Compiled by Julie Pravecek
10 years ago – 2008
CHARTER OAK – St. Boniface Parish in Charter Oak will celebrate 125 years on July 20. Bishop R. Walker Nickless and Father Don Slaven will celebrate a 10 a.m. Mass. The history of St. Boniface Church of Charter Oak dates back to the early 1880s.
SIOUX CITY – Bishop R. Walker Nickless recites the Eucharistic Prayer as newly-ordained priests, Fathers Shane Deman and Jeremy Wind, concelebrate during the ordination Mass held June 28 at Cathedral of the Epiphany in Sioux City.
25 years ago – 1993
SIOUX CITY – Catholic Charities Director Jim Taylor has given a brief update on the status of the fund-raiser being conducted at this time. As of Monday, June 28, 1993, the agency had received approximately $12,000 in donations.
SIOUX CITY – Franciscan Sisters Michaela Galles and Ruth Agnes Ahlers represented Briar Cliff College at the On The Prairie Conference in Omaha on June 25. Briar Cliff received the On The Prairie Religious Education Award at the conference.
50 years ago – 1968
REMSEN – The Dewettes, a 15-member all girls drill team from St. Mary’s parish at Remsen, journeyed by bus to Fort Dodge to participate in the VFW State Convention parade. They attended the Pageant of Drums, The Drum and Bugle Corps and Drill Team Competition.
LE MARS – Sister Mary Gertrude Rolfes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rolfes of Le Mars, was one of two sisters at the Mother of God Priory, Watertown, S.D., who made their final profession of vows there. Bishop Lambert A. Hoch of Sioux Falls officiated at the profession.
70 years ago – Jan. 22, 1950
WHITTEMORE – The students of Presentation Academy entered 39 posters on the Holy Year for the diocesan poster contest sponsored by the DYO. Entries were submitted for both the high school and grade school departments.
BREDA – The agriculture class of St. Bernard School, accompanied by Sister Mary Georgine and Sister H. Henriella, attended an agriculture meeting sponsored by the Breda chamber of commerce. The main speakers of the conference were Marvin Anderson, agronomist at Iowa State College, and A. H. Brown, county agent.