Globe Chronicles: Archives from the weeks of March 1-14

Compiled by Julie Pravecek.

This edition’s Globe Chronicles is taken from the archives of March 1 to 14.

10 years ago 2008

SIOUX CITY – The Bishop Heelan High School girls’ basketball team defeated No. 1-ranked Pella 54-51 in the Iowa Class 3A state championship on March 1 at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. This is the first time that the Crusaders have won the girls’ basketball title.

STORM LAKE – Before school starts each morning, a Lenten prayer is read by a St. Mary’s student and teacher. A jean day was held to raise money to send to the Lantern Center, an organization that helps mothers and young children, in Dubuque.

25 years ago – 1993

SIOUX CITY – A state cap on an adolescent placement has forced Catholic Charities’ Villa Maria residential treatment center in Sioux City to close this summer. One cottage of the group foster home will close April 1, and the second cottage will close in June.

CARROLL – Catherine Dentlinger of Halbur and world famous Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti now have something in common. Both have performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Dentlinger and her daughter Nancy Dentlinger, a 1976 Kuemper High School graduate sang with the El Reno, Okla., Community Chorus Sunday evening Nov. 22, 1992 at Carnegie Hall.

50 years ago 1968

ALGONA – Father Cecil H. Friedmann has announced the appointment of Marion Battani as Garrigan High School’s 1968-1969 head football and track coach. Battani, of Cleghorn, Iowa, will replace Bernard “Beanie” Cooper who is entering private business at the end of this term.

CARROLL – Pastors and lay representatives from 14 communities met to discuss parish plans for the reorganization of school programs serving the Carroll area at Kuemper High School on Feb. 29. Under the chairmanship of Bishop Frank H. Greteman, who also headed the priests’ committee on evaluations which conducted studies over a year ago of the Carroll area, parish groups submitted their own evaluations of local needs.

70 years ago –  Nov. 27, 1949

TEMPLETON – Sacred Heart High School will make a retreat on Dec. 5, 6, and 7 with Father Ulrick, CPS, as retreat master.

ASHTON – The senior class of St. Joseph’s School will present “Huckleberry Finn,” a three-act comedy by Jane Kendall, on Dec. 4, in the school auditorium. In the cast are: Richard Niichel, Loras Sieve, Rita Poss, Betty Mae Meinen, Roberta Thom, Mary Ann Fredericks, Aletha Niichel, Richard Klein, Merlyn Gaul, Thomas Nilles, Angeline Hatting, Kathleen De Vries, Paul Seivert, and Norma Tremmel.  Shirley Bachrach and Douglas Kuiper will assist with the staging.

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