• Having been an administrator for nearly three-quarters of her institution’s 64-year history, Sister Mary Walter Hickey is synonymous with Elmira Notre Dame High School.

    <p>Sister of Mercy Mary Walter Hickey speaks to Elmira Notre Dame High School students following a May 31 event recognizing her 47 years of service to the school. (Photo courtesy of Elmira Notre Dame High School)  </p>

    Sister of Mercy Mary Walter Hickey speaks to Elmira Notre Dame High School students following a May 31 event recognizing her 47 years of service to the school. (Photo courtesy of Elmira Notre Dame High School)

  • Several area Catholics received Works of Love awards during the annual Catholic Charities of Chemung/Schuyler Social Ministry Dinner June 3.

    <p>Joe Skelly (from left), Mary Sue Skelly, Elinor Along-Messner, Doug Johnson, Sandee Johnson, Mark Mentuck, Sandy Mentuck, Peg Johnson, Tina Shannon and Rebecca Shannon pose for a photo after receiving Works of Love awards June 3. (Photo courtesy of Kathy Dubel)   </p>

    Joe Skelly (from left), Mary Sue Skelly, Elinor Along-Messner, Doug Johnson, Sandee Johnson, Mark Mentuck, Sandy Mentuck, Peg Johnson, Tina Shannon and Rebecca Shannon pose for a photo after receiving Works of Love awards June 3. (Photo courtesy of Kathy Dubel)

  • Although thousands of Masses may await Father Daniel L. White in his priesthood, none will again hold the same special distinction as the one this past June 2.

    <p>Father Daniel L. White distributes Communion during the 9 a.m. Mass June 2 at St. Patrick Church in Owego. It was the first Mass at which Father White presided after being ordained June 1. (Courier photo by Mike Latona)  </p>

    Father Daniel L. White distributes Communion during the 9 a.m. Mass June 2 at St. Patrick Church in Owego. It was the first Mass at which Father White presided after being ordained June 1. (Courier photo by Mike Latona)