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By Courtney Fletcher
Features Writer 

Catholic church welcomes new priest


Courtney Fletcher

Father James Heithoff has moved from Ainsworth, Neb., to join the Saint Patrick's Catholic Church community.

Father James "Jim" Heithoff is excited to be a part of the welcoming community at Saint Patrick's Catholic Church on 14th Avenue and Jackson Street in Sidney.

Heithoff moved to Sidney on July 1 from Ainsworth, a town in the eastern part of Nebraska. "I came here to share faith and to share life with this community," Heithoff said. "I really came to learn from the people of Sidney. The people are what's important."

"I didn't come here to change things," Heithoff said. "The first priority is the people who are here, and everyone has been very welcoming toward me." He said that it is and has...

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