College of St. Benedict kicks off centennial year

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com The College of St. Benedict is planning a celebration, and St. Joseph will be experiencing many of the benefits. After several years of planning, excitement is in the air because the festivities are about to begin. CSB will kick off its centennial celebration after the last graduation commencement ceremony of the college’s first century on May

Spring at last?

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People enjoyed Sunday’s warm weather by stopping for treats at the Cone Castle grand opening. Jakob Schmitz enjoyed sliding down one of the Party Time Inflatables. “It’s really fun,” Schmitz said.

Hudock will discuss his new book at the Catholic Worker House

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Throughout history, the Catholic Church has taken slow but steady strides toward recognizing human rights, especially in the last century or so, according to local author Barry Hudock. Hudock will talk about his new book at 7:15 p.m. Monday, May 13 at the Central Minnesota Catholic Worker House in St. Joseph. The name of his book

Area quilters create an 18-hole golf-course quilt

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com The St. Joseph Catholic Church quilters recently created a golf quilt for the upcoming church bazaar July 3 and 4. The quilt reflects life on an 18-hole golf course. It shows four different golfers golfing, carts waiting to be driven, a cardinal perched in a tree, sand traps, water ponds and other things. Judy Meemken, one of

Licari chosen as next headmaster for St. John’s Prep

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Fr. Jonathan Licari, OSB, has been chosen as the next headmaster for St. John’s Prep school. The Board of Regents recently announced the selection of Licari whose appointment begins July 1. Licari is currently the sub-prior of St. John’s Abbey. He was ordained a priest in 1976 and professed vows in 1982. He will replace Fr.

Cone Castle will host spring grand opening May 3-5

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Cone Castle in St. Joseph will host a spring grand opening May 3–5. The grand opening will offer 50-percent off menu items and will feature “Back to the 50s” music and entertainment. Rides for children will also be available through “Party Time Inflatables.” Cone Castle opened March 14. “We thought spring was here,” said Aaron Holthaus, one

Koltes family continues century farming tradition

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by Cori Hilsgen – news@thenewsleaders.com Ken and Tess Koltes, along with their two sons, Andy and Mike, are continuing a family farming tradition. The Koltes farm was recently designated a century farm. To be certified as a century farm, Ken Koltes submitted an application to the Minnesota State Fair and Minnesota Farm Bureau. He was able to prove ownership through