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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 Friday, March 1, 2013 Volume 24, Issue 9 Est. 1989 Postal Patron Residents reflect on history of school building Town Crier Warming house is closed for season The warming house at Memorial Park in St. Joseph is closed for the season. St. Joseph Public Works Director Terry Thene said residents should also note with the strength of the sun lately, the ice rinks will not hold up much longer in town. For more information about parks and recreation in St. Joseph, visit the city’s website at Register to be bone marrow donor photos by Cori Hilsgen Register to become a bone marrow donor on Tuesday, March 5 As construction continues connecting the All Saints Academy school to the St. Joseph Catholic Church, area residents reflect on from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the As- the many purposes the school has served. pen Room at St. Cloud Hospital, throughout the years. Studer recalled the school met there. 1406 6th Ave. N., (park in the by Cori Hilsgen St. Joseph Area Historical served as a gathering space for “There was a skating rink North parking lot/ramp and enter Society members Ellie Studer many reasons. Some of them between the church and the at North lobby) or from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Cloud Technical and As new construction con- and Andy Loso recalled several included Saturday pingpong school,” Studer said. Community College, 1540 North- necting the All Saints Academy shared memories. When Studer was in high games in the basement and basway Drive. All you need to provide school building (formerly the Studer has lived in St. Joseph ketball games upstairs. She said school, she was a pin setter for is a cheek swab sample. You will St. Joseph Laboratory School) all of her life and graduated many Halloween parties and the four-lane bowling alley that be contacted if you are a possible match for a patient. There is no cost to the St. Joseph Catholic with the eighth-grade class in wedding and funeral dinners was located where the current were served there. The Chris- school library/computer lab is. to participate. Candidates should Church is taking place, St. Jo- 1947. “The building served so tian Mothers and Young Ladies Studer said she thought she be between the ages of 18 and seph residents are taking time 44. Every four minutes someone to reflect on the many purposes many purposes,” Studer said. Civility group, which Studer was paid 10 cents per game to in the United States is diagnosed the school building has served “The basement was a plus.” said was like youth group, also School • page 4 with a blood cancer. Many will need a bone marrow transplant to survive. About 70 percent of people in need of a transplant do not have a matching donor in their family. by TaLeiza Calloway conditions after a recent city pied rental license for a prop- property owner has lived For more information, call 320-654- council vote. erty owner who has tried to there for at least two years as 6195 or visit www.thenewsleaders. Council members on Feb. sell his or her home without a primary residence. The inicom and click on Criers. Council approves housing law change Property owners who are having a hard time selling Hy-Vee dog food issued a volun- their homes can now tempotary recall throughout the Midwest rarily rent them under certain Dog food recall Feb. 22. The company is recalling certain bags of Hy-Vee Complete Dog-Complete Nutrition, and HyVee Complete Dog-Bites, Bones and Squares, after random routine testing performed by the Iowa Department of Agriculture found higher-than-normal levels of alflatoxin in some samples of the food. Alflatoxin is a naturally occurring toxic chemical contaminant found commonly in corn and other foods that has been linked to liver damage. For a complete list of recalled product, visit and click on Extra Extra. Seeking donations for Project Homeless Donations are being collected for Project Homeless Connect, an event for people who are homeless or near homeless in St. Cloud. Donations, which will be accepted until March 15, can be personal hygiene products, new socks, new clothes, cash to support the event and gift cards. Contact Cheri Klassen, Tri-CAP, at 320-251-1612. For more information on this and other United Way volunteer opportunities, visit www.thenewsleaders. com and click on Criers. 21 voted 5-0 to amend the city’s R-1 Single-Family Residential zoning restrictions to allow a non-owner-occu- success. The amendment requires proof the home has been on the market for at least three months and the tial proposal was for the property owner to live there for at least one year, but city offiCouncil • page 8 Students learn value of service at Kidstop by TaLeiza Calloway Students attending Kennedy Kidstop do more than play bingo and board games. They’re learning the value of community service as they run and play through the cafeteria of Kennedy Community School in St. Joseph. The latest service project underway is the collection of towels to be donated to the Salvation Army’s Emergency Shelter. The after-school program will collect towels and washcloths until the end of the month. Collection of the towels started in January. “I just figured they are here every day,” Erika Jagiella said. “They can make a difference.” Kidstop is a school-aged child care program for K-6 located at 13 schools in the St. Cloud, Sauk Rapids-Rice, Sartell-St. Stephen and Rocori school districts. Jagiella is the program manager for Kennedy Kidstop in St. Joseph. She brought the idea of collecting towels to her students after a fellow church member announced the Salvation Army’s need. While collection has been slow, her goal is not for students to get caught up in the number of towels collected but for them to know they can help those in need in their communities. “My goal is to teach them something every day,” Jagiella said. “Whether it’s one child or one lesson, that’s important to me.” The effort to help the Salvation Army is not the only Students • page 3 photo by TaLeiza Calloway Kennedy Community School Kidstop students (from left to right) Westin Hiltner, 10, Reanna Borger, 9, and Mitchell Hieserich, 11, look over the knots in a fleece blanket they made Feb. 14. The blankets will be donated to the Children’s Hospital in March.

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