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The St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary is hosting its second annual Tour of Tables fundraiser on Thursday. The event includes lunch and entertainment from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the auditorium of St. Joseph's Hospital and Health Center, Dickinson. "It was so successful last year. People loved it," said Clara Mesling, who serves on the committee. The luncheon menu includes chicken salad, carrot-cabbage slaw, vegetables on a skewer and key lime pie for dessert. The musical entertainment is provided by Gregory and Aaron Tibor.
The students of Dickinson's Roosevelt Elementary School filed through the hot lunch line on Wednesday, picking up trays filled with Crispitos, lettuce salad, milk and peaches for dessert. The meal was prepared by head cook Jo Erickson, asssisted by kitchen helper Brenda Meyer.
Press Photo by Linda Sailer Long-time Dorcas Society member Wave Howe serves coffee during the annual fall benefit Thursday afternoon at Dickinson's Hawks Point. It was an opportunity to help the society celebrate its 100th anniversary and to support its charitable work with children and families in need.
NEW HRADEC -- The New Hradec Workman Hall has been a community gathering place for generations of families. The dance and dining rooms were used for weddings and anniversaries, elections and card parties. But as the population aged, the steps leading into the hall became an issue. "There are many older people around and the steps make it hard to get in and out," said David Sadowsky, hall association president. The hall, located 15 miles northwest of Dickinson, was constructed by the Catholic Workman, a fraternal benefit society, in the 1940s.
The aroma of baked goods fills the hallways of St. Benedict's Health Center in Dickinson these days, as volunteers are getting ready for the upcoming Autumnfest on Sunday, Oct. 4. "We enjoy having company and it's exciting to have a full house on the day of this event," said Anna Hoselton, Resident Council president. Autumnfest starts with a Mass at 10 a.m., with the Most Rev. Paul A.
Students enrolled in the Dickinson Catholic Schools, with the help of their parents, are making auction items for the ninth annual Fall Gala. The benefit -- a gourmet dinner with silent and live auctions -- is Sunday, Oct. 18, at the Dickinson Elks Lodge. The evening begins at 4:30 p.m. with a social hour. This year's theme is "A Knight in Shining Armor," and everyone is welcome to attend. Trinity Elementary Principal Peggy Mayer said each of the 14 classrooms at Trinity East and West are making something for the live auctions. "A parent volunteer works with the class.
The Dickinson Lions Club recently donated an outdoor clock that is located near the bandshell in Dickinson's Memorial Park. "It's a memorial to all the Lions," said Dennis Grenze, club president. The club responded to a request for memorials by the Dickinson Parks and Recreation's Memorial Park subcommittee, he said. "We thought a clock project was a nice thing to do. We put some money away, found a clock in Florida and sent it up here. The park board helped us install it," he said.
Press Photo by Linda Sailer Tooz Construction workers begin ripping down the remains of the Riverview Garden Apartment Complex Thursday afternoon in south Dickinson. The apartments were destroyed in a July 8 tornado.
Anyone who has ever called or visited the Southwestern District Health Unit in Dickinson has likely spoken to receptionist Emelia (Emy) Mosbrucker. Working 20 hours a week, she answers the phone, greets visitors, sorts the mail and assists the staff with a variety of office tasks. At the age of 71, Mosbrucker is among the individuals who are being recognized during National Employ Older Workers Week. The week also showcases the Senior Community Service Employment Program, which helps low income adults get the training they need to find good jobs in their community, according to a press rel
RICHARDTON -- The sounds of hammers, power saws and welding tools echo through the Sacred Heart Monastery these days. But the Benedictine sisters of the Sacred Heart Monastery aren't complaining. Day by day, they are witnessing the $2.5 million renovation project that was started in March. "We need to update the facility to make it more accessible for our older sisters," said Prioress Sister Ruth Fox. "Our rooms are very small, actually very much like dormitories." When the facility was built in 1965-67, all the sisters were active.