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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, Aug. 23, 2013 Volume 24, Issue 33 Est. 1989 Town Crier Help reset child’s body clock for school If your children have been staying up late and sleeping in all summer, start planning now to reset their body clocks. Starting now, have them go to bed earlier each night and get up earlier each morning, until they match their school schedule. Inadequate sleep can have a negative effect on health, school performance, mood and ability to process information. For teenagers who can’t get out of bed before noon, avoid light at night and bring on more light in the morning. For more information and specific tips, visit and click on Criers. Heart Center offers outpatient nicotine-dependence program Quit tobacco through five weekly group sessions led by experts from the CentraCare Heart and Vascular Center at St. Cloud Hospital. The class will run for five consecutive Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. starting Tuesday, Sept. 10 in the Heart Center’s third-floor library. Deadline to register is Sept. 5. Find success through the program’s personalized treatment, support group, medication therapy, relapse prevention and self-help plan. For more information, visit www. and click on Criers. Little Falls hosts Living History Day A Living History Day, complete with characters portraying family and friends of Charles Lindbergh, will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last tour leaves at 4 p.m.) Saturday, Aug. 31 at the Charles Lindgbergh Historic Site, 1620 Lindbergh Drive, Little Falls. Learn what life was like for Charles Lindbergh when growing up on the family farm a century ago during World War I. A costumed character portraying Lindbergh’s mother, Evangeline, will provide insights to her son’s interests in aviation, technology and the natural environment. Visitors will also have the chance to hear inside stories about the Lindbergh family and try their hand at some of the chores young Lindbergh did around the farm. Come and experience the life of an ordinary boy who grew up to do extraordinary things. Nominal fee per person. For more information, call 320616-5421. For additional criers, visit and click on Criers. INSERT: Midcontinent Communications Postal Patron Nagel is new principal at Kennedy school by Cori Hilsgen Dr. Judy Nagel began her new position Aug. 6 as principal at Kennedy Community School for the 2013-14 Nagel school year. Nagel will serve as interim principal and will replace Diane Moeller, who is now the district’s assistant superintendent. “I applied for the Kennedy position because of its excellent reputation, supportive community and the great things I heard about Kennedy Community School and St. Cloud Area School District,” Nagel said. She said she is working closely with Moeller, administrative assistant Patti Imholte and engineer Dave Ertl to ensure a smooth transition. She said she has heard from many people that she has some big shoes to fill by replacing Moeller. “She (Moeller) was very well respected,” she said. Nagel said the year will be a lot of look, listen and learn. “I hope to continue and build upon the culture of excellence and achievement at Kennedy Nagel • page 3 Terhaar prepares playground for school year photo by Cori Hilsgen All Saints Academy administrator Karl Terhaar was busy preparing the school playground for students for the 2013-14 school year. Terhaar biked to the playground on a recent morning and installed some chains. The playground was moved to its current location when the Church of St. Joseph’s new parish center was built. It was originally built in the late 1990s to replace a wooden structure. Much research was done to ensure solid and long-lasting equipment for children to enjoy for many years. School families, local residents and others spent many hours fundraising for the equipment. Jansky says goodbye as police chief by Cori Hilsgen Pete Jansky said goodbye as St. Joseph police chief on Aug. 22. Officer Joel Klein will replace him as the new Jansky police chief. Jansky turned 56 on Aug. 23. He said when he started thinking about retiring and was trying to de- Klein termine what day to do so, he decided he wanted to wake up retired on his birthday. Jansky said some of the rewards and triumphs of his career have included having an excellent staff in St. Joseph that works together well. “That for any chief is a very big plus,” Jansky said. “I, myself, can’t and won’t take credit for what has happened here in the last 12 years – it has been a team effort. Everybody has pulled their weight and done an excellent job. We have built a very cohesive team of officers who I believe work very well at serving the community in which they work.” He said some of the toughest moments were dealing with young people who have been abused or hurt and dealing with physical injuries such as car accidents. “When you know a lot of the people in a community and something happens to one of them you know personally, that hits home a little bit,” Jansky said. “Certainly when I see the Tommy Decker and Brian Klinefelter tragedies – those are low points.” Jansky said that is one of the things you know could happen when you put on the badge. When new people are hired at the police department, they are asked if they have a problem carrying a gun or using it. In 35 years of police work, Jansky has never had to shoot anyone. “I had to threaten deadly force, but by the grace of God, I have never had to use deadly force on anyone,” Jansky said. Humor has played a big role in his getting through some of the worst times. “We see the best of the best and the worst of the worst and you can’t let it get to you,” Jansky said. “Sometimes humor plays a big part in getting through some of the toughest things you are going to see. It is often a coping mechanism.” Jansky grew up in Avon. He is the oldest child in his family and has one brother and two sisters. He graduated from Albany High School in 1976 and married his high school sweetheart, Peggy, in October 1976. Jansky was the class president and Peggy was the class secretary/treasurer. After graduation, Jansky worked for his father in his oil distribution business before he became a patrol officer and the police chief in Holdingford. He next became a patrol officer in St. Joseph and then became the police chief in Lakefield, Albany and St. Joseph respectively. He became the St. Joseph police chief in 2001. Jansky said he observed his father as a police officer in Avon and became interested in law enforcement because of him. At the time, Jansky was working as a dancehall deputy with the Stearns County Sheriff’s department. It was a state law at the time to have an officer present at Jansky • page 4 Church dedicates new parish center by Cori Hilsgen The Church of St. Joseph dedicated its new parish center on Thursday, Aug. 15. The celebration began with a Mass, followed by the dedication and an appreciation picnic meal. The Rev. Jerome Tupa, OSB, of the Church of St. Joseph, along with Abbot John Klassen, OSB, and Joseph Feders, OSB, from St. John’s Abbey, were present for the dedication. Feders was the pastor before Tupa and was involved with some of the ini- tial planning of the center. Tupa recognized and thanked many of the people who were involved in planning and construction of the center. The event was well attended by about 500 parishioners. Bishop John Kinney had been scheduled to attend, but cancelled due to his health. Parishioners had a chance to view the “Heritage Hall” gathering space of the new center and were also able to enjoy a picnic lunch which included hotdogs, corn-on-the-cob, chips and cookies. Some ate in the new hall Church • page 5

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