Globe Chronicles: Archives from the weeks of April 1-15

Compiled by Julie Pravecek.

This of Globe Chronicles is compiled of archives taken from the weeks of April 1-15.

10 years ago 2008

SIOUX CITY – Briar Cliff University’s Sylvia Kuennen, MSW, LISW, professor of social work, has been named Iowa’s Social Worker of the Year by the Iowa chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.

SIOUX CITY – Last Wednesday, Jim Wharton received word via an e-mail that he was invited to the south lawn of the White House, April 16, for the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI. The invitation came from the President and Mrs. Bush, noted Wharton, who is the former director of communications and stewardship for the Diocese of Sioux City. Jim called Congressman Steve King’s office and they did some checking for him, confirming that it was a genuine invitation.

25 years ago 1993

SIOUX CITY – Sister Mary of Jesus, OCD, made her solemn profession and veiling March 25, the Feast of the Annunciation, at the Carmelite Monastery in Sioux City. Sister Mary of Jesus (formerly Ann Boudreau) entered the Carmelite Monastery in 1987 and made her first profession in 1990.

ALTON – Spalding Spartan’s Kid’s Bank gives students the opportunity to act as tellers and directors under the supervision of actual bank tellers and coordinator Steve Ney. The bank is open from 8:15 to 8:45 every Friday morning during the school year.

50 years ago 1968

SIOUX CITY – The Diocese of Sioux City is about to build a new facility for the aged in Sioux City, which upon completion, will be turned over to the Holy Spirit Sisters.  The Holy Spirit Sisters on their part, not only agree to staff, conduct and maintain a home for the aged, but also assume the obligation of paying for the complex.

POCAHONTAS – Debaters from Pocahontas Catholic high school won Division I rating in the Class B finals at Spencer with a 7-1 record. Frank Poduska and Curt Heidt, taking the affirmative, defeated Arnolds Park, Marcus, Garner and Primghar. Bill Lynch and Greg Harrold, for the negative, defeated Hartley, Woodbury Central and Lincoln Central and lost to Clay Central.

70 years ago Dec. 18, 1968

SAC CITY – Posters depicting any phase of the Holy Year theme is the subject of a DYO contest now under way, according to Rev. Joseph E. Tolan, pastor here, and diocesan youth director. The poster contest will end Jan. 15, 1950.

SIOUX CITY – Dec. 14, 16, and 17 are Ember Days – days of fast and abstinence. In the church’s calendar, every one of the four seasons of the year begins with a liturgical period, called Ember Week, but actually includes only three days of the week: Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.  They are days of fasting, of abstaining from the use of flesh meat and of special prayer.

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