New mayor swore in


Former Mayor Jack Reidner swore in new Mayor Gabe Clements at the May Ogden Village Board meeting. Clements defeated Reidner in the April 4 election.
Clements then gave the oath of office to Sonja Vickers, Kelly Roggow and James Haan.

Mayor encourages businesses to give away bikes

Mayor B.J. Hackler is asking St. Joseph businesses to give away a bicycle in July.
Hackler, who came up with the idea with Trustee Art Rapp, is asking businesses to purchase a bicycle to give away during the ribbon cutting of the Kickapoo Rail Trail which will be held in the village in July.
Hackler said he thinks the idea is a win for the village, the trail and local businesses.

Resource Officer offers tips to deal with bullying

Sheriffs Deputy Alicia Maxey thinks one thing parents can do to curb bullying is take away their child’s electronics.
“Take them away at night,” Maxey said. “The kids need time to decompress.”
Maxey said parents need to realize that bullying is something that effects most children.

Weaver remembered by area residents

The Leader sat down with Robert Weaver  three years ago to interview him about his time in the military and his life in St. Joseph. Excerpts from that interview are included in this story.

Robert Weaver lived a full life.

Four new faces to serve on school boards

There was a big upset in St. Joseph Community School District #169 as only one incumbent retained their seat. 

Clements wins mayors race

Change is coming to Ogden.

Current vote totals


          Member of the Board of Education HERITAGE SCHOOL

Early vote totals for April 4 election



SJO to present musical

A man-eating plant has taken over St. Joseph-Ogden High School.
The SJO drama department is presenting “Little Shop of Horrors” at 7 p.m. on April 1 and 2 p.m. on April 2.  Tickets are $9 for adults at the door.
Director Larry Williams will retire in May.  He said deciding to make “Little Shop of Horrors” his last musical was an easy decision.

Local business busy this political season

Jim Wagner has been busy this political season.
Wagner, along with his wife Jen, is the owner of Wagner Signs and Graphics in St. Joseph.
With both school board races contested in St. Joseph, Wagner has made yard signs for half of the candidates.
Wagner said the process to create the signs is a collaborative effort.

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