First AED SaveStation installed in Pleasant Acres

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com The first automatic external defibrillator (AED) SaveStation for the Pleasant Acres Initiative was installed on Dec. 23. It is mounted on the garage at the home of Kameron and Barb (Lowell) Peck. Their home is a red house at the intersection of CR 2 and Crestview Drive. This location is visible to people who live in

Styles retiring after practicing dentistry for 47 years

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com In 1976, a young dentist from Chicago, Ill. moved to Central Minnesota to set up a dental practice in St. Joseph and built his practice from the ground up. After serving his patients locally for 43 years, Dr. Joseph R. Styles has decided to retire Jan. 1. Styles, 72, considered retiring six years ago, but wasn’t

Students make crafts to fund Catholic Social Teaching action projects

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by Cori Hilsgen news@the newsleaders.com St. Joseph Catholic School sixth-grade students in Susan Huls’ classroom have been busy crafting and making items for the Friday, Dec. 6, Winterwalk Christmas Arts and Craft Sale, to fund their Catholic Social Teaching action projects this year. The Arts and Craft sale is from 4-8 p.m. and students plan to host their booth during

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