In Bertha, new moms and dads receive special delivery

By Kristi Anderson The Visitor On Oct. 12 — a damp and breezy fall morning — Connie Wenker wound her way down a rural Bertha road to the home of Ruth and Andrew Freyholtz and their six children. Wenker climbed the wooden stairs of their porch and knocked on the front door. Despite the chill…

Bertha hits 100

June 20, 2014, edition By Dee George For The Visitor About 130 people celebrated the centennial of St. Joseph Parish in Bertha. Joining Bishop Donald Kettler at the anniversary Mass are, from left, Crosier Father John Fleischhacker, Father Tom Knoblach, Father Aaron Kuhn, Father Peter VanderWeyst, Father Bernard Kahlhamer, Father Gerald Mischke, Father Ralph Zimmerman…

St. Joseph in Bertha to celebrate 100 years of building community

May 23, 2014, edition By Dee Goerge For The Visitor Father Henry Yzermans’ suggestion to name Bertha’s church after St. Joseph proved to be foretelling. Like their “worker” patron, members of the western Todd County parish have pitched in to make the church what it is today as parishioners celebrate their 100th anniversary June 8….