Compiled by Julie Pravacek
Taken from the weeks of Oct. 19 to 26.
10 years ago – 2006
SIOUX CITY – Trinity Heights in Sioux City held a groundbreaking ceremony on Oct. 9 for the first phrase of its senior housing project. According to Beanie Cooper, executive director of Trinity Heights, in this first phase they will build town homes configured in four-plex style. Initially, plans are to build eight homes, but eventually that area will expand to 13 townhouses.
CARROLL – Sixth grade students from Kuemper Catholic School participated in the Kuemper Walk on Oct. 6. It is the walk that Father Joseph Kuemper, a pioneer in the area of Catholic education, would have taken many times.
SIOUX CITY – 10th Annual Bishop’s Dinner draws record crowd. Raymond Arroyo of EWTN delivers the keynote address.
25 years ago – 1991
ALGONA – Dr. Jerry Shey, an Algona veterinarian, has accepted the invitation of the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) to be a delegate to the National Congress on Catholic Schools for the 21st Century. Dr. Shey is one of three delegates from the State of Iowa.
FORT DODGE – Msgr. George J. Theobald, oldest priest of the Diocese of Sioux City, died on Oct. 20 at Trinity Regional Hospital in Fort Dodge. He would have celebrated his 101st birthday on Oct. 23.
LE MARS – Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad made it a special point to visit Gehlen Catholic Schools, Oct. 18. The governor, in Le Mars as part of the Capitol City program, addressed the entire Gehlen student body and faculty in his scheduled morning appearance. A Catholic, Gov. Branstad told the student body that his children attend Catholic schools in Des Moines.
50 years ago – 1966
LE MARS – Le Mars Gehlen scored in each of the first two periods to provide a 12-7 victory over Sioux City Leeds in War Eagle Conference action here last Saturday night. Fullback John Britton was the big gun for Gehlen, picking up 183 yards in 39 carries and scoring both touchdowns on runs of 11 and 4 yards.
SIOUX CITY – The whir of the propeller has been replaced by the roar of the jet in a special way for one individual in Sioux City. The Rev. Armand J. Elbert, superintendent of Heelan High School, finally realized a high school dream – that of being an Air Force jet pilot. For one hour and 30 minutes, Father Elbert was flown around the countryside in a Lockheed T – 33 jet trainer piloted by Major Raymond H. Zuhars Jr., Sioux City Air Base Fighter pilot.
SIOUX CITY – The Suzuki method has created groups of avid violinists between the ages of 2 and 6. Miss Jeanne Tucker at the age of 5 was the youngest coed on the Briar Cliff campus last summer when she took weekly violin lessons there. Jeanne, a kindergartner this fall, plays a Japanese violin scaled to her size. Her teacher, Sister Colette Marie Roth, OSF, has been a member of the Briar Cliff College summer session music faculty for the last several years.