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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, June 27, 2014 Volume 25, Issue 26 Est. 1989 Town Crier St. Stephen sets Centennial Planning meeting The St. Stephen Centennial is planned for July 18-20. A meeting will take place at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 29 at City Hall. Can’t attend but want to volunteer? Contact the St. Stephen clerk at 320-290-0424. Newsleader office closed; no paper July 4 The Newsleader office will be closed June 30 - July 4. A July 4 edition will not be published. The office will reopen on Monday, July 7 and will resume weekly publications beginning July 11. St. Anna holds church bazaar June 29 The St. Anna Church Bazaar will be held from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, June 29 at Immaculate Conception Church, St. Anna, 5 miles north of Avon. Dinner will be served from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; live music featuring Nathan’s Old Time Band will be held from 1-5 p.m.; and a raffle drawing will be held at 7 p.m. Other events include a silent auction, kids’ games, bounce house, bingo, cake walk, pull tabs, paddle wheel, country store, food court, ice cream and beverage stands. Postal Patron St. Joe readies to celebrate Water tower gets facelift by Cori Hilsgen St. Joseph residents are getting ready for the Joetown Rocks celebration. The annual Church of St. Joseph Parish Festival has grown into a large celebration, drawing a crowd of an estimated 18,000 people last year. Sandy Scholz, Church of St. Joseph business manager, commented on the upcoming events. “Joetown Rocks will be an amazing event this year with great music, superb food and lots of fun,” Scholz said. “We are excited to be using our new parish center this year for the Handiwork and Craft Stand, Country Store and the Candy Stand. It will be a wonderful space to showcase the fantastic items for sale crafted by our talented parishioners. We are also delighted to have two young parishioners, Katie John Heinen and Logan Mehr, members of the music group KJ and the Graduates, kicking off the Joetown stage at 6 p.m.” This year’s concert on Thursday, July 3 begins at 6 p.m. Musical performers include KJ and the Graduates; Jeremiah James Korfe; Rumours and Dreams, A Fleetwood Mac Tribute, featuring Pamela McNeill, Mary Jane Alm and Jeff Engholm; and The Shalo Lee Band. Evening fireworks are planned at 10:15 p.m. that night. The July 4 events include a Mass, the annual 10 a.m. St. Joseph Lions Club parade, music by the Smok’n Guns band, a quilt auction and raffle drawing. Lions Club member Jim Kuebelbeck is this year’s grand marshal and is being recognized for his 50 years of service to the area. Quilter Delrose Fischer said this year’s 2 p.m. quilt auction includes 19 queen-size quilts, a wall hanging and 17 baby quilts. The signature quilt for this year’s auction is a Collector Cars quilt and a wall hanging. Fischer visited various vintage car owners to photograph cars for the quilt and wall hanging. The quilt is 84-by-97 inches, and the wall hanging is 55-by-68 inches. The quilt will be displayed in the parade, and vintage cars will travel with it. The two-day celebration is a fundraiser for the church. It offers a variety of food, beverages and activities. Some of those include the Joe BurgCelebrate • page 4 by Cori Hilsgen Ballplayers are being sought for a co-ed slow-pitch softball game at 6:30 p.m. Saturday July 19 at Smoley Field in St. Stephen. This event is in conjunction with other citywide events celebrating St. Stephen’s Centennial. Eligible players must be 18 years or older, and must have played or coached St. Stephen Little league boy’s baseball or girl’s softball. Advanced registration is expected. Contact Mike Gillen by phone or text at 320-248-6820; email The Rox is calling on fans throughout the St. Cloud area to nominate their friends, family, coworkers and neighbors to be honored in a non-traditional baseballcard set featuring men and women from throughout the St. Cloud and Central Minnesota communities who have served our country. Nominations can be made at now through Monday, June 30 or by e-mailing Kyle@ For more information, visit www.thenewsleaders. com and click on June 27 Criers. For additional criers, visit and click on Criers. INSERTS: Culligan Minnesota Street Market Resource Guide Painting and maintenance of the new water tower has begun. During the maintenance work, the City of St. Joseph will partner with the College of St. Benedict using its water tower while the city’s tower is out of service. New police officer Brutger hired Hailing all ballplayers for co-ed game July 19 Rox seeks nominations for hero baseball cards photo by Cori Hilsgen photo by Kathryn Bjorke Eric Brutger was recently hired as a part-time officer for the St. Joseph Police Department. The St. Joseph Police Department hired a new part-time officer, Eric Brutger, to replace Casey Jansky, who resigned in January because of other commitments. Brutger, 40, was hired May 12 on an as-needed basis to provide continuous coverage and to fill in for others’ vacations and/or special events. He was a reserve officer for the department last year. Brutger grew up in St. Cloud and graduated from Tech High School. When he was attending St. Mary’s Elementary School, he was impressed with how his DARE officer handled himself. While in high school, he decided he wanted to be a police officer. “I wanted something I could take pride in at the end of the day.” Brutger said. “When people make a call and we show Brutger • page 4 Student Spotlight: Schneider excels at academics and dance by Cori Hilsgen Cathedral High School graduate Tess Schneider was recently named one of the school’s top 10 students for aca- Schneider demic performance. During her senior year she also excelled at dance. Schneider received an All-Academic All-State Award and was one of 12 dancers named to the All- Tournament Team at the High School State Dance Tournament at Target Center. Two members of each team that finals at the state tournament are picked by their coaches to be on the All-Tournament Team. “To final” means the team has made it into the top six teams of the top 12 that advanced to state. Schneider is the 18-year-old daughter of Joanne and Kurt Schneider. She has four siblings - Josh, 35; Kris, 33; Meg, 16; and Sam, 13. Fun Facts about Schneider: Favorite subject: Math “There is one exact answer,” Schneider said. “You either get it wrong or right.” Activities she is involved with: Students Against Drunk Driving, Optimist Club, National Honor Society, Culinary Club and the Cathedral Dance Team. Schneider was captain of the dance team this year. “I was captain with three other girls this year,” Schneider said. “We were there to lead the team and keep them all on task. Our team had an average age of 14.7 and the majority of our team was freshmen. There were lots of new girls this year, and I enjoyed sharing my experiences on the team and teaching them what I have learned over the years.” Schneider also volunteers at the St. Cloud Hospital. “It’s a really fun place to volunteer,” Schneider said. “If you want to volunteer somewhere, I suggest there.” Favorite leisure activity: Schneider enjoys baking and Schneider • page 5

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