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Reaching Everybody! Presorted Standard U.S. Postage Paid St. Joseph Newsleader St. Joseph, MN 56374 Permit No. 21 ECRWSS Postal Customer Newsleader St. Joseph Postal Patron Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 Volume 24, Issue 7 Est. 1989 Town Crier Snow, snow, more snow! Free CPR training Classes will be offered from 6 to 10 pm Monday, April 1 and Wednesday, April 3 at the St. Joseph Community Fire Hall. Participants need only attend one class, and there are 25 spaces available per class. If interested, individuals should contact the City of St. Joseph at 363-7201 to register for the class. Upon completion of the course, individuals will receive their Heart saver/AED CPR card and certification. The class is free to residents of St. Joseph, St. Joseph Township and St. Wendel Township. photo by Cori Hilsgen St. Joseph received more than 8 inches of snow during last weekend, breaking past records for the month of February. St. Cloud Diocese hosts spiritual retreat A Spiritual Retreat for Catholic women (and men) of the St. Cloud Diocese will be held from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9 in St. Edward’s Church, Henning, Minn. The theme is “Journey of Faith,” with morning speaker Fr. Greg Paffel and afternoon speaker Dcn. Randy Altstadt. Other agenda items include registration, refreshments, Mass, lunch and more. The retreat is sponsored by the St. Cloud Diocesan Council of Catholic Women. Cost is: $15 prior to March 1; $20 after. Send registration check to: Marilyn Stenger, 30415 410th St., Dent, MN 56528. For additional information, call Eva Koep at 218-862-4710. Mayor will host town hall meeting St. Joseph Mayor Rick Schultz will host a town hall meeting Saturday, Feb. 16. The meeting is set for 9-10 a.m. at the Local Blend, 19 W. Minnesota St., St. Joseph. The purpose of the townhall meeting is for residents to ask questions about city projects and discuss community issues. Snowmobile Ride for Cancer The first annual Stearns County Snowmobile Association Cancer Run is being held Saturday, Feb. 16. Members of the St. Joseph Sno-Joes and St. Stephen River Runners, along with many county snowmobile clubs, are sponsoring the event. Proceeds will be donated to the Keller Family Community Foundation, which supports research, education and informational activities to increase public awareness and to prevent and treat chronic health conditions and diseases, such as cancer, diabetes and depression. You can pick up a pledge sheet from any local snowmobile club member. For more information, visit and click on Criers. INSERT: Appliance Smart Local residents present at conference by Cori Hilsgen Several St. Joseph residents recently presented re- ports at the “Living in the Avon Hills” conference held on Saturday, Feb. 2 at St. John’s University. Some of the presenters included gen, Steve san Kroska Kroska. Hansgen Diane HansRuprecht, Suand Dr. David ies You Will Love,” about successful planting methods and how to choose the right lily to have a garden of presented “Lil- Conference • page 4 Council decides hiring process for chief by TaLeiza Calloway City council member Steve Frank agreed with the idea of hiring internally as a way to The pool of candidates seeking to replace St. Joseph Police Chief Pete Jansky will include fa- Jansky miliar faces and a few new ones. The St. Joseph City Council voted 4-1 to post the job both internally and externally Feb. 7. His last day is Aug. 22. Jansky, who announced his retirement Jan. 17, suggested looking internally first to fill his post as an effort to save time and yield candidates who already know the community. He said the City of Sartell went that route by appointing an interim chief, monitoring performance and finalizing the hire. “I think it would save the city time to look at what you have internally,” Jansky said. “You can expect (at least) 30plus applications.” speed up filling the looming vacancy. St. Joseph Mayor Rick Schultz suggested post- ing the job and interviewing internally and then looking Council • page 8 Girl Scout sells big at fishing contest contributed photo Seven-year-old St. Joseph resident Evie Wing, who is a member of Girl Scout Troop 996, sold 50 boxes of Girl Scout cookies Feb. 2 at the St. Joseph Rod and Gun Club’s 20th annual fishing contest. Caramel Delights were the fishermen’s favorites. From left to right: Chas Scepaniak, Evie and Darci Wing.

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