First AED SaveStation installed in Pleasant Acres

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com The first automatic external defibrillator (AED) SaveStation for the Pleasant Acres Initiative was installed on Dec. 23. It is mounted on the garage at the home of Kameron and Barb (Lowell) Peck. Their home is a red house at the intersection of CR 2 and Crestview Drive. This location is visible to people who live in

Forgotten painting inspires children’s book

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Author Tim Drake had been waiting 15 years for his latest book, “The Attic Saint,” to become a reality, but as the delivery deadline arrived and the book still hadn’t, he was growing impatient. “It’s been 15 years of waiting. I still haven’t held the book,” Drake said last week as he showed a visitor his

Refugee/immigrant news: Dream, build, act together

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Tani waa kuu muhiim adiga.  Fadlan aqri. Ogeysiis!  Importante para Usted, por favor léalo. Please read! Announcements brought to you by Cultural Bridges of St. Joseph, a committee of Central Minnesota Community Empowerment Organization. We are dedicated to ease your transition into our community. By Missy Holbrook Cultural Bridges member On Dec. 7, ISAIAH, a multi-racial coalition of faith communities working for racial

Woman’s Army career leads to world travels, large family

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The American Legion is celebrating its 100th birthday in 2019. Profiles of St. Joseph-area veterans will be published in each Newsleader during 2019. The Newsleader is joining with Post 328 to recognize veterans and Legion members who served during World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan and other theaters of conflict and Cold War tensions. by Tom Klecker Judith Ann

Stories profile 26 St. Joseph-area veterans

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by Tom Klecker St. Joseph American Legion This is the last of 26 articles profiling some unassuming, yet remarkable human beings who just happened to be your neighbors, friends and veterans. They collectively represented all those who answered the call to military service. The American Legion Post 328 members wish to acknowledge our appreciation to the St. Jospeh Newsleader for

2019 St. Joseph Year in Review

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Jan. 11 edition A New Orleans style Cajon/Creole restaurant is coming to St. Joseph this spring in the 24 North Lofts building under construction on College Avenue. The restaurant, Krewe, will feature a locally sourced farm-to-table menu and full bar. Krewe is owned by Mateo Mackbee and Erin Lucas who also own The Model Citizen, a farm-to-table teaching restaurant, in