first_imgThe Sisters of the Holy Cross are central to Saint Mary’s College’s history and identity. Every year, the College’s community comes together for Heritage Week to celebrate the past that created today’s Saint Mary’s.The Mission Committee, part of the Student Government Association and the Alumnae Relations Committee, runs Heritage Week. Senior Kayse McGough, student representative to the Alumnae Association Board of Directors, said heritage helps create the identity of a Saint Mary’s woman.“Heritage to me, in terms of Heritage Week at Saint Mary’s, is celebrating the history and mission of Saint Mary’s College,” she said. “We try to create a week that incorporates events that are very nostalgic of past Saint Mary’s traditions and events that speak to the mission of the College. The reason we have Heritage Week and the reason I think it’s important is because it helps us remember and define what it means to be a Belle through service and through remembering our alumnae and the foundation that they built for us.”McGough said being a Belle encompasses many different meanings, such as being compassionate and seeking justice for others. She said Heritage Week events, like a service event and a panel of alumnae speakers, emphasize these characteristics.“This is the first year we’ve incorporated a service event, which I’m very excited about,” McGough said. “We’re making tie blankets that we’ve had alumnae from all different clubs across the country donate fleece to us. We’re making the tie blankets for the South Bend community, for children’s hospitals and the South Bend homeless center.”The final event of the week reflects the community’s appreciation for the Sisters of the Holy Cross.“The last [event] is making thank-you cards for the Sisters” McGough said. “We always try to incorporate something that we can do to give back to the Sisters for all that they’ve given us, especially the rich heritage and history that we celebrate during Heritage Week.”Mission Committee co-chair Madeleine Corcoran, a junior, said in an email she has a great appreciation for the Sisters of the Holy Cross and what they’ve done for the community.“We are celebrating the people and faith that has built Saint Mary’s College,” Corcoran said. “The Sisters of the Holy Cross have built the strong foundation of our school that we call our home away from home and our community that we consider our second family.”Corcoran said the importance of remembering the College’s heritage includes remembering the Sisters of the Holy Cross and what they’ve done for the community.“These women have paved a path before us: a path of faith, strength and perseverance,” Corcoran said. “They remind us to be strong and independent, while staying true to our values and faith.”McGough said she hopes to continue to contribute to the heritage of Saint Mary’s College after she graduates. It is remembering this heritage, she said, that will allow the College’s continued growth.“Progressing as a college means that we have to build on remembering and celebrating our history and mission,” she said.Tags: Heritage Week, Memory, saint mary’s, Sisters of the Holy Crosslast_img read more

first_imgMASON CITY — A Mason City man wanted by authorities has been captured.The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Department says at about 1 o’clock Monday morning, they responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the area of the Rockwell Care Center. While en route to the location, deputies came into contact with the suspected vehicle, which was driving northbound on US Highway 65. The suspect drove the vehicle into a field on a property in the 11000 block of Owl Avenue before fleeing on foot.Deputies were called back to the area about three hours later after a witness reported seeing a vehicle flee from the area at a high rate of speed, which was located in a ditch in the area of 200th and Partridge Avenue. A short time later, another call was taken in the 16000 block of 200th involving a suspicious person on the property.Deputies say they arrested 29-year-old Terry Arp of Mason City, who was hiding inside a shed. Arp was charged with trespassing, driving while barred, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, operating without the owner’s consent, criminal mischief and failure to maintain control. Arp was wanted on outstanding warrants for third-degree theft and driving while barred.Arp is being held in the Cerro Gordo County Jail on a total of $14,600 bond.last_img read more

first_imgMERRILL — May is recognized is “Beef Month,” and with Memorial Day approaching — it’s also considered the start of the summer grilling season — but the coronavirus pandemic has put a damper on things.Cattle feeder Craig Anderson of rural Merrill says the slowdown in production at plants has led to a glut of supply and lower prices. “Last week there were cattle trading at a dollar 12 to a dollar 15 a pound. But it was down to about 95 cents,” Anderson says. “..I’m gonna guess that most people have a break-even of about a dollar 25 a pound.”He says the drop in the prices paid for cattle comes at a time when demand is up among consumers. “There were a lot of cattle that were sold at a loss and probably continue to be sold at a loss. Because of the rush at the meat counter, the retail price has really skyrocketed,” Anderson says.Anderson says the sale of the prime cuts is really hurt by the slow down in processing and the cut back in the operation of restaurants. “The cattlemen always say — you know people eat hamburger and roast at home — but they go out for a steak,” Anderson says. He says those the prime cuts are now probably ended up in homes in a different form.“A lot of those prime cuts are being ground up into hamburger right now trying to meet the demand for people trying to maybe feed people at home — and do it on a cheaper basis,” Anderson says.Anderson estimates the cattle industry is running between 30 and 40 days behind in having cattle marketed on a current basis. He says during that time, cattle may gain around three to four pounds a day, which will add around another 100 to 150 pounds to their market weight.last_img read more

first_imgCurie Head Coach Michael Oliver (You Tube Photo)CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Curie Metropolitan High School’s basketball team, ranked among the best in the nation, has forfeited this year’s games because several players were academically ineligible to compete, public schools officials announced Friday.Chicago Public Schools said seven players on Curie’s 24-1 varsity team were ineligible from the start of the 2013-14 season. Student athletes in the district must maintain a 2.0 GPA to participate in sports, or have an individual study plan in place to help them improve academically.District CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett says Curie’s head coach Michael Oliver has been suspended.“As adults, educators and mentors, it is our responsibility to teach our students right from wrong and, unfortunately, the adults let these student athletes down by failing to do that and comply with CPS policies,” Byrd-Bennett said in a statement.In addition to regular season games, Curie will forfeit this year’s Chicago high school championship, earned with a win over Whitney Young High School. The title will remain vacant.Chicago Public Schools revealed it was investigating Curie hours before the school, ranked No. 1 in basketball in Illinois and No. 2 in the country, competed against Young for the city title on Feb. 21.The game, which Curie won in four overtimes, drew national attention because two players, Young’s Jahlil Okafor and Curie’s Cliff Alexander, are considered by some to be the best in the nation.Curie may still be allowed to compete for a state championship. That’s because the Illinois High School Association has different requirements for eligibility. Students must pass five courses and achieve a minimum of 2.5 credits at the time of the tournament, district officials said.IHSA Executive Director Marty Hickman said in a statement that the organization is still reviewing the district’s report on the investigation, and it will be in a position to make a decision by Monday.last_img read more

first_imgImage Courtesy: ESPNcricinfo/Business StandardAdvertisement 5ynz7rNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsx3iWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ery( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 06Would you ever consider trying this?😱c7s3uamCan your students do this? 🌚y66yRoller skating! Powered by Firework Not only halting all cricketing fixtures and tournaments for more than three months, the Novel Coronavirus pandemic is now counting patients from the global cricket fraternity as well. Just a week after former Pakistani all rounder Shahid Afridi tested positive for COVID-19, three more cricketers from Bangladesh, including their iconic pacer Mashrafe Mortaza, have been confirmed to be infected.Advertisement Image Courtesy: ESPNcricinfo/Business StandardAlong with Mashrafe Mortaza, the two other Bangladeshi cricketers who have tested positive for COVID-19 are first class spinner Nazmul Islam and former opening batsman Nafees Iqbal.Mortaza, who formerly captained the Bangladesh national cricket team, was reported to be sick for the past few days, just before his positive test results arrived on Saturday. The 36 year old former fast medium bowler, who is now a member of the parliament, took to social media to share the news.Advertisement “Today my Covid-19 results came as positive. Everyone please pray for my quick recovery,” Mortaza reached out to his fans via his official Facebook page yesterday.Mentioning the number of Coronavirus cases in Bangladesh, which has now crossed 112K, Mortaza suggested remaining indoors: “The number of infected has now crossed one lakh. We all have to become more careful. Let’s all stay at home, and not get out unless it is necessary.”Advertisement “I am abiding by the protocol at home. Rather than panic, we need to raise awareness about corona” the 36 year old concluded.Mortaza, who has earned 36 Test, 220 ODI and 54 T20I caps for The Tigers, lended a helping hand to the poor and distressed in Narail. Ijn addition to charity and social work amidst the pandemic, he provided some combined harvester machines and other equipments for many farmers. He also put up some of his cricket kits for auction to raise funds for COVID relief.Nazmul Islam, who plays for Dhaka Division cricket team in the National Cricket League, tested positive on 20th June. The 28 year old, who has made one Test, five ODI and 13 T20I appearances for Bangladesh, took part in welfare duties such as distributing food and essential commodities in Narayanganj.Nafees Iqbal, the elder brother of the current ODI captain of Tamim Iqbal and nephew of former Bangladeshi cricketer Akram Khan, tested positive of Coronavirus, as per reports from Bangladeshi English daily The Daily Star.The 35 year old former batsman, who made 11 Test and 16 ODI appearances for Bangladesh, is now under self isolation at his home in Chittagong, as he confirmed to the media.(L) Nazmul Islam and (R) Nafees Iqbal (Image Courtesy: independent/Getty)If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Leno suffers freak injury and engages in war of words on the stretcher!What happens if a Premier League player tests positive for COVID-19?  Advertisementlast_img read more