May 17 St. Joseph people

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Amber Klein, daughter of Denise and Brian Klein of St. Joseph, is studying in London during spring semester 2019 through the Center for Global Education at the College of St. Benedict St. John’s University. Klein is a junior communication major at CSB.

While in London, the students study a wide array of disciplines in liberal arts, including subjects such as British history, business, literature, communication, theater, politics, music and art. Students on this program all participate in an internship to gain international professional experience. 


Home Instead Senior Care has named Barb Hoffman its 2019 North American CareGiver of the Year. The award is the highest accolade for the organization’s more than 65,000 CareGivers throughout North America. Hoffman, of Waite Park, , has been a Home Instead CareGiver for eight years. Waite Park Home Instead Senior Care serves St. Joseph, St. Stephen and Sartell.


Nicole Fish

Nicole Fish, daughter of Mary and Jon Fish of St. Joseph, has been named to Cathedral High School’s Top 10 for the 2019 graduating class.

She plans to attend the University of Minnesota Duluth.


Lauren Kappes

Mykaela Kappes

Taylor Nordine

Three St. Joseph students recently received Catholic United Financial scholarships. The students are Lauren Kappes,  Mykaela Kappes and Taylor Nordine


Amanda Groethe

Stearns Electric Association’s communication advertising marketing team, Amanda Groethe, director of communications and marketing, and Whitney Ditlevson, communications and marketing specialist, recently received national recognition.

They were honored  at the Spotlight on Excellence Awards sponsored by the Council of Rural Electric Communicators and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

The two  received a Gold Award in the Best Total Communication Program category for their work in building awareness for electric vehicles on their Road Trip: Recharged.

The team also received a Gold Award in the Best Use of Digital Storytelling category for their safety campaign “This Is My Why.”


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Cathy Snyder (left) and Lisa Hahn stand with some of the donated purses.

The perspective chapter of the St. Joseph Women of Today collected new and gently used purses on April 17.  Personal care items were purchased and placed in the purses that were delivered to Anna Marie’s Center for Family Peace.  The group’s next event is at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 20 at Woodcrest of Country Manor, 1200 Lanigan Way SW, St. Joseph. The Minnesota Women of Today is a volunteer organization available for women ages 18 and older who wish to make new friends, learn and establish leadership skills, and volunteer in their community. Join them at the next event to learn more about the nonprofit organization and the many opportunities that are provided to meet new people and give back to others in the community. 

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