(The Year in Review: Parts 1 and 2 covering January-August were featured in the Jan. 5 and 12 editions of the Newsleader and may be read in their entirety by visiting thenewsleaders.com.) September Kennedy Community School fifth-grade student Carlee Reber has a need for speed. At just 10-years-old, Reber has taken to the sport of drag racing. She participates at
by Dennis Dalman email@example.com The name of another priest has been added to a list of about 40 area Catholic clergy “likely to have abused minors,” according to a recent announcement from Bishop Donald Kettler, head of the Catholic Diocese of St. Cloud. The priest is Fr. Antonio Marfori, who was ordained in 1978 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in St.
by Dave DeMars firstname.lastname@example.org With the temperature inside its chambers hovering at a chilly 60 degrees, the St. Joseph City Council opened its first meeting for 2018 on Jan. 16 and after holding a brief public hearing proceeded to authorize becoming involved in a Community Block Grant Program through the Department of Employment and Economic Development, the purpose of which
by Cori Hilsgen email@example.com The start of a new year is often a time when people try to set and achieve new goals such as spending down or getting out of debt. A Financial Peace University class will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23 at St. Francis Xavier Church in Sartell and will continue for nine weeks. Instructors Alison
by Cori Hilsgen firstname.lastname@example.org St. John’s Prep ninth-grade student Jack Skahen not only loves to sing, but he is also very good at it. He was recently selected by the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota Honor Choir to participate in the State 9-10 Boys’ Honor Choir. This is the third year he has been chosen for the honor that
by Dennis Dalman email@example.com Wide receiver Will Gillach of St. John’s University was one of 22 athletes honored at half-time during the Jan. 1 Sugar Bowl game in New Orleans. Gillach was named to the American College Coaches Association’s Good Works Team, a prestigious annual roster to pay tribute to players who volunteer and work selflessly to help others. A
by Dennis Dalman firstname.lastname@example.org A new nutrition ratings program dubbed “Dietitian’s Choice” has begun at Coborn’s stores in the area, including the one in St. Joseph. Cash Wise stores and Marketplace Foods stores will also feature the new system. Dietitian’s Choice will replace NuVal, a previous nutrition-ratings system that informed shoppers of the nutritional value of food items on a
by Dennis Dalman email@example.com A former mayor of St. Joseph, Richard Carlbom, is now managing the “Coleman for Governor” campaign for DFL contender Chris Coleman. Carlbom said the campaign so far has raised more than $800,000 from residents throughout the state. Coleman, 56, is an attorney and politician and was elected mayor of St. Paul in 2006, a term that