Some of the more than 400 people who showed up to
help St. Mary’s Hospital celebrate the 50th anniversary of their current
Marilyn Becker and Mary Watson share memories of moving
from the old hospital to the new one at the 50th anniversary celebration.
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Together with his mother and many family members,
Father Paul Wander celebrated 25 years of the priesthood with the St. Mary’s
Tri-Parish Community, Sunday, July 12, 2015. The day began with the celebration
of Holy Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church. Fr. Paul was presented
with 25 red roses by children of the parish which he, in turn, dedicated
to Our Blessed Mother Mary. Immediately following the Mass, a catered lunch
was provided by “A Taste of Art” and women of the parish. Songs were sung
with the crowd (accompaniment by Ben Bross), patriotic songs were presented
by last year’s 1st-4th Summit Academy students (lower photo), and gifts
were given from children who attended Vacation Bible School. Ryan
Uhlenkott was Master of Ceremonies~engaging the capacity crowd of almost
400 people with humor and gratitude. A spiritual bouquet was given Fr.
Paul in thanksgiving for the gift of his priesthood. Two of Fr. Paul’s
brothers, Tim and Tom Wander, shared stories of life in the Wander family
with specific anecdotes of their youngest brother, tenth of ten children
born to Francis and Anna Wander. Fr. Paul was ordained June 8, 1990,
and has been pastor at St. Mary’s Tri-Parish since July 2012. The Tri-Parish
Community is very blessed by Fr. Paul's generosity and servant-heart, as
he is always willing to share his time and talents with those he meets.
Photo courtesy of Arlene Baerlocher. Click on each photo for a larger view.
Kathy Seubert was this week’s guest reader at the
Prairie Community Library’s Summer Reading Program. Next Tuesday
the program will move to the City Park. See “Library News” above left
for more info. Click on the photo for a larger view.
Harvest is underway out in the Greencreek area. This
combine was harvesting in a field just east of Greencreek in a field on
the south side of Greencreek Road. Photo by Steve Wherry. Click on the
photo for a larger view.
The St. Mary’s Hospital maintenance staff is working
hard putting in a sprinkler system on the hospital grounds. Tom Schumacher,
top photo, is busy running the trencher while Matt Polumsky and Ron Mauer,
lower photo, check out the valves and connections. Photos by Cheri Holthaus.Click
on each photo for a larger view.
Hoop Camp was another huge success this year, with
over 90 boys and girls from 3rd-9th grades. The camp was organized
by Coach Teel Bruner and included a lot of volunteer help! Looking
forward to next year! Photo by Kim Schumacher. Click on the photo for a
Jake Forsmann and Isaiah Shears (on ladder) finish
mounting the hoops on the new outdoor basketball court at Prairie Elementary.
The court was paid for with Blue Ribbon School money after taking a poll
of the students as to what they would like to have. Click on the photo
for a larger view.
It takes a lot of people to put
on a "World Famous" Rodeo. This picture was take at 8:30 pm on July 5,
after a 6 1/2 hour rodeo at Winchester. These people all volunteer to help
with the Winchester Rodeo. After 21 years, there will never be another
Winchester Rodeo. It's been a great ride! Photo provided by Junell Willson.
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