By Daria Anderson-Faden
The Observer 

One Hundred Years Of Faith

St. Joseph's Catholic Church In Kimball Celebrating Its Centennial


December 2, 2021

Kimball's original St. Joseph's Catholic Church, the building with the steeple near the top center of this historic image, sat along 2nd Street across the road from the current Dollar General location.

On Sunday, Dec. 5, St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Kimball will celebrate 100 years as a parish. Most Rev. Joseph Hanefelt, Bishop of Grand Island Diocese, will be in Kimball to help celebrate this milestone of faith.

In those 100 years, the people of St. Joseph's built a new brick church, a parsonage, and an elementary school while dozens of clergy have past through the doors of St. Joseph's teaching to the faithful.

Before 1921, area Catholics practiced their faith in homes, including those of "Grandma" Mary Lynch, Art Bickel, Pat Maginnis, Jim Kinney and Ed Roche. Then in 1911, on land d...

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