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New Hampton's Council 1697 Celebrates 100 Years of Knighthood

On 17 July 2013, Council 1697 based in New Hampton marked its 100th year as a Council.

A Mass was con-celebrated by left to right, Fr. John Barnes, Msgr. Carl Schmitt, Fr. Mark Osterhaus, Deacon Vic DeSloover, and Archbishop Michael Jackels in honor of the occasion.

A dinner followed the Mass so Knights and parishioners could meet the new Archbishop. State Deputy Joe Ramirez was also present and is shown presenting a plaque to Grand Knight Terry Kasuboski for the Council’s achievement. Field Agent Dan Conlon is in the background.

At the celebration, Council 1697 pledge $500 to the State Deputy’s Over the Edge challenge benefitting Special Olympics Iowa. Since 1998, Council 1697 has given back to area charities and projects $115,500.

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Comment by Decorah Knights on February 6, 2015 at 8:24pm

This was, indeed, a great day for Council 1697.

Please note that the new Decorah Knights website is or

I hope you’ll take a look at the Council 4208 website; all you need to do is go to or and just scroll up and down to see all the information about the Decorah Knights of Columbus; it's that simple. 

If it hasn’t already been done, I hope you or one of your fellow Council members will take the time to set up a website (aka profile) for your Council on the website.  Website training is at  Feel free to use as a model. 

And please don’t forget to give us feedback (or just say hi to us) on our website in the comment box at the very bottom of, by sending us a message via the message system (click on the “Inbox” link near the top right of your profile), or by sending email to

And please add us as a "Friend" if we’re not already friends on the website.  :-)

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Comment by M on August 15, 2013 at 8:00pm

Congratulations, New Hampton.  It was an honor and privilege serving in the 4th-degree honor guard for this proud moment in Council 1697 history!

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