Compiled by Julie Pravecek
5 years ago – 2013
SIOUX CITY – The keynote speaker for the 17th annual Bishop’s Dinner for Catholic Schools was very impressed with the Diocese of Sioux City and the commitment of the people to Catholic education. “You care about the purpose, the objective of Catholic education – that is to form young people,” keynote speaker Father Jonathan Morris told the crowd of 700.
LE MARS – The Le Mars Area Catholic Cluster of St. Joseph and St. James in Le Mars; St. Joseph, Struble; St. Joseph, Ellendale; St. Joseph, Assumption, Merrill, will begin Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration in November.
10 years ago – 2008
SIOUX CITY – Contrary to misguided popular belief, embryonic stem cell research has never cured anyone, said Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D., director of education at the National Catholic Bioethics Center, at a Mercy Medical Center ethics conference.
LAKE CITY – The history of St. Mary Church in Lake City began in 1894, when a few Catholic families of the community purchased property from the Church of Christ for $800.
25 years ago – 1993
CARROLL – Holy Spirit School in Carroll held a Career Day for seventh and eighth grade students. The 123 students went to Carroll area businesses for the day to observe and to do any work or projects that would help the businesses.
REMSEN – Weekly theme days are being held in the fourth grade classrooms at St. Mary Grade School. Teachers Mrs. Lewis and Mrs. Roder are using these days to do projects that require skills for all areas of the curriculum.
70 years ago – Aug. 1950
DEDHAM – The members of St. Joseph Parish have constructed three churches in 60 years. When the first small frame church was erected, the spiritual needs of the parishioners were taken care of by priests from nearby towns. A second church was built in 1902 by the Rev. Father H. C. Eckert, who was pastor at Coon Rapids, with Dedham as a mission. This church was replaced in 1939 by the present brick structure, which was built under the direction of the late Rev. Father C. Huelshorst.
LIDDERDALE – Members of Holy Family parish here welcomed their new pastor, the Rev. Father Leander Friedman, at a party in the parish school, July 28. Father Friedman was transferred here from Ute and he succeeds the Rev. Father Lawrence Schoeppner who has been assigned to the parish at Ayrshire.