ASA students meet ‘Saints in Service’ workathon goal

Cori HilsgenNews, St. Joseph, St. Joseph Featured News0 Comments

by Cori Hilsgen Although the morning was postponed due to snow, All Saints Academy-St. Joseph students participated in its 34th annual “Saints in Service” Workathon Oct. 28, reaching their goal of $21,000. Volunteers, including students, families and others, cleaned yards, bagged and hauled away leaves and performed other fall chores for seniors, people with disabilities and others in need

Jingle Bell/Toys Tots event set for Nov. 18

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. Joseph0 Comments

by Dennis Dalman The annual Jingle Bell 5k Run/1k Kids Walk for Toys for Tots will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18 right outside of St. Cloud Orthopedics in the Sartell Medical Campus. The event raises money for Toys for Tots and typically provides about one-third of toys for the program, all of which go to children

Janssen completes marathons in 50 states

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by Cori Hilsgen Not every runner can say they have run 69 marathons, but area resident Jeff Janssen certainly can. Janssen, 53, also has bragging rights for having run marathons in all 50 of the United States, a feat he recently completed Oct. 15 in Des Moines, Iowa. He has run in marathons with as few as 44 and

Santa Paws is coming to town

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. Joseph0 Comments

by Dennis Dalman “Santa Paws” is coming to town – that is, to the Tri-County Humane Society in East St. Cloud for three festive days in November. During those days, people and their beloved pets can have their photo portraits taken with Santa to adorn this year’s Christmas cards or to frame and place on walls. Santa Paws, now

ASA students study BizTown

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by Cori Hilsgen All Saints Academy fifth- and sixth-grade students recently learned what it takes to make it in a global world when they attended Junior Achievement BizTown Oct. 10 in Maplewood. Students prepared for the visit for several weeks in their classrooms before attending and applying facts and information they had learned about running their own businesses. Fifth-grade

Utility-communications upgrades approved by council

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by Dave DeMars At its Oct. 2 meeting, the St. Joseph City Council took major steps in approving upgrades that would improve the operational efficiency of the water-utilities communications system in the city. With city utilities such as water plants, lift stations and other related utilities scattered at various sites throughout the city, the monitoring of the performance of

Kennedy book drive for Texas exceeds hopes

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders When Derek Larson heard from his friends in the Houston, Texas area how many children were displaced and how schools were impacted after Hurricane Harvey went through the area, he knew he wanted to do something to help. Larson is a history and environmental-studies professor at the College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University. He thought it

St. Joseph teen scores major role in local dinner theater production

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by Vicki Ikeogu If all the world’s a stage, St. Joseph native Mitchell Brown certainly wants a part. At 17, the St. John’s Preparatory School junior has been bitten hard by the acting bug. “I didn’t get my first major role until last year,” Brown said. “But I’ve been doing theater since I was seven.” During the past 10