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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 29, 2013 Volume 24, Issue 13 Est. 1989 Postal Patron Quilters stitch together and give back Town Crier Jean Matzke award goes to MN Street Market The Millstream Arts Festival Board of Directors held its annual meeting on March 13 and voted to award the 2012 Jean Matzke Art Award to the Minnesota Street Market Art Co-op. The Art Co-op Committee will receive a check for $500 to use toward building a hub for local artists to display and sell their work and to hold community art classes and workshops. The award was established in 2009 in memory of Jean Matzke, co-founder of Millstream Arts Festival. Past recipients of the award are Kennedy Elementary to help expand their art program and the Local Blend for their contribution toward bringing local art and live music to downtown St. Joseph. Bunny winners announced The winners for the Newsleaders’ Bunny Promotion are as follows: Once Upon a Child, Mary Jo Long, Dassel; Jacob Anderson, Sartell; Wenner Co. - Cold Spring, Duane Rieland, Richmond; Verizon, Savanna Hansen, Royalton; Local Blend, Debbie Emery, St. Joseph; Casey’s, John Nornberg, St. Joseph; Subway - St. Joseph, Claire Blaskowski, St. Joseph; Avon State Bank, Roger Jeffers, Avon, Sue Mosiman, St. Anna; McDonald’s - St. Joseph, Nick Clark, St. Joseph; Movies Etc., Joe Baggenstoss, St. Joseph; Russell Eyecare and Associates, Mary Moening, St. Joseph; and St. Joseph Meat Market, Mary Moening, St. Joseph. Nazi hunter to speak April 8 Eli Rosenbaum, the Nazi Hunter and executive officer for the U.S. Department of Justice, will deliver a speech at 7 p.m. Monday, April 8 at the Adath Jeshurun Congregation (Synagogue), 10500 Hillside Lane W., Minnetonka. Rosenbaum has invited two soldiers, Larry Tillemans from Sartell and Gerry Boe from Crosslake, as his guests. Tillemans has received the U.S. Army “Medal for Excellence” for his more than 450 Holocaust presentations of the war crime trials at Nuremberg and Dachau. Tillemans was a Third Army clerk typist for the trials. Free tax prep Free tax preparation for Central Minnesotans is being offered from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Catholic Charities, 157 Roosevelt Road, Ste. 100, St. Cloud; from 5-7:30 p.m. Thursdays at St. Cloud Technical and Community College, 1540 Northway Drive, St. Cloud; and from 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m.3 p.m. Saturdays at the Salvation Army, 400 Hwy. 10 S., St. Cloud. The services is provided to individuals making less than $30,000 per year or families making less than $50,000 per year. For more information, visit or call 320-251-1612 or 888-765-5597. For additional criers, visit and click on Criers. photos by TaLeiza Calloway Quilters (from left to right) Eloise Westby, Rene Krueger and Bonnie Kabe work on a quilt March 20 at Resurrection Lutheran Church in St. Joseph. Quilters meet every Wednesday at Resurrection Lutheran Church to make quilts that have been donated to various causes statewide and beyond. by TaLeiza Calloway Sunday is not the only day for fellowship at Resurrection Lutheran Church in St. Joseph. About 12 women and members of the congregation find fellowship and more during their weekly quilting gatherings on Wednesdays. The women have been meeting since 2006 and have made quilts for organizations statewide and beyond. Quilter Ellen Chovan said the group began at the suggestion of a church intern years ago and never looked back. “It’s a reason for us to get together,” Chovan said, “so we can fellowship and do some good in the community.” Quilters • page 8 Visitors get a sweet treat at the sugar shack by Cori Hilsgen On a cool and windy day, March 16, visitors enjoyed maple-syrup sundaes and hot chocolate at the sugar shack during the Maple Syrup Festival at the St. John’s Arboretum. All who tasted the treats were pleasantly surprised by the sweetness of the syrup. Those who made it to the sugar shack were able to view the new $22,000 stainless-steel evaporator, learn about the process of making maple syrup and identify various fur pelts such as skunk, raccoon, mink, rabbit, deer, beaver and others. A Native American demonstration of how things were done many years ago and children’s scavenger hunts for prizes were also offered. John O’Reilly, the educational coordinator for SJU programming, explained how some logs had been taken from the forest. Tom Kroll is the arboretum’s director and land manager, so he determines what wood gets taken out. The cutters are Forest Stewardship Council-certified and do not clear-cut any wood. Being FSC-certified means the Arboretum harvests timber on a rotating cycle in order to promote forest diversity. O’Reilly said the logging is done in the winter so they are not damaging the forest when the ground is soft, but instead are driving and hauling wood on the frozen ground. At five-minute intervals, visitors took tours into the woods to observe the actual sap collection. Nick Kroll led visitors on a tour of the tapping process. Kroll is a graduate of St. John’s University and the son of Tom Kroll. On the walk in the woods, Kroll also talked about how the arboretum manages the forest. Workers cut out the non-maple and unhealthy trees. Kroll explained they have a very healthy, well-managed forest at the arboretum, explaining it is a certified 100-percent sustainable forest, which means throughout the entire arboretum they only cut as much wood as grows every year. Kroll said almost all the trees are maples. Thus, sap-gatherers can be selective and select the better trees. Sugar • page 4 Happy Easter! contributed photo All Saints Academy St. Joseph’s Montessori preschoolers display their Easter Eggs. Each egg contains a symbol of Jesus’ last days on earth. Pictured from left to right are: Grace Nicoll, Carter Kuehl, Maya Anderson

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