Jan. 25 St. Joseph

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If any readers have tips concerning crimes, they should call the St. Joseph Police Department at 363-8250 or Tri-County Crime Stoppers at 255-1301 or access its tip site at www.tricountycrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers offers rewards up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for crimes.   Dec. 16 3:58 p.m. Alarm. College Avenue S. Officer

Obama’s gun-related proposals deserve full, vigorous support

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Three cheers for President Barack Obama and for Vice President Joe Biden. Biden and his task force on gun violence deserve kudos for coming up with a list of comprehensive methods that will decrease violent deaths and horrible injuries due to guns in the hands of deranged people. Obama has earned our thanks for adopting Biden’s suggestions. He also deserves

New laws show commitment to change

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Underage drinking is a serious issue and is one that plagues many communities if left unaddressed. Elected officials in St. Joseph recently adopted three alcohol-related laws to deter underage drinking and assist law enforcement with upholding the rules about this issue. Good for them. Their proactive approach is commendable. The 4-1 vote taken earlier this month put in place a

How many diplomas come courtesy of SparkNotes?

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How many students actually read the novels they are assigned to read? Not as many as should, I would guess. It seems we’re galloping headlong into some kind of Post-Literate Age in which words – pitifully butchered words – are used for texting, mainly. The Age of Post-Literacy will be one in which images (photos, movies, graphics) reign supreme in

A grandparent’s job is never done

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Grandparents are gifts that keep on giving. Literally. They give without requesting anything in return. However, this unconditional love can come with a price. I recently read about how grandparents who are raising their grandchildren face increased health risks. I never thought about this as I watched grandparents in the grocery store with their grandchildren or those who read to

We are the product of our choices

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Can someone please tell me how and why the exploitation of dysfunctional families and groups on TV shows is entertaining? First, to call these shows “reality” is disingenuous. Maybe just watching ignorant people involved in ridiculous situations somehow makes us feel superior? Answer this for me. How could anyone be entertained by a music producer berating and brutalizing a young

St. Joseph students turn into scientists during event at SCSU

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by TaLeiza Calloway – news@thenewsleaders.com From determining how to survive a zombie apocalypse, examining the inside of a pig’s heart and  learning how to make ice cream in a plastic bag, the students who participated in the Science Rocks! educational event learned a lot.  Twenty fifth- and sixth-graders from Kennedy Community School in St. Joseph were among area students who journeyed Jan.

Samuel Engelsgjerd performs in St. Olaf Christmas Festival

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Samuel Engelsgjerd, son of Nancy Engelsgjerd and Mark Engelsgjerd of St. Joseph, recently performed in the annual St. Olaf Christmas Festival in Northfield, Minn. He is a member of the St. Olaf Choir, and a chemistry and mathematics major. The St. Olaf Christmas Festival is one of the oldest musical celebrations of Christmas in the United States. Started in 1912