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Monday Nov 13, 2023

Updated: Nov 18, 2023

BIG THANKS to Terry Toll & Tom Konieczko who sponsored today's lunch - DE:LICIOUS,

Hot Beef Sandwiches, American Potato Salad, and Chips. Jon Bassindale brought two 6 pacs of soda. Jeff Pulda brought some extra candy for the tables.

O&H Kringle served as a snack & dessert.

Bobby Letsch Jr was not happy with the way Dave Benjamin made the coffee.

Boys - be nice - don't fight !!!

Tom Konieczko, Terry Toll

Joining Us: Terry Toll, John Koniezcko, Pat (Ingrasci) Nielsen, Joe Ingrasci, Dan Bentz, George Oteman, John Ketarkus, Jack Kelley, Joe Woitach, Roger DeMark,

Rick Ropiak, Alia Onacyznski, Lloyd Tremmel, Cathy Poulsen, Marie Welsh, Jeff Tarkowski, Don Klemt, Bobby Letsch Jr, Bob Broihier, Chris Gorman, Frank D'Acquisto, Jeff Pulda,

Ed DeMeulenaere, Gary Schonert, Joe Macareno, John Busey, Bob Letsch,

Dan DeMatthew, John Miller, Amy DeMatthew, George Gordon, Dan Kovara, Marty Defatte, Jon Bassindale, Dan Peterson, Kory Borek


Rick the Pest Control guy stopped by to check for any pests.

We all pointed out one BIG PEST - He said he had to go back to the office to get help to remove that PEST -------- You all know who we were referring to.................

Ba Da Bing, Ba Da Boom !!!

  • Friends...............

John Miller, Gary Schonert, Dan Kovara

Frank D'Acquisto, Jon Bassindale, Chris Gorman

  • A Little History & News.............

  • Pat (Ingrasci) Nielsen brought two vintage Racine Jounal Times newspapers. She said Joe inherited some family furniture and a Cedar Chest one of the items.  Their mother’s birthday is November 22 and she kept the newspaper announcing President Kennedy’s death along with many special mementos in The Cedar Chest.  Joe and I enjoyed going through all these special treasures together.

* One was from July 4,1976 Celebrating America's 200th Birthday.

Red, White and Blue & American Flag outlined front and back pages

  • The other paper was from Nov of 1963 with the headline of John F Kennedy being assassinated.

  • Everyone enjoyed checking out the various story headlines and advertisements.

  • Chris & Sue Gorman's son Kyle & daughter-in-law welcomed Roland Matthew Gorman - 8lbs 21" into the world.

  • Chris & Sue now have 8 grandchildren - 2 girls & 6 boys.

  • Alia Onacyznski '10 is moving on. Her last day is this Friday Nov 17th. She has accepted a new position at a Bank in Kenosha. We wish her all the best.

  • Don Klemt was T-Boned and his car totaled - neither driver was injured.


• Table 1: Terry Toll/ Chris Gorman lost to Frank D'Acquisto/Jon Bassindale 3-0

• Table 2: Joe Macareno/George Gordon lost to Bob Letsch/Rick Ropiak 3-2

Table 3: Bobby Letsch Jr/Dave Benjamin lost to Dave O'Brien/ CWood 3-2 - They then went on to defeat Chris Gorman/Dan DeMatthew 9-0 - there was a triple game challenge in there.


* Student Trip..........

We have a group of kids traveling this summer to Ecuador and are raising funds to help offset the costs for students and their families. We are trying to do several small fundraisers, but this is our very first one. This week only, we are selling Spirit Wear Apparel. I have included the link below. If anyone is interested in purchasing an item, please let me know.

Have a blessed evening! Take care, Kris Rivas Ecuador Spirit Wear

* Dick Graceffa '69 will be covering local High School Basketball on Radio, check it out at

Future Building Addition - South End of SCHS

New Addition New Main Entrance New Chapel

• Angels Connecting..................


RACINE — St. Catherine's High School Class of 1974 will hold its 50th class reunion Saturday, July 20, 2024, at Racine Country Club, 2801 Northwestern Ave.

For more information, visit the St. Catherine's High School Class of '74 Facebook page, or the "Alumni" tab on the St. Catherine's High School website.

Contact Barb Porcaro (Suprak) - or

Jim Rammelt

• Class of '60 meets the last Wednesday of each month at Dynasty restaurant

- contact Renee (Ricchio) Benjamin for details -

• Class of '59 meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at Castlewood restaurant

- contact Mary (D'acquisto) for details -

• Class of '58 meets 1st Tuesday of the month at Dynasty restaurant

- contact Karen (Petersen) Verbeten for details -

• Purchase your Angels Items online. Click on......

• Racine News..........

Jim Michel '64 Veteran was a guest speaker

* Happy Birthday to following.............

George Gordon - Nov 8th - 85th

Rick Bonanno - Nov 10th - 69th

Joe Macareno - Nov 11th - 67th

Rose Fumo - Nov 13th - 97th

Hellen (Willmes) Miller - Nov 22nd - 88th

John Miller - Nov 24th - 88th

Nick Comande - Nov 27th - 65th

• Prayers for the families of departed Angels and Friends......

Gary Dawley - Gary is Bobby Letsch Jr's father-in-law

• Prayers for Alumni & Friends dealing with Health issues:

  • Tom Clazmer's uses a walker and dealing with heath issues.

  • Barb (Bohn) Jarapko '60 dealing with health issues.

  • Joe Ingrasci heart issue, no surgery recommended at this time - keep monitoring.

  • Former SCHS Golf Coach Dave Arkenburg - led them to 2nd place at State Golf in 2018. Dave is dealing with serious health issue.

  • Jim Poulsen has returned to St Monica's. Seems to be doing well, vast improvements.

  • Don Hansen dealing with COPD

  • Rob Gordon using braces on his lower legs

  • Victor Moreno difficulty walking - leg issues

  • Jeff DeMatthew had his 3rd Heart Ablation.

  • Walt Strini is home - can use his left arm/hand to feed himself.

  • Walt's wife Sandy has a Holter Monitor dealing with Heart issue.

  • Tom Goebel dealing with A-Fib.

  • Jeff Pulda dealing with Kidney Stones. His wife Hip Replacement surgery was successful, she back to driving.

  • Gary Schonert - Stimulater not working, it has been 9 weeks, little results.

  • Terry Toll failed his Stress Test - waiting to hear.

  • Brent Kapellusch pre diabetes.

  • John Miller '54 recovering from recent Gall Blatter Surgery.

  • Roger DeMark index finger still wraped - ask him - great story

  • Rick Jones more test - has an apparent Intestine Issue.

  • Dan Peterson is looking at Hip Replacement in near future.

  • Dick Heidenreich had a Stroke - lower left leg needs work - at Lutheran Rehab

  • Jack Kelley badly bruised back Rib/ Kidney on pain meds and muscle relaxers.

  • Bob Letsch happy with Lazer treatments - some positive results -10 more treatments.

Fr Ron Crewe - is able to receive visitors. It is recommended to contact his niece before going - her phone number is 262 352 6578. She will try to keep to 1 visitor per time frame. He is in a wheelchair and is now at St Camilus in Wauwatosa,

Address is: St Camilus, 10201 W. Wisconsin Ave. # 20, Wauwatosa, WI 53226

• Special Prayers needed for:

Chris & Sue Gorman's grandson Eli, Don Heck, Jack Kelley, Tom Konieczko, Ken Kusters, Tom Pulda, Jeff Pulda, Dave O'Brien, George Gordon, Bob Letsch, Bob Garrity,

Kathy (Hackl) Wirtz, Jim Poulsen, Mickey Postorino, Helen (Willmes) Miller, Mike O'Brien, Dick Albregts' wife, Rudy Weibel's wife, Tom Krug’s wife, Del Alton's wife, Marty Defatte's wife, Bill Halberstadt's wife, Dan Peterson's wife, Pat (Peters) Obernberger,

Important Dates:

• Thanksgiving - Thursday November 23rd

• Premier "Stayin Alive" Video - Monday Dec 4th - SCHS Auditorium

Christmas Day - Monday Dec 25th - Alumni House Closed

* New Years Day - Monday Jan 1, 2024 - Alumni House Closed

* Black & White Ball - Wednesday Mar 20, 2024

* Schonert's Annual Picnic - Monday Aug 26, 2024

Angel Athletics -

Home Game Protocols and Procedures Racine St. Catherine’s Home Game Protocols and Procedures

All tickets must be purchased ahead of time at

  1. Ticket sales will open 1 week prior to each event

  2. Ticket sales close at 2:00pm the day of the event for varsity football games as well as JV2/JV/Varsity boys basketball games. Any individual(s) not purchasing tickets by 2:00pm will not be allowed into the game

  3. Tickets can be printed at home to be scanned at the event or shown in the Ticket Spicket app on cellular devices to be scanned. NO SCREENSHOTS ACCEPTED

  4. Gates/entrance close 30 minutes after the scheduled start time of the varsity event. Anyone not in the game at this time will not be allowed in

  5. Refunds will only be issued for ticket purchases if the event is canceled

  6. No re-entry to the event, once you leave you will not be allowed back in

  7. All middle/elementary school students must be with an adult

  8. Metro Classic Conference passes are still allowed at the gate for Metro Classic Conference games only, no digital ticket required. For Non-Conference Games, Metro Classic Conference passes are not accepted and a digital ticket is required

  9. 6 and under are free, no digital ticket required.

  10. St. Catherine’s students are free with school ID, no digital ticket required. If no ID, a purchased ticket will be required

  11. Siena employees are free with ID, no digital ticket required. If no ID, a purchased ticket will be required

  12. Video Tutorial that shows how to purchase tickets and use app

NO GAMES THIS WEEK.................Winter Sports in Practice

Be Safe - Be Healthy - Be Positive



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