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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 30, 2014 Volume 25, Issue 22 Est. 1989 Postal Patron Families, veterans honor departed heros by Cori Hilsgen Town Crier Brat sale benefits hanging basket project A brat sale, sponsored by Y2K Lions, will be held on Friday and Saturday, May 30 and 31 at the St. Joseph Meat Market. Proceeds will be donated to the St. Joseph Flower Project. Organizer Carol Theisen said, “We want to thank the Y2K Lions for their continued support and want to urge you to support their efforts toward this project and the other wonderful things they do for the people in this city. There will be sign-up sheets at the booth if you are interested in donating toward the almost 80 baskets. What a great way to honor someone you love and to be able to see the beautiful baskets in their memory for the next four months. Thank you so much to those who have already contributed.” Take a kid fishing; fish free June 6-8 Minnesotans age 16 or older do not need a fishing license while taking a child age 15 or younger fishing during Take a Kid Fishing Weekend Friday-Sunday, June 6-8, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. “This is an annual opportunity for an adult to introduce a child to fishing without the prior purchase of a fishing license,” said Mike Kurre, DNR mentoring program coordinator. “This is a great weekend to get friends and family involved with fishing.” For more information, visit and click on May 30 Criers. Dollar Day set June 1 at Lindbergh Historic Site The Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site shows its appreciation to the community for its support with $1 admission all afternoon from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 1 at the site at 1620 Lindbergh Drive, Little Falls. Tours of Lindbergh’s boyhood home will be available every half hour with the last tour at 4 p.m. Learn how Lindbergh developed interests in aviation, technology and the natural environment while touring the historic home and the interactive exhibits in the visitors center, including the newly installed Spirit of St. Louis flight simulator. For additional criers, visit and click on Criers. Salute to grads See page 8 INSERT: Minnesota Street Market photo by Cori Hilsgen The Honor Guard prepares for services on Memorial Day in the old St. Joseph cemetery. Members of the American Legion, Legion Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and families and friends gathered at the old cemetery in St. Joseph for the Memorial Day ceremony. Those who came honored departed service members who served in the armed forces, protecting our freedoms. Participants gathered for the ceremony stood in hot, humid weather under sunny skies. The Rev. Jerome Tupa from the Church of St. Joseph began the ceremony. Names of departed veterans were called out, Taps was played and a gun salute was performed. After the ceremony, participants were invited to the Heros • page 4 Assistant principal hired for Kennedy by Cori Hilsgen Kennedy Community School Principal Judy Nagel recently sent out an announcement that an assistant principal has been hired for the school for the 2014-15 school year. “We are excited to welcome Michelle Hanson as our new assistant principal at Kennedy,” Nagel stated in the announcement. Hanson is currently the dean of students at Fridley (Minn.) Middle School. She has worked as an interim ad- ministrative assistant in Osseo (Minn.) High School, taught special education at various grade levels, has worked as a paraprofessional and is licensed for PreK-elementary in learning disabilities. “Michelle is an enthusiastic, student-focused educational leader who will be a wonderful addition to our staff at Kennedy,” Nagel also stated. Hanson will be at Kennedy for a few days yet this spring, before the end of the school year, to transition into her new position. A historical prospective from 25 years ago June 9, 1989 War continues in Collegeville Township by Stuart Goldschen The peaceful, bucolic township of Collegeville has gone to war, and there’s little chance of peace before the end of June. An angry, insistent group of township residents have taken to the streets to prevent the installation of an asphalt plant and the operation of a gravel-crushing facility in their midst. They fear an attack on their environment and a threat to their health and safety. The residents’ declared enemy is Bauerly Bros. Inc., a Sauk Rapids gravel and asphalt company, that has already begun work at an existing Collegeville gravel pit. The pit is located on Stearns County Road 51 between St. John’s University and Big Watab Lake, about six miles west of St. Joseph. Bauerly has leased the pit to do neighboring road work this summer for Stearns County. The firm began a controversial, 24-hour gravel-crushing operation there and is seeking a permit to construct an adjoining asphalt plant. Peace attempts by the township’s board of supervisors have proved fruitless to date, and both sides continue to face each other in an entrenched stalemate. Irate residents near the pit, first took up arms against Bauerly when the firm moved in to operate there during the week of May 22. Some 50 front-line opponents armed themselves with homemade posters and demonstrated in front of the photo by Stuart Goldschen site for two days during the Collegeville township residents demonstrate to stop gravel-crushing operation and proposed asphalt plant near their Memorial Day weekend. War • page 5 homes on County Road 51, six miles west of St. Joseph.

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