City officials go door-to-door with survey

Historical perspective – 25 years ago

St. Joseph eyes

$600,000 grant

for water tower

by Stuart Goldschen

editor@thenewsleaders.com

A St. Joseph campaign to secure federal funds for a new city water storage tower is officially underway this weekend with city officials conspicuously on the front lines.

Beginning tomorrow, March 16 (1991), members of the St. Joseph City Council and City Planning Commission will personally walk door-to-door to the city’s 600 residences with an appeal for help. They will continue to canvass the community through March 22.

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A historical perspective from 25 years ago – April 13, 1990: Centennial plans underway

by Stuart Goldschen

news@thenewsleaders.com

There’ll be live band music in the air, dancing in the streets and a gala parade downtown.

And a celebratory Mass, a giant picnic in the park, canoe races on the lake, and enough bratwurst and beer to last through Oktoberfest.

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A historical perspective from 25 years ago – April 13, 1990: Jacob Foundation seeks $900,000

by Stuart Goldschen

news@thenewsleaders.com

The search for Jacob Wetterling is very much alive these days, thanks largely to the generous monetary donations of groups and individuals throughout the United States.

Funds are dwindling, however, as public attention begins to wane nearly six months after Jacob’s abduction, and a call is out for additional support to sustain the search.

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A historical perspective from 25 years ago – April 27, 1990: ‘Hope aplenty’ for Jacob’s return

by Stuart Goldschen

news@thenewsleaders.com

More than six months after the abduction of his son with no promising leads to the boy’s whereabouts, Jerry Wetterling is still hopeful Jacob will return. He is buoyed by the feeling “hope is aplenty here in central Minnesota.”

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A historical perspective from 25 years ago – March 30, 1990

St. Joseph residents will see the light

by Jennifer Peterson

news@thenewsleaders.com

This summer, St. Joseph residents may finally see the light.

Planned improvements at the intersection of CR 75 and College Avenue, including a new traffic signal system, new pavement, sidewalks, curb, gutter and water-main, are presently under review by the Minnesota Department of Transportation for a June start date, according to City engineer Joseph Bettendorf.

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A historical perspective from 25 years ago – March 16, 1990

Congrats on 100 years St. Joseph – let’s celebrate!

by Steve Dehler, Centennial Committee, Chair

news@thenewsleaders.com

Dear community leaders,

Congratulations, St. Joseph! You made it! 100 years old and you still look like a spring chicken! Some people thought it wouldn’t work, but look at us now!

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A historical perspective from 25 years ago – March 30, 1990

Local boy frightened by stranger

by Stuart Goldschen

news@thenewsleaders.com

Neary five months after the abduction of Jacob Wetterling, a St. Joseph housewife said the families in her neighborhood were beginning to relax and feel normal again.

Until Friday, March 16, when the woman’s son was approached on the street by a strange man in a green van.

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A historical perspective from 25 years ago – March 16, 1990

Canadian prime minister phones Patty Wetterling

by Stuart Goldschen

news@thenewsleaders.com

If Jacob Wetterling is in Canada, there’s a good chance he’s safe and sound. The Canadians wouldn’t allow it otherwise.

That’s what Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney suggested to Patty Wetterling recently in a personal telephone conversation connecting them in Ottowa and St. Joseph.

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