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Quiz Bowl Winners

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Monday, 24 November 2014 03:00
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In a WBGU-TV “Brain Game” taping with host Marc Hathaway, the Fostoria St. Wendelin Catholic School Quiz Bowl team won against Patrick Henry High School with a score of 125-100 on Nov. 13. Immediately after, SWCS faced another winning team, Defiance High School, where they were again victorious with a score of 205-45. In this series of regional competitions, SWCS will move to the next level on March 5. Bowling Green State University offers free tuition for the winning team. The victorious SWCS team consisted of Victoria Volpe, Sarah Cockie, Cameron Hunter, Karin Goddard and Lauren Meyers. The first of the two recorded competitions will air at 8:30 p.m. Dec. 11 and the second Jan. 15. (Photo courtesy of Fostoria St. Wenedlin)


Sylvania Franciscans honor two at gala

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Monday, 03 November 2014 03:00
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Physician Richard Paat, left, recipient of the St. Clare Award, Sister Mary Jon Wagner, center, congregational minister of the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, and James Pope, president and CEO of Sylvania Franciscan Health and recipient of the St. Francis Award, attended the Franciscan Gala Sept. 27at the Franciscan Center at Lourdes University.
SYLVANIA—More than 300 supporters, friends and family of the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania gathered Sept. 27 at the Franciscan Gala to honor and support the sisters’ work to “embrace the poor and marginalized.” Jim Pope, president and CEO of Sylvania Franciscan Health, received the St. Francis award for his exemplary contributions to society. Richard Paat, a physician of internal medicine and former chief of staff at St. Luke’s Hospital in Maumee, received the St. Clare Award for modeling Franciscan values in his daily life. The gala raised more than $100,000 to support the ministries of the Sylvania Franciscan Sisters.
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Celebrity chefs raise money for Little Sisters of the Poor

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Thursday, 23 October 2014 03:00
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Fourteen priests were celebrity chefs during the fifth annual Celebrity Chefs at The Pinnacle fundraisers for the Little Sisters of the Poor. More than 300 guests helped raise $76,000 to support the sisters’ ministry to the elderly poor at Sacred Heart Home in Oregon. Priests serving crackers and cheese were, from left, Father Anthony Borgia, pastor of Toledo St. John the Baptist and Toledo St. Michael the Archangel; and Father Robert Wilhelm and Father Charles Denny, both senior status priest of the diocese. Lynn and Dan Anderson served as masters of ceremony for the event. (Photo courtesy of Little Sisters of the Poor)

Lourdes University students clean local waterways

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Tuesday, 21 October 2014 03:00
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Lourdes students Lachelle Black, Ashley Nortelus, and Helen Brown with her grandson Nick Brown were among the volunteers participating in the annual Clean Your Streams initiative. (Photo courtesy of Lourdes University)
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Dr. Adam Hodge, assistant professor of history, participates in the cleanup effort at Harroun Park/Ten Mile Creek. (Photo courtesy of Lourdes University)

Lourdes University students and faculty took part in the 18th annual Clean Your Streams initiative Sept. 20. In total, 1,107 volunteers cleaned approximately 35 miles of local waterways from Olander Park in Sylvania to Wolf Creek in Oregon to International Park in downtown Toledo.

For their efforts, Lourdes volunteers took home the following three awards:

  • First Place for “Collegiate Most Volunteers” (the most volunteers on a college or university team)
  • First Place for “Collegiate Battle of the Bags’” (the most bags of trash collected by a college or university team)
  • Third Place for “Collegiate Awesome Effort” (based on amount of trash collected per person on a college or university team)

Students pray for peace, healing on Patriots Day

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Wednesday, 08 October 2014 03:00
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PORT CLINTON—With the help of music director Mary Krejci, fifth-graders at Port Clinton Immaculate Conception pray for peace and healing for victims of 9/11 and for the nation during a prayer service on Patriots Day. The service included petitions asking for healing for the children, the families, the nation and for ourselves. The children prayed for “the gifts of courage and compassion that will move us into action to help those in need in the United States as well as the throughout the world.” They asked for “the gifts of patience and perseverance to endure the long struggle for justice.” The service ended with the entire school singing “God Bless America.” (Photo courtesy of Port Clinton Immaculate Conception)
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