Meemken still going strong at 90

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com If 70 can be considered to be the new 65, then Judy Meemken, 90, could be an example of the new 85. Meemken, who turned 90 Sept. 6, continues to stay very active with various projects she is involved with. She is a Sacristan and sings in the choir at the St. Joseph Catholic Church. Meemken

St. Joseph fire bell restored with help from volunteers, donations

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com If you are driving past the St. Joseph Community Fire Hall and happen to notice that the fire bell looks a little shinier, you would be correct. With help from some generous people, the bell got a facelift this year. St. Joseph Historical Society president Andy Loso said the bell was in great condition, but the

Bishop from India visits St. Joseph Catholic School

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Bishop Sebastian Thekethecherial from Kerala, India, visited students at St. Joseph Catholic School on Sept. 27. For the past few years, fifth- and sixth-graders at the school have sponsored a family from India through the WE SHARE program run by Dave and Kathy Rennie from Bloomington. Kathy Rennie is originally from St. Joseph. This year, the

Workers uncover mural during church renovation

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com It’s always fun to uncover buried treasures, but for Andy Loso, president of the St. Joseph Historical Society, a recent discovery of a buried church mural was especially interesting. While renovating the vesting Sacristy, workers uncovered a painting that was part of the mural at the St. Joseph Catholic Church. Loso, who is the church’s facilities

Stock playing his baseball dreams

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Young boys who play T-ball and baseball often dream about how far they will go in the sport of baseball. In St. Joseph, many of them dream about when they might play for the St. Joseph Joes, St. Cloud Rox or the Minnesota Twins. Joey Stock grew up to be a young man that is getting

Klobuchar, DFL candidates, visit St. Joseph

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Sen. Amy Klobuchar visited campaign headquarters (the former Newsleaders office building) of Minnesota Senate candidate Joe Perske in St. Joseph the morning of Sept. 15 to help rally democratic volunteers. They were joined by Minnesota House of Representatives District 13B candidate Heidi Everett and 13A candidate Jim Read, former House Representative Bill Luther, senators Kari Dziedzic,

All Saints Academy students start school with a new name

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com With the start of the new school year Aug. 27, All Saints Academy School students in St. Joseph are wearing some new shirts with a new logo and name on them. “Staff and parents have commented they like the new logo and the name better represents the school since it’s located in St. Joseph next to

3rd annual ‘Rock 4 Alzheimer’s’ event set for Sept. 22

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com With an increasing number of people being diagnosed with the illness, local performers once again will offer music enthusiasts some entertainment while helping raise awareness of and funding research for Alzheimer’s disease. These performers will gather for the third annual “Rock 4 Alzheimer’s” event from 1-8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 22, in the parking lot behind the