Bishop’s Dinner

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Sister Miriam James joined the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT), a missionary community serving global areas of deepest apostolic needs, after graduating from the University of Nevada-Reno. In addition to speaking, she has worked with elementary school students, in parish ministry, as a high-school volleyball coach and a Catholic radio host.

Sister Miriam James often speaks on the topics of healing, forgiveness, conversion, sports, beauty and authentic love. Her story has been featured in the Seattle Times, the National Catholic Register and heard on Relevant Radio, Sirius XM, Catholic Answers Live and EWTN’s Life on the Rock, as well as the Steubenville conferences, the Share Jesus Campaign and international conferences and retreats.   Her Twitter handle is @onegroovynun.

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Dan & Roxanne Flattery and Dave & Debbie Flattery of Fort Dodge, Iowa will serve as the 2018 Chair Couples for the 22nd Annual Bishop’s Dinner for Catholic Schools, scheduled for Sunday, October 21, 2018. The Flattery’s are both members of Holy Trinity Parish in Fort Dodge.

Both couples are proud to serve as chair couples, “My wife and I have nothing but high regard and respect for Bishop (Walker) Nickless and we feel honored to be part of this dinner and associated with Catholic education in the Diocese of Sioux City,” said Dave.

Tickets to the dinner will be available for sale beginning Saturday, September 1st. More information can be found at or by calling the Diocese of Sioux City at 712-233-7524.



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2017 - 21st Annual Bishop's Dinner for Catholic Schools

Catholic School Award Winners
Pictured left to right, Micke McCarty of Kuemper Catholic, Lisa Studer of Spencer Sacred Heart, Judy Meis of Spalding Catholic, Mike Brennan of Emmetsburg Catholic, Bishop R. Walker Nickless, Pat Boggs of Bishop Heelan, Kim Wick of Gehlen Catholic, Angie Stangl of St Rose of Lima, and Juanita Garcia of Bishop Heelan

Coach Greg McDermott

Thank you to all who helped make the 21st Annual Bishop’s Dinner a success!

Chair couple-Jodi & Gina Sitzmann  Bishop Heelan, Sioux City, IA



Thank you also to the amazing sponsors who made the evening possible and all who purchased a ticket to support our Catholic Schools!

A Special THANK YOU to our Sponsors

Bishop’s Leadership
($10,000 & Above)
Central Bank Storm Lake, IA
KCAU Channel 9 Sioux City, IA
James and Jameley Levich Sioux City, IA
Powell Broadcasting Sioux City, IA

Superintendent’s Leadership
($5,000 – $9,999)
Jet Co. Trailers Humboldt, IA
L.P. Gill Inc. Jackson, NE
Mollet Industrial Group – Brad & Jean Mollet Jefferson, SD

President’s Leadership
($3,500 – $4,999)
Artisan Press Sioux City, IA
Avery Brothers Sioux City, IA
H&R Construction South Sioux City, SD

Principal’s Leadership
($2,500 – $3,499)
Dan and Cris Berger McCook Lake, SD
Briar Cliff University Sioux City, IA
Catholic Mutual Omaha, NE
Electric Innovations/Thompson Electric Sioux City, IA
Foulk Bros Plumbing & Heating Sioux City, IA
Innovative Benefit Consultants Sioux City, IA
King Reinsch Prosser & Co LLP Sioux City, IA
Klinger Companies, Inc. Sioux City, IA
Most Reverend R. Walker Nickless Sioux City, IA
Rick Collins Toyota Sioux City, IA
Security National Bank Sioux City, IA
Jody and Gina Sitzmann Sioux City, IA
The Swanson Group West Des Moines, IA

Chaplain’s Leadership
($1,000 – $2,499)
American PopCorn Sioux City, IA
Jim and Deb Auen Carroll, IA
Availa Bank Carroll, IA
BlankenshipMeier Painting & Decorating North Sioux City, SD
Brown Wegher Construction North Sioux City, SD
Chuck & Marian Burnett North Sioux City, SD
Roger and Rosemary Clausen Okoboji, IA
Custom Woodworks, Ltd Sioux City, IA
C W Suter Services Sioux City, IA
DLR Group Omaha, NE
Mark & Brenda Eganhouse Sioux City, IA
Fairview Company, Inc Carroll, IA
FiberComm Sioux City, IA
Mike and Janet Flanagan Sioux City, IA
Joe and Liz Kellen Alton, IA
Chuck & Kay Kellen Le Mars, IA
LS Investment Advisors, LLC Milwaukee, WI
Mercy Medical Center Sioux City, IA
Moore, Heffernan Moeller Johnson & Meis LLP Sioux City, IA
Northwest Iowa Bone, Joint & Sports Surgeons Spencer, IA
Orange City Health System Orange City, IA
Paul Davis Restoration Sioux City, IA
Royce and Kathy Ranniger Sioux City, IA
Sioux City Convention Center Sioux City, IA
Sneaky’s Chicken/Coldstone Creamery Sioux City, IA
St. Anthony Regional Hospital Carroll, IA
Deacon Joe and Mary Straub Whittemore, IA
Karen Waldschmitt Remsen, IA
Dr. Patrick and Lori Walsh Jefferson, SD
Willett Insurance, Inc Alton, IA
Wiltgen Bros, Inc Le Mars, IA

Friends of Catholic Education
($500 – $999)
Blue Earth Marketing Sioux City, IA
Catholic Charities Sioux City, IA
Larry and Diane Donnelly Elk Point, SD
Tom & Sue Fitzpatrick Storm Lake, IA
Guntren Trucking, LLC Sioux City, IA
Hahn Roofing Fort Dodge, IA
Hy-Vee Food Stores Sioux City, IA
Marian Home & Marian Village Fort Dodge, IA
James McGuire Holstein, IA
Merry Maids Sioux City, IA
Morningside College Sioux City, IA
Office Systems Sioux City, IA
Plains Boiler Services Sioux City, IA
Rudolph Shoes Sioux City, IA
Schuster Company Le Mars, IA
Sioux Body Shop Sioux City, IA
Siouxland Federal Credit Union Sioux City, IA
Siouxland Women’s Magazine Sioux City, IA
Steier Group Omaha, NE
Total Motors Le Mars, IA
Wellmark Blue Cross & Blue Shield Des Moines, IA

Coach Greg McDermott featured in The Catholic Globe

Exclusive interview with Coach McDermott by The Catholic Globe Editor Joanne Fox

Previous Speakers
1997: Lou Holtz
1998: Tonic Sol Fa / Father David Hemann
1999: Diocesan Honor Choir
2000: Tommy Lasorda
2001: Rev. Kevin Wildes
2002: The Honorable Jim Nicholson
2003: Rocky Beier
2004: Bishop Dennis Schnurr
2005: Tara Lipinski
2006: Raymond Aroyyo
2007: Soledad O’Brien
2008: Guy Doud
2009: Cardinal Daniel DiNardo
2010: Father Joe Krupp
2011: Dick Vitale
2012: Jerry Mathers
2013: Father Jonathan Morris
2014: Herm Edwards
2015: Father Leo Patalinghug
2016: Al Roker


Past Chair Couples

Pat & Joan Kuehl
Ray & Leigh Sherman
Jim & Bev Wharton
Pat & Lori Walsh
Eldon & Regina Roth
Karen Waldschmitt
Kenneth & Debbie McCalla
Jerry & Sheryl McGowan
Jim & Jameley Levich
Dick & Pat Collins
Rick & Mary Kneip
Jeff & Rene Mohrhauser
Troy & Grace Ivey
Mike & Janet Flanagan
Dan & Cris Berger
Bob & Cheryl Adams
Mark & Jenny Wetz
Jason & Josie Hough
Brian & Karen Thilges