Hands-on learning a hit with students

by Frank Lee

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The first hands-on science and nature conference coordinated by Resource Training & Solutions at St. John’s University in Collegeville for fifth- and sixth-graders was a hit with students.

There were 20 students from Kennedy Community School in St. Joseph who attended the St. John’s event on Jan. 12, who were assigned to four 60-minute sessions throughout the day, such as “Blasting Off With Rockets,” “Laser Light Ruler,” “Survivor: Winter Edition” and “It Makes Your Blood Run.”

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St. Ben’s receives record-breaking donation

by Frank Lee

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The College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph has received the largest donation in the private college’s history in more than a century.

An anonymous donor has given $10 million to the Catholic school to create and support the new Center for Ethical Leadership in Action.

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ASA students donate shoeboxes to Place of Hope

by Cori Hilsgen

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Because of the generosity of time, talent and treasure of All Saints Academy-St. Joseph students, staff and other people, some younger clients at Place of Hope Ministries in St. Cloud enjoyed  extra surprises around Christmas time this year.

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Bourbon auction to benefit Catholic Charities’ food shelf

by Frank Lee

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One premium bottle of bourbon may help feed local families in need once it’s auctioned off and used to purchase groceries for those who receive assistance from Catholic Charities’ food shelf.

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud won a contest for charities in which winners received one of 200 collectible bottles of bourbon valued at $10,000 each. To win, the diocesan staff had to tell Buffalo Trace Distillery the reason Catholic Charities deserved to win a bottle.

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Free meal offers more than just food

by Frank Lee

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You can enjoy a meal and the company of others at the American Legion Post 328 in downtown St. Joseph and it won’t cost you a penny.

Joe Town Table is an annual community meal series that kicks off Sunday, Jan. 22, and it is intended to help those in need as well as provide a setting where residents can enjoy fellowship with one another.

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K of C basketball winners move onward

photo by Carolyn Bertsch
George Berg-Arnold, 9, of St Joseph, leaps into the air as he precisely tosses the basketball into a net at the local Knights of Columbus Free-throw Competition which took place on Jan. 14 at All Saints Academy in St. Joseph. Eleven boys and girls ages 9-14 competed for a chance to participate at the district level.

Wobegon Trail extension supported by council

by Frank Lee

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The St. Joseph City Council re-affirmed its financial support of extending the Lake Wobegon Trail from St. Joseph to Waite Park provided other area cities and the county chip in to help cover the cost of the planned project.

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St. Joseph 2016 Year in Review – Part 2

(This is Part 2 of a two-part series. Part 1 was published Jan. 6.)
July

A wave of sadness followed the sudden death of former St. Joseph City Council member Dr. Stephen I. “Steve” Frank, who died as a result of surgical complications June 22 at age 73. Besides being a council member for seven years, Frank was a long-time professor of political science at St. Cloud State University, where he taught for 38 years before his recent retirement. Frank served on the St. Joseph City Council from January 2008 through December 2015.

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