Lenora Hilsgen turns 95

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Lenora Dorothy Hilsgen, a resident of Arlington Place Assisted Living, turned 95 in January. Hilsgen was born Jan. 28, 1919. She was the ninth of 11 children born to Michael Zimmer and Mary Himsl Zimmer and is the only child still living. Hilsgen said she never expected to reach this age. “I always thought I would

Hiemenz has served rod, gun club for 40 years

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders St. Joseph resident Ken Hiemenz is a man who has served on several organizations for long periods of time. One of those organizations is the St. Joseph Rod and Gun Club. Hiemenz, 79, has been with the club since 1961 and has spent 40 of those years serving as president and other positions on the board

STEM aims to boost skills for future jobs

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Teachers at All Saints Academy are teaching Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) because those subjects are the keys that will unlock successful futures in an increasingly competitive world. ASA Administrator Karl Terhaar said according to Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce, by 2018 STEM occupations will account for about 8.6 million jobs in

Student spotlight: Zimmer sees opportunities in challenges

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Maison Zimmer challenges himself by participating in sports and school activities. While these activities can sometimes conflict with each other, he rises to the occasion and sees the conflicts as opportunities to live life. “Sometimes I have to choose between two activities and I hate missing out on things,” Zimmer said. When it’s necessary for Zimmer

Local students rock with science at SCSU

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Local fifth- and sixth-grade students were among the more than 720 students from 30 area school districts who attended the eighth annual “Science Rocks” day at St. Cloud State University in the beginning of January. The event offered students a chance to choose from attending several of 29 sessions related to science and nature. Sessions were

First ‘Joe Town Table’ meal a success

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Volunteer Marjorie Henkemeyer said they couldn’t have predicted the first “Joe Town Table” meal would take place on such a bitterly cold and windy day, but she and other organizers were very happy with the turnout on Jan. 25 at the American Legion in St. Joseph. “It’s a wonderful turnout and people are warm and cozy inside,”

Local students rock with science at SCSU

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Local fifth- and sixth-grade students were among the more than 720 students from 30 area school districts who attended the eighth annual “Science Rocks” day at St. Cloud State University in the beginning of January. The event offered students a chance to choose from attending several of 29 sessions related to science and nature. Sessions were

Ice Bowl raises $9,323 for local food shelves

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Ninety-three people participated in the 22nd annual St. Cloud Ice Bowl held Jan. 18 at the Millstream Lions Park in St. Joseph. Donations collected from the Bowl totaled $9,323 for area food shelves. Other people also came to offer their help, donate food and collect money. Thirty-seven people donated 125 pounds of food. After a night