City to apply for funding to restore monument

TaLeiza CallowayNews, St. Joseph0 Comments

by TaLeiza Calloway news@thenewsleaders.com The uncertainty is over. The monument located near Centennial Park is eligible for funding from the Legacy Amendment to assist with preservation efforts. The St. Joseph City Council voted 5-0 to apply for the funding May 17. The estimated cost of the project is about $25,000. The application is due June 1. City staff had been

Council votes on land split for McDonald’s

TaLeiza CallowayNews, St. Joseph0 Comments

by TaLeiza Calloway news@thenewsleaders.com Residents could see a slight glow from golden arches as early as this summer after a recent vote by the St. Joseph City Council. While plans to bring a McDonald’s restaurant to St. Joseph are in progress, council members voted 5-0 May 17 to allow the splitting up of land so development of the business can

Downtown beautification efforts to begin

TaLeiza CallowayNews, St. Joseph0 Comments

by TaLeiza Calloway news@thenewsleafers.com A volunteer effort to help beautify the city’s downtown recently got a stamp of approval from the St. Joseph City Council. Elected officials unanimously approved the addition of hanging flower baskets at intersections along Minnesota Street and College Avenue, St. Joseph City Administrator Judy Weyrens said. Volunteers will reimburse the city about $5,500 for the project.

St. Joseph Saints fall to Cold Spring Springers

TaLeiza CallowayNews, St. Joseph0 Comments

by TaLeiza Calloway news@thenewsleaders.com The St. Joseph Saints baseball team started off strong May 20 against the Cold Spring Springers but in the end couldn’t keep the momentum to maintain the lead. The Saints lost to the Springers 3-12 at Springer Park in Cold Spring. It was the team’s first loss of the season after winning three of their first

‘Family Man’ Hommerding’s family now supports him

Cori HilsgenNews, St. Joseph0 Comments

by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Glenn Hommerding is a “family man” who has spent many years supporting and standing by his family, but now he is being supported by them. Hommerding was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in autumn 2010. ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a disease of the nerve cells that are in the spinal cord and

Intro to 2012 has been full of loss UB: 5/25

TaLeiza CallowayColumn, St. Joseph0 Comments

Don Cornelius. Whitney Houston. Dick Clark. Donna Summer. All passed away this year. All were stars in their own right. It seems lately, each time one turns on the television or reads the newspaper, he or she learns of another celebrity who has passed away. I don’t know if it’s just me, but it seems like this has become the

Waite Park mail-processing to close next year

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

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The Waite Park mail-processing center will be on the chopping block, after all. It will be consolidated at a Minneapolis location in February 2013. That news was confirmed May 22 by the Newsleader in an interview with Pete Nowacki, U.S. Postal Service spokesman based in Minneapolis. Nowacki said the Waite Park facility will continue as a

No-helmet insurance/deserves consideration

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

When personal choices impinge adversely on the public’s welfare, when does society have the right to pass a law to prevent that? Of course, that’s an age-old question that even the ancient Greeks used to ponder a lot. But it’s a question well worth pondering again when it comes to motorcyclists who choose not to wear helmets. One of our