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The Extreme Sports Park in St. Cloud might close if the Legislature doesn’t change a law that requires minors to get signed permission slips from their guardians before using the facility.

St. Cloud seeks funding for water projects, change in skate park law

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 2:27 pm

By Charlie Reed Staff Writer Two major water projects, easing rules at public skateboarding and bike parks and reforming the police-fire pension are St. Cloud’s top priorities this legislative session. City official recently spent three days in Tallahassee pushing the St. Cloud agenda and meeting with lawmakers. Water St. Cloud is seeking $3.1 million to help build a deep water injection well for reclaimed water. Instead of recycling the water

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  • St. Cloud mayor presents 4 proclamations

    Posted on March 20, 2015 at 12:27 pm

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St. Cloud Mayor Rebecca Borders presents a proclamation to Osceola Council on Aging’s (left to right) Meals on Wheels Nutrition Director Wilda Belisle, Chief Financial Officer Connie Benca, and Chief Executive Officer Beverly Hougland declaring the month of March as March for Meals Month in St. Cloud. Borders encourages all citizens to volunteer their time and talents to helping senior citizens within the community. Hougland invites the public to a fund-raiser March for Meals 5K Run/Walk and Kids Run March 21 starting at 7 a.m. at Lakeside Park in Celebration.

    St. Cloud mayor presents 4 proclamations St. Cloud Mayor Rebecca Borders presented four proclamations March 12 during a regular council meeting at City Hall. • Earth Hour: Borders proclaimed March 28, from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., as Earth Hour in the city of St. Cloud. “I call upon our residents, businesses, and organizations to turn off non-essential lighting for this one hour to join the global statement of concern

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  • Woman shot at St. Cloud church in domestic abuse case

    Posted on March 9, 2015 at 9:50 am


    A man shot a female victim in the head at a St. Cloud church on Sunday in a domestic abuse case, authorities said. According to St. Cloud police reports, officers responded to the Prince of Peace Church, 2017 Hickory Tree Road at about 10:43 a.m. The suspect, Ramon Rosado, 76, had shot the 74-year-old victim one in the back of the head and twice in the back, police reports stated.

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  • St. Cloud mystery novelist continues baseball series

    Posted on March 6, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer The legacy of Mickey Rawlings has grown in the last year thanks to a new book in the character’s trilogy, The Tomb That Ruth Built. Rawlings is the main character of murder mystery books penned by Troy Soos, who has lived in St. Cloud now for three years by way of Seminole County, Boston for college, and Passaic, N.J. by birth. The Tomb That Ruth

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  • St. Cloud City Council members experience firefighter survival training

    Posted on February 27, 2015 at 1:20 pm

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St. Cloud Fire Rescue’s paramedic/firefighter Benjamin Faber explains a firefighter-survival technique to Council Member Dave Askew at the Fire Station 33 training facility.

    St. Cloud Fire Rescue conducted firefighter-survival training recently in its training facility at Fire Station 33. Joining three new firefighters in training were Deputy Mayor Jeff Rinehart and Council Member Dave Askew. “This training was very thorough,” said Rinehart. “I took part in it to personally experience what our fire personnel have to do to safely protect life and property within our community. After this one-day training, I am honored

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  • Community spirit story goes global

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 1:55 pm

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Glenn Buratti, 6, throws a ball in his St. Cloud backyard while being videotaped by DocTV camera man James French for German television on Tuesday.

    By Charlie Reed Staff Writer It was Valentine’s Day when Ashlee Buratti read the first media report of her son Glenn’s 6th birthday party in the Osceola News-Gazette. “I remember because that was my original due date with him,” said the young, St. Cloud mom Tuesday, a week after the story went viral, reaching audiences across the globe. Since then, keeping track of all the coverage has been impossible, she

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  • St. Cloud preparing for spring activities

    Posted on February 20, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    The city of St. Cloud Parks and Recreation staff is preparing for several March activities. • Splash Pad: The Lakefront Splash Pad (1104 Lakeshore Blvd.) is scheduled to reopen March 1. Spring hours are March 1 through April 30, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., weather permitting. • Adult Coed Volleyball: Registration for the Adult Coed Volleyball League begins March 4 and ends April 3 at the Civic Center (3001

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