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American Heritage Girls receive religious awards

Five girls from the American Heritage Girls Troop 2015 were recognized at 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, Feb. 2 at St. Joseph Parish in Marion. Sarah Schechinger completed the “God is Love” program; Lauren Cooper, Mariah Schechinger and Elizabeth Walz completed the “Family of God” program; and Eleanor Walz completed the “I Live My Faith” program. Each of the girls received a medal presented by Father David O’Connor. Pictured are (front row – left to right): Mariah Schechinger; Sarah Schechinger; and Elizabeth Walz; (back row – left to right): Barb Sauser, awards representative for the Dubuque Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women; Lauren Cooper; Father O’Connor; and Eleanor Walz. (Contributed photo)