Drinking liberally will not meet June 21

sproutadminCriers, St. Joseph0 Comments

Drinking Liberally is an informal, non-programmatic gathering of left-leaning, progressives who want to share ideas while also sharing a pitcher or pint. It is not affiliated with any political party. It is not an organization created for the purpose of fundraising. Rather, Drinking Liberally is a fast-growing phenomenon created for the exchange of thoughts and ideas. We meet the third

Meeting parents makes wedding plans official

TaLeiza CallowayColumn, St. Joseph0 Comments

I recently traveled back home to Ohio to introduce my fiance, Richmond, to the rest of my family. We traveled 20 hours each way by bus to Cleveland. We experienced the added bonus of spending the night in Chicago’s bus station because our connecting bus had only one seat left as we were next in line to board. Nothing brings

Artists in Pastel: Light and Color on the Western Prairies opens Sunday

TaLeiza CallowayNews, St. Joseph0 Comments

TaLeiza Calloway news@thenewsleaders.com A new art show will debut this weekend at the Whitby Gallery and Gift Shop in St. Joseph. “Artists in Pastel: Light and Color on the Western Prairies” will open at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 3. Artists to be featured are Della Conroy and Deb Connolly for their unique ways of capturing light, shadow and color on

Little Saints Academy channels Broadway for spring show

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by TaLeiza Calloway news@thenewsleaders.com Preschoolers at Little Saints Academy used the vehicle of song to travel back in time during their recent spring program May 24. The destination: Broadway. More than 20 students performed musical classics that include Mary Poppins’s, “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” “Do-Re-Mi” from “The Sound of Music,”  “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” from “The Wizard of Oz,” “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”

EDA awards grants to two local businesses

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by TaLeiza Calloway news@thenewsleaders.com Two local businesses recently received assistance from the St. Joseph Economic Development Authority to make improvements to their establishments. EDA members awarded several architectural grants to Closet 2 Closet Thrift Store and one to Cone Castle May 23. The St. Joseph Business District Facade Architectural grant program covers design and construction costs associated with improvements to

Jeff Howe files for office

TaLeiza CallowayNews, St. Joseph0 Comments

Rockville City Council member Jeff Howe has made it official. He filed to run for representative of District 13A. He filed his paperwork May 22 to mark the start of his campaign for a seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives. Howe is a  veteran of the Minnesota National Guard with more than 33 years of experience. He has served

Verso blast kills one, leaves Sartell in shock

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Investigators are marshalling forces, trying to determine what caused an explosion that killed one employee and injured five others on Memorial Day at the Verso paper mill in Sartell – a plant where many St. Joseph residents have worked during the past century. Jon Michael Maus, 50, of Albany, died in the explosion. Five other employees