Can we truly address poverty issues head-on?

Janelle Von PinnonEditorial, Opinion, Print St. Joseph0 Comments

We commend Central Minnesota Catholic Worker members and all others involved for their successful efforts at last Sunday’s Joe Town Table, a community meal that organizers hope to conduct on a monthly basis. Despite bitterly cold temperatures, more than 85 attendees ventured to the American Legion to meet and enjoy one another’s company, along with a hot meal. The free

Christmas elves pay secret visit to Newsleader office

Janelle Von PinnonColumn, Opinion, Print St. Joseph0 Comments

After a long Thanksgiving weekend, I walked into the Newsleader office Monday morning, greeted the staff in my usual way and exclaimed, “Who put up the Christmas tree? What a nice surprise.” Smack in the middle of the front window stood a 5-foot tall imitation Christmas tree with brand new cinnamon-colored balls and baubles hung on its many branches. The

Christmas elves pay secret visit to Newsleader office

Janelle Von PinnonColumn, Opinion, Print Sartell - St. Stephen0 Comments

After a long Thanksgiving weekend, I walked into the Newsleader office Monday morning, greeted the staff in my usual way and exclaimed, “Who put up the Christmas tree? What a nice surprise.” Smack in the middle of the front window stood a 5-foot tall imitation Christmas tree with brand new cinnamon-colored balls and baubles hung on its many branches. The

Women need to learn to fight back against violence

Janelle Von PinnonEditorial, Opinion, Print St. Joseph0 Comments

In a world where one out of three women will fight domestic abuse sometime during their lifetime and 2,000 children go missing each day, we need to teach all females and children to “fight like a girl.” Founded 17 years ago, the Fight Like a Girl program teaches women how to use their strengths and develop both physical and mental

All Saints Academy celebrates grandparents

Janelle Von PinnonNews, St. Joseph0 Comments

contributed photoSpencer Scholtz (left) and Logan Scholtz celebrated with their grandparents, Sandy Scholtz and Harvey and Carol Pfannenstein (left to right) during an afternoon honoring their special guests at All Saints Academy. Grandparents were honored with an afternoon of celebratory activities. The afternoon began with a noon mass, followed by a reception, classroom visits and a short program for the

Let your light shine Oct. 22 for Jacob Wetterling; all missing children

Janelle Von PinnonNews, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. Joseph0 Comments

The Jacob Wetterling Resource Center is asking individuals to commit to leaving a porch light lit on Tuesday, Oct. 22 to create hope and light in the world in honor of Jacob Wetterling, who was abducted on Oct. 22, 1989, in St. Joseph. The case remains open and unsolved.  Jacob’s story has left an indelible mark on the hearts of thousands,

Oct. 18 St. Joseph

Janelle Von PinnonPeople0 Comments

National Karate students competed at the Diamond Nationals Tournament this October. The students took 12 first-place trophies, 17 second-place trophies and 26 third-place trophies. Congratulations to: under black belts: Dolan Binder, Christina Binder, Gabi Lietz, Quinn Skoog, Adam Pocklington, Abby Silman, Chris Silman, Wyatt Kern, Mitch Shimak, Nicole Shimak, Joshua Hoekstra, Broden Lemke, Harry Mitchell, Nolan Houghton, Travis Biery, Allie Chapman, RJ Carstensen-Boe,