Resident’s artwork shines at area county fairs

TaLeiza CallowayNews, St. JosephLeave a Comment

[media-credit id=5 align=”alignnone” width=”300″][/media-credit] St. Joseph resident Becky Staneart won the Grand Champion prize for her watercolor painting of daisies at this year’s Benton County Fair. [media-credit id=5 align=”alignnone” width=”225″][/media-credit] St. Joseph resident Becky Staneart’s watercolor painting won the Grand Champion, Best in Show and First Place ribbons at the Benton County Fair this year. It was her first time

With school year approaching, beware of signs of bullying

TaLeiza CallowayEditorial, St. JosephLeave a Comment

A new school year will soon be upon us. The excitement of students advancing to higher grades and anticipation of meeting new teachers is all a part of the back-to-school experience. This is the fun part of heading into a new academic year. However, parents have to worry about more than making sure all supplies on the school’s list are

Council selects construction manager for City Hall project

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by TaLeiza Calloway news@thenewsleaders.com Plans for the construction of a new city center in St. Joseph continues to move forward after a recent vote by the St. Joseph City Council. Council members unanimously voted to contract with St. Cloud architectural firm R.A. Morton for construction-management services for the city hall project. The St. Cloud firm provided similar services for the

Filing period closes Tuesday

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by TaLeiza Calloway news@thenewsleaders.com Tuesday (Aug. 14)  marks the last day for mayor and city council hopefuls to file for local office. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. There are three seats up for election in the city of St. Joseph — the two-year mayoral post and two four-year council positions. The council seats are held by Renee Symanietz

City begins budget talks with focus on infrastructure

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by TaLeiza Calloway news@thenewsleaders.com Initial planning for the 2013 budget year in St. Joseph focused on improving the city’s infrastructure. City council members on Aug. 2 analyzed a proposed priority list of capital improvement projects that have been planned for years but have not moved forward for budgetary reasons. City Engineer Randy Sabart and St. Joseph Public Works Director Terry

Catholic Worker House hosts prayer night

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com The Catholic Worker House recently hosted its first family prayer night, which nearly 20 people attended to recognize and to pray for peace in families. Family Prayer Night is interdenominational and is open to anyone who would like to attend. The night includes a potluck meal from 6-7 p.m. and then includes activity and prayer from