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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, July 25, 2014 Volume 25, Issue 29 Est. 1989 Town Crier MN Bluegrass, Old-Time Fest ticket giveaway Aug. 7 The Newsleaders has a limited amount of FREE tickets to the Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Fest, a four-day music and camping festival Aug. 7-10 at El Rancho Manana, Richmond. The event includes 30 hours of live concerts; contests, crafts and games; 20 hands-on workshops; new groups on the Young Talent Stage; and dozens of food and merchant booths in the Marketplace Area. For tickets, email with your name, phone number and amount of tickets requested or like the Newsleaders on Facebook by Wednesday, Aug. 6. Your name will be placed in a drawing and winners will be notified via email no later than noon Thursday, Aug. 7. Lindbergh State Park to host archaeology talk Postal Patron Rox players visit KIDSTOP program by Cori Hilsgen St. Cloud Rox baseball players recently visited the KIDSTOP program at Kennedy Community School. Players Austin Caspersen, Mitchell Kranson and Reese Gregory, along with assistant coach Phil Imholte, played a game of kickball with the children and staff, answered questions, shared snack time and signed autographs. Gregory is a pitcher who grew up in the St. Cloud area, graduated from Apollo High School and attends St. Cloud State University. Imholte also grew up in the St. Cloud area, graduated from Cathedral High School and played for SCSU and the Rox before becoming a coach. Caspersen is a pitcher who attends Doane College in Nebraska, and Kranson is an infielder who attends the UniRox • page 3 Archaeologists from St. Cloud State University and Minnesota State Parks will present a special program about the archaeology they conducted at the Little Elk Unit of the park earlier this summer at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 26 at the picnic shelter at Charles A. Lindbergh State Park. The site explored by the archaeologists was an early Christian Mission that was es- by Dennis Dalman tablished among the Ojibwe people who lived along the Mississippi River just north of present-day Little Falls. A rash of The program is free but a vehicle thefts from permit is required to enter Minnesota vehicles in State Parks. For more information, visit St. Joseph and click on July 25 Criers. has law- contributed photo St. Cloud Rox players (left to right) Mitchell Kranson, Austin Caspersen and Reese Gregory sign autographs for children at Kennedy KIDSTOP during a recent visit. Police advise (again): Lock vehicles! enforcement personnel – once again – advising all resiLocal Shopko stores will collect dents to lock their vehicles. school supplies as part of the “Tools During the wee hours of for School” program for families served Back to School collection to benefit local kids July 7, there were about a dozen thefts from unlocked vehicles parked in the following places: Pond View Lane, Cedar Court, Morningside Loop, Hill Street and 2nd Avenue SW. The stolen items included the following: loose change and dollar bills, a wallet with a Social Security card and two debit cards (the owner later found the wallet tossed by The Salvation Army. Lists of supplies needed and donation drop-off boxes will be located at more than 30 Shopko stores in the area. Simply shop and drop-off donations right at Shopko now through Aug. 8. For more information, visit www.thenewsleaders. com and click on July 25 Criers. For additional criers, visit and click on Criers. contributed photo The three Hartung girls (left to right) Anna, 9, Erin, 8, and Emily, 6 show off their new short hair styles after they each donated 10 inches to Locks of Love. the owners admitted their vehicles had been left unlocked. Police advise people not to keep any valuables inside their vehicles, especially valuables that can be seen through the windows. People should also be sure to lock their vehicles, including when they are inside a garage. The garage should always be locked during the overnight hours. Family donates hair to Locks of Love by Cori Hilsgen Walk Across the World celebrates different cultures Hands Across the World invites you to Walk Across the World, a community celebration from 4:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 31 in Wilson Park. This is a cultural event featuring the history and language of different countries. There will be games, music and vendors. Volunteer assistance is needed with setting up for the event, directing the crowd, distributing water and more. Have fun and learn about other cultures and gain experience with event planning. For more information on this and other United Way volunteer opportunities, visit www. and click on July 25 Criers. near his parked car, but an expired driver’s license was missing from it), two boxes of ammunition, a $100 bottle of cologne, an older iPod, a purse (the owner found it later in the woods behind her house, and nothing was missing from it). All told, the thieves netted close to $40 in loose change. All of the thefts seem to be related, and all but one of Local resident Ema Hartung and her three daughters each recently donated 10 inches of hair to Locks of Love. Daughters Anna, 9, Erin, 8, and Emily 6, along with Hartung, got their hair cut and donated it at Fantastic Sams in St. Cloud. The Hartungs have never donated hair to Locks of Love before. The idea to donate their hair came to Hartung when Anna, who had cut her hair about a year ago, decided she wanted shorter hair again. “Anna wanted to cut her hair and then Emily started in about having short hair,” Hartung said. “I thought if the two did it, maybe we all could cut it enough to donate. I had not cut my hair in 20 years.” She said the employees at Fantastic Sams were easy to work with. “We thought they were great,” Hartung said. “They did the hair cuts for free and took care of sending in the donation.” Anna, Erin and Emily attend school in Holdingford. As a family, they enjoy walking, biking, puzzles, movies Locks • page 8

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