A historical perspective from 25 years ago – Dec. 8, 1989

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Dec. 8, 1989 St. Joseph still ‘wonderful community’ for Wetterlings by Stuart Goldschen news@thenewsleaders.com Jerry and Patty Wetterling and their infant daughter, Amy, came to St. Joseph 13 years ago to settle down in a peaceful rural environment they believed ideal to raising a family. Jerry opened a chiropractic clinic that has become a successful professional presence in the community; Patty

A historical perspective from 25 years ago – Nov. 24, 1989

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Nov. 24, 1989 Letters, friends, hope fill Wetterling home (It has been one month since Jacob Wetterling was abducted from a rural St. Joseph neighborhood, and there are still no solid clues to his whereabouts. The search continues, however, and few people are giving up hope. The Wetterling family is especially hopeful and is working full-time at their Kiwi Court home

A historical prospective from 25 years ago – Nov. 10, 1989

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Nov. 10, 1989 Community keeps Jacob’s Hope alive by Jennifer Peterson news@thenewsleaders.com During the anguished weeks after Jacob Wetterling’s abduction, the collective heart of an entire community beat for Jacob and his family. But if the people of St. Joseph and Central Minnesota were immobilized by shock and grief, it was only for a stunned moment. “Jacob’s Hope” became the rally

A historical prospective from 25 years ago – Oct. 27, 1989

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Oct. 27, 1989 St. Joseph steps forward for Jacob Wetterling by Stuart Goldschen news@thenewsleaders.com (This article was written Tuesday, Oct. 24, to meet the Newsleader publication deadline that day. Events since then are not reported here.) One St. Joseph woman came because she knew others would do the same for her. A St. John’s University student came because he had a sister the

A historical prospective from 25 years ago – Sept. 29, 1989

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Sept. 29, 1989 St. Joseph winter recreation hall proposed by Stuart Goldschen news@thenewsleaders.com A proposal to build a $200,000 multiple-use winter recreation hall in St. Joseph is currently under study by a volunteer blue-ribbon committee of local citizens. Preliminary plans for the building outline a 107-foot by 86-foot gymnasium to be built in Memorial Park. It would accommodate one basketball or

A historical prospective from 25 years ago – Sept. 1, 1989

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Sept. 1, 1989 Kennedy Elementary shows off ‘new school’ by Stuart Goldschen news@thenewsleaders.com Parents and children attending Kennedy Elementary School’s annual open house yesterday (Aug. 31, 1989) enjoyed more than cookies and punch, and cordial conversation. They marveled at the sight and smell of a practically new facility. The finishing touches of a major Kennedy renovation, begun last June, were

A historical prospective from 25 years ago – Sept. 15, 1989

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Sept. 15, 1989 Newsleader becomes independent by Editorial Staff news@thenewsleaders.com The St. Joseph Newsleader, previously published by courtesy of First State Bank of St. Joseph, has recently become an independent newspaper. The newspaper will continue to be published every other Friday and distributed free of charge through the U.S. Postal Service to residents of the greater St. Joseph area. Newsleader Editor Janelle Von

A historical prospective from 25 years ago – Aug. 18, 1989

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Aug. 18, 1989 Friends help make BAC refurbishing a reality by Janelle Von Pinnon, publisher news@thenewsleaders.com The Benedicta Arts Center on the College of St. Benedict campus has undergone several repair and rejuvenation projects during the last three years. Through the Friends Campaign, begun in 1969, financial support is provided to maintain the quality of the college’s academic and cultural