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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 Sartell Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 Volume 18, Issue 50 Est. 1995 Town Crier Farmers’ market hosts holiday activities Dec. 20 The St. Joseph Winter Farmers’ Market hosts folk singer, songwriter Cathie English on Friday, Dec. 20. Decorate a natural ornament at the “Kids Kraft” table with Lisa Wallin. Shop the market for local goods for your last-minute gifts – maple syrup, honey, candles, soaps, popcorn, herbal tea, preserved goods, massage oils, candies, artisan bread, holiday cookies, eggs, produce from storage and much more – available for your holiday celebration. Market is open from 3-6 p.m. and is located in Resurrection Lutheran Church fellowship hall, 610 N. CR 2, St. Joseph. Community Ed offers swim instructor course Sartell-St. Stephen Community Education is offering the Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Course for those 16 years old and older from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10 and from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 11 and 12 at the Sartell Middle School. This is the Red Cross certification to become a swim instructor. Participants must attend all three class dates to be certified. Please call Sartell-St. Stephen Community Education at 320-253-4036 for more information and to register. Postal Patron Children wowed by PME’s ‘Winter Wonderland’ by Dennis Dalman When Pine Meadow Elementary kindergartners entered “Winter Wonderland” Dec. 17, they “oohed” and “ahhed” as if they had just seen Santa land in his sleigh. “Wow!” many of them blurted out, wide-eyed. “I just can’t believe my eyes!” said one little girl. “This is awesome!” a little boy exclaimed. The Pine Meadow gym had been transformed, as if by busy overnight elves, into a Winter Wonderland complete with many strings of lights, illuminated Christmas trees, a log home, a big Grinch’s Cave and a vast sky with more than 700 paper snowflakes. Some children rubbed their eyes as if they couldn’t believe what they were seeing. Their rather homely gymnasium had been transformed into a colorful photo by Dennis Dalman and magical Santa Land. And Pine Meadow kindergartner Andrae Asmus beams as he emerges from the Winter Wonderland 0-%sPAGE “Ice Cave” Dec, 17. Scam call causes sweaty panic – at first by Dennis Dalman At first, Francis Gomes of Sartell was so rattled by the phone call, he broke out in a Tales of the Carols sweat. set Dec. 20 He was utterly incredulous “Tales Of The Carols,” two muwhen the official-sounding sicians who will play music and woman on the other end of share the stories behind many beloved holiday songs, will be held from 4-5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20 at the Al Ringsmuth Public Library, Waite Park. The program will be presented by orchestral musicians Carrie Vecchione and Rolf Erdahl who play the oboe and bass. They are professional music educators, and as a duo they perform as Pages of Music. Everyone is welcome. The event is funded in part with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. 320-253-9359. Newsleader closed Dec. 23-27 The Newsleader office will be closed Dec. 23-27. A Dec. 27 edition will not be published. The office will reopen on Dec. 30 and will resume weekly publications beginning Jan. 3. Deadline for the Jan. 3 edition is Monday, Dec. 30. See inside for our holiday greeting page! INSERT: PineCone Vision Center the line told him the police would soon be at his house, his assets would be seized, his driver’s license revoked and a lien placed on his property. “What did you say?!” he asked her in a state of utter disbelief, not believing his ears. It took a few more minutes until Gomes realized it was an absolutely vicious telephone scam attempt. At that point, he played along with the woman, hoping to learn more so he could inform the police. This is what happened: On Friday, Dec. 13, there was a voice message on Gomes’ home phone, telling him to call the Internal Revenue Ser- vice immediately about “tax issues.” Gomes’s wife, Shikha, called the number, and a woman said she must talk to a Mr. Francis Gomes. When Gomes returned home that day, he called the number. Another woman answered who 3CAMsPAGE by Dennis Dalman vivors of the Nazi war-crimes trial in Nuremberg, Germany. Tillemans, a sergeant in the U.S. Army, served as one of the clerk typists at that trial, as well as at the war-crimes trial at Dachau, site of a Nazi death camp. At Kay’s Kitchen, Czech’s wife noticed her husband’s instant fascination with the flyer. She suggested they should attend the birthday party at Tillemans’ home in St. Joseph. She also suggested he might consider doing a documentary about the man. After meeting Tillemans, Czech was convinced the man would be the perfect subject for a riveting documentary, Tillemans * page 9 Tillemans, subject of documentary A lunch at Kay’s Kitchen in St. Joseph three years ago led to a television documentary about a local man renowned for sharing his firsthand knowledge of Nazi war crimes. Chuck Czech is a producer at KSMQ, the public television station in Austin. When he and his wife stopped at Kay’s Kitchen three years ago, he nophoto by Dennis Dalman Larry Tillemans, shown here in his Country Manor apartment, has ticed a flyer on the wall about given more than 450 talks about the importance of remembering a public open-house birthday the Holocaust and its more than 10 million victims. Next to Til- party for a man by the name lemans is one of his posters he displays during his presentations. of Larry Tillemans. The flyTillemans, who lived for many years in St. Joseph, was a clerk er included a few mentions typist for the U.S. Army who typed up and prepared transcripts about how Tillemans is one during the trials of Nazi war criminals at the end of World War II. of the only known living sur-

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