Renovation confirms Church of St. Joseph’s foundations run deep

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by Stephanie Dickrell news@thenewsleaders.om Locals have always known the foundations of the Church of St. Joseph run deep. But a recent renovation has confirmed it. Underneath the worship space runs two hand-built, stone-wall foundations the length of the church. The foundations have held up the roof for 150 years, but are getting an update this winter. Construction crews will reinforce the

City officials go door-to-door with survey

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Historical perspective – 25 years ago St. Joseph eyes $600,000 grant for water tower by Stuart Goldschen editor@thenewsleaders.com A St. Joseph campaign to secure federal funds for a new city water storage tower is officially underway this weekend with city officials conspicuously on the front lines. Beginning tomorrow, March 16 (1991), members of the St. Joseph City Council and City

A historical perspective from 25 years ago – April 13, 1990: Centennial plans underway

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by Stuart Goldschen news@thenewsleaders.com There’ll be live band music in the air, dancing in the streets and a gala parade downtown. And a celebratory Mass, a giant picnic in the park, canoe races on the lake, and enough bratwurst and beer to last through Oktoberfest. And whatever else whoever else might want. That’s the plan so far for St. Joseph’s 1990

A historical perspective from 25 years ago – April 13, 1990: Jacob Foundation seeks $900,000

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by Stuart Goldschen news@thenewsleaders.com The search for Jacob Wetterling is very much alive these days, thanks largely to the generous monetary donations of groups and individuals throughout the United States. Funds are dwindling, however, as public attention begins to wane nearly six months after Jacob’s abduction, and a call is out for additional support to sustain the search. The Jacob

A historical perspective from 25 years ago – April 27, 1990: ‘Hope aplenty’ for Jacob’s return

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by Stuart Goldschen news@thenewsleaders.com More than six months after the abduction of his son with no promising leads to the boy’s whereabouts, Jerry Wetterling is still hopeful Jacob will return. He is buoyed by the feeling “hope is aplenty here in central Minnesota.” But the wait is hard, he said, and “six months is too long,” he added. “The days

A historical perspective from 25 years ago – March 30, 1990

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St. Joseph residents will see the light by Jennifer Peterson news@thenewsleaders.com This summer, St. Joseph residents may finally see the light. Planned improvements at the intersection of CR 75 and College Avenue, including a new traffic signal system, new pavement, sidewalks, curb, gutter and water-main, are presently under review by the Minnesota Department of Transportation for a June start date, according

A historical perspective from 25 years ago – March 16, 1990

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Congrats on 100 years St. Joseph – let’s celebrate! by Steve Dehler, Centennial Committee, Chair news@thenewsleaders.com Dear community leaders, Congratulations, St. Joseph! You made it! 100 years old and you still look like a spring chicken! Some people thought it wouldn’t work, but look at us now! Somehow it seems strange to congratulate yourselves for something you really had nothing to

A historical perspective from 25 years ago – March 30, 1990

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Local boy frightened by stranger by Stuart Goldschen news@thenewsleaders.com Neary five months after the abduction of Jacob Wetterling, a St. Joseph housewife said the families in her neighborhood were beginning to relax and feel normal again. Until Friday, March 16, when the woman’s son was approached on the street by a strange man in a green van. Bonnie Weisser, 32612