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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, Oct. 25, 2013 Volume 24, Issue 42 Est. 1989 Town Crier Halloween party set for PineCone Marketplace Shoppers will see plenty of little ghouls and goblins Saturday, Oct. 26 at PineCone Markeplace in Sartell. On that day, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., parents are invited to bring children to a free Halloween party throughout the shopping mall. All businesses will hand out treats to children, who are encouraged to dress up in Halloween costumes. PineCone Marketplace is located on Pinecone Road S. CSB students gather canned goods Oct. 31 The Alpha Kappa Sigma service sorority at the College of St. Benedict is holding a food drive from Oct. 27-31 and will be trickor-treating Oct. 31 for canned food throughout the St. Joseph community. Dale Street hosts walk-through haunt The 11th annual Restless Souls Cemetery and Walk-through Haunt will be held from dusk until 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31 at 905 Dale St. E., St. Joseph. The event is free and all ages are welcome, although little goblins and ghouls are encouraged to come early as the haunt gets much scarier after nightfall. Commissioner sets informal meeting Stearns County Commissioner Steve Bromenschenkel will host another coffee meeting from 11 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 2 at Cafe Renaissance in Waite Park. The commissioner is seeking input on the 2014 budget and levy, which will be developed in time for the December county board meeting. Visitors to the casual meeting are encouraged to bring up any subject or concern for informal one-to-one discussion. Bromenschenkel is commissioner for District 2, which includes Sartell and St. Joseph. Those who cannot attend the meeting can contact Bromenschenkel by phone at 320-493-9180 or at mark. Read Saturday, Nov. 2 with Blazers Tennis Team Children ages 3 to 6 are invited to a storytime from 11-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Al Ringsmuth Public Library in Wait Park. Stories will be read by members of the women’s tennis team from the College of St. Benedict. The attendance limit is 25 and registration is required. For more information, call the library at 320-253-9359. For additional criers, visit and click on Criers. Postal Patron Baenninger to leave CSB next June tend a special thank you to the family. comprehensively,” said Lynn board of trustees, the CSB cabiThe CSB Board of Trustees Newman, chair of the CSB net and our faculty and staff for will begin a search immedi- Board of Trustees. “She has M a r y A n n joining with me to provide an ately with the expectation a elevated the college nationally, Baenninger, exemplary liberal-arts education new president will take office financially and academically on July 1. in extraordinary ways. She has 14th presi- for our students.” been a champion for our stuBaenninger remains open “The college’s accomplishdent of the dents and passionate about our about her future plans but said ments under MaryAnn’s leadCollege of St. she plans to live in proximity to ership are too numerous to list Benedict, has Baenninger • page 3 informed the CSB Board contributed photo of Trustees Baenninger she will step down from the presidency on June 30, 2014. “I’ve made the decision this is the right time for a transition for me and for St. Ben’s,” Baenninger said. “We will have concluded our centennial celebration year and a very successful decade for the college. My husband Ron and I are also ready to be closer geographically to our children and grandchildren at this point in our lives. “We will forever love and remain connected to the wonderful community at St. Ben’s, contributed photo and in Central Minnesota,” she Spencer Scholtz (left) and Logan Scholtz celebrated with their grandparents (left to right) said. “I’m exceedingly proud of Sandy Scholtz and Harvey and Carol Pfannenstein during an afternoon honoring their special the many accomplishments durguests at All Saints Academy. Grandparents were honored with an afternoon of celebratory ing my tenure and grateful to all activities. The afternoon began with a noon mass, followed by a reception, classroom visits who have supported me and the and a short program for the special guests. More than 139 grandparents of school children aspirational vision I’ve had for ages preschool through sixth grade attended the event. the College of St. Benedict. I exby Dennis Dalman All Saints Academy celebrates grandparents CCCU still serving members 75 years later photo by Cori Hilsgen Bob Dumonceaux, Hall Roske and Mark Douvier (left to right) stand in front of the Collegeville Community Credit Union. All have been members since they were young. Roske and Dumonceaux served on the Board of Directors and Douvier is the current president. The CCCU has been operating for 75 years. by Cori Hilsgen Collegeville Community Credit Union president and CEO Mark Douvier remembers when he became a member in 1973. His mother gave him $5 for Christmas and marched him over to the CCCU and made him deposit it. He wasn’t very happy having to hand over the money, but the CCCU had “Jolly Rancher” candies and he was happy about that. The CCCU has been operating for 75 years. After all those years, its board of directors continues to serve and operate in the best interests of its members. The CCCU opened in 1938 during a time when the economy was very depressed. Farmers, small business owners and others in the area were having a hard time paying bills and getting banks to give them the loans they needed. Many people had lost money in the banks and did not trust the banking industry. Local town citizens formed the CCCU with St. John’s fifth abbot, the Rev. Alcuin Deutsch, as the first member. Fifty other local individuals invested $5 each in the new cooperative. Six of the 50 members were females. The purpose of the CCCU was to support and share in one another’s farm growth, business risks and successes. By joining resources, they were able to help families survive and grow during hard economic times. Former board members Harold “Hal” Roske, 84, and Robert “Bob” Dumonceaux, 74, both served on the CCCU board of directors. Roske is the only remaining living charter member. He was 9 years old when the credit union was formed. “I remember in the late 1930s or early ‘40s, my dad coming home buying sugar, gas and tires,” Roske said. “They had a way of community buying and purchasing things you couldn’t normally go to town and buy. They offered them to members. I remember that sugar and tires stood out to me when I was 10 years old.” Roske was born and raised in Flynntown, located by the university campus. He worked as an electrician at the SJU physical plant and served on the CCCU board of directors for 12 years. Roske said what sticks out in his mind is where it started and how it moved. Originally located on campus, the credit union moved several times, including into a mobile trailer, until the building on Fruit Farm Road was built in the 1980s. He also remembers why the CCCU became important to him. “I was two years out of school and I bought my first car through the credit union,” Roske said. “If it wouldn’t have been for the credit union, I’m sure it wouldn’t have been a new car. It would have been a hand-me-down somewhere along the line.” CCCU • page 4

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