10 years ago – 2006
DIOCESE – Bishop R. Walker Nickless was one of 132 prelates that participated in a Pilgrimage to the Tomb of St. Peter and Conference for New Bishop held Sept. 17-25 in Rome.
SIOUX CITY – According to the director of youth and young adult ministry for the diocese, Jessica LaFleur, more than 380 middle school students from 28 parishes, cluster and Catholic schools attended the rally that was held at the Nativity Center of Mater Dei School in Sioux City.
MAPLETON – Wayne Seuntjens, son of the late Fed and Ida Seuntjens, was born in Danbury and is one of 11 children. He served in the army from 1942 to 1946, two years in the states and two years in Europe. When he was inducted, the base pay was $21 per month.
25 years ago – 2006
LE MARS – Sister of the Living Word Paula Phipps, formerly of Le Mars, recently celebrated 25 years of religious life. Phipps, the daughter of Rosemary Phipps of Le Mars, attended St. Joseph School there.
PRIMGHAR – The sons of Gerald and Karen Strecker of Primghar were awarded Boy Scout God & Country Awards at St. Anthony’s Church on Sept. 15. Tracy and Chris received the Ad Altare Dei and Paul the Parvuli Dei. The boys are members of Troop 153.
SIOUX CITY – She’s perfect for the part, but she should be. Franciscan Sister Margaret Wick, president of Briar Cliff College, was cast in the television movie, “A Thousand Heroes,” which portrayed the crash of United Airlines Flight 232.
50 years ago – 2006
SIOUX CITY – Father Bernhard Bendel of Mammolshain, Germany, is observing the progress of the Holy Spirit Community, a daughter house of the “Opus Spiritus Sancti” (The Work of the Holy Spirit). He recently assisted the Most Rev. Frank H. Greteman at the dedication of the first American member of his order, Sister Susan Schrunk of Danbury, at the Holy Spirit Community house, 1421 Grandview Blvd, Sioux City.
ALGONA – Paul Seiler, a 6’4”, 235-pound senior from Algona, was named the post-game outstanding offensive lineman in last Monday’s practice session by Head Coach Ara Parseghian following the Fighting Irish triumph on Saturday over the Purdue Boilermakers in which Notre Dame trounced the visitors, 26-14, in the Irish season debut.
GILMORE CITY – The new St. John’s School will be dedicated and blessed in ceremonies Sunday, Oct. 16 at 4 p.m. The Most Rev. Bishop Joseph M. Mueller will officiate at the dedication and blessing. Father Donald Klein, nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Klein of Gilmore City, will preach the dedication sermon.