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She taught us how to age gracefully Print E-mail
Editorial
Written by Mary Uhler   
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 -- 12:00 AM
Audrey Fixmer

Audrey Mettel Fixmer died on January 22, surrounded by her family. She touched many lives in her 86 years of life and made significant contributions to the Catholic Herald as author of the “Grand Mom” column for 23 years.

Twenty-three years ago out of the blue, I got a phone call from Audrey Mettel Fixmer.

She told me she had retired from teaching English and was interested in writing for the Catholic Herald. We chatted for awhile, and I found out that she was a member of St. Joseph Parish in Fort Atkinson and seemed very devoted to her faith.

Besides that, she told me she had 11 children (one died as an infant). Wow, I thought. That was amazing!

I told Audrey that we didn’t have a regular column in our paper dedicated to senior citizens. Since she was 65 years old at the time, I thought she was qualified to write about that age group.

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Thanks to those who helped save lives Print E-mail
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

Another year: Yes, some lives were saved, yes because of prayer, and yes because of ultrasounds seen by mothers before they chose abortions.

Thanks to the Knights of Columbus and all people who donate and pray and vote for people who are pro-life, so that our tax money does not pay for abortions and that our tax money does not pay to fund organizations that perform abortions.

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Catholic schools are changing lives Print E-mail
Editorial
Written by Mary Uhler   
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 -- 12:00 AM
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• I’m a student, not a number.

• They really care about me.

• I’m more outgoing, not shy anymore.

• The expectation is excellence. We set high standards in reading and writing.

• Academics are rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

• We preach the Good News.

• When you come out of a Catholic school, you know what service is.

These are just some of the comments made by students and teachers at Catholic schools in a YouTube video called “Catholic Schools/Now More Than Ever” produced by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

It is obvious that the students and teachers on the video believe in what they’re saying. They speak with a lot of enthusiasm about their experiences at their school.

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