5 years ago – 2013
SIBLEY – Mary Wick has been praising the Lord and honoring St. Andrew Parish in Sibley with her music making and organ playing for more than 50 years. The parish honored her with a celebration of her dedication on Oct. 13.
JEFFERSON – When Sid Jones of Jefferson thinks of his friend Paul Nally, the following words come to mind: Patriotic, perseverance, respectful and reverent. It’s those traits that resulted in the addition of Paul Nally Park to the Jefferson community and St. Joseph Church.
10 years ago – 2008
SIOUX CITY – Entering the field of social work in its early years, Audra Cole has seen the profession and the agency itself evolve in her 48 years at Catholic Charities. This January, Audra will retire from fulltime work.
MERRILL – The life of Danny Pick changed forever at around 3:15 p.m. on Oct. 7. He was in a tractor accident south of Merrill. The 26-year-old parishioner at St. James in Le Mars said that his faith has been a huge part of his recovery.
25 years ago – 1993
CARROLL – Two Carroll Kuemper seniors earned rare honors when they were chosen for the all-state orchestra for the fourth consecutive year. Laura Kuker and Annie Schapman, violinists who are co-first chairs in Kuemper’s orchestra, will perform at the All-State Music Festival to be held Nov. 20 in Ames.
FORT DODGE – St. Edmond cheerleaders took the third place trophy in a state competition for cheerleaders recently at Runnels, Iowa. It was the first time St. Edmond cheerleaders have competed in state competition.
70 years ago – Oct. 1, 1950
SIOUX CITY – Senior class officers at Heelan High School are Edward Moran, president; Jim McKelvey, vice president; Theresa Bulzak, secretary-treasurer, and Mary Sue Gentleman, social chairman. They will be assisted in class activities by Barbara Haried, Frances O’Meara, Joan Sheahan, Jerry Pauley, Suzanne Doyle and Charles Stanislav. Father Gerald Kelly is class moderator.
SPENCER – The Catholic parochial grade school opened here for the first time Sept. 18 with 125 pupils enrolled. Classes are being conducted in temporary rooms as the new Sacred Heart school building is still under construction. Six Sisters of the Order of St. Benedict, with a motherhouse in Sioux City, are in charge of the school.