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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. 29, 2014 Volume 25, Issue 34 Est. 1989 Town Crier CNN to feature Wetterling case The long search for Jacob Wetterling will be featured on an episode of The Hunt, which will air at 8 p.m. (Central time) Sunday, Aug. 31 on CNN, the Cable News Network. The Hunt is hosted by John Walsh, whose young son, Adam, was abducted and murdered many years ago. Walsh then dedicated much of his life to exposing and helping capture dangerous criminals. Many felons on the run were located and arrested because of Walsh’s efforts. The Hunt is his new show, which debuted in July. Wetterling is the St. Joseph boy who was abducted when he was 11 years old by a masked man wielding a gun. The crime occurred 25 years ago, on Oct. 22, 1989, while Jacob was on the way home from a convenience store with his brother and a friend. The three boys were on a country road. The man ordered Jacob into his car and told the other boys to run away. Jacob is the son of Patty and Jerry Wetterling, who still live in St. Joseph. Market Monday open Labor Day Market Monday’s open for Labor Day from 3-6 p.m. (new fall hours) at Sartell City Hall, 125 Pinecone Road N. Try your hand at pasta making. Come for the food, stay for the fun. St. Cloud VA to host Veterans Rendezvous Central Minnesota Veterans, service members, their families and friends are invited to rendezvous for support, music and fun from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center located at 4801 Veterans Drive, in St. Cloud. For more information on the event or to reserve booth space, visit and click on Aug. 29 Criers. Postal Patron Fall brings changes for Colts Academy by Logan Gruber Early Childhood Education Services for St. Cloud School District 742 are on the move. Much of Colts Academy, the former Kennedy building, will now play host to our district’s youngest students. Roosevelt Education Center, on 3rd street in St. Cloud, burned down this June, likely from a lightning strike. That forced the Early Childhood programs that were hosted at the Roosevelt building to move out just before summer school started, working temporarily out of both Discovery Community School and Apollo High School, both in St. Cloud, for the summer months. According to the school district’s website, childhood photo by Logan Gruber programs including ECFE, Three-year-old Emmaleigh Kinnear plays with Tom Schnabel, a pre-school and ECFE teacher at Academy • page 5 Colts Academy’s open house Tuesday evening. Lions hope to help Chad’s Wing at Place of Hope by Dennis Dalman “Chad’s Wing” at Place of Hope in St. Cloud is badly in need of restoration, but it will take at least $5,000 to do the job. At Place of Hope, temporary homes, meals and other resources are provided for people who are down on their luck for one reason or another. To help create Chad’s Wing, the Y2K Lions in St. Joseph will host two brat sales this weekend – from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29 and from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30 right outside the St. Joseph Meat Market, 26 1st Ave. NW in downtown St. Joseph. People who come to the brat sale are requested to bring along old pairs of eyeglasses, hearing aids For additional criers, visit and click on Criers. See page 8 for back-to-school tips! Boeckers hope to help others who are suffering from mental illness or other problems. Chad’s Wing is being developed on what is the third floor of Place of Hope at 511 9th Ave. N. in St. Cloud, a building that used to be the St. Rafael’s Retirement Home and Hospital. Currently, some of the rooms on that floor are used to house Hope • page 2 Kids get clothes, school supplies at RLC’s ‘Kids Connect’ event by Dennis Dalman Volunteer Sept. 25 for Day of Caring A Day of Caring, sponsored by United Way of Central Minnesota, will be held Thursday, Sept. 25 and is designed to bring people together to volunteer on community projects including painting, packaging food, fall clean-up, children’s activities and crafts. Project sign-up will be available until Sept. 12 at For more information on this and other United Way volunteer opportunities, visit and click on Aug. 29 Criers. and cell phones so the Lions can give them to those in need. The Y2K Lions became involved in “Chad’s Wing” partly because it’s named after Chad Boeckers, who suffered mentalillness issues that led to his tragic death in 2006. His parents, Ralph and Jan Boecker of St. Joseph, gave a generous donation recently to create Chad’s Wing at Place of Hope. The contributed photo Onyx and Kaya Deschon of St. Joseph are pleased as punch with their backto-school items they received from Kids Connect held last weekend at Resurrection Lutheran Church in St. Joseph. Thirty-four children walked away happy from Resurrection Lutheran Church in St. Joseph last weekend with new clothes, shoes, backpacks, school supplies and books, and some of them even sporting new hair cuts. The event, dubbed “Kids Connect,” was a way to get children and their parents ready for the new school year. “Our purpose,” said organizer Amber Wiese, “is to defray back-to-school costs and to promote children’s selfworth so every child is valued and feels good about themselves as they start school this year.” Many people put in a lot of work to gather supplies and make the event successful. A huge room at Resurrection church was filled with tables on which stacks of good-but-mostly-used clothing were arranged by sizes. Another table held storybooks. Children, according to their needs, could choose their own clothing and a book or two. Then they were given backpacks, pencil boxes, cell phones with 200 free minutes on each one donated by Life Wireless. And, if needed, children could get their hair cut free, thanks to a volunteer from Cedar Street Hair Salon. Coborn’s donated a $25 gift certificate given away to the winning name drawn from a box. “Kids Connect” took place for a few hours Friday, Saturday and Tuesday night (after this story was written). Anybody was welcome to come to the event, with no income eligibility required. Besides Wiese, other helpers includConnect • page 4

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