St. Joseph baseball roundup

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com The Joes hammer Avon 9-4 Brandon Bloch went 4-4 at the plate and led the St. Joseph Joes to a 9-4 win over the Avon Lakers. Bloch drove in three runs for the Joes. “He’s been hitting the ball well,” said Joes Manager Pat Schneider. “It shows his leadership. He’s a solid ballplayer.” Tanner Aleshire also

Muskies wallop Lumberjacks 13-4 in first HOF game

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com June 20 was a perfect night for baseball and the Sartell Muskies took advantage of that fact by crushing the Foley Lumberjacks 13-4 in the first Hall of Fame game. Prior to the beginning of the game, the Muskies honored five couples because the spouses of former players had as much to do with the success

Muskie baseball round-up

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com Muskies wallop Albertville 11-0 The June 13 midweek game saw the Sartell Muskies whup the tar out of the ball and the Albertville Villains in Albertville as the Muskies scattered 18 hits and collected 11 runs. The Muskies jumped out to a 1-0 lead but added six runs in the second and four in the third

Council offers Pfannenstein chief’s position

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com The St. Joseph City Council chose Dwight Pfannenstein as the new prospective chief of police at its June 18 meeting after wrestling with the question of whether or not the position should be posted and more applicants solicited. The final result will rest with Pfannenstein and whether he will accept the position with the conditions of

City Council accepts Police Chief Klein’s resignation

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com It took a half hour of discussion in a closed session at the end of the June 4 regular meeting for the St. Joseph City Council to come to the decision to accept the resignation of Police Chief Joel Klein. Mayor Rick Schultz read from a prepared statement and took no questions dealing with the investigation

St. Joseph baseball roundup

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com St. Joseph shut out Becker Bandits 6-0 Jack Atkinson pitched a one-hit smoothie against the Becker Bandits on June 10. Atkinson was masterful on the mound striking out seven and giving two walks while allowing only one hit in eight innings. Hunter Blommer covered the ninth and finished the game. The St. Joseph bats gave ample

St. Joseph police chief resigns

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com After 30 minutes of discussion in a closed session at the end of the June 4 regular meeting, the St. Joseph City Council accepted the resignation of Police Chief Joel Klein. The city administrator received Klein’s letter of resignation on May 31 effective immediately. The final action was the council’s acceptance of the resignation June 4.