Scouts travel to New Mexico


A group of seven teenagers and three adults had the time of their lives recently at Philmont Scout Ranch near Cimarron, New Mexico.

Movie Stars at dance studio

The students at Gallo Dance Studio in St. Joseph could be movie stars.

The students, ages four through 18, were filmed for the Untapped Together Campaign on Tuesday afternoon.

The studio was picked to participate in the campaign by Brothers Young Productions.

Matthew Young, one of the co-founders of the Untapped Together Campaign spoke to the dancers at the studio.

Broadlands Festival to take place Saturday

The Broadlands Homecoming Celebration will feature a new pet blessing and parade on Aug. 20.
The pet blessing and parade will be held by the United Community Church located at 300 S. Lincoln in Broadlands. The event will start at 9 a..m.
Participants are being asked to donate cat or dog food for the C.A.R.A animal shelter in Tilton.

Royal Days to take place this weekend

The Village of Royal will be celebrating 134 years of existence Aug. 18-21.  
The celebration kicks off on Aug. 18 with the first round of a softball tournament at the Royal Community Building.
The celebration continues on Aug. 19 with a 5K run/walk. Registration will take place at Freeman’s Tavern from 6-6:30 p.m. with the race starting at 6:30 p.m.

Wagners open storefront in downtown

In 2007 Jim Wagner bought a 36-inch vinyl cutter.

From then, on his business just grew and grew.

Now, Wagner and his wife, Jen, have a storefront in Main Street Station at 109 N. Main St. in St. Joseph.

Jen said the business’ second big expansion happened right before the couple got married in 2009.

Moving Day proves a success

When most couples buy a new house they pack their belongings in boxes.

Joel and Laura Furrer will be doing that but they also moved the entire house.

The Furrers purchased a house that was located at 511 N. Main Street in St. Joseph from the St. Joseph-Ogden School District.

Preparing for the worst

St. Joseph-Ogden sophomore Andrew McDermott found himself zipped into a body bag last Friday.

McDermott was one of five SJO students that participated in a mock accident event at the high school.

“It’s really a serious thing that can happen and has happened before,” McDermott said.

Fundraising underway for memorial in Homer

Kim Graham wants a veteran's memorial in Homer.

Graham, a Homer resident, has approached the village board about placing a memorial within the village.

Now Graham is ready to move forward with fundraising.

The Homer American Legion Auxiliary is holding a gun raffle to raise money for the memorial. The tickets are $20.

Blessings in a Backpack to have new organizer

Dana Rowland will no longer be spearheading Blessings in a Backpack in St. Joseph.

However, that does not mean the program will stop.

Rowland said that she felt now was the time to leave the program in someone else’s capable hands.

A letter from Coach Duval

First of all, let me just start by simply just saying THANK YOU.  

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