School. After graduating, he was drafted and