Zimmer builds memorial pergola at Kennedy for his Eagle Scout project

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Tenth-grader Brandon Zimmer is an ambitious Boy Scout who recently completed building an outdoor pergola to earn his Eagle Scout award. By completing the Eagle Scout Service project, Zimmer was able to show his leadership skills while building a project for the benefit of others in the St. Joseph area. His project included building and installing

Children travel ‘To Mars and Beyond’ at Vacation Bible School

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Fifty years after American astronauts landed on the moon on July 20, 1969, Vacation Bible School participants and volunteers were busy traveling “To Mars and Beyond” Aug. 4-8 at Resurrection Lutheran Church. While Americans remembered the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, 80 Vacation Bible School participants were busy learning about scripture stories that included

Bikes, bikes and more bikes visit St. Joseph

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Local residents might have wondered if bicycles were going to be the new form of transportation when about 300 cyclists rode into St. Joseph on Aug. 14 for the Bicycling Around Minnesota Tour. “We had a wonderful time in St Joseph,” said Lisa Austin, a member of the Bicycling Around Minnesota board of directors and volunteer

51 quilts to be auctioned at St. Stephen festival

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com If you missed out on getting the highest bid at a recent quilt auction, you still have a chance to pick and choose from a large selection of quilts at the St. Stephen Catholic Church’s annual parish festival which will be 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 2 (Labor Day). At the festival, attendees will have

Church of St. Joseph celebrates with a Rededication Mass

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Parishioners from the Church of St. Joseph Catholic Church had a chance to see a newly restored and renovated church interior at a Rededication Mass on June 29. Church pastor, the Rev. Jerome Tupa commented about the Mass. “The Rededication Mass called together many of our parishioners, Sisters of St. Benedict’s Monastery, Monks of St. John’s

Quilts, wood carvings to be auctioned at Aug. 10 American Legion 100-year anniversary

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Even though this year’s July Fourth festival has already taken place, the Church of St. Joseph quilters continued with their stitching to benefit another area event. The quilting group which includes chairperson Delrose Fischer, Marilyn Brinkman, Cathy Buchheit, Sharon Froehle, Ione Jacobs, Linda Loso, Judy Meemkin, Jeny Meyer, Josie Meyer, Betty Schloemer, Ilene Schmitt, Geri Schwab