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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, May 16, 2014 Volume 25, Issue 20 Est. 1989 Town Crier Saints Baseball Camp June 9-11 at Schneider Field The 25th annual Saints Baseball Camp will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Monday-Wednesday, June 9-11 in Schneider Field, Memorial Park, St. Joseph. The camp is being offered to area youths between the ages of 6-14. Campers learn the basics of both baseball and softball in this camp instructed by St. Joseph Amateur Baseball team players. Registration forms may be picked up at City Hall. For more information call 320-309-2791 or email pats@ Apple Duathlon set May 24 The 32nd annual Apple Duathlon will take place Friday and Saturday, May 23 and 24 starting at the Sartell Middle School, 627 3rd Ave N. The Apple Kid’s Duathlon begins at 6 p.m. Friday. The Apple Duathlon begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday; it’s a 5k-run, 33k-bike, 5k-run event. All ages and abilities are welcome. For more information, visit CentraCare offers ‘Hit me with your best shot’ May 22 Practice simple, self-defense martial arts moves with your daughter and American Martial Arts instructor Claude Hancock at “Hit me with your best shot,” a free program from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 22 at CentraCare Health Plaza. Elizabeth Riesgraf, MD, CentraCare Clinic, will share how recommended immunizations function and how they protect you and your daughter at every age. Light snacks and a door prize included. Advanced registration is required. For more information, visit and click on Criers. Who Lived in My House? at Stearns History Museum Who Lived In My House?, a workshop designed for people interested in researching the history of their St. Cloud home, will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 21 at the Stearns History Museum, 235 33rd Ave. S., St. Cloud. In this class, archivist Sarah Warmka will explain the steps people should take when tracing a home’s past, and the many resources available in the Museum’s Research Center that help facilitate home history research. To register or for more information, visit and click on Criers. For additional criers, visit and click on Criers. Postal Patron Nagel to remain principal at Kennedy by Cori Hilsgen Dr. Judy Nagel will remain principal at Kennedy Community School for the 201415 school year. She was hired as an Nagel interim principal for the 2013-14 school year to replace Diane Moeller, who took a job as the district’s assistant superintendent. “I am excited and honored to continue on at Kennedy working with the wonderful students, families and staff members and as part of the District 742 administrative team,” Nagel said. “It’s been a great first year, and I’m appreciative of the support and encouragement I have received from the community.” Nagel had said she originally applied for the 2013-14 Kennedy position because of its excellent reputation and supportive people. She doesn’t anticipate many changes for the new year and said staff will continue working together on ideas and plans that have been generated through the leadership team. Nagel said she and other staff are excited to have an assistant principal as part of their staff next year. She said they are currently interviewing for this position. Nagel earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota-Duluth, majoring in psychology and minoring in health education. She earned a master’s degree in special education (emotional/behavioral disorders) from Mankato State University and a doctorate in education leadership, policy and administration from the University of St. Thomas. Nagel has taught many grade levels and worked as a parapro- fessional with early childhood and elementary students while completing her coursework for her teaching credentials. Her teaching and administrative experiences include positions in Winsted-Crow River schools, Prior Lake-Savage schools, Minnetonka High School, Chaska Middle School East and Waconia High School. Newsleader receives visit from sidewalk-chalk elf photo by Tara Wiese The Newsleader staff and guests were treated to a cheery good-morning chalk greeting along their front sidewalk May 8 from some anonymous artist(s). The good tidings were acknowledged Thursday and then melted away with the weekend rain. Little Saints celebrates ‘Week of Young Child’ by Cori Hilsgen teach their children.” Thirty children from Little Saints Academy participated in Little Saints Academy rea field trip to “Rock House Stucently celebrated the “Week of dios” in St. Joseph where they the Young Child” by recording recorded their school song and their school song, helping with were able to bring a compact disc of that song home. “I liked hearing us sing on the big speakers and playing the big guitar,” Norah Hern, 5, said. They also collected a truckload of food for the St. Joseph Food Shelf, met Minnie the lamb from a farm in Freeport, learned about bike safety, had an ice cream social and more. “I liked bringing my food to share with the people who don’t have enough food in their cupboards and loading the truck with the police officers,” Reece Kalla, 4, said. Little Saints Academy is a child-care center based on the belief children benefit in contributed photos learning by providing music Above left: Tommy Vee from Rock House Studios visits with preschoolers Reece Kalla, 4, and and movement. Bonfig said 121 Norah Hern, 5, during the “Week of the Young Child” at Little Saints Academy. Above center: children, ages 6 weeks to 12 Brook Mueller, 5, holds Minnie the lamb. Above right: Officer Matt Johnson, St. Joseph Police years, are currently enrolled at Department, helps preschooler Reece Kalla carry boxes of food for the food drive. the academy. the food shelf and even meeting Minnie the lamb. Academy owner Amy Bonfig said the week is a time to recognize the importance of learning. “It’s a time when we em- phasize the importance of children’s learning and our amazing teachers who give the very best to the children every day,” Bonfig said. “We also take time to appreciate the parents who trust us to love, care for and

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