Arlington Place residents celebrate with Hawaiian luau

Cori HilsgenNews, St. JosephLeave a Comment

by Cori Hilsgen Twenty residents at Arlington Place Assisted Living Community recently celebrated with a Hawaiian luau. Pat Flicker, housing manager, said the event was originally planned to bring summer fun during the usually cooler month of March. This year the temperatures were in the high 60-degree range. Arlington residents and their families and friends enjoyed Hawaiian-theme decorations and

Annual birdhouse event connects community

TaLeiza CallowayNews, St. JosephLeave a Comment

by TaLeiza Calloway Area wood ducks, wrens and bluebirds will be living in style after the annual Birdhouse Night at the American Legion in St. Joseph earlier this month. The event is sponsored by the St. Joseph Rod and Gun Club and has attracted hundreds of families and community members for the last 19 years. Such was the scene

Warm weather doesn’t stop syrup festivals UB: 3/30

TaLeiza CallowayNews, St. JosephLeave a Comment

by TaLeiza Calloway The making of maple syrup is a tradition in the St. Joseph area. It needs a good freeze-thaw cycle to help lock in the taste that many love to add to their pancakes or French toast. Boiling down the sap of the maple tree makes pure syrup. Lessons like this and more were recently available just

Heed spring burning restrictions

TaLeiza CallowayEditorial, Opinion, St. JosephLeave a Comment

The weather this winter has no doubt been a little warmer than expected. Many might not complain about this. Others still long for the snow that has been absent. The warm weather has not only affected the scheduling of events or natural processes but has forced the implementation of spring burning restrictions. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources started to

House approves O’Driscoll-authored bills

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. JosephLeave a Comment

by Dennis Dalman Two bills, both mainly authored by Rep. Tim O’Driscoll (R-Sartell), passed the Minnesota House of Representatives on the same day last week – March 20. Both bills moved on to the Minnesota Senate for consideration. One of O’Driscoll’s bills, which has won both support and opposition statewide, is the School-Trust Land Bill, HF 2244, that proposes

Award-winning Brenny calls for respect for truckers

Dennis DalmanNews, St. JosephLeave a Comment

by Dennis Dalman Some truckers feel as if they are living their lives under a microscope, wondering from day to day who is going to harass them next. That is the opinion of Joyce Brenny, who spoke on that subject last week during a “Salute to Women in Trucking” truck show in Louisville, Ken. Brenny has been named the

Listening party held at Local Blend

Cori HilsgenNews, St. JosephLeave a Comment

by Cori Hilsgen Local musicians, Adam Hammer and Dave Cofell, recently held a listening party at the Local Blend to celebrate the release of their solo CDs. Listeners were able to hear selections from Hammer’s “Broken Like You” and Cofell’s “No Substitute (For You)” solo CDs. Hammer and Cofell, who were voted Best Original Music in the St. Cloud

Good customer service is scarce

TaLeiza CallowayColumn, Opinion, St. JosephLeave a Comment

According to the American Heritage Dictionary, one definition of the word courtesy is “polite behavior.” Some might think to themselves, I know what courtesy is supposed to look like, but a sad reality is it is becoming harder and harder to spot when it comes to customer service. Whether you’re shopping in the grocery store, your local mall or driving through