Vo i c e
First Publication: October 1981
For Alumni, Friends, and Families of Saint Joseph Central Catholic High School
50 years of royalty! Celebrating Homecoming 2017 1 Fall 2017
Dear Alumni, Friends, Supporters, and Current Parents & Students: Have you stopped lately to consider the pride you feel as a person who is an integral part of our Catholic tradition? A person who has benefitted from the presence of the Holy Spirit when engaging wholly in your BHCS connection? Sacred Heart & St. Joe Central Catholic, like all Catholic schools, will always be here for you! I know this to be true because I attended a Catholic grade school and am a proud 1970 graduate of Catholic Central High School in Springfield, Ohio (near Dayton). The CCHS Catholic community is very much like the Bishop Hoffman Catholic School community – many Catholic Central graduates have remained intimately involved – even from afar. After graduating from high school, I served in the U.S. Air Force before attending Arizona State University where I earned a Biological Sciences B.A. degree. I received a Master of Education degree from Miami of Ohio in Secondary Administration. I retired from public education as a successful principal, teacher, and coach. I then continued my teaching career for eight years at my alma mater, Catholic Central, where I also served as an interim principal for one year. Three years ago my wife and I (she’s also a 1970 Springfield Catholic graduate) moved to Perrysburg to be closer to our daughter and her family (our son and his family live in southern Ohio). I am very fortunate to now be part of BHCS. I feel like the SJCC alumni, friends, supporters, parents & students of BHCS are my adopted Catholic family! Let’s share and enjoy the wholeness of the SJCC & Sacred Heart spirit as we read this issue of “The Voice.” Always know that we are “One for All & All for One”! Together we help God’s children grow, David Perin Superintendent BHCS Principal SJCC
The Sacred Heart Campus was recently updated with all new carpet in the classrooms, hallways and office! The majority of the carpet was provided by the BHCS PTO! Bishop Hoffman Catholic School applied for and was awarded a grant from the Sandusky County Communities Foundation Inc. which enabled us to finish the project. We are extremely grateful for the support we receive from the community! Pictured receiving the check are Sacred Heart Campus principal, Mrs. Ann Whitfield, Sandusky County Communities Foundation Inc. board chair, Mr. Tom Bowlus, and Former BHCS Superintendent, Mr. Tim Cullen.
On the Cover
SJCC proudly celebrated its 50th Homecoming. The 2017 Queen and King, Miranda Wammes and Ross Snyder, were named at the annual Homecoming assembly. The first Queen and King, Cathy Eberly and Joe Hotz were crowned in 1968. As you can see by our cover, the proud Homecoming tradition at SJCC has continued throughout the years. The pictures on the cover represent Homecoming from every ten years from 1968 to the present. Can you identify each ten year Homecoming picture for the six decades represented? HINT: Which picture looks most like 1968?! Our SJCC guidance counselor, Cori (Bruchs) Foos is also on the cover!
Vo i c e
For Alumni, Friends, and Families of Saint Joseph Central Catholic High School
It’s Calendar Time!
2017 Monthly Calendar Winners January
Rich & Linda Geyman
Russell & Abby Markwith
Brad & Jamie Young
St. Joseph Central Catholic High School A Bishop Hoffman Catholic School 702 Croghan St. Fremont, OH 43420 419-332-9947 Fax 419-332-4945 www.bishop-hoffman.net Advancement Office 419-332-5124 The Voice is published for the alumni and friends of SJCC. Direct all comments to: The Voice, 702 Croghan St., Fremont, OH 43420 Director of Advancement Angie (O’Neal) Halbeisen ‘93 Copy Editors: Mary Ellen (Hughes) Leite ‘53 Sarah (Pietrykowski) Meade ‘02 Mary (Mayle) Luc ‘63 SJCC Faculty: Amy (Spieldenner) Ronski ‘80 Liz Pietrykowski Cori (Bruchs) Foos ‘97
Please help SJCC by purchasing a 2018 calendar $25.00 each You can contact the SJCC office 419-332-9947 or any SJCC student, order online at www.bishop-hoffman.net (click donate now) or mail this form to the school with your check Don’t miss your chance to win over $15,000 in cash prizes!!! Drawings take place daily, monthly, and yearly Name________________________________________ Address______________________________________ Phone Number ________________________________ Please mail your ticket and $25 to: SJCC Calendar 702 Croghan Street Fremont, OH 43420
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2018 Annual Fund BHCS educator average years of experience
# of students Preschool - 12 Grade
For all students in grades
$99,646 Tuition Assistance provided in 2016-2017
New School Bus
39 Full-time staff Part-time staff 15
Latest technology including 3-D printers and computers
Students receiving tuition assistance
SJCC Graduation Rate
SJCC Alumni & Friends Heritage Award and SJCC Athletic Hall of Fame Update
The SJCC Alumni & Friends Heritage Award Induction Ceremony will be held
March 24, 2018
We are proud to announce the 2018 Inductees:
William Reineck ‘65 Martin Eberly ‘70 Denice (Quaintance) ‘88 and Christopher Hirt ‘90 The SJCC Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held on
March 25, 2018 In the next issue of the Voice, we will formally introduce our 2018 inductees!
We are actively looking for nominations for the SJCC Athletic Hall of Fame and the SJCC Alumni & Friends Heritage Award! In order to be considered for this award, the alumni must be formally nominated. If you know anyone deserving of these awards, please contact Gary Geller @ 419-332-9947 or Angie Halbeisen @ 419-332-5124.
The BHCS Auction Committee proudly presents the 2018 theme
Saturday April 21, 2018 Call 419-332-9947 for more information Fall 2017
SCHOLARSHIPS James & Barbara Haubert In Memory of David Haynes Mr. & Mrs. Michael Gabel Ron & Jeanne Kerr In Memory of Rita Koch Mrs. Jeanne Kerr Tom & Ellen Leite In Memory of Ronald Collier Michael Hetrick Betty Jane Knieriemen Pat Patterson Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Leite Thomas R. Swint In Memory of Joan Spader Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Swint Alumni Association In Memory of Dan Miller Polly Eberly Tom Spader Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Eberly In Memory of Deirdre Ragan Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Cronin In Memory of Lawrence Kramer Joan Spader Mr. & Mrs. John Lauer Athletic Department In Memory of Michael Hetrick Mr. & Mrs. Jason Yerkes CEDF In Memory of Robert Druckenmiller Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Yeager In Memory of David Haynes Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Saller Mr. & Mrs. Albert Zamora
Alumni Association Class of 1967 Class Donations Class of 1947 Class of 1952 Class of 1965 Pickett- StoutDumminger Scholarship Dr. & Mrs. Mark Pickett
In Memory of Francis LeJeune Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Yeager In Memory of Joan Spader Billy’s Restaurant
Sacred Heart Campus In Memory of Jeanne Snyder Mrs. Kim Batey Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Beaston Binau Insurance & Financial Services Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Connell Mrs. Dian Denman Mrs. Jody Hanes Mrs. Dolores Kuns Mrs. Shannon Lang Mrs. Margaret Mosser Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Rich Mrs. Doris Seaman Mr. & Mrs. Bill Yeager TUITION ASSISTANCE In Memory of Roselyn Shondell Ms. Christine Chudzinski Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Saller In Memory of Joan Spader Mr. & Mrs. John Cloud Mrs. Susan Davis Mr. Kirby Ehemann Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Brian Foos Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Luc Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Militello Mr. & Mrs. Frederick Myers Mrs. Reda Paulson Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Rosengarten Mr. & Mrs. Walter Schmidt Mr. & Mrs. Allen Swaisgood Mrs. Jeanine Van Der Laar Mr. & Mrs. J. Craig Wendt Wendt Key Team Realty Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Woolf UNRESTRICTED In Memory of Ronald Collier Mr. & Mrs. Peter Naderer
Sacred Heart Campus Mural Project In Memory of Jean Koppelman Mr. & Mrs. William Barbour Ms. Marsha Cook Mrs. Jan Denman Mr. & Mrs. James Halbeisen Mr. & Mrs. Michael Hartenstein Ms. Sue Hermes Dr. & Mrs. M. Scott Mead Mr. & Mrs. Frederick Recktenwald Mr. & Mrs. Richard Schepflin
In Memory of Elizabeth Eshleman Mr. & Mrs. Anslow Mr. & Mrs. Mike Arnold Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Baker Mrs. Marian Beier Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Biggert Bower Tiling Service, Inc. Mr. Thomas Boyer Ms. Laurie Brown Mr. & Mrs. Joel Castanien Mr. Chong Mrs. Grace Clulow Ms. Cynthia Crispen Dr. & Mrs. Ray Colavincenzo Mrs. Bev Crockett Mr. & Mrs. Robert Crockett Mr. & Mrs. Bill Dagg Mr. & Mrs. Carroll Darr Ms. Marilyn Dumminger Mr. & Mrs. Robert Eshleman Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Fisher Mr. Steve Fisher Mr. & Mrs. Eric Hanson Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Fox Mr. & Mrs. Bill Gammie Green Bay Packaging, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Halbeisen Mr. & Mrs. Allen Harder Mr. & Mrs. Henry Harrison Mr. Tom Haslinger & Ms. Janet Celek Mr. & Mrs. James Hendricks Mr. Ronald House Mr. & Mrs. Skip House Mr. & Mrs. Roger Kinney Mr. & Mrs. Jonathon Kissane Mrs. Angela Klisz Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Kohr Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Kwiatkowski Mr. Bernard Lodrick Mr. & Mrs. Roger Loudenslager Ms. Susan Luc Mr. & Mrs. Don Masztak Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Meade Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Mercer Mr. & Mrs. Gary Michaels Ms. Linda Mierke Mr. & Mrs. August Miller Mr. & Mrs. John Molyet Ms. Cindy Moyer/Mr. & Mrs. LaVerde Kuns Mr. & Mrs. Nels Nyblad Ohio Association of Foodbanks
Mr. & Mrs. James Parkhurst Mr. & Mrs. Kris Perry Dr. & Mrs. Mark Pickett Mr. & Mrs. Danny Polter Mr. & Mrs. Chris Price Mrs. Betty Raths Mr. & Mrs. David Rimelspach Mr. & Mrs. Bob Rine Mr. Paul Rood Mr. & Mrs. Chet Schaeffer Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Shaffer Mrs. KC Simonton Mr. & Mrs. Tom Snyder Mr. & Mrs. Vince Snyder South Meadow Farms The Market at Pickwick Place Mr. & Mrs. Burkhart Tischler Lt. Col. & Mrs. Edward Waldo Mrs. Joanne Wasserman Mr. Michael Wehring Ms. Amy Weickert Ms. Celeste Welty Mrs. Janis Wiedle Mr. & Mrs. George Williams Ms. Lila Wood
Mrs. Pat Picciuto Mr. & Mrs. Renald Radeloff Ms. Kathy Schaeffer Mr. & Mrs. Richard Setzler Mr. Donald A. Snyder Mr. & Mrs. Steven Sondergaard Mr. & Mrs. Burkhart Tischler Mr. & Mrs. Terrence Wurzel Mr. & Mrs. Bill Yeager
In Memory of Don Fox Mrs. Marcella Wilhelm Class of 1954
In Memory of Eugene Ohm Mr. & Mrs. Richard Jones
Mr. & Mrs. William Steinberger Mrs. Jeanne Walter Mr. Michael Wehring Wetzel’s Sewer Cleaning
Trophy Fund Mr. & Mrs. Charlie Gonya
Sacred Heart Campus Carpet In Honor of Fr. Schleter-Mr. & Mrs. John Rizzardi SJCC Art Club Ms. Norma Jean Darr
In Memory of Dan Gedert Mr. & Mrs. Nolan Wetoskey Class of 1983 In Memory of David Haynes Mr. & Mrs. William Barbour Mr. & Mrs. Gaylord Bowden Mrs. Marilyn Freeh Mr. & Mrs. Steven Goetz Mrs. Marylou Guyer Mrs. June A. Hart Barb, Heather & Dustin Haynes Mr. & Mrs. Donald Haynes Mr. & Mrs. Rick Jenkins Knights of Columbus Mrs. Audrey Kupka Mr. & Mrs. Doyle Kusmer Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Kuss Mr. & Mrs. Charles Lenhart Mr. & Mrs. Donald Miesle
Tuition Assistance Dr. & Dr. Mark Hoelzle Unrestricted Crown Battery Mfg. Co., Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Eberly Halbeisen Farms Kroger Plus Card Dr. Robert Swint
In Memory of Michael Hetrick Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Hirt In Memory of Zofia Kardzis Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Beaston In Memory of Lawrence Kramer Mr. & Mrs. Gaylord Bowden Mr. & Mrs. Lee Bowden Mrs. Martha J. Homan Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Saller Ms. Ninette Widman
In Memory of James Quaintance Downlite Chet Walthal In Memory of Richard Riccardi Mr. & Mrs. James Wilson In Memory of Richard Shank Bill Beaston Family Mr. Donald E. Bertsch Mrs. Marilyn J. House Mrs. Jean Miller Mr. & Mrs. Richard Setzler Class of 1954 Mrs. Jeanne Walter Mrs. Marcella Wilhelm In Memory of Roselyn Shondell Area Financial Services Mr. & Mrs. Richard Celek Mr. & Mrs. John Seilhamer In Honor of Connie Coleman’s Retirement Mr. & Mrs. John Hall Father’s Day for Bob Moyer Mr. & Mrs. Garrett Kamstra
In Thanks Soup Stop Cash donation:The Sisters of Mercy, St. Bernadine Home Soup Stop Food donations: Casa Fiesta, Kim Cope Soup Stop Volunteers: Jenny Freeh, Katie (Jenkins) Myers, Carly (Jenkins) Ronski, Emily Ronski, Carrie (Jenkins) Snare, Katie (Light) Steinle, Jillian Tarolli 8th grade class Cedar Point Raffle tickets: Zachary Wonderly
In Our Prayers Evelyn Eakin David Engeman Jim Haas Pat Halbeisen Robert Hershey Patti Inks
Alison Lauer Peg Merrill Marilyn Norman Virginia Poseler Troy Stemen Patti Tucker
In Memoriam Laura (Baumer) Bundschuh ‘36 Eileen (Toeppe) Booze ‘40 Rita (Fisher) Hoffman ‘42 Lawrence Kramer ‘42 Jeanne (Rich) Snyder ‘43 Roselyn (Darr) Shondell ‘43 Lamar Wihlem ‘45 Donald Shiets ‘46 David Haynes ‘48 Donald Bookmyer ‘49 Madelene (Mosser) Hershey ‘49 Ronald Collier ‘52 Donald Fox ‘54 Richard Shank ‘54 Deirdre (O’Shaughnessy) Ragan ‘56 Tony Fong ‘58 Michael Hetrick ‘58 William Mayle ‘60 Linda (Bor) Parisi ‘61 Richard Riccardi ‘63 Larry Miller ‘66 Thomas Doty ‘67 Marianne Gabel ‘70 Richard Kiser ‘72 Douglas Wagner ‘74 Christopher Morley ‘76 Gregory Ehrman ‘82 Daniel Gedert ‘83
Ways to Give
Unrestricted Gifts:Unrestricted gifts, given with no specified purpose, allow BHCS the flexibility to fund special opportunities and meet emergency needs, as determined by the administration. Designated Gifts:Donors may designate gifts for a specific use. Outright Gifts and Pledges:Cash or checks payable to BHCS Online gifts can be made with a credit card at our website www.bishop-hoffman.net. Pledges: Donors may make pledge commitments payable over several years. Securities: When making gifts of appreciated securities you avoid capital gains tax on the appreciated portion. Planned Gifts: Planned gifts allow donors to make a significant gift to benefit BHCS in the future, typically at the donor’s or beneficiary’s death. Bequests: Bequest provisions in a donor’s will may provide for a specific amount, percentage or residue of the estate. Gift Annuities and Remainder Trusts: Each provides income to the donor or beneficiary, while providing a charitable gift to BHCS.
It’s always Shopping Season...Online! Let your online shopping benefit BHCS/SJCC! We have many partnerships with online retailers.
• Simply visit: smile.amazon.com to register
• Visit www.igive.com to enroll…with each purchase, a portion of your sale is donated to the school. Visit this page before going to any online retailer and a donation will automatically be made to BHCS with your purchase.
Do you have a Kroger Plus Card? Whenever you use your Kroger Plus Card we will receive a donation equaling a percentage of the total amount you spend. Each April, they reset their system and require us to re-enroll every participant. Follow these steps to participate(if re-enrolling, follow steps 1,2,6, and 7)... 1. Go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com 2. Click on Sign in/ Register 3. Click on Sign Up Today in “New Customer,” enter the required information. 4. After receiving an e-mail from Kroger, click on the link in the body of the e-mail. 5. Click on My Account, enter e-mail address and password to proceed. 6. Edit Kroger Community Rewards and input your Kroger Plus Card number. 7. Enter either # 84970 (SJCC) or # 80837 (BHCS PTO), follow prompts to confirm.
Fall Sports Wrap Up With 13 seniors, the football team went into the season with high hopes. Although they didn’t win as many games as they hoped, it was a still a memorable season. The boys finished with a 3-7 record. The varsity girls’ volleyball team had a successful season, finishing with a winning record of 13-10. Seniors Brooke Casperson, Michelle Hang, Callie Kelbley, Katie Kuss, Belle Michael, Miranda Wammes, and Adrienne Wehring are sure to be missed next season. Losing eight seniors led to a difficult season for the girls’ tennis team. The girls, led by senior Abby Chlosta, showed great improvement throughout the season but did not have the numbers to win any matches. A group of talented underclassmen led the boys’ golf squad this season. The team finished second in the league and sophomore Lance Emrich made it all the way to the District competition. With every member of the team returning next season the team should be even stronger. With new advisor Celina Rodriguez, the cheerleaders were off to a great start to their season. Seniors Abby Chlosta, Katie Kuss, and Elizabeth Wooten led the squad. Many girls will be returning next season with talent, new ideas, and the promise of another great year. The cross country team was also a young group of athletes but this did not stop them from having a successful season. The boys’ team did well in many meets, finishing 5th in the District. Individually, both Sarah E. Molyet and Austin Michael made it all the way to the Regional meet. Garrett Michael
Sarah E. Molyet
Austin Michael Abby Pena
2017 CEDF/Alumni and Friends Golf Outing Friday, August 4, was a beautiful day for golf as SJCC Alumni and Friends participated in the 13th annual Alumni and Friends/CEDF Golf Outing. Our teams competed at Sycamore Hills Golf Course. Over $6,000 was raised and will be split between the Alumni and Friends Association and CEDF. Congratulations to the winning team of Rick Frank, Jordan Frank, Mark Miesle and Jim Ronski! We would like to thank golf committee members Rick Frank, John Lauer, Al O’Neal, Al Schabel, and Dudley Singer for their time and expertise in planning the outing. Mark your calendars for next year: July 27, 2018 at Green Hills Golf Course. Thank you also to the sponsors listed below. PRIZE DONORS
Chud’s Grille Engler Printing Fremont Federal Credit Union Hoch’s 818 Club Dr. Tim Sauber, DDS Al Schabel-Primerica SJCC Golf Team Whitey’s Diner Willard Golf Course-Bill Pfefferle Jim Yeager
Advanced Plumbing and Heating Dave Amarante/Russell Real Estate Services Automatic Fire Protection Beck Suppliers Benchmark Prints Rob Boukissen-Wendt KeyTeam Realty Burkett Industries Capitol Aluminum & Glass Corp. Carbo Forge and Machine Casa Fiesta Chud’s Grille Class of 1960 Class of 1966 Tom Haslinger Dan Lee Tom Lesavage Jim Weaver Croghan Colonial Bank
Crown Battery Mfg. Co., Inc./ Hal & Diane Hawk Dairy Queen East D. Frederick Singer & Associates Foster Auto Body, Inc. Fremont Federal Credit Union Fremont Flask Company (2) Fremont Golf Shop Fremont Monumental Green Hills Golf Course Grund Drug Co. Mouse & Mary Ann Halm Family Hoch’s 818 Club House Family of ClydeJeannine’55, Heather ‘83, Haley ‘86, Heide ‘87 Jake’s Auto Services, Inc. John and Alison Lauer Chris Liebold for City Council Linke’s Wheel Alignment Luc Ice The McCue Family (2) Audrey Heschel-McCue ‘41 Cathy McCue-Perry ‘66 Susan McCue-Harris ‘73 Mary McCue-74 Jim McCue ‘79 McDonald’s Morley Family Marguerite ‘34 & Tracey Morley, James ‘55, Dick, Ginger & Skip The O’Neal Family
Double O’s-Al O’Neal & Jim O’Brien Papa Murphy’s Parkmont Wealth (2) Pfefferle Optimist Prairie Market Primerica-Al Schabel Rick Frank Insurance Dr. Timothy Sauber, DDS Carl Schell Class of ‘65 Sorg Graphics John & Lisa Spader FamilySJCC PROUD Sprouse Insurance Agency Dr. Howard Stierwalt Subway Sycamore Hills Golf Course The UPS Store VFW Fremont Post 2947 Walt Rusch Plumbing & Heating Welty Financial Services Ltd. Whirlpool Corp.-Clyde Operations Whitey’s Diner Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home & Crematory Young’s R.V. Center
Thank you... Special Tournament Workers: Lauren Ritzman, Catie Woolf and Darcy Woolf
2017 winners: Mark Miesle, Jim Ronski, Jordan Frank, and Rick Frank
In the News
Please send your pictures and captions to share with our SJCC family. We would love to help you celebrate your anniversaries, weddings, births, reunions and accomplishments. Please send to: email@example.com.
1940’s Beatrice (Cronin) ‘42 and Robert Lorenz will be celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary March 31, 2018. 1950’s George Miller ‘58 celebrated his 35th anniversary of his ordination as a deacon July 10, 2017. 1960’s Rosemary (Miesle) Bagby ‘63 and Ken Burger were married October 14, 2017. Pat (Hoffman ‘67) and James Heyman ‘66 celebrated their 50th anniversary August 19, 2017. 1980’s Beth (Gabel) and Tim Light ‘85 were married July 22, 2017. 2000’s George Miller Katie Otten and A.J. O’Neal ‘00 welcomed son Conor Allan August 17, 2017. Christie and Nikolaus Geller ‘02 welcomed son Brendan Nikolaus Geller August 12, 2017. He joins big brother Eli. Stephanie (Wammes) ‘02 and Marc Cabantatuan were married September 30, 2017. Erica (Franks) ‘03 and Chase Szente welcomed daughter Mia Lynne Szente April 7, 2017. Erica and Chase were married August 16, 2014 at St. Joseph Church Fremont Ohio. Amber (Hillestad) and Dan Neiling ‘06 were married July 28, 2017. Mia Lynne Szente Casey Moore and Terrance Eakin ‘06 were married August 12, 2017. They reside in Northfield Center, Ohio. Molly (Wise) ‘07 and Dale Freier were married August 19, 2017. The reside in New York City. Leslie (Celek) ‘09 and Paul Kippert were married September 23, 2017. Caroline Foellger and John Koenig ‘09 were married June 2, 2017. They reside in Cincinnati Ohio. 2010’s Morgan Schaaf and Jason Wehring ‘11 were married June 17, 2017
1958 60th Reunion September 30, 2018 10:30 Mass at St. Joseph Church, Noon brunch at the Fremont Country Club 1961 Meets the second Tuesday monthly, Fremont Eagles, noon. 1973 45th Reunion July 2, 2018 Fremont Yacht Club 1978 40th Reunion August 11, 2018.
Do you have an upcoming reunion? Submit your info to SJCC and we can publish in the Voice as well as on our website! Email the details to: firstname.lastname@example.org
1988 30th Reunion August 3, 2018. Friday evening at The Depot,
or call 419-332-5124
Saturday Golf Outing, mass at St. Joseph Church followed with din-
We can also provide addresses and labels for the
ner at Fremont Yacht Club, Sunday picnic. Visit the Class of 1988
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Bible Stories Artist Beth (Sidell) Sage ‘80 creates beautiful murals for Sacred Heart Campus
his has been one of the most emotional projects that I have ever worked on. Sacred Heart is where my seven siblings and myself all went to school through the 8th grade. My dad was the football and track coach for years and my mom has always been an active member at Sacred Heart as well. I had the pleasure of returning to this wonderful school to share some of my creativity...but oh, how returning has touched my heart in so many ways... My Dad passed away 10 years ago, and there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t miss him. On the very first day of this project, before I left for home, I took a little visit to the gymnasium; the place where long hours of track conditioning happened every spring...and there I stood, some 45 years later, in the middle of the large room and envisioned my strong, caring, “bigger than life” father leading all of the exercises, belting out the cadence for all of us young, impressionable kids to follow. I swear I could see and hear him up there on that old stage...I sure could feel him all around that empty room. Part of me missed him even more, but another part felt so comforted. I’ve always wanted to have an opportunity to paint a realistic version of Jesus in a mural. Pretty neat that I had the opportunity at the same place where I first learned about Jesus (besides from my parents) some 50 years ago. I’ve painted Jesus several times as if he were in a child’s story book, but it just isn’t the same. While I worked on the final mural at Sacred Heart (the wall closest to the gymnasium and my memories of Dad) I decided to take a chance on myself and see if I could create my own image of Jesus. I’m sure He is a million times more beautiful than anything I could ever paint, but the most amazing thing happened after I had completely finished. I packed up all of my supplies, ready to head for the door...when I turned the final sets of lights out, everything went dark...except the image of Jesus...please look at the mural closely. His light stays on. A huge thank you to the entire Bishop Hoffman Catholic School for supporting this project.
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Crimson and Gray Days! February 4 Super Bowl Breakfast 10 Ball Drop
Preparing for our 34th annual Reach Out event, Adrienne Wehring and Brooke Casperson help box the food items needed to feed 100 local families. If you would like to make a donation, please contact the SJCC office, 419-332-9947.
21 Booster Club Transportation Raffle
March 24 Heritage Award Induction Ceremony
25 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
31 Easter Egg Hunt
April 16 200 Plus Club Dinner/Raffle
21 BHCS Dinner Auction
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