Grocer, benefactor Coborn dies at 86

by Dennis Dalman

editor@thenewsleaders.com

Daniel Coborn, a resident of Sartell and a local grocery-store entrepreneur and benefactor, died March 15 at the age of 86.

Coborn developed the chain of Coborn’s grocery stores far and wide in the many decades after his grandfather, Chester, started the first Coborn’s store in Sauk Rapids in 1912. When Chester died in 1921, his sons Chester Jr. and Duke, became the business’s owners/managers.

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Preview of community center set for April 6

by Dennis Dalman

editor@thenewsleaders.com

St. Joseph residents can get a sneak-peek of plans for the proposed community center at a public meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 6 at the St. Joseph Government Center.

The public-information meeting was announced at the March 20 city-council meeting.

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Kids have a ball birdhouse-building

Birdhouses were pre-cut by retired carpenter and St. Joseph Rod and Gun members Ron Rennie, Peter Giroux, Mike Westerhoff, Niel Loso, Marvin Bierschback and Al Kalla. Supplies were donated by Ace Hardwear St. Joseph and Manions St. Cloud. All wood was donated by the Rod and Gun Club.

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Residents find their artistic flair at local painting classes

by Cori Hilsgen

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Many local residents are finding they have a bit of an artistic flair when it comes to creating works of art during Julia Olson’s paint-party classes held at the Bad Habit Brewing Co. in downtown St. Joseph.

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City wants to sell old office items

The City of St. Joseph may soon host a surplus-property sale to get rid of lots of abandoned items rendered useless when city staff moved into the new St. Joseph Government Center last month.

At the March 20 city-council meeting, city administrator Judy Weyrens said the items include chairs, tables, folder bins, microphones, shredders and other office-related supplies.

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Hamerlinck organizes Apollo Alumni Association

by Cori Hilsgen

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St. Joseph resident Peter Hamerlinck is organizing other Apollo High School graduates to help form an alumni association.

He and about a dozen people met for a meeting March 1 at Apollo High School to discuss what he had outlined as the mission and purpose of the proposed St. Cloud Apollo Alumni Association.

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Forever House receives raves

photo by Carolyn Bertsch
The “Forever House” was a big attraction at the CMBA Home Show in St. Cloud March 10-12. The 48-x-44 walk-through included a kitchen, garage, living room, media room and patio. The home includes concepts and amenities that home-buyers would enjoy having in their home for a long time. Pictured is the kitchen area.

Children’s Home ends residential treatment

by Cori Hilsgen

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The Catholic Charities St. Cloud Children’s Home will no longer provide mental-health residential treatment services for children but plans to expand its day-treatment program.

Children who receive services will no longer live at the site but will instead go home to their families in the evening.

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