Compiled by Julie Pravecek
Taken from the weeks of Nov. 2-9.
10 years ago – 2006
LE MARS – 800 teens became “Catholic to the Core,” the theme of the 2006 Diocesan Youth Rally that drew close to 800 high school students from across the Diocese of Sioux City.
SIOUX CITY – For the first time in the 103-year history of the Cathedral of the Epiphany, the church has a new organ that was built specifically for the building. According to Matthew Geerlings, director of music and liturgy for the Cathedral, the organ was transported from Germany to New York on a steamship.
SPENCER – Renovations and additions at Sacred Heart Parish in Spencer are near completion. According to Father Ed Murray, pastor at Sacred Heart, the projects at the parish began before he moved to Spencer. Construction began in the spring of 2006.
25 years ago – 1991
YOUTH CONGRESS – Kyle Bonstead of Sioux City and Josh Hodapp of Holstein will be representing the Diocese of Sioux City at the first National Youth Congress to be held in Indianapolis on Nov. 7-8.
CARROLL – A student youth organization at Carroll Kuemper High School has been named this year’s recipient of a Governor’s Youth Leadership Award. The Living in Faith Enthusiastically (LIFE) Group, moderated by Kuemper spiritual director, Father Kevin Richter, received the honor at the 1991 Governor’s Youth Conference at the Hotel Fort Des Moines.
SIOUX CITY – The Diocesan School Board had been composed of 12 members – four priests, four sisters and four lay persons. Membership on the board now consists of 13 members – three priests, three sisters, six lay persons and a liaison person with Briar Cliff College in Sioux City.
50 years ago – 1966
POMEROY – The annual CYO Rally Day will be held at four sites in the diocese Sunday. More than 1,200 public and Catholic high school students are expected to participate, according to Father J. Charles Yetmar, CYO Spiritual Director, who is organizing the rally.
GRANVILLE – Sister Mary Ann Colette, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Spieler of Granville, is at present attending Briar Cliff College in Sioux City. She is a graduate of Spalding High School, Granville, and entered the Convent at Mount St. Francis, Dubuque, in September of 1963.
FORT DODGE – A $15,000 playground renovation and improvement project is near completion at the Fort Dodge Corpus Christi School grounds on North Eighth Street. Already in use is the sodded football field which will be turned into a baseball diamond in the spring and summer.