New laws take effect, so note the changes

TaLeiza CallowayEditorial, Print St. Joseph0 Comments

City council votes are taken and new rules debut. It happens so often it is easy to lose track of changes in area cities. Several new laws take effect this month in St. Joseph, and it’s important for residents to note what they are and how they will be affected by them. One rule launching this month is the introduction

Voting Rights Act must never be nixed

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Antonin Scalia should do the country a favor and resign from his lifelong job as U.S. Supreme Court justice. Recently, Scalia described the 1965 Voting Rights Act as a “continuation of racial entitlement.” It is possible that the conservative-majority Supreme Court could overturn that historic act, one of the seminal forces for civil rights in this nation. Any court official

March 8 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. Feb. 6 5:31 a.m. CR 75. DWI. Officer stopped intoxicated

March 8 St. Joseph

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Contact: Mike Killeen Communication and Marketing Services 320-363-5078; mkilleen@csbsju.edu Local Students Named to CSB Dean’s List Eight local students have been named to the dean’s list for the 2012 fall semester at the College of St. Benedict. They are: Gabrielle Volkers, daughter of Scott and Lisa Volkers of St. Joseph. Volkers is a junior biology major at CSB. Adelaide Carlson,

Obituary Glenn M. Hommerding, 47, St. Joseph

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Glenn M. Hommerding, 47 St. Joseph May 5, 1965-Feb. 24, 2013 Glenn M. Hommerding, 47, of St. Joseph died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 at home surrounded by his loving family after a two-year battle with ALS “Lou Gehrig’s Disease.” His funeral was held Feb. 28 in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in St. Joseph. The Rev. Jerome Tupa, OSB, officiated. Burial

EDA’s annual report is a telling document

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With countless news reports of a struggling economy and cities refocusing efforts on creating and sustaining economic development, it can be hard to think ahead to easier times. However, small strides can make a big difference. Cynthia Smith-Strack, the St. Joseph Economic Development Authority’s consulting director, presented the EDA’s annual report for 2012 to the city council last month. Economic

Reader-friendly world is fading

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A frustrated woman, who lives in Kensington, has my undying sympathy. In a regional newspaper, there is a paragraph item in a “Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down” column, a compilation by the editor of praises and peeves submitted by readers. The woman’s complaint is titled “Dumb Labeling.” Here it is: “A Kensington woman was frustrated with a change in how her prescription

Community events have a purpose beyond socialization

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When we’re out and about and we see that 100th flyer about that annual fish fry or garage sale or another fundraiser, it’s easy to ignore it. After all, you might have been to the same garage sale for the last five years and you’ve tired out from the unlimited walleye. However, most fundraisers and community events have a greater