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Shawn Still announces plans to slow down

In a letter to State Officers and Still Agency Team members Shawn Still announced on Friday that he was stepping down as a General Agent, but returning as a Field Agent. Below is his letter. We wish him and his family the best during this transition. 

Dear State Officers and Team members,

I’m grateful for the Past 11 years to serve the 87 councils and 12,000 members of Central and Southeast Iowa as the…


Added by Publicity Director on August 17, 2018 at 1:59pm — 1 Comment

Is God really calling me to be Catholic?

Russell Yount was content and comfortable in his spiritual life... and then a conversation with a neighbor sparked his interest in the Catholic faith. His investigation became a journey that led him home to the “One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.”…


Added by Publicity Director on May 10, 2018 at 5:40am — No Comments

Banuelos working with area Councils to Carry on Fr. McGivney's Vision

"When the Knights of Columbus were founded in 1882 by Father Michael J. McGivney, the goal was the protection of Irish Catholic families that had no access to public services when they lost their breadwinner.
135 years later, the Knights of Columbus continue reaching out to those Catholic families that have traveled from afar and have found comfort in their home: the Catholic Church. Our outreach efforts are not limited to charitable works: we want to call them…

Added by Publicity Director on January 3, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

Iowa City Council 842--4th Place in International Service Program

Congratulations to Iowa City Council 842 on receiving the 4th place award for International Church Service Program.

Pictured is Grand Knight Darrin Robinson and Worthy State Secretary Paul…


Added by Publicity Director on January 1, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

Iowa Knights of Columbus Dedicated Cornerstone Rock for VA Hospital Terrain Therapy Garden

Author: James Maertens, Council #1961 Stuart

Members of the Iowa Knights of Columbus greatly exemplified their fourth degree duty of patriotism Sunday, December 17th. Members were on…


Added by Publicity Director on December 31, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

2018 State KC Bowling Tournament Registration Deadline is January 1st.

2018 Iowa Knights of Columbus State Bowing Tournament

Feb, 24-25; March 3-4; March 10-11; March 17-18, 2018

1301 1st Ave. East, Cascade Iowa 52033 Brother Knight's and GK's,

Cascade's St. Thomas Aquinas Council 930 will be hosting the 59th Annual KC State Bowling Tournament at the Cascade Lanes, 13011st Ave East, Cascade,IA 52033. Team shift will be on Saturday at 11am & 2:30pm. Singles…


Added by Publicity Director on December 30, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments


The Knights of Columbus shout out a huge THANK YOU to the citizens of Onawa and the surrounding area for their generous out-pouring of charitable love that made for a successful Christmas Toy Drive!

New, unwrapped toys were donated over a four week period at locations that included Bomgaars, Dollar General, McCloy Chiropractic, Shopko, Stangel Pharmacy, and St. John (Onawa) and St. Bernard (Blencoe) churches.

 The donations were presented to Brenda Howland, Director of West…


Added by Publicity Director on December 20, 2017 at 6:46am — No Comments

Congratulations to Elmer Pollpeter of Council 568 in Burlington

Congratulations to Elmer Pollpeter of Council 568 in Burlington--A winner of the Catholic Citizenship Essay contest for 2016-17.

Anna Marino, of West Burlington, a student at Notre Dame High School in Burlington, was selected as a 11th grade runner-up in the competition and received a $100 check from Supreme. Anna's award makes the second year in a row that Iowa has received recognition from Supreme in the Catholic Citizenship Essay…


Added by Publicity Director on November 29, 2017 at 6:28am — 1 Comment

St. Patrick's Council #10768 places a new Pro-Life Banner

  St. Patrick's Council #10768 of the Knights of Columbus replaced the pro-life banner just west of Hampton IA along Highway 3 on the Jim and Sue Garrett property.   The banner stating "Respect Life from conception to natural death"…

Added by Publicity Director on November 27, 2017 at 6:21am — 2 Comments

Knight's in Action--Good Job St. Patrick's Knight's in Hampton Council #10768

The Knights of Columbus Council of St. Patrick's Catholic Church recently donated six cases (72) coats to Hampton-Dumont Schools. 
This is the second year St. Patrick's Knights of Columbus has worked with the Hampton-Dumont elementary and middle schools to 
distribute coats to students.

Added by Publicity Director on November 7, 2017 at 7:33pm — No Comments

2017 Iowa Knights of Columbus Retreat

The Iowa Knights of Columbus 2017 Retreat was held this past weekend at the American Martyrs Retreat House in Cedar Falls. And attended by our Worthy State Deputy and other brother Knights. Here are some photos from the event.…


Added by Publicity Director on November 7, 2017 at 7:11pm — No Comments

Thanks to all the Knight in the Dubuque Area for their help with the Fatima Conference

A special thanks to St. Columbkille and all the area Knight's in Northeast Iowa that helped make the Fatima Conference in Dubuque successful.…


Added by Publicity Director on November 4, 2017 at 12:06pm — 2 Comments

The State Soccer Challenge was held October 21st in Grinnell

The State Soccer Challenge was held October 21, in Grinnell.  There were 13 participants, from three regions, across Iowa. Congratulations to our winners:

Boys 9 - Gavin Ryan 1st place, Robbie Hall 2nd place

Boys 10 - Cooper Sponk 1st place

Boys 11 - Kolton Messer 1st place

Boys 12 - Jack Briggs 1st place

Boys 13 - Elijah Leza 1st place

Boys 14 - Julian Alvarado


Girls 9 - Summer Stiltner 1st place

Girls 10 - Macy…


Added by Publicity Director on October 26, 2017 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Washington Council 2008 Wins the Knight of Columbus State Softball Tournament

Council #2008 Washington, IA won the KC state softball tourney which was held July 15-16 in Gilbertville.  This was the 40th year of the tourney.  Council #2008 will compete in the KC national tournament labor day weekend in O'fallon,…


Added by Publicity Director on September 26, 2017 at 7:02am — No Comments



 Supreme has announced the topic for this Columbian Year’s Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest.

 The theme of this year’s contest is “Going to the Peripheries.”   This year’s contest opens the doors of young minds, enabling the entrants to be creative, thoughtful and introspective in their work.



Added by Publicity Director on September 25, 2017 at 4:22pm — No Comments

Robert Hankey (#2209) & James Ahlelm (#11192) Selected by Supreme as Families of the Month for August 2017

Congratulations to Robert Hankey, Council 2209 in Elkader & James Ahlelm Council 11192 in Waterloo. They both where selected from our Supreme Office as 2 of the 100 Family of the Month's from Iowa.

Here is a program description from Supreme...

As Knights of Columbus, we have always been interested in the development of strong, vibrant families. In support of this philosophy and to create an even greater awareness of our many fine Knights of…


Added by Publicity Director on September 25, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments


As a child did you enjoy time spent with your grandfather, a favorite uncle, or another elder adult?  Was history one of your favorite subjects in school?   Do you enjoy talking about fishing, hunting, farming, or your children/grandchildren?  Do you enjoy spades, cribbage or other card games?  Are you a good listener?   Do you respect members of our military, or have you served in the armed forces yourself?

As a Knight of Columbus, chances are…


Added by Publicity Director on September 18, 2017 at 9:58pm — No Comments

Congratulations to Brian Smith Family, Council, 5389, July 2017 Family of the Month

Congratulations to the Brian Smith Family from St. Theresa's Council 5389 from Des Moines as our July 2017 Family of the Month. 

For more information about the Family of the Month, visit  Family of the…


Added by Publicity Director on September 7, 2017 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Patriot Rock Set at VA Central Iowa Main Campus

On July 27th, Knights of Columbus Assemblies 3378 and 3031 partnered with Baker Electric to transport a 14,000 lb rock onto the VACIHCS main campus in Des Moines!  This rock will be the canvas for Bubba Sorensen to paint a unique Patriot Rock and will serve as a memorial and destination on campus for Central Iowa Veterans to visit, reflect, and work on therapeutic goals. He will be on site painting in November and December. Thank you to the Knights of Columbus for this donation and…


Added by Publicity Director on August 19, 2017 at 7:56am — 1 Comment

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