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Big River pastor marks 50th year since ordination

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RIVER FALLS—Fr. Bill Matzek of St. Mary’s at Big River Catholic Church advises telling the truth. Truth is, Matzek celebrated the 50th anniversary of his ordination as a priest in late May. He said Wednesday there was a special mass at the church and a reception at the adjacent school hall, complete with a fellowship time and a meal.

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“I saw people I hadn’t seen in years,” he said.

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Bill Kirk
Bill Kirk has been editor at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, Wisconsin, since 1988. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.
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