Yester Years

10 Years Ago
June 2009
Father Eugene Weitzel arranged to have priests come to celebrate Mass and Reconciliation in Spanish at St. Alexius Catholic Church in Beardstown. He has been pastor of St. Alexius Parish for 18 years and was an administrator of St. Fidelis Parish in Arenzville. About 1,800 Spanish speaking people currently reside locally.

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    Recently, two friends explained to me that my article published on Feb. 6 hurt and angered many folks in the community, veterans in particular. I’m thankful they cared enough to come to me.