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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 24, 2013 Volume 24, Issue 21 Est. 1989 Postal Patron Church members tour new parish center Town Crier Support the downtown hanging flower baskets Purchase/donate for the project. Contact Carol at 320-249-7676 or Margy at 320-249-6779. Also support the Y2K Lions Brat Sale on May 2425 at the St. Joseph Meat Market; profits to benefit the hanging-flower-baskets project. American Legion sets Memorial Day service photos by Cori Hilsgen Memorial Day services will be held Monday, May 27 starting with Mass at 9 a.m. at the Church of St. Joseph. The American Legion Post 328 of St. Joseph will hold a cere- by Cori Hilsgen mony at the old cemetery starting at 9:35 a.m. Bachmann to host cybersecurity seminar Congresswoman Michele Bachmann will host a cybersecurity seminar, “Safeguarding U.S. Technology and Information in an Era of Globalization,” from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, May 28 at the Stearns History Museum, 235 S. 33rd Ave., St. Cloud. The seminar will feature agents from the FBI Minneapolis Field Office and is for business owners, government officials and others who are looking to learn more about the threat of cybercrime and present practical tools and ways to best protect themselves and their businesses online. For information, visit www. Members of the Church of St. Joseph took guided tours after weekend Masses to see the progress that has been made on the new parish center. Members of the Church of St. Joseph Catholic church toured its new parish center after Masses this past weekend. Tour guides explained the progress of the building, plans For additional criers, visit and click on Criers. Salute to grads See page 8 INSERT: Cub Cadet ment, such as a dishwasher, freezer, refrigerator, carts and racks and other items which are estimated to cost about $50,109; meeting-room partition walls will cost $100,000 and audio visual equipment $10,000. Many parishioners expressed approval of the progress made on the facility, its size, the south windows, partitioned spaces and other ideas that went into the planning of the new area. They also commented on the location of the playground in front of the parish house, landscaping designs and the layout of stands for the parish festival. Dollars for Scholars awards 26 scholarships by Cori Hilsgen The 19th annual St. Joseph Area Dollars for Scholars awarded 26 area students with scholarships May 15 at the St. Joseph Community Fire Hall. Each of the recipients received Recipe contest a $250 scholarship. More than half of the students are graduseeks entries Celebrate June Dairy Month by ating from Apollo, Tech and Caentering the “I Dairy’ou to Cook!” thedral high schools in St. Cloud recipe contest. Enter an original rec- and Holdingford High School. ipe that includes your favorite dairy products including milk, cheese, yogurt and/or ice cream. Three finalists in each of three categories will compete in the live championship tasting round to be hosted June 8 at the St. Cloud Area Farmer’s Market. Prepared recipes will be judged by a panel of area celebrity judges. There will also be a ‘virtual’ People’s Choice championship round hosted online for those who do not live near the St. Cloud area but wish to enter. Winner of the People’s Choice round will be announced June 30. Prizes will be awarded to a winner in each category at the live tasting event. An over-all champion will also be chosen for the grand prize. For information on how to register, visit for items not yet completed and equipment and furniture that is still needed. Tour participants received a list of things still needed. The Heritage Hall needs tables and chairs, which will cost about $31,150. The kitchen area needs various pieces of equip- One recipient is home-schooled, and the other students are currently studying at post-secondary schools. Many local businesses served as sponsors for the scholarships this year. Some of those businesses have consistently donated for the past 10 years. In the past 18 years, 430 scholarships, totaling almost $108,000, have been awarded. President Mike Hazen recognized DFS board members and the students. He said many of them have been with the organization since the beginning. Because of tremendous fundraising calling efforts, Hazen said the group was able to offer several more scholarships this year. Board members Janelle Von Pinnon and Marcia Johnson presented the awards. This year’s recipients are Ted Bechtold, son of Pat and Bruce Bechtold, studying criminal justice at St. Cloud State University; Nathan Bedel, son of LuAnn and Brian Bedel, attending Immaculate Conception; Calvin Birr, son of Joy and Leon Birr, studying engineering at Arizona State University; Collen Blenker, son of Julie Pratt-Blenker, studying business at St. John’s University; Jake Bragelman, son of Lisa and Gerald Bragelman, studying education at the University of North Dakota; Katelyn Butkowski, daughter of Pamela ButScholars • page 3 Treasures galore at Communitywide Garage Sale by Mike Nistler Hundreds of St. Joseph residents opened their garages Friday and Saturday for the Communitywide Garage Sale. A walk-through of any neighborhood promised a treasure trove of items. In one neighborhood alone, this is what we found: Elnor Benkowski of Ortonville was helping her daughter, Kim Essinger, at their sale at 601 Second Ave. NE. One of the most unique items they had for sale were four Sesame Street take-apart toys that were about 40 years old. The toys belonged to Elnor’s son, Larry, now 41, when he was just a toddler. Down the block at 606, Cara Schmidt was peddling all kinds of stuff, including some antique black baby boots that belonged to her mother, Penny Bottorff, of Brainerd. The hightop button boots were part of a collection she had gathered throughout the years. And across the street from the Schmidt house was a sale being held by Joan Hengel, who has lived in St. Joseph for 17 years and has had garage sales almost every year. One of the prized items Hengel was parting with was a record collection that belonged to her late sister, Bea Knoll, Holdingford, who passed away five years ago at the age of 66. Hengel said it was hard to part with the record collection, photo by Mike Nistler but as of Saturday morning she These black leather children’s boots were among the antique items hadn’t sold any of the records. that Cara Schmidt was selling. The high-top, button-up boots belonged to her mother, Penny Bottorff, Brainerd.

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