The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Top News

December 6, 2012

St. Boniface doors open for Christmas program

CLINTON — Local history will be on display during a Christmas program this weekend.

The Catholic Historical Center at St. Boniface will host a Christmas open house from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the former St. Boniface church building, 2500 Pershing Blvd. But Christmas decorations won’t be the only sights for attendees.

A Nativity scene, along with several artifacts from the many former Catholic parishes, will be on display during the event. For Catholic Historical Society President Gary Herrity, this weekend’s program gives residents, who may not know about the center, another opportunity to see back into Clinton’s history.

“It’s been an ongoing battle to get people here, but they’re getting here,” Herrity said.

Once people step into the more than century old church building, they will have an opportunity to take a tour that features stained glass windows, statues, shelves full of archives and more displays from not only St. Boniface, but the other former Catholic Church buildings, including St. Irenaeus, St. Patrick’s, St. Mary’s and Sacred Heart.

The building, which was put on the National Register of Historic Places in February, has been put back as close as volunteers could to its original state from the early 1900s, archivist Bill Foley said.

In addition to tours Sunday, the main program begins at 1:30 p.m. consisting of the Sugar Creek singers and Father Ken Kuntz reading the Christmas story. Barbara Neil will play the organ starting at 1 p.m.

The Catholic Historical Society at St. Boniface includes approximately 75 members, and the building is open for tours from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays.  About a dozen workers help keep the building in working order and if residents want to tour the facility, special accommodations can be made through Catholic Historical Society at St. Boniface members.

1
Text Only
Top News
  • Medicaid paid $12M for Illinois dead

    The Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people listed as deceased in other state records, according to an internal state government memo.

    The memo dated Friday, which The Associated Press obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, says the state auditor compared clients enrolled in the Medicaid database last June with state death records dating back to 1970. Auditors identified overpayments for services to roughly 2,900 people after the date of their deaths.

    April 19, 2014

  • Ohio couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart

    A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.

    Helen Felumlee, of Nashport, died at 92 on April 12. Her husband, 91-year-old Kenneth Felumlee, died the next morning.

    April 19, 2014

  • Prince reaches agreement with music label

    Prince now owns the rights to the music he recorded on Warner Bros. Records after years of disputes and battles with the record label.

    Warner Bros. announced Friday it had reached an agreement with the pop icon, who was signed to the label from 1978 to the mid-1990s, during which time he released key projects like "Purple Rain," ''1999," ''Diamonds and Pearls" and "Around the World in a Day."

    Financial terms weren't disclosed.

    April 19, 2014

  • Ill. GOP officials who wanted Brady out replaced

    A crop of Republican officials who wanted to oust former Illinois GOP Chairman Pat Brady for his statements supporting same-sex marriage have been replaced in their party positions.

    Illinois Republicans across the state held elections for all 18 state central committee member posts this week, replacing six of the seven officials who signed on to a letter last year to hold a vote on removing Brady as chairman. The seventh person to sign the letter, Mark Shaw of the 10th Congressional District, was re-elected to a four-year term.

    April 19, 2014

  • Iowa gets nearly $72M in yearly tobacco payment

    Iowa received $71 million this week from tobacco companies — its annual share of a 1998 landmark legal settlement in which tobacco companies pay states for smoking-related health care costs.

    The Iowa Attorney General's Office says that since 1999, the state has received more than $960 million in tobacco payments.

    April 19, 2014

  • U of I burn center sees jump in ammonia burns

    The University of Iowa Burn Treatment Center is reporting a higher-than-normal number of patients suffering from anhydrous ammonia burns.

    The center says it has treated five people in the last two weeks. The center's medical personnel say they usually only see one or two cases each year. Official say the high number of patients in such a short amount of time is concerning.

    April 19, 2014

  • Screen shot 2014-04-18 at 4.44.15 PM.png Paint, doodle and sketch: 3 apps for art lovers

    In the absence of a palette of watercolors and a sketchpad, these three apps can fill in as your art supplies of choice.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Smartphone kill switches are coming

    Smartphones need kill switches. It's a relatively easy solution to the pricey (and irritating) problem of smartphone theft. But who would have thought that the big carriers would team up with Apple, Google, Microsoft, Nokia, Samsung and lots of other manufacturers to voluntarily begin adding the technology by July 2015? The cooperative spirit! It makes so much sense!

    April 19, 2014

  • Way of the Cross photo The Way of the Cross By Amy Kent Herald Staff Writer The Way of the Cross

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • John Hood A year after 'chaos'

    It happened two hours after John Hood finished his run. Like many, he thought the loud boom was just the sound of cannons going off, something that shook the ground. It was odd, but Hood — a 1989 Clinton High School graduate — tried to make it logical, associating the noise with another good happening at the Boston Marathon.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

AP Video