Globe Chronicles: Archives from the weeks of Feb. 1-15

Compiled by Julie Pravacek

This edition’s Globe Chronicles is taken from the archive of Feb. 1 – 14.

10 years ago – 2008

LE MARS – Fifteen health care professionals from five states left the U.S. on Jan. 16 bound for Tegucigalpa, Honduras. It was the seventh in a series of medical/dental mission trips sponsored by Gehlen Catholic Schools.

SIOUX CITY – The Bargain Center in Sioux City held a blessing ceremony for the addition to the building.  Father Craig Collison, pastor at Sacred Heart Church in Sioux City, led the ceremony. He blessed the building and its contents with holy water. He also said a blessing over the volunteers.

25 years ago – 1993

SIOUX CITY – The diocesan Office of Education has hired Franciscan Sister Joan Stoffel, as associate superintendent for elementary schools for the Diocese of Sioux City. A native of Le Mars, Sister Stoffel earned a bachelor’s degree at Briar Cliff College and holds a double master’s degree: one in elementary education from Loras College, Dubuque, and one in computer applications from Clarke College, Dubuque.

BODE – Mike Girres of St. Joseph Parish, rural Bode, made his mark on Iowa soybean production in 1992, taking top honors in the prestigious Iowa Masters soybean yield contest. Girres’ yield of 73.3 bushels per acre from Asgrow A2396 beat the closest competitor by 2.5 bushels per acre.

50 years ago – 1968

SIOUX CITY – Coach Ray Nacke of Heelan’s Class AA diocesan CYO champions erased any doubt about the plans for the winning shot in the Crusader’s 56-54 overtime win over Algona Garrigan.

GRANVILLE – The Granville Spalding “A” debate team won first place in the Cherokee Invitational Debate Tournament. The Granville team includes Ray Schumacher, Steve Marriott, Denny Smid and Randy Penning.

70 years ago – Nov. 13, 1949

OGDEN – The Catholic Ladies Union, St. John’s parish, held its regular meeting at the A. W. Boes home. The Rev. L. J. Greteman spoke on the new diocesan paper, and on the newly-formed Youth Organization.  The social committee was comprised of Mrs. Donald Dunn, Mrs. A. W. Boes, Mrs. Chas. Upton, Mary McGeehan, Mary Cronin, and Sara Grabenhorst.

SIOUX CITY – St. Casimir circle of St. Casimir parish is a newly-formed group of women who will meet regularly during the year. Officers include Mrs. Anton Rutowicz, president; Mrs. Ira J. Smith, vice president; Miss Helen Zebas, secretary, and Mrs. George Kuchis. For their first activity of the year, the women will be in charge of the parish dinner to be given at the bazaar Nov. 13 and 27. The Rev. George Cesna, pastor, organized the circle and also has announced plans to form a Men’s Club. Officers will be elected the first meeting Dec. 4.

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