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 CHRISM MASS 2019

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Mexican Village comes alive in new website

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In order to help preserve the memory of the historic “Mexican Village” of Dodge City, its people and its stories, the Diocese of Dodge City has initiated the Mexican Village Historic Preservation Project.
The project is a collaborative effort of Tim Wenzl, archivist for the Diocese of Dodge City, and Dave Myers, editor of the Southwest Kansas Register. Both will conduct video interviews and tape oral histories of former residents of the village. “This project is about documenting life in a community that existed for almost 50 years,” stated Wenzl. “The village was condemned and razed over 50 years ago, yet former residents are still around with very fond memories of living there. We are taking this opportunity to preserve their stories. These interviews will provide insight into the lives and struggles of the first immigrants from Mexico to come to Dodge City.”
As a side project, Register editor David Myers has designed a Mexican Village website, www.mexicanvillage.weebly.com, which contains history, photos, articles, video, and personal testimonies from the people who lived there, their family and friends. The site also contains a blog through which people from all over the country who lived in the village or who are descendents of those who lived there, can communicate with one another.
“The Village had housing for families, a Catholic church, a school, a grocery store, and a pool hall,” Wenzl added. “You won’t find the Mexican Village listed in any book about the ghost towns of Kansas, but you will find its history documented on this new website.”
The site will also include footage taken during the video interviews, including footage from an interview with former mayor, Louis Sanchez, Part I of which has already been placed on the website.
Both ideas – for the video library and the website – came about when the Wenzl and Myers attended the recent Mexican Village reunion held at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Dodge City.
“From the photos and the stories people shared, I could see that this had been a very vibrant community,” Myers said. “It truly was a village. I loved the idea that when a couple got married, the entire village celebrated.”
The village encompassed a plot of land south of the railroad tracks in the eastern part of Dodge City. It was owned by the Santa Fe Railway and housed its workers and their families. It was formed around 1910 and was condemned in 1955.
Myers said that he hopes to turn over control of the website to a bilingual descendent of a former resident of the village.
“I enjoy working on the site and will continue to manage it for as long as necessary,” he said. “At the same time, it would be nice to find someone much more emotionally invested in the village, someone for whom the village is more than just text and photos. Also, it could be a great learning experience for a young person.”
The website is free and simple to manage, he said. For information, call Myers at (620) 227-1519 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Sept. 16, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: 2018 Golf Classic; student athletes; physically challenged; Leonard Stegman; Lesson in forgiveness; Sending us on a mission

Sept. 2, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Priest crisis; Scandal; Opioid addictions; Seeds of Suicide; Leightons; St. Anne; Vincke; seminarians; Dominican Sisters; Stewardship Conference; Dead Sea Scrolls; PSR programs; Roe V. Wade

 

August 12, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Prayer and Action; Totus Tuus; Janee Bernal; Diana Ramirez; Heidy Ramirez; Bishop Gilmore honored for 20 years ministry; suicide; contraception and abortion; Dead Sea Scrolls; Humanae Vitae; certification in youth ministry; Chuck Weber; Cathedral rectory chapel; Sister Viola Heichelbech; Adam Urban

July 15, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Immigration Protest/Rally; Faith and Light Fiesta; Seeing the Dead Sea Scrolls; Corpus Christi procession; Prayers for priests; Sisters turn 100; Michael Brungardt; Gerald Vincke; Massacre in San Salvador; Action for Alex 

 

June 3, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Parish Pray for Priestly Vocations; Appeal reaches $10 million; Gangs; Seminarians; Pam Willis; Why I like being a priest; Happy Father's Day; Patricia Lujan; Tyler and Rachel Bennett; Adoption Protection Act.

May 20, 2018
KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Track meet; Beloved Sinners; Benjamin Martin retires; Smiles; Future of Fortune Telling; Hoisington mission; DofI; Getting Equipped; Spring Social; First Communion; Confirmation
KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Track meet; Beloved Sinners; Benjamin Martin retires; Smiles; Future of Fortune Telling; Hoisington mission; DofI; Getting Equipped; Spring Social; First Communion; Confirmation

May 6, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Archbishop Romero; Seeing, Touching, Tasting; Exhortation; Father Patrick Conroy; Happy Mother's Day; A child on your doorstep; Vibrant Ministries Grant; From the heart of a young father; Love Gives Life; Roman Holiday; Smartphone; retirement
Fossil Hunting

 

April 15, 2018

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Easter Vigil; Angelica Village; Colorado woman; The art of anger; Cimarron Couple; Staats; Adoption; 

Father Ultan Murphy anniversary; Coughlan; Spiritual Advisor to Hoodlums; Woman of Courage; Oration contest; Darcy Feist  

 

April 1, 2018

 

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Defending Adoption; Led by the Spirit; Knights; ABC Pregnancy Center;
Memorial of Mary; Homeless; Relics; Down syndrome abortion; Chrism Mass

 

March 18, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: SKYAC; Aleksandr Men; Fasting for Priestly Vocations; Uganda; School for deaf; Rannah Evetts; Oberle; Rachel and Doug Trombley; Oscar Romero; Paul VI; DACA

 

 

March 4, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Fasting for priestly vocations; Father Juan; Fasting and prayer;
Quest Weekend 2018; DACA; With God, anything is possible; Homelessness in our communities; Rhubarb, Kansas;
What's the point of fasting; Rite of Election; same-sex couples

 

Feb. 18, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Catholic Schools Week; Rachel Doll; Ellinwood; Great Bend; Garden City; Ness City; Dodge City; Sister Rita Schwarzenberger; Nigeria; Bishop Hermes; Fasting for Priestly Vocations; World Day for Consecrated Life; 50th Anniversary St. Dominic School; What will life be like in 50 years?

 

 

Feb. 4, 2018

 

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: March for Life; Tracy and Ross Smith; Adoption; Vibrant Ministries; Faith and Light;
Pro-Life; Mortal sin to discard elderly; DACA; Abortion; Dreamers; Human Trafficking

 

Jan. 21, 2018

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Louise Korbe; Anne Frank; Miep Gies; Home Heat; Father Solanus

 

Jan. 7, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Good news and kingdom living; dreamers; Sister Teresa Orozco; Infant Adoption; Elderly; a moral conundrum; seminarian; feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

 

 

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