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Priest from India feels at home at Ellsworth

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Priest from India feels at home at St. Francis

By Bill Kirk

Father Nathan Thainase may call India his native land and may count Ethiopia among his past work sites, but is no stranger to the U.S.


The priest, who was officially installed at St. Francis Catholic Church in Ellsworth late last month, already served a parish also in the La Crosse Diocese, he said Thursday. Locally, he succeeds Father Roy Witucki, who was transferred to the Wausau area.

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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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