Pen pals meet in person at Kennedy School

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by Dennis Dalman Elleah Eiynck, a third-grader at Kennedy Community School, grinned bashfully when she finally met in person Samantha Ernst, the woman she’d been corresponding with for nearly a year. Corresponding in this case means the old-fashioned way. Via hand-written letters. The kind you have to seal by licking the envelopes shut, the kind on which you have

Kennedy Coding Club helps students explore computer science

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by Cori Hilsgen Sixteen Kennedy Community School students recently participated in an after-school computer science coding club. The club was named the Coding Club and students learned about coding and much more. This is the first year the club has been available to students. Holly Nelson, librarian/media specialist at the school, and Peter Ohmann, assistant professor of computer science

Cathedral Ultimate hosts tournament at Apollo

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by Cori Hilsgen The Cathedral Ultimate Club recently hosted the Granite City Classic Ultimate, formerly known as Ultimate Frisbee, tournament May 4 and 5 at St. Cloud Apollo High School for area schools. The tournament began May 4 with four rounds of play, with a showcase game at noon featuring the Drag’n Thrust team, a coed adult elite club

Valek’s Air Force service landed him in Alaska

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The American Legion is celebrating its 100th birthday in 2019. In addition to national and statewide activities commemorating this milestone, American Post 328 of St. Joseph is planning a number of festive and patriotic activities for the community.   One of those special events will be profiles of St. Joseph-area veterans published in each Newsleader during 2019. The Newsleader is joining

Deals link bicyclists, businesses on Wobegon Trail

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A new program encourages more bicycling by using incentives with businesses along the Lake Wobegon Trail. The Bicycle Benefits Business program encourages biking to a business through incentives that are awarded to customers who arrive by bike and show their Bike Benefits helmet sticker. Helmet stickers are purchased by the customer for $5 and are good at any participating business.