St. Joseph woman found dead in vehicle

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A 75-year-old St. Joseph woman was found dead in her vehicle on July 14. An investigation by the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office found that Joyce Marie Barnes had been driving on a dirt road off CR 4 north of 352nd Street in St. Wendel Township, according to the sheriff’s office. The path narrows and then becomes impassable. Barnes turned around,

Church of St. Joseph celebrates with a Rededication Mass

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Parishioners from the Church of St. Joseph Catholic Church had a chance to see a newly restored and renovated church interior at a Rededication Mass on June 29. Church pastor, the Rev. Jerome Tupa commented about the Mass. “The Rededication Mass called together many of our parishioners, Sisters of St. Benedict’s Monastery, Monks of St. John’s

Quilts, wood carvings to be auctioned at Aug. 10 American Legion 100-year anniversary

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Even though this year’s July Fourth festival has already taken place, the Church of St. Joseph quilters continued with their stitching to benefit another area event. The quilting group which includes chairperson Delrose Fischer, Marilyn Brinkman, Cathy Buchheit, Sharon Froehle, Ione Jacobs, Linda Loso, Judy Meemkin, Jeny Meyer, Josie Meyer, Betty Schloemer, Ilene Schmitt, Geri Schwab

Jerry Frieler served in the infantry in Vietnam

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The American Legion is celebrating its 100th birthday in 2019. In addition to national and statewide activities commemorating this milestone, American Post 328 of St. Joseph is planning a number of festive and patriotic activities for the community.   One of those special events will be profiles of St. Joseph-area veterans published in each Newsleader during 2019. The Newsleader is joining

July 12 news for refugees

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Ogeysiis!  Importante para Usted, por favor léalo. Please read! Announcements brought to you by Cultural Bridges of St. Joseph, a committee of Central Minnesota Community Empowerment Organization. We are dedicated to ease your transition into our community. Meet Omar Hassan Members of the Cultural Bridges committee interviewed Omar Hassan, a refugee from Somalia who lives in a Morningside Townhome in St. Joseph

St. Joseph July Fourth parade results

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The St. Joseph Lions Club thanks all participants and sponsors of the 2019 July Fourth parade. Winners selected by independent judges in the following categories were:   Wow Extreme!! 1. Andy’s Towing 2. Roctoberfest   Cool Youth 1. St. Joseph Catholic School 2. Ringsmuth Riders Unicycle Team   Fourth of July Theme 1. American Legion 100 years 2. St. Joe Knights

Photos: Joetown Rocks draws young and old

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Concert attendees play some Bingo at the July 3 Joetown Rocks Concert event. Joetown Rocks concert chair (back right) Rich Schwegel announces the St. Joseph Catholic School singers at the start of the July 3 concert. photo by Cori HilsgenAs the July 3 Joetown Rocks Concert kicks off, a crowd begins to gather around some of the stands in front