The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


July 26, 2013

Sisters celebrate anniversaries


She has taught at St. Rita in Cameron, Mo.; St. Ann’s, Toluca, St. Francis de Paula, Chicago, and St. Gerald’s, Oak Lawn in Illinois. She was principal of St. Paul’s in Macomb, Ill.; Sacred Heart in Clinton; and St. Justin Martyr in St. Louis.

Sister Ruth E. Westmoreland is a 50-year Jubilarian currently living and working in Davenport as the Coordinator at Café on Vine. She has spent her 50 years in education, helping troubled children, and caring for the homeless. She was born in Fort Dodge and entered the Sisters of St. Francis Sept. 8, 1963. She earned her associate degree from Mount St. Clare College and a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Marycrest College. She also received a master’s degree in education from Texas A&M University.

For 18 years, Sister Ruth E. taught in Clinton and in El Cajon, Calif. and as academic dean and vice president at Mount St. Clare College. She later worked to raise money for troubled children at Ennis Boysville of Michigan for about 14 years, and then worked with the homeless for eleven years at Catholic Charities in the Joliet Diocese. The past five years she has spent helping the homeless at Café on Vine.

Sister Joyce Zarnik is a 50-year Jubilarian currently living and working in the Chicago area as an administrative assistant at Medical Missionaries of Mary, Inc. She has spent most of her 50 years teaching. She was born in Chicago and entered Sisters of St. Francis in September 1963. She received an associate degree from Mount St. Clare College, a Bachelor of Arts in education from Marycrest College and a Master of Arts in education from University of Northern Iowa.

Sister Joyce taught elementary grades at St. John’s School in Placid, Iowa; St. Paul’s School in Macomb, Ill.; St. Patrick’s School in Clinton and Our Lady of Good Council in Fonda, Iowa; at St. Catherine in Riverside, Calif. and St. Clare of Montefalco School and Our Lady of the Snows School in Chicago.

Text Only
  • Miss Clinton County 2014 Wiebers crowned 2014 Miss Clinton County

    For nearly all of her life, Taylor Wiebers has dreamed of winning the title of Miss Clinton County.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Meet Your Neighbor: JR Kuch takes the reins at Clinton High School

    Working as a high school helper during his senior year at North Scott High School, JohnRyan "JR" Kuch first stepped onto the path of teaching and administration.

    July 26, 2014

  • Evergreen job fair in the works

    The Clinton Regional Development Corp. and the Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce are lining up companies to participate in a job fair exclusively for the soon-to-be displaced employees of Evergreen Packaging.

    July 26, 2014

  • Zeiser photo 85 years a nun By Brenden WestAssistant EditorCLINTON — There are things you outlive over a lifetime.Sister Bertha Zeiser, 103, grew up in a Clinton County town that no longer exists (formerly known as Browns); the house she was born in is now a cornfield somewhere

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • cleaning supplies Don't judge mothers with messy homes

    I was building shelves in my garage when a neighbor girl, one of my 4-year-old daughter's friends, approached me and said, "I just saw in your house. It's pretty dirty. Norah's mommy needs to clean more."

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Technology plays key part in battling police brutality (with VIDEO)

    Allegations of police brutality are nothing new -- as long as there has been law enforcement, citizens have registered claims that some officers cross the line. But in the last few years, the claims of excessive force are being corroborated with new technology from cell phone cameras, police dash-cams and surveillance videos. 

    July 24, 2014

  • Stewart McCaskill photo McCaskill settles into new role at shoe store CLINTON — An Oklahoma boy at heart, Stewart McCaskill is settling into Clinton and Brown’s Shoe Fit.The 35-year-old has worked with the Brown’s Shoe Fit company for seven years. His brother-in-law, who manages a Brown’s in Colorado, brought Stewart i

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Darth Vader is polling higher than all potential 2016 presidential candidates

    On the other hand, with a net favorability of -8, Jar Jar is considerably more popular than the U.S. Congress, which currently enjoys a net favorability rating of -65.

    July 23, 2014

  • Darryl Hogue mugshot Hogue will lead River Bend schools FULTON, Ill. — Nearly eight months after opening the search, the River Bend School Board has found a replacement for the retiring district superintendent Robert “Chuck” Holliday.Darryl Hogue, principal of Morrison Junior High School, in Morrison, Ill

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-22-14 water 2 Rotary Club donation gets water to Haitians CLINTON — Nine Haitian communities now have the blessing of clean water due to the work of local Iowa Rotary clubs, including Clinton’s, and the charity Water for Life.Water for Life Directors Joy and Leon Miller have been drilling wells for years as

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

Clinton Herald Photos

Browse, buy and submit pictures with our photo site.