Globe Chronicles: Archives from the weeks of Feb. 16-28

Compiled by Julie Pravecek.

This edition’s Globe Chronicles is taken from the archives of Feb. 15 to 28.

10 years ago – 2008

SIOUX CITY – Catholic radio in Sioux City hits the airwaves. After years of planning, Catholic radio in Sioux City is up and running. According to Jerry “Cal” Calhoun, vice president of the board of directors for St. Gabriel Communications, KFHC – 88.1 FM – hit the airwaves on Feb. 5.

POCAHONTAS – Winners in the annual poster contest sponsored by the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court Infant of Prague #1627 were recently announced.  The winners are Pocahontas Catholic students Kathryn Keller, third place; Autumn Seiler, first place; and Autumn Radig, second place.

25 years ago – 1993

ROYAL – A February 16 fire caused extensive roof damage to the rectory at St. Louis Parish in Royal, with firefighters from three towns fighting the blaze. Father Anthony Pick reported the fire about 9:30 p.m. after smelling smoke.  Investigators believe that a broken water line caused an electrical short, resulting in the fire.

ALGONA – Eugene Meister, head varsity baseball coach of the Golden Bears of Bishop Garrigan High School in Algona, is the 1992 recipient of Iowa Baseball Coach of the Year for 1A and 2A schools.

50 years ago – 1968

LE MARS – Students crowded the gymnasium floor at Gehlen High School, Le Mars as they awaited results in the Western District CYO speech contest.  Participating in the event were pupils from Armstrong St. Mary, Algona Garrigan, Bancroft St. John, Cherokee Immaculate Conception, Danbury St. Mary, Emmetsburg Catholic, Laurens Sacred Heart, Larchwood St. Mary, Le Mars Gehlen, Pocahontas Catholic, Remsen St. Mary, Granville Spalding, Schaller St. Joseph, Sioux City Heelan and Storm Lake St. Mary.

LIVERMORE – The Outstanding Americans Foundation of America has nominated Steve Bergum to compete for state and national awards to Outstanding Teen-Agers of America. Steve, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Bergum of Sacred Heart Parish, is a senior at Twin Rivers High School, Bode.

70 years ago – 1949

SIOUX CITY – The Briar Cliff Student Council has begun its activities for the school year under the direction of Miss Theodora Toderoff, Omaha, elected president by vote of the student body. (Nov. 20, 1949)

CARROLL – Ila Mae Wegman, R.N. graduate of St. Bernard’s school, Breda, and St. Anthony’s School of Nursing, Carroll, has entered St. Rose Convent, La Crosse, Wis. A one-day closed retreat will be sponsored at St. Anthony’s for the alumnae, Dec. 4. Rev. Hugh Uhrich, CPPS, will be retreat master.  (Nov. 20, 1949)

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