My first cultural wedding provides unique experience

TaLeiza CallowayColumn, St. Joseph0 Comments

I recently attended the wedding of my fiancé’s cousin. I was so excited to see what differences there might be between an African and an American wedding. My fiancé, Richmond, is from Liberia, a country in West Africa. His sister often tells me, “Get ready. We have a really big family.” I believed her when she told me that. However,

Volunteers needed for Alzheimer’s walk

Christian GilmanCriers, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. Joseph0 Comments

The Alzheimer’s Association is in need of volunteers to help with its annual St. Cloud Walk to End Alzheimer’s scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29. Volunteers will help with parking, greet participants as they arrive, register attendants, refreshment and merchandise table, as count walk participants and water station attendants. Many volunteers are needed to help make this event a huge success.

Metro Bus schedules public input meetings

Christian GilmanCriers, St. Joseph0 Comments

Subhead Proposes changes to Dial-a-Ride service Metro Bus will share its proposed changes to Dial-a-Ride service during two public input meetings held as follows: from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28 at the St. Cloud Public Library; and from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30 at the Sauk Rapids Middle School (enter door #1). The proposal eliminates Dial-a-Ride service after 9 p.m.

Songwriters share stories in ‘Weekend of Songs’

TaLeiza CallowayNews, St. Joseph0 Comments

  Love lost. Love gained. New acquaintances. Personal triumphs. Those were just some of the topics that inspired some of the music performed during the “Weekend of Songs: Songwriters’ Festival” at the Local Blend Aug. 24-26. It was the second year for the event that celebrates the songwriter and allows him or her to share their journeys through their music.

CSB student will recieve award from Special Olympics Minnesota

TaLeiza CallowayNews, St. Joseph0 Comments

by TaLeiza Calloway Danielle Liebl will be honored next month as the 2012 Special Olympics Minnesota Outstanding Athlete Leadership Programs Athlete. The College of St. Benedict junior will be given the award at the organization’s annual Distinguished Service Awards Banquet Sept. 22. Liebl has been involved with Special Olympics Minnesota for many years. She was working with the organization

Please stick to word limit for letters to editor

Dennis DalmanColumn, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. Joseph0 Comments

Among newspaper people, it has long been recognized letters to editor are the “lifeblood” of the Opinion Page and the “heart” of newspapers. It is so exciting to see so many competing views from letter writers, especially as election season heats up. This column is a brief review of the Newsleaders’ policy on political letters to editor. We hope our

All Saints Academy welcomes students

TaLeiza CallowayNews, St. Joseph0 Comments

by TaLeiza Calloway All Saints Academy kicked of its new school year Tuesday, Aug. 28. The first day of school is about getting used to the idea of being back in school and relearning the rules. Karl Terhaar, principal of All Saints Academy, said he thought the students were happy to be back. Many Catholic schools open early he