Initiative started for outdoor SaveStations in Pleasant Acres

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com According to Advocates for Health, sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in our country and claims about 350,000 lives each year. It kills 1,000 people per day or one person every two minutes and about 95 percent of victims die before they reach the hospital or other emergency help. These are some of

St. Joseph Jaycees help fund BizTown trip for students

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Are fifth- and sixth-graders ready to run and operate businesses? St. Joseph Catholic School fifth- and sixth-graders recently had a chance to show how efficient they could be in the business world when they took a trip to Junior Achievement BizTown. The St. Joseph Jaycees helped fund the students’ trip to the 12,000-square-foot city with 18

Joetown Christmas Treasure sale begins Nov. 7

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com If you are starting your holiday shopping, you have a chance to find some treasures at the annual Joetown Christmas Treasure Sale at the Church of St. Joseph Heritage Hall parish center. The sale will be from noon-6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 and  8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. In

Aging Mastery classes taking place at Heritage Hall

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com If you are age 50 and older and interested in participating in a fun educational behavior change incentive program for aging well, you have a chance to attend classes from 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursdays at the Church of St. Joseph Catholic Church Heritage Hall in St. Joseph. Classes began in September, but are ongoing. During the

Oct. 20 White Mass planned for health-care professionals

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com The tradition of honoring health professionals at a White Mass continues again this year when a Catholic Mass honoring medical professionals and workers will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at the Sacred Heart Chapel at St. Benedict’s Monastery in St. Joseph. This is the fifth year the Mass, which is for health-care workers of

Eisenschenk receives Unit Member of the Year award

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Elaine Eisenschenk, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 328 in St. Joseph, received the Unit Member of the Year award from the state Department of Minnesota American Legion Auxiliary. Eisenschenk received the award after being nominated for her volunteer service at St. Cloud VA Health Care System and collecting almost $7,000 in donations for