Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter once said, “There are four kinds of people in this world: those who have been caregivers, those who currently are caregivers, those who will be caregivers and those who will need caregivers.” I learned of this quote while covering a local presentation for caregivers in St. Joseph. The event was hosted by the Church of
The tragic, disturbing murder of Cold Spring-Richmond police officer Tom Decker is yet another reminder of how dangerous are the jobs of law-enforcement personnel. In Minnesota, 124 officers have been killed by gunfire since 1881, according to the “Officer Down Memorial” webpage. The cold-blooded killing of Decker was, for those who remember, a traumatic flashback to the murder of officer
Don’t throw those old holiday light sets in the garbage. Recycle them instead. WACOSA, in collaboration with the Recycling Association of Minnesota, is collecting unwanted light strings, electrical, telephone and appliance cords this holiday season. WACOSA workers will remove the bulbs from the holiday light strings and then all bulbs and donated cords will be recycled. Several area businesses have
The quality of city services is what shapes a community. For many residents, that can be a determining factor in whether they stay in a city or move to another one. Improvement of city services is not the sole responsibility of city officials. Residents have to speak up about what works, what doesn’t and make suggestions so change can occur.
Whether this winter is mild or miserable, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management wants to make sure Minnesotans are prepared for both outdoor and indoor hazards. HSEM sponsors an annual photo contestas part of its effort to provide Minnesotans with the information they need to prepare for winter. Amateur photographers, adult and youth,
Applications are now available to fill several open seats on the St. Joseph Planning Commission, Park Board and Economic Development Authority. Residents who are interested in applying can download the application on the city’s website, www.cityofstjoseph.com. The deadline to apply is Dec. 21. There are three open seats on the city’s planning commission. These seats are held by commission chairwoman
The annual tree-lighting and caroling festivites, including a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. tonight, Dec. 7 in Downtown St. Joseph. The evening will include the lighting of a 17-foot Christmas tree on the outdoor plaza of Bello Cucina (the corner of Minnesota Street and College Avenue); caroling by Kennedy Community Middle
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. Nov. 3 5 p.m. Fire alarm. Luetmer Hall, College of