5 years ago – 2013
FORT DODGE – The Planned Parenthood in Fort Dodge will close on Dec. 12 along with three other locations.
CHARTER OAK, DOW CITY, UTE – Parishioners from St. Mary’s, Ute; St. Boniface, Charter Oak; and St. Mary’s, Dow City, participated in the annual Bring a Turkey to Mass Sunday recently. All turkeys gathered from the parishes are taken to the Center for Siouxland, Sioux City for distribution.
10 years ago – 2008
LE MARS – Three Le Mars Gehlen Catholic students are amongst the 200 musicians from Iowa and Nebraska who will perform this weekend during the 2008 Drake Honor Band Festival. They include senior, Elias Niebuhr, who will be performing for his fourth year in a row, senior, Emily Hutchins who will be performing for her third time at Drake; and sophomore, Matt Klein, who will be performing for his first time at Drake.
SIOUX CITY – Father Marvin Boes and Sister Grace Ann Witte, OSF, received the 2008 War Eagle Human Rights Award Dec. 10 at city hall in Sioux City. The event was sponsored by the Sioux City Human Rights Commission to recognize the work of individuals or groups who have positively affected the civil rights climate in the area.
25 years ago – 1993
DANBURY – Students at Danbury Catholic School experienced Indian traditions when a group of Winnebago and Omaha children from St. Augustine Indian Club in Winnebago, Neb., visited the school last month. Brenda Merrick, who accompanied the children, spoke to the students who then watched a video which showed costumes such as dances and songs.
FORT DODGE – Students at St. Edmond High School collected a total of $526.28 over a two-week period and donated it to Oxfam America, an international relief organization combating famine and poverty in developing countries.
70 years ago – Nov. 1950
ROCK RAPIDS – Another study club, known as St. Jude Study club, was recently organized by a group of women of Holy Name parish. The meeting was held at the home of Mrs. Paul Peebles with Mrs. Don Fuller as sponsor from the Little Flower Study club.
EARLY – The Perpetual Adoration (without exposition) program, which begun at Sacred Heart Church more than a month ago, is proving to be very popular and a success, the Rev. Father Leo C. Schumacher, pastor, reports.