St. Nicholas Church marks 100 years

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Photos by Paul Middlestaedt
For The Visitor

Trish Ludwig of St. Nicholas Parish in St. Nicholas jokes with Bishop Donald Kettler following a Mass July 20 commemorating the anniversary of the parish’s present church building. Ludwig said she remembers seeing the bishop play guitar when he was a priest in South Dakota, where her cousins lived.


Established in 1857, the parish lost its church building in a fire in 1914. The present structure was completed in 1915.