Father Ball celebrates 40th jubilee in priesthood

The congregations of Sacred Hearth, Our Lady of Good Counsel and St. Martin Catholic churches honored Father Richard Ball on his 40th jubilee in the priesthood June 4 at a reception at Sacred Heart.

Father Ball grew up in the small town of Duncombe located on old Highway 20 between Fort Dodge and Webster City.  He said while growing up he thought his future was in teaching and writing children's books.  

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