Our Town: Celestine

Herald Correspondent

The Good Shepherd of the Hills Knights of Columbus Council is hosting a free throw competition on Sunday, Jan. 19, at the Dubois Middle School Gymnasium.

Doors open for registration at 12:30 p.m., with the competition set to start at 1 p.m. Any boy or girl between the ages of 9 through 14 is eligible to compete (age is as of Jan. 1, 2020).

There will be divisions for each age group, with separate groups for boys and girls. A trophy will be given for the winner and they will advance to district Knights of Columbus competition in February. A random drawing will be held for attendance prizes. Past winners will advance and win the state competition. There is no cost to participate and anyone in the local area may enter. Any questions can be directed to Jarrod Beck at 481-1999.

Dubois Branch Library

Library closed: Monday, Jan. 20.

Winter reading challenge: through Jan. 31.

Community engagement project: through Feb. 13. Collecting supplies for SIRS.

Movie screening of “Eva: A-7063” for Holocaust Remembrance Day: 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28. Jan. 27 marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the day Hoosier Eva Mozes Kor was freed from the Nazi camp. By age 10 she had survived experiments by Nazi doctor Josef Mengele, at 80 she was traveling the world to promote hope, healing and humanity. Come watch this truly moving documentary of Eva’s life.  

Preschool registration

Northeast Dubois preschool registration for the 2020-21 school year will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, in the Dubois Elementary School cafeteria. Bring the child’s birth certificate from the Health Department and Social Security card. Any questions can be directed to the Dubois Elementary School office at 812-678-3011.

Three- and 4-year-old class options are available. Children must be age 3 on or before Aug. 1.

The registration fee is $45 and is due at registration.

Teachers are Melissa Fox and Jessica Leonard.

Classes for 3-year-olds are:

12:30-2:45 p.m., two sessions weekly at $65 monthly.

12:30-2:15 p.m., two sessions plus Friday at $95 monthly.

Classes for 4-year-olds are:

8-10:45 a.m., two sessions at $75 monthly.

8 a.m.-2:45 p.m., two full days at $160 monthly

8 a.m.-2:15 p.m., two full days plus Friday at $240 monthly.

Homecoming Court

Northeast Dubois High School has announced its homecoming court. Homecoming will be held on Friday, Jan. 24.

Freshman are Aubrey Hostetter, Sara Livingston, Ty Kalb and Gaige Schepers.

Sophomores are Atalie Atkins, Riley Beckman, Ethan Danhafer and Evan Smith.

Juniors are Frida Hansson, Olivia Rasche, Davide Menghini and Matthew Qualkenbush.

Seniors are Adrienne Betz, Shelby Livingston, Haley Reckelhoff, Tanner Beckman, Colby Stafford and Ethan Ziegler.

Membership supper

Members of the Celestine Community Club are invited to the membership supper at the Celestine Community Club on Saturday, Jan. 25. Doors will open at p.m. with supper being served at 7 p.m. Music and dancing will follow.

If unable to attend, members are asked to mail their $20 membership dues to Angie Dooley, 6550 N. State Road 545, Dubois IN  48527. The deadline to pay 2020 dues is Wednesday, April 1. Make checks payable to Celestine Community Club. Cost of the membership supper is $10 a person.

Sheephead tourney

The Celestine Community Club will host a special Sunday sheephead tourney on Sunday, Jan. 26. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., play begins at noon. The one-night tourneys will continue Fridays Feb. 7 and March 6. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., play begins at 7 p.m. Food and refreshments will be available. The tourneys are open to the public. 

St. Isidore Parish mission

Ken Yasinski has been speaking full time for 20 years within the Catholic Church. He is the founder of Face to Face Ministries, a Lighthouse Catholic Media speaker, author and songwriter. At the core of every message, he challenges people to realize their full potential in life — to be a saint.

Yasinski grew up in a strong Catholic home in St. Walburg, Saskatchewan, Canada, then moved to Saskatoon to attend the University of Saskatchewan. It was there, at the age of 19, that he had a renewal of his Catholic faith and his desire to share Christ grew. After obtaining a four-year Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and a three-year certificate in religious studies, he was hired as a youth minister for six different parishes in the diocese of Prince Albert. After two years of starting up these programs, calls began to flood in requesting him to speak and lead various events. By 2002 he was on the road every second weekend speaking and leading people in worship before the blessed sacrament through musical Eucharistic adoration.

The mission is planned for 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at St. Raphael and at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, at St. Celestine Catholic Church.

Youth group breakfast

St. Isidore Youth Group will host a breakfast between 8 and 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 2. The menu includes bacon, scrambled eggs, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, and fruit. It will be held in the St. Raphael Catholic Church basement. Cost will be a freewill donation. They invite you to join them for breakfast and fellowship.

Northeast Dubois Corporation

Jan. 20: No school, county-wide staff in-service.

November/December Kindness Board: Leah Kerstiens, Dante Miller, Gracie Sunderman, Ethan Ziegler, Logan Mehringer, Tucker Neukam, Ethan Danhafer, Ms. Rickelman’s third period class, fifth period class, sixth period class and seventh period class

The Dubois Middle School spelling bee winner was fifth-grade Kaylei Carie. The runner-up was eighth-grader Emily Recker.

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