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Decorah Knights Council 4208 Financial Secretary Robert Hageman is chosen as Iowa Knights of Columbus "Knight of the Month" for April 2015

Seen left to right in the photo below is Recorder Sean Devine-Meyer presenting Financial Secretary Robert Hageman with the certificate indicating Hageman's selection as Iowa Knight of the Month for April 2015. In addition to the certificate, Hageman received an Iowa Knight of the Month shirt with his name on it.

Among his many contributions to Council 4208, Robert Hageman has served as the Council's Financial Secretary for forty-eight (48!) years. Robert and his wife Joann are models…


Added by Decorah Knights on June 8, 2015 at 11:20pm — 3 Comments

Bill Wieland Named Assembly 3031 Knight of the Year

It is with great honor and I am pleased to share with you the good news that Bill Wieland has been named Knight of the Year by the 4th Degree Assembly 3031 of West Des Moines.  Assembly 3031 includes the parishes of Sacred Heart and St. Francis of Assisi which are both located in West Des Moines.

In making the presentation last night on Monday, June 1, Faithful Navigator Joe Pollpeter had this to say about Bill Wieland as Knight of…


Added by Joseph P. Herrity on June 8, 2015 at 2:49pm — No Comments

Iowa legislative session ends

The 2015 Iowa legislative session adjourned last Friday after the leaders of the Senate, controlled by Democrats, and the House, controlled by Republicans, came to a budget agreement. One of the most hard-fought issues – a funding increase for Iowa’s public schools – was finally resolved. Legislators agreed to a compromise that includes an increase of $55.7 million of “one-time money” from the state’s savings account, and a $50 million or so increase which will be included in the base…


Added by Tom Chapman on June 8, 2015 at 9:53am — No Comments

Still Agency May "Agent of the Month"


Congratulations to Mr. Jim Brockert for earning May's Agent of the Month for the Still Agency!



Added by Pamela Kae Still on June 4, 2015 at 12:49pm — 1 Comment

Great victory on the way, Ultrasound Bill for Iowa about to become law!

Des Moines, Iowa-June 4, 2015-Late last night, life-saving mandatory ultrasound language passed both Iowa House and Senate chambers!  It now heads to Governor Branstad's desk for his signature.


While Democrat lawmakers this year refused to budge on the funding of the abortion…


Added by Dennis Shea on June 4, 2015 at 11:17am — No Comments

Monona Knights Council 8178 planning on cemetery project

Monona Knights Council 8178 planning on cemetery project.

Date & time tba.

Added by Monona_Area_Knights on June 2, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference action alerts

Statehouse leaders have not yet come to an agreement on the state budget. Most legislators are at home while leaders are at the state capitol discussing (or not discussing) a possible deal. The next deadline is really July 1, when the new fiscal year begins.

One of the main sticking points is still funding for public schools. The Democrats are supporting a $200 million increase while Republicans have proposed a $100 million increase.

There are ongoing disagreements on other…


Added by Tom Chapman on May 29, 2015 at 12:34pm — No Comments

Reflections from Pentecost

When God created the man in the garden God "formed man out of the clay of the ground and blew into his nostrils the breath of life, and so man became a living being" (Gen 2:7). Genesis is a story of creating the material world.

John's Gospel is the story of God's re-creation, of God's establishing a new spiritual order through Jesus Christ.


Consider Genesis and the creation of the world; a certain chaos resulted; God created mankind and blew his own breath…


Added by Rev. William Edward Reynolds on May 28, 2015 at 11:33am — 1 Comment

First Annual KofC Great Trestle Trail Bridge Bike Ride

To download this flyer,…


Added by Jason Follett on May 27, 2015 at 10:02pm — No Comments

Western Iowa KofC James & Judy Chambers Memorial Camporee June 12-14

The Western Iowa of KofC James & Judy Chambers Memorial Camporee will be held in Storm Lake on 12-14 June 2015.

Those interested in attending are asked to call the City of Storm Lake campgrounds to make your reservations. The phone number is 712-732-8023.…


Added by Jason Follett on May 27, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Culture of Life forum on USCCB web site

Culture of Life forum on USCCB web site...

This issue of Life Issues Forum is available in English and Spanish can also be found on our website. An …


Added by Dennis Shea on May 27, 2015 at 11:08am — No Comments

The Personhood Argument

Inside the pro-life movement there is a growing rift.  It is called Personhood.  What comes from it is the notion that unless all pro-life initiatives are immediately adopted, none should be supported.  This all or nothing mentality doesn't follow logically.  It is called a false dilemma and one which does far more damage than good, in the long run.

We must be more aware of our positions and understand that it is better to get a win that gives us 20% than abandon the argument and…


Added by Andy Milam on May 26, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Supreme Council Family of the Month

The Supreme Council has announced it's Family of the Month Awardees for February.

Every month the Supreme Council will randomly draw 100 entries from the all the Family of the Month Applications that are sent in to Supreme. This month we are lucky to have three winners from the state of Iowa. Winners will receive a Holy Family Plague from Supreme.

This Months Winners are:

The Family of David and Janice Loecke. Council 1962 - Manchester

The Family of Roger and…


Added by Joseph Pollpeter on May 23, 2015 at 6:24pm — No Comments


Joe Pollpeter

State Family Director

 April Knight and Family of the Month:

 I would like to congratulate the following Knights for their outstanding work that lead them to be nominated for the State of Iowa Knight and Family of the Month:


Knight of the Month is Bob Hageman from Council 4208 in Decorah. Bob was nominated by Grand Knight Brian Franzen. Bob keeps things running smoothly in his Council. He…


Added by Joseph Pollpeter on May 23, 2015 at 5:50pm — No Comments

Roses for Life

The Roses For Life Campaign was held at the Sacred Heart Church in Maquoketa. This event was held on Saturday and Sunday May 9th and 10th. Our Council was able to raise $263.73. Thank You to everyone who help in any way, and a special thank you to everyone who donated to this Knights of Columbus event.

Added by Maquoketa Knights Council 8269 on May 23, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Religious Liberty...Our Rights....

Brother Knight and Program Director Jason Follett recently wrote a letter to the editor of the Des Moines Register regarding Religious Liberty.

What follows are his thoughts:

Religious liberty exists to allow human persons to fulfill their obligation to seek God and must be a civil or constitutional right. It is a civil right that is rooted in human dignity. While it is a civil right, it is also a natural right. Natural law says that every human person ought to have…


Added by Andy Milam on May 22, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, May 22, 2015

The Iowa Senate and House have passed different versions of SF 510, the "standings" appropriations bill. The bill makes adjustments to appropriations that are required by state law.

Regarding an issue of concern to the Iowa Catholic Conference, both versions of SF 510 contain status quo funding of $8.6 million for the transportation of nonpublic school students. If fully funded, the appropriation would be $9.96 million. School districts control how this money is expended either by…


Added by Tom Chapman on May 22, 2015 at 8:56am — 1 Comment

Memorial Day Observances

I pledge allegiance to the flag …… words we recite often. Knights are rightfully proud of our investment in these two words “under God” which reflect our belief shared by the founders in the…


Added by State Deputy Iowa KofC on May 22, 2015 at 6:42am — 1 Comment

Monona Knights Council 8178 Grand Knight Dave Sanger interviewed on the Iowa Knight Life radio program

Click here for the 6 May 2015 Iowa Knight Life radio program podcast. Go to the 15:30 mark to hear State Deputy Mike Gaspers interview Dave Sanger.

Added by Monona_Area_Knights on May 19, 2015 at 9:45am — 1 Comment

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