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Veterans, residents honor departed heros by Cori Hilsgen

Town Crier Breakfast on Farm set June 1

The sixth annual Stearns County Breakfast on the Farm will be held from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 1 at Groetsch Dairy, owned by the Steve and Lisa Groetsch family. The event will include children’s activities, a farm animal petting zoo, tours of the farm, a visit from Princess Kay of the Milky Way, an obstacle course with the Vikings cheerleaders and live radio broadcasts with KCLD and WILD Country. The Kimball Lions will cook up a hearty breakfast of Swany Cakes, French toast, eggs, sausage, juice, coffee and milk for a nominal fee. Children 5 and under eat free. Come join the many agricultural community sponsors to celebrate June Dairy Month. Bring the whole family to this agricultural awareness event and see a dairy farm in action. The event will occur rain or shine.

Plant an extra row for the food shelf

Consider planting an extra row in your garden and donating the produce to your local food shelf. Favorites include carrots, beans, beets, kohlrabi, corn, potatoes, cabbage, peppers, onions and asparagus. Any produce that has a longer shelf life is accepted. This is an easy way to help our food shelves during the summer and fall. For more information, call Catholic Charities Emergency Services 320-229-4560 or the Salvation Army 320-252-4552.

Get introduced to geocaching

An introduction to geocaching program will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6 at the Al Ringsmuth Public Library, 253 5th Ave. N., Waite Park. The program will cover the fundamentals of this high-tech, entertaining adventure game in which people use GPS-enabled devices to navigate to a set of GPS coordinates and find hidden items. The program will include the basic use of a GPS for finding, hiding and placing geocaches. Participants can try out their new skills during the Waite Park Family Fun Fest Geocaching Contest, June 10-13. Advanced registration is required. For more information, call 320-253-9359.

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Simply Outdoor Experiences

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The Honor Guard marches into the old St. Joseph cemetery to prepare for services on Memorial Day.

Members of the American Legion, Legion Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and families and friends gathered at the old cemetery in St. Joseph for the Memorial Day ceremony. Those who attended came to honor departed service members who served in the armed forces to protect our liberty and freedoms. Participants gathered for the ceremony stood in windy, 50-degree temperatures under cloudy skies. The Rev. Jerome Tupa from the Church of St. Joseph began the ceremony. Names of departed veterans were called out, flags were flown at halfstaff, Taps was played and a gun salute was performed. Veterans • page 5

Parking-pad ordinance to be enforced June 1 by Cori Hilsgen

St. Joseph Police Chief Pete Jansky wants to remind people his department will begin enforcing the new parking-pad ordinance beginning June 1. Ordinance 52.10-7 was deter-

mined last year, but Jansky said the department wanted to give city residents some time to save money to bring their parking pads up to code. The ordinance, which applies to all city residents, does not allow parking of vehicles on the grass in front or side yards.

Parking pads are allowed in the front yard if they are made part of or are adjacent to the existing driveway. Parking pads are allowed on sideyards but cannot be located in easement areas. Jansky said the ordinance states the parking pads need to be a durable and dust-free

surface consisting of concrete, asphalt, pavers or similar materials. Class 5 material is not an accepted material. The ordinance helps clarify what the definition of a parking pad is. “Your definition of a parking Parking • page 4

We Walk! Marathon begins, finishes in St. Joseph by Mike Nistler

The Fifth Annual We Walk! Marathon, Half and 50K began and ended in St. Joseph on May 18. The event drew competitors from as far away as Canada, Kansas City and the upper Midwest, said race co-organizor Bruce Leasure of St. Paul. The other co-organizor, Dave Daubert of Watertown, founded the race which was the first walking marathon in the nation. The 83 participants could choose to walk the marathon course which began in Melrose or the half-marathon course, which started in Albany. Or, they could race-walk, Nordicwalk (with ski poles) or walk/ run. Participants gathered in St.

Joseph and bused to the various starting lines. Daubert knows a thing or two about marathons. He’s competed in more than 100 such races, including all 50 states and on every continent except Africa. Philip Rogosheske was the first participant to cross the half marathon finish line in 3:55:18. Leasure said the course would remain open for as long as nine hours to allow those walking the marathon course to finish. He said every effort is made to make every participant feel like a champion even if they are the last ones to finish. The Lake Wobegon Trail was chosen for the event because contributed photo organizers want to make it as Buzz and Kathy Snyder, Sauk Rapids, cross the finish line of walker-friendly as possible. The the We Walk! Marathon which began and ended in St. Joseph We Walk! • page 3 May 18.

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Klobuchar features Kay’s Kitchen at Minnesota Morning


Anti-bullying T-shirt contest set

Submit the Documentary, a film addressing cyberbullying, is seeking artists 16 years and older to submit a T-shirt design emulating anti-bullying to be revealed during the film’s worldwide screening and film festivals later this year. The top two designs will be selected for voting by social media. Deadline for submissions is July 1. The T-shirt design must be Danielle Taylor of St. Jo- one that middle school and high seph recently graduated with school students cannot wait to a master’s degree in conflict put on. Not only will kids want transformation from Eastern these shirts, but we will be disMennonite University in Harri- tributing them to all ages across the world in promotion with sonburg, Va. our film Submit the DocumenTwo St. Joseph students were recently named to the spring dean’s list at Waldorf College, Forest City, Iowa. They are Amanda Walz and Amelia Walz. To receive the honor, students must earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale and complete a minimum of 12 credits during the semester.

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar featured breakfast pastries from Kay’s Kitchen in St. Joseph’s at her weekly “Minnesota Morning” gathering. Klobuchar has visited Minnesota communities across the state and after tasting favorite local foods, she decided to showcase these Minnesota specialties at her weekly Thursday-morning coffee gatherings in her Washington, D.C. office. “Kay’s Kitchen is one of many family-owned businesses we have across our state that support local economies and serve our communities,” Klobuchar said. “I was happy to bring their fresh homemade treats from St. Joseph to share with our guests at Minnesota Morning.” Kay’s Kitchen was built in 1972 by Kay and “Dirk” Dierkh-

ising with the goal of providing St. Joseph with a family diner, where they quickly became famous for their fresh pastries and ice cream cones. In 2009, Tanya (Dierkhising) Finken bought the diner and proudly continues the traditions of Kay and Dirk. Klobuchar hosts “Minnesota Morning” every Thursday when the Senate is in session and invites all Minnesotans who are visiting the capital. Visitors can hear first-hand accounts of Klobuchar’s work in the Senate, mingle with fellow Minnesotans visiting Washington, meet the Senator’s staff and take photographs with the senator. To get more information on attending “Minnesota Morning,’’ visit Sen. Klobuchar’s website at or call her office at 202-224-3244.

Penny the Puggle is a happy-go-lucky type of dog who appears to be frowning, but she’s really smiling! This Beagle and Pug mix is 5-years-old, spayed and has a history of being friendly with small kids, other dogs and cats. She will play with tennis balls for hours and likes a variety of other toys. She likes to go for rides and is accustomed to going on daily walks. As long as she can be by your side or on your lap, she’s happy. Penny was surrendered because she still needs help with her house-training. If you have the time to work with Penny, we have the time to answer your questions. “Helping one animal won’t change the world … but it will change the world for that one animal!” Dogs - 16 Rabbits - 2

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tary which gives solutions to the growing trend of cyberbullying. This contest is ideal for aspiring graphic design students in high school or college. The design must emulate anti-bullying or cyberbullying. It does not need to be literal. The design can be conceptual, but must be able to make the connection that the concept is standing up to bullies. It must also relate to our cyberbullying film Submit the Documentary. For more information, screening kits and contest information, please visit and click on Criers.

Blotter If any readers have tips concerning crimes, they should call the St. Joseph Police Department at 320-363-8250 or Tri-County Crime Stoppers at 320-255-1301 or access its tip site at Crime Stoppers offers rewards up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for crimes.

ing around as she had issues with him in the past. Officer located him at his residence and he was intoxicated and upset about losing his job and his wife leaving him. Officer got him to calm down and give him parts of his firearm on the promise the officer would return them to him the next week. Items placed in evidence for safe keeping.

May 7 7:23 p.m. Drive. C.R. 75/C.R. 133. Report of a vehicle-that-cut-someone-off complainant. Officer was out of position when call was received. He did not see the vehicle when he arrived in the area. Unable to locate. 11:12 p.m. Unwanted person. 7th Avenue SE. Complainant stated her neighbor knocked on her door asking for help. She asked if she should call the police and he said no. She then asked him to leave and called the police to make sure he wasn’t hang-

May 9 4:17 p.m. Found property. First Avenue NE. St. Joseph maintenance employee found a greenish-blue MP3 player and a pair of red/black sunglasses at the Wobegon Trail head. Both items placed into property. 2:14 p.m. Property damage. First Avenue NE. Owner called and reported the windows of his rental house broken out. He stated the tenants there know who did the damage. Officer spoke to the tenants who both stated they know who broke the windows but don’t want trouble. Both stated they were going to fix the damages. Owner wanted report done for documentation.

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May 10 10:34 a.m. Fire alarm. College Avenue N. Fire alarm set off by burning bagels. Matter was resolved and fire department was canceled by responding officer. 11:38 a.m. Disorderly. Minnesota Street. Report of an employee who quit and was making a scene outside the restaurant. Officer arrived on scene and met with employee. He was upset with his boss


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and things got a little heated. He advised he was OK and was leaving. After he left, officer spoke with the owner and he advised he needed nothing more. 9 p.m. Noise complaint. Ash Street E. Officer spoke to resident who was outside with about 10 friends with music on. They turned the music off and said they would move it inside. May 11 3:59 p.m. Accident. C.R. 75/C.R 2. Gentleman stated his foot slipped off the brake and he rear-ended the woman’s vehicle in front of him. Damage included scratches to his bumper and her bumper was pushed in and brake-light lens broken. Photos taken and they exchanged information prior to officer’s arrival. May 12 2:51 p.m. Fire. Seventh Avenue SE. Officer dispatched to a grass fire at “the jumps” at the end of Seventh Avenue SE. Through investigation, officer learned a single juvenile started the fire to clear some of the dead grass to make more jumps. The fire department arrived and put the fire out. The juvenile will have to pay $700 for the fire department service. No citation issued. 4:24 p.m. Theft. College Avenue N. Restaurant owner reported sometime overnight between 10 p.m. May 11 and 5 a.m. May 12, someone stole her 5-foot ice-cream cone that was used for advertising outside. $500 loss.

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Student Spotlight: U of M-Twin Cities sophomore Mike Schmit by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders

If you would like to re c o m m e n d a student to be considered for this feature, please contact The NewsleadSchmit er office at or call 320-363-7741. As the newly elected University of Minnesota-Twin Cities student body president, Mike Schmit, along with his team, have some big goals for the 2013-14 school year. Schmit said two major projects they will work on are mental health and college affordability. “We’ve recognized that mental health is a really important topic for many students, not only at the U of M, but across the country as well,” Schmit said. “We’ll be working to increase mental-health resources on campus.” Schmit said they will also work to help make college more affordable for students. “We’re working to make college more affordable by creating services to reduce immediate costs, such as textbooks and course fees,” Schmit said. “We’ll be rolling out an online textbook exchange service this fall.” Schmit is the 20-year-old son of Rick and Jo Schmit of St. Joseph. He has two brothers, Tony, 22; and JP, 9; and one sister, Maria , 16. Besides being active with student government, Schmit is also involved in the Investment and Finance Club and is a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. Schmit is double majoring in finance and supply-chain-andoperations management. This summer he will intern in the finance department at Boston Scientific in Maple Grove. After graduation, Schmit would like to work in the consulting field. “I’m a problem-solver at my core, and facing a constant stream of new challenges is something that really interests me,” Schmit said. Besides his internship,

Schmit said he will spend a lot of hours at the student government office and would also like to learn how to cook something more than Ramen noodles and buttered toast this summer. Fun facts about Schmit: Favorite subject: Finance, supply-chain-and-operations management and biology. Favorite leisure activity: Schmit said he stays very busy with school and extra-curriculars, but really enjoys meeting new people when he has any free time. He said it’s a good thing there are more than 50,000 students at the university. Favorite music: Schmit has become a big fan of folk and bluegrass music lately. Some of his current favorites are Mumford and Sons and Trampled by Turtles. Favorite movies: Shawshank Redemption and Good Will Hunting. “They’re both very thought-provoking movies,” Schmit said. Favorite thing he likes to help other people do: “I like making people feel good about themselves and about life in general,” Schmit said. “It’s crazy what a smile can do.” Favorite restaurant and food: “I wouldn’t truly be from St. Joe if I didn’t say Kay’s Kitchen, right?” Schmit said. Something he would change if he could: “World peace is great and all, but it’s far too clichéd,” Schmit said. “If I could change one thing, I would make the Gopher football team a real contender in the Big Ten. Go Gophers.” The thing he likes best about St. Joseph: Schmit said he enjoys the natural beauty of central Minnesota. “One of my roommates is from Cold Spring, and we were just talking about how much we miss seeing stars at night,” Schmit said. “I love the (Twin ) Cities, but the natural beauty of central Minnesota is something I really miss.”

U of MN-Twin Cities senior Chelsey Hinnenkamp by Cori Hilsgen

Chelsey Hinnenkamp is a 22-yearold senior student studying food science at the University of Minnesota-Twin Hinnenkamp Cities. She is the daughter of Linda and Loren Hinnenkamp of St. Joseph and has one older brother, Adam. Hinnenkamp is actively involved as a community advisor, housing and residential life office assistant, member of the Food Science College Bowl Team, president of the Food Science and Nutrition Club, and she volunteers at the University of Minnesota Pediatric specialty clinics. Hinnenkamp plans to go on to medical school. “Within the next few weeks, I should hopefully find out if I have been accepted to medical school,” Hinnenkamp said. “I hope to have a career in pediatrics. Otherwise, I plan on attending graduate school for food science.” Hinnenkamp said she has been fortunate to have received various scholarships to assist with her education. She has worked hard to earn that assistance. Hinnenkamp has been on the dean’s list each semester of

We Walk! from front page course follows an old railroad bed through rural farmlands, woods, marshes and of course, a few of the state’s 10,000 lakes. The event is held annually on the third Saturday of May. Participants spent the night before the event at the College of St. Benedict. Buzz and Kathy Snyder, Sauk Rapids, were two local people taking part in the half-marathon course. They finished in a time of under three hours and ran about 20 percent of the course. For more information on the event go to www.walkonMN. org/marathon.


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college. She is also a member of the National Residence Hall Honorarium and will graduate with distinction this spring. Fun facts about Hinnenkamp: Favorite subject: “I don’t think I have ever met a subject I did not like,” Hinnenkamp said. “I would say I am an avid learner. In college, my favorite subjects have been food chemistry and child psychology.” Favorite leisure activity: During her free time, Hinnenkamp enjoys cooking, baking, reading, spending time with friends and running. Favorite music: “When it comes to songs, I am really bad with knowing artists and songs,” Hinnenkamp said. “Currently, I have been listening to a lot of Mat Kearney because my cousin had introduced me to him earlier this year and I had the opportunity to listen to him live a couple of weeks ago.” Favorite movie: Hinnekamp doesn’t really have a favorite movie because there are lots of movies she really enjoys. A movie Hinnenkamp has seen many times and is always willing to watch again is Pride and Prejudice, but she doesn’t think it’s quite as good as reading the book. Favorite place to volunteer: While attending Apollo High School, Hinnenkamp said she volunteered for an amazing twoweek experience with the children at the Anna Marie’s shelter

in St. Cloud. “It was an eye-opening experience which provided me insight in how to work with children who have experienced serious challenges,” Hinnenkamp said. “Similarly, I loved playing and working with the University of Minnesota Pediatric specialty clinics – I don’t know how many children I taught (how) to play Candyland.” Favorite thing she likes to help other people do: Hinnekamp loves to help people cook and bake. She especially enjoys cooking with children. Favorite restaurant and food: Her favorite food is the apple-cinnamon pancakes with ice cream at Kay’s Kitchen. As a food-science major, Hinnenkamp said she has numerous favorites when it comes to food. Favorite quote: She enjoys quotes. Hinnenkamp especially enjoys Eleanor Roosevelt’s quotes. A favorite Roosevelt quote is ‘The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.’ What she likes best about St. Joseph: What Hinnenkamp appreciates the most about St. Joseph are the people. “My favorite part about St. Joseph is the wonderful people,” Hinnenkamp said. “I (like) how the people of St. Joseph really support and care about each other and take pride in our beautiful little town.”

First-time homebuyer education set June 11 If you are looking to purchase your first home, now is the time to participate in Home Stretch, a first-time homebuyer workshop that takes participants through the entire home buying process. The next workshop will be offered from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, June 11 at the St. Cloud Federal Credit Union. Registration is required, and participants will receive a completion certificate at the end of the workshop. In one day, you will learn

about credit, qualifying for a mortgage, shopping for a home, the closing process, basic home maintenance and affordable mortgage products that may be available to first-time homebuyers. Some affordable mortgage products, government loans and down-payment and closing-cost assistance programs may require a buyer to receive a Home Stretch certificate. For more information, visit www.

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Kennedy students experience double blackout day by Cori Hilsgen

Students at Kennedy Community School recently experienced a double blackout day. A blackout day had been planned by the eighth-grade Youth Energy Summit team to try to conserve energy on May 16. Interestingly, a contractor cut a wire to Stearns Electric Co.’s electrical power to areas of St. Joseph on the same day. Rick Wilson is the seventhand eighth-grade science teacher at Kennedy. He is also the advisor for the summit team, the first one at Kennedy. Throughout the school year, students have been busy trying to determine ways to save energy. An all-school recycling survey was taken to identify areas that could be improved, and a hydration station was installed to save on the use of

water bottles. On blackout day, the entire school of 760 students and about 100 full- and part-time staff participated. All lights, except emergency lighting, were turned off and a cold lunch had been planned by nutrition services. All unnecessary electronics were turned off, and computers were used only by office staff. Many teachers spent time outside with their students and did not use smart boards, laptops, ipads or iPods. Wilson said Kennedy school has really embraced the idea of outdoor education, and many teachers bring their students outside on a regular basis. “The students at Kennedy are getting an education they very well may not receive at another school,” Wilson said. “We have a unique situation where we have a beautiful outdoor space

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Kennedy students and staff were asked to wear black May 16 in their participation of a blackout day planned by the eighth-grade Youth Energy Summit team to conserve energy. What made the day especially interesting was Stearns Electrical Co. had a power outage to areas of St. Joseph on the same day. for students to learn from and enjoy.” When the power was cut by Stearns Electric, Wilson said he was outside performing an experiment with eighth-grade science students, so he did not even realize the electricity had been turned off. The power outage occurred in the middle of the school’s lunch service. First cook Maxine Pogatshnik had already planned to help with the blackout day by having her staff prepare and serve bag lunches to reduce their power consumption. Wilson said if a regular lunch service had been planned, the discontinuation of electricity would have caused many problems. Students barely noticed the interruption of electricity because teachers were not using it. Several fourth-grade students commented on the blackout day. “There was really no difference from when the lights were off because it was bright out,” Paige Cox said. “It was kind of a coincidence a power line was cut on blackout day,” Evelyn Ethan said. “About half the people in the school were not even aware the power was out,” Sam Brewer said. “It was so sunny out the sun in the windows was like light bulbs,” Jackson Doty said. Wilson said the purpose of the blackout day was to help students understand energy conservation. “We are going to look at the data and see how we did,” Wilson said. “After that, we are going (to) look at the variables throughout the day and determine where we can improve. We would like this to be at least an annual event.” One conservation improvement the school has made is already showing success. The hydration system add-on for water fountains is a place where students can refill their water bottles with filtered water instead of buying plastic water bottles. The station was installed on Feb. 14, and Kennedy has saved

The hydration system add-on for water fountains is a place where students can refill their water bottles with filtered water instead of buying plastic water bottles. The station was installed on Feb. 14, and Kennedy school has saved the use of 4,977 water bottles since that date. the use of 4,977 water bottles since that date. Students at Kennedy are excited about what has been done to help with energy conservation and are noticing areas they can look at next year. Teachers are advocating for the event to

be planned earlier in the school year so things like needing to use the computers for testing dates or other things can be avoided. “I expect to see overall improvement on energy savings next time,” Wilson said.


you move into the city.” Officer Joel Klein, who will become the new police chief in August, said the department will be consistent with enforcing the ordinance. “It’s our job to do and we just need to do our job and do it across the board,” Klein said. Judy Weyrens, city administrator, said the police department will identify the areas that need to be brought up to compliance and those residents will be notified by mail. “I don’t know how many parking pads are out there that need to be brought into compliance, but we have tried to let people know there is an expectation for them to become compliant,” Weyrens said.

from front page pad and my definition of a parking pad may be two completely different things, but meaning the same thing,” Jansky said. “Zoning folks, along with the city council, came up with a definition last year as to what a parking pad was, what it could be made from and where it could be put.” Jansky said living in a city involves meeting expectations. “When you live in the city there is an expectation to keep things up and to keep things nice,” Jansky said. “I guess that’s a decision you make when

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Satellite Gallery up and running by Mike Nistler

Tucked in the middle of the Millstream Shops in downtown St. Joseph sits the Satellite Gallery, which opened on Nov. 1 and is the brainchild of JD Jorgenson, a local wood fire potter. The Satellite Gallery’s intent is to provide a space for exhibitions of artists both locally and internationally. The gallery is an extension of Jorgenson’s studio and provides a venue for exhibitions, shows and sales. “This is part of the puzzle,” Jorgenson said of allowing artists to make their work and then show their work. Jorgenson works with artists who are accepted for internships at his studio who then are selected for shows at the gallery. But more than that, the gal-

Above: Veterans listen as the names of departed veterans are called out at the Memorial Day ceremony. Below: Members of the rifle squad perform the gun salute at the Memorial Day ceremony at the old cemetery in St. Joseph. Members (left to right) are Jeff Kremers, Mel Klein, Neil Spanier, Al Klocker, Tom Pflueger and Andy Terwey. Also shown behind the squad is Lloyd Bruemmer.

from front page Participants then gathered for conversation and refreshments at the American Legion in St. Joseph, where a photo slide presentation was shown. Memorial Day originally started as a way to honor Union soldiers who had died in the American Civil War. It

(painting) Artists interested in exhibiting ​ The Satellite Gallery provides many opportunities, one of which is an option for artists to have solo, joint or group exhibitions. There are many advantages to being represented by the gallery. For example artists will have a selection of their work displayed and for sale on the online gallery. All represented artists will also have the opportunity to show pieces in a group exhibition once a year in the physical gallery space. There are many options available so please contact the gallery for more information or applying via the application located on the Satellite Gallery St. Joseph MN Facebook page, where you will find the application form.

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lery is open to others in the community. For instance, a holiday sale was held at the gallery in December where many of Bobby Vee’s paintings were unveiled for the first time to the public. It was a huge success, Jorgenson said. Recently Jorgenson opened his gallery to the All Saints Academy Montessori Preschool and Cheri Burg’s students who presented a “Preschool Picassos” exhibit. (See accompanying story on page 8.) The Satellite Gallery is located at 15 Minnesota St. E. #107B. You may also visit the gallery website at: thesatellitegallerystjoseph. com. For more information, contact Jorgenson at 320-309-1529. Upcoming Exhibitions at the Satellite Gallery July 2013 – Kristin Plucar (paper and mixed media) August 2013 – Heidi Jueb

continues as a way to honor all men and women who have died in military service for our country. Originally known as Decoration Day, it became Memorial Day after World War II. Previously observed on May 30, Memorial Day is now observed on the last Monday of May. Many people visit memorials and cemeteries on this day.

Stearns County will be selling to develop and sell, this auction approximately 400 prime pieces has it all. With the number and of property at its tax-forfeited variety of parcels for sale, indiproperty auction at 6:30 p.m. viduals or developers should find Thursday, June 13 at the Stearns what they’re looking for.” Stearns County has an adCounty Service Center, 3301 C.R. 138 in Waite Park. Doors will ditional 200 pieces of property open at 6 p.m. to allow inter- for sale that won’t be on the ested buyers an opportunity to auction, but can be purchased look at property maps, obtain in- anytime at the county auditorformation and get their questions treasurer’s office for the minianswered. Starting bid prices are mum bid. These are parcels that • Borgert Pavers • Willowsell Creekat • Versalock Block auctions. did not previous half of the assessed value. There All the properties that are are properties for sale in areas for sale, whether in inventory across Stearns County. “This auction has some- or by auction, are listed on the thing for everyone,” said Randy Stearns County website at www. Schreifels, Stearns County audi- Each property tor-treasurer. “Anyone interested has a map location, listed with in buying property, whether minimum bid price, special asto build their own new dream sessments and many other dehome or to buy a group of lots tails about the property.

Tax-forfeited lands are properties that have defaulted to Stearns County’s ownership after five years of non-payment of taxes. Any questions about the auction can be directed to the Stearns County Auditor-Treasurer’s Office at 320-656-3904.



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A message to high school grads Thousands of area students are graduating this month from local high schools. Even if your graduation was 50 years ago, you probably can remember that feeling of exiting one world that was so familiar to you and preparing to embark on an unknown journey. The feeling is both exhilarating and a bit frightening. To help graduates face the future, here is some helpful advice you probably learned many years ago when starting out your education in preschool and kindergarten. In 1988 author Robert Fulghum published a book titled All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. It was a book of essays in which Fulghum shared some simple thoughts. Here are a few of our favorites we think graduates will be served well to remember as they begin their journey after high school: Play fair — This is a great place to start. As you begin anew, you have a chance to wipe your slate clean. No matter what happened in your past, you can overcome. Do it right and start by being a model for others. Don’t hit people — No one likes a bully. Put things back where you found them — This especially holds true in this day of global warming and global awareness. It’s a great big world out there and we share it with millions, and we are responsible for its well being. Live a balanced life — All work and no play makes for a very one-sided life. You may end up with a giant house and a pile of money, but will that matter when your life is over? Take time to enjoy the simple things in life. Live, laugh and love. Learn some and think some — Even though you are graduating from high school, you are never done learning. Take time to reflect on things around you. Read. Watch. Listen. Especially listen. Say you are sorry if you hurt someone — It’s even more important in this day of technological wizardry that we don’t forget to be a decent human. With information moving at the speed of light, mistakes occur constantly. Take time to own up to yours.

Transistor radio was link to outside world When I was a wee lad growing up in the country near a small Central Minnesota burg called Pearl Lake, I didn’t have many entertainment choices. We had a TV, of course, and it got a whopping four channels. (And we had to get up and change the channel by turning a knob!) We also had a hi-fi stereo I loved listening to music on — 45 rpm records my older siblings and I would buy for less than a dollar. The other device I had was a transistor radio. Anyone younger than 30 probably doesn’t know what I’m talking about. But my transistor radio was my constant companion, especially in the summer time when I was outdoors and wanted to listen to music. I remember my transistor radio well. It was an army-green color with red knobs. I probably liked it for that reason alone, since my brothers and I would often play pretend “army” games. The radio looked like a miniature version of those walkietalkies soldiers used in Vietnam. It was fueled by a single battery, and I could pull in two radio stations I loved listening to. One was KDWB out of the

Mike Nistler Reporter Twin Cities and the other was WDGY out of Chicago. Both of those stations played the pop music that was popular at the time — the Beatles, Tommy James and the Shondells, the Bee Gees and of course artists like the Archies and other “Bubble Gum” groups. The transistor radio was my connection to the outside world. It helped me pass the time between doing chores and playing endless games of baseball or football with my brothers and friends. I could take the radio into the backyard and be by myself and at the same time be in touch with what was going on in that great big world beyond our farmyard. Today, my “transistor radio” of choice is my Blackberry smart phone. I can punch in stations like Pandora and listen to the very same music I listened to then. I just choose a station like the one I’m listening to now, which I selected for one of

my favorite artists of that era, The Lovin’ Spoonful. With a few clicks I can hear songs by not only Lovin’ Spoonful but other musicians and groups that play similar kinds of music from that era. It kind of takes me back in time to that earlier, simpler time. But now, I don’t have to buy batteries, nor do I have to hold the radio up against my ear just to ensure the radio waves come in clear. And if I don’t like a song, I just click a button and it skips to the next artist. I have to admit it might be nice to have a D.J. like True Don Blue announce the next song and artist, but if I don’t know who is singing what song, I just have to tap into the main screen and it shows me who is singing and the name of the song. I guess I would’ve never imagined technology would change so much in 50 years. But even though this is much higher-quality music, I still wish I had that old transistor radio. I’m not sure what happened to it. It probably got set aside as I grew up and ended up in the trash heap somewhere. It doesn’t matter, because in my memory that old-green radio plays on.

At 100, ‘Rite of Spring’ still startles One of the cultural landmarks of the 20th Century, Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, turned 100 just two days ago. And what a cataclysmic birth it was! The equivalent of an earthquake, a volcano, a revolution, all happening at once. The Rite is a 35-minute ballet/orchestral work first performed in a Paris theater May 29, 1913, choreographed by legendary dancer Vaslav Nijinsky, who was a member of Sergei Diaghilev’s famed Russian Ballet. The music and the style of dancing were so shockingly new the audience erupted into pandemonium. At first there was derisive laughter, boos, jeers, then audience members began throwing things at each other before tossing things at the orchestra. Forty people had to be ejected from the theater. The audience uproar was so loud the music could not be heard. The near riot should have been expected because the Rite jabs listeners like a jolt of disturbing adrenalin. Stravinsky, like Picasso, was one of the giant masters of modernism. He had created a kind of musical equivalent of Picasso’s cubist paintings, a radically new way of expressing a multiplicity of visual and psychological realities. Picasso ripped reality apart and reassembled it in stunning new ways. Stravinsky did the same thing – only in music. The Rite chugs along like some thrashing,

Dennis Dalman Editor wounded, hideous beast. It has a primitive, elemental, violent feel to it with its weird syncopations, ferocious dissonances, eerie creepy-crawly rhythms, swooning meanderings, relentless stompings and poundings, gnome-like grunts and squeaks, eruptive crescendos, dizzying pirouettes, whispery warnings, blaring alarms, gyrations and spasms, shattering explosions and the strange beauty of the delicate little melodies that weave in and out of the chaos. The Rite is disturbing music. Its cataclysmic, frightening sounds conjure images of violence and war, as if Stravinsky was expressing, musically, the horrors that were to come in the 20th Century. World War I started less than a year after Rite was first performed. In making his masterpiece, Stravinsky used bits and pieces of Russian folk music, then remade them radically into the Rite. The work is based on pagan rituals to welcome spring, including the tribal selection of a young girl as a sacrificial victim, who then has to dance herself to death as the tribal elders watch.

Many people might be familiar with The Rite of Spring from having seen Fantasia, the groundbreaking Walt Disney film of 1940. Disney expertly chose selections from the ballet score to use with his visual evocation of the earth’s beginnings, ending with the extinction of the dinosaurs. Almost like a virus, the Rite has “infected” countless pieces of modern music, including background music for movies and TV shows. The ballet’s syncopated stomping sounds are often used to evoke suspense in crime shows. The brassy dissonances in Rite have been mimicked to express a sense of emotional crisis in many movies. It’s possible to hear echoes of Rite and two earlier Stravinsky works (Firebird and Petrouchka) in movies as varied as The Wizard of Oz, Psycho and Spartacus. I must hasten to add, dear readers, that even though the Rite is a brooding, strange, disturbing work, it’s also exhilarating in its sheer power and eerie beauty. It still sounds amazingly modern, as if it were composed just yesterday. On YouTube, there are a number of videos of orchestras performing The Rite of Spring, and there are even various versions of the ballet being performed, so you can watch the dancers while you hear the music. It’s a very great musical landmark so, please, do check it out.

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Budding Picassos display artwork by Mike Nistler

You would think children 3- to 5-years old might be a bit overwhelmed studying and then trying to duplicate the work of such artists as Georgia O’Keefe and Marc Chagall. You would be wrong. This past week teacher Cheri Burg’s students at All Saints Academy presented their work as part of a “Preschool Picassos” exhibit at the Satellite Gallery at the Millstream shops in St. Joseph. It was the first group exhibition at the gallery, which opened in November of this past year. The exhibition runs through June. Burg said the exhibit combines not only art, but subjects such as history, mathematics and science. Students

studied six famous artists before tackling their pieces. “Kids this age are much more capable of learning about art,” she said. Added Jorgenson: “Art in play at its purist form. There’s not a right or a wrong. You’re just doing it.” “And they’re doing it for themselves,” Burg said. “It provides such positive energy.” Burg chose the title “Preschool Picassos” for the exhibit in part because it was Picasso who said “Every child is an artist.” And if you view the works on display at the Satellite Gallery, you will be hard pressed not to agree. One of the young artists who had a painting on display was 5-year-old Connor May, son of Stephen and Kathy

Friday, May 31, 2013

photos by Mike Nistler

At left: Cecilia Weldon, daughter of Nancy and Derik Weldon, poses in front of her piece of artwork. Above: Connor May, son of Kathy and Stephen May, created a painting that was inspired by artist Georgia O’Keeffe. May. Connor’s watercolor was inspired by his studying of O’Keefe. Art, his mother Kathy said, is part of why her son is excited to go to school.

Another young artist who did her impression of a Marc Chagall painting was Cecilia Weldon, daughter of Derik and Nancy Weldon. Cecilia

explained how Chagall did a painting from a dream he had and she did the same. Her dream involved a horse, Teddy.

Bradshaw, Bryant donates bike helmets to Kennedy Kidstop by Cori Hilsgen

Mike Bryant and his staff distributed 85 of 100 donated bike helmets to the Kidstop program at Kennedy Community School on Thursday, May 16. Bryant’s firm, the Bradshaw and Bryant Law Office in St. Cloud, donated 100 helmets to the program after being contacted by Erika Jagiella. Jagiella, manager of the Kidstop program, contacted the Erika Jagiella adjusts a helfirm to see if they might be met strap for Riley Bauer, 6.

photos by Cori Hilsgen

Mike Bryant (left) and Erika Jagiella distribute bike helmets to Kennedy Kidstop children.

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