Eisenschenk receives Unit Member of the Year award

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Elaine Eisenschenk, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 328 in St. Joseph, received the Unit Member of the Year award from the state Department of Minnesota American Legion Auxiliary. Eisenschenk received the award after being nominated for her volunteer service at St. Cloud VA Health Care System and collecting almost $7,000 in donations for

McGee and Glomski welcome St. John’s Prep students and staff in the new school year

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com St. John’s Prep’s 281 students in fifth-grade to 12th-grade were welcomed by new leadership for the 2019-20 school year. Jon McGee was named the new head of school in March. He is the first lay leader of the school following 29 monastic members of St. John’s Abbey, who have led the school since it was founded

In Vietnam, Gary Kraft delivered fuel for the Army

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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

Legislators visit St. Joseph to learn about community center plans

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com St. Joseph leaders and area legislators have tried for years to secure state funding for a community center. That effort may have gotten a boost Sept. 4 when members of the House Capital Investment Committee visited St. Joseph. Legislation introduced by Rep. Lisa Demuth (R-Cold Spring) and Sen. Jeff Howe (R-Rockville) seeks $2.5 million in state

Willhite and Tweh lead Kennedy students, staff for the new school year

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com A familiar face greeted students and staff at Kennedy Community School when Anna Willhite, principal, welcomed everyone for the 2019-20 school year. Willhite was previously an assistant principal at the school for three-and-a-half years, working with Laurie Putnam as principal. Effective in July, Putnam is now the assistant superintendent for secondary education for the St. Cloud

Vogel continues to promote SaveStations, quick response times

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Joel Vogel of St. Joseph spoke at the Aug. 14 St. Joseph Y2K Lions meeting about outdoor automatic external defibrillator SaveStations in the area and the quick response time needed with sudden-cardiac-arrest and heart-attack victims. AEDs are portable machines that are used to deliver electrical shocks through the chest to the heart to people who have

FACT helps feed hungry school students

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com It all started in 2018 when some students in the St. Cloud school district came home to tell their parents they’d seen some kids at school eating left-over food from the garbage. That’s when a few alarmed and concerned parents organized a volunteer program dubbed FACT – Feeding Area Children Together. It is a way to