Halloween events to take place this Saturday


The annual Halloween Fundraiser for the St. Louis Children’s Hospital has a new location this year. Now, the event will be held in downtown St. Joseph on Oct. 21.
“We had interest from business to have it downtown and I think it’s a better location that people will see it and attend,” said event chair Mary Derenne said.

Play day event to take place


St. Joseph United Methodist Church invites parents and children through grade school age for a super-simple play date starting 11:30 a.m. Saturday, October 21 at Hackler Park, also known as the dinosaur park.  
Worried you’ll have to make a casserole and a dessert and find just the right outfit? No need to worry.

Dalton directs first show at SJO


That’s how many theater productions Chandler Dalton has worked on counting her current production of “Fairy Tale Courtroom.”
In short, the new St. Joseph-Ogden drama director is a veteran of the theater.
 “The kids were really shocked when I told them that,” Dalton said.

Apothecary celebrates 25 years

A little over 25 years ago, Kathy Munday purchased St. Joseph Drugs.
The store was located at 218 E. Lincoln St. in St. Joseph and was owned by Ken Irle. The older building didn’t have much at a first. An older electrical box with screw-in fuses, few windows and a small back room.
Didn’t matter to Munday. It was meant to be.

So you think you can dance

The Jan Gallo Dance Studio is welcoming a TV star on Oct. 7.
“We are crazy excited,” Jan Gallo said.
The studio will be hosting a Pop Up Master Hip Hop Class taught by Comfort  Fedoke.
Fedoke was a contestant on season four of the Show “So You Think You Can Dance?”.

Other zoning changes being proposed

The town center is just one proposed zoning change that the board is looking at.
Susan Monte of Champaign County Regional Planning has been working on updating the zoning ordinance for the village.
While some of the changes are just to reorganize the content to improve readability and provide clarity others, like adding the town center, will provide notable changes.

Village discusses town center district


A hot topic at last Tuesday’s village board meeting was a proposed town center in downtown St. Joseph.

The town center would run include almost all of the businesses on Lincoln Avenue from Third Street to Second Street.

Students learn about 9/11


Timbra Hilton’s seventh and eighth grade social studies students at St. Joseph Middle School were not alive when 9/11 happened.
That made it all the more important to her that they learn about it in her class.

PVO wins grant


Thanks to area farmers Prairieview-Ogden School District is $10,000 richer.
The district received the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education grant from the Monsanto Fund.
‘We are really happy,” said Superintendent Vic White.

Meet the Hall of Fame inductees


Every year St. Joseph-Ogden High School inducts individuals into its Hall of Fame.
Inductees can be friends of the district who have made outstanding contributions, former coaches or sponsors or alumni who have been graduated for at least five years.

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