Auto show honors veteran

The Dwight Knights Bohemian Auto Show recently honored Tom Kocian with the Veterans Award. Kocian, who enlisted in the US Army in 1967, came home from the Vietnam War 50 years ago. Upon his return he purchased a 1969 GTO Judge. He still owns it today.

Learning Center blessed by bishop

The Holy Family Early Learning Center in David City was blessed by Bishop James Conley on Sept. 5. Donors, families, volunteers and staff were on hand to witness the blessing. This was followed by an open house and reception. The Center officially opened Aug. 1, with 43 children enrolled. The Center currently has a full infant room with 10 more on the waiting list.

The construction was headed up by Gary Meister and Ken Polacek and they directed many local contractors along the way. The Aquinas Building and Trades program helped with portions of the construction as well as building all the cabinetry for the Center.

In addition to the infant classroom for children ages six weeks to 18 months, there are classrooms for 18 months to three years, three to four years, four to five years, a center activity room and a kitchen. Each of these classrooms is staffed by a head teacher and helpers according to the number of children. The Center provides the opportunity for full-day preschool and pre-Kindergarten as children who are enrolled in St. Mary’s pre-Kindergarten or preschool. School-aged children can also come to the center for the extended school program before and after school.

Fire Department receives memorials

The Rising City Volunteer Fire Department received the following memorials:

In memory of Ardith Hayes by John Pachta, Frances Pachta, Scott and Sandy Hoeft, Mike and Mary Farmer.

October birthdays at area senior facilities

At St. Joseph's Villa: Rosalyn Hofpar, 8; Brenda Stara, 9; Dorothy Irons, 21.

At The Court: Rita Homan, 7; Mary Lou Codr, 9; Ronald Gestring, 13.

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