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River HIlls United Methodist ChurchThe annual pumpkin patch at River Hills United Methodist Church, photo Randy Monnens.Oct 25, 2021
Lutheran Church of the AscensionFebruary 13, 1964 Dakota County Tribune

Another church for Burnsville. The site consists of 4.6 acres of land on the north side of Highway 13 near Kennelly Road...
Oct 06, 2021
St. James Lutheran - Print Shop - American LegionAfter moving to Burnsville, St. James Lutheran Church sold its building and it became a print shop and later the American Legion.Sep 28, 2021
Berean Baptist seeks bids for new church structure 1965February 25, 1965 - Minnesota Valley Sun

Berean Baptist Church, Burnsville recently let bids for the first unit of a three unit complex which will be located on County Road 42...
Sep 20, 2021
Lutheran Church of the Ascension holds organizational service 1964December 3, 1964 Minnesota Valley Review

The Lutheran Church of the Ascension formerly came into being Sunday...
Sep 20, 2021
Prince of Peace to conduct first service 1963October 10, 1963 Minnesota Valley Review

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church will conduct its first worship service October 13 in its new sanctuary...
Sep 12, 2021
New pastor at Prince of Peace 1963September 12, 1963 Minnesota Valley Review

The Rev. Gerald Allen and his family arrived in Burnsville Monday to begin work as pastor of what is to become Prince of Peace Lutheran Church of Burnsville...
Sep 07, 2021
St. John the Baptist CampusFinal view of the 1902 Catholic Church and the Parish Hall before being torn down for the new church.Aug 28, 2021
New Rectory for Mary Mother of the Church 1965The Church rectory of Mary Mother of the Church was the former Pemton general offices when River Hills began.Aug 26, 2021
Married couple minister at local lutheran churches 2021August 20, 2021 Burnsville Eagan Sun/Thisweek News

Rev. Nancy Connor and Rev. Dennis Sepper of Rosemount have been married 43 yeas. Connor is the visitation minister at St. James Lutheran Church, Burnsville and Sepper is interim pastor of St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church, St. Paul.
Aug 25, 2021
St. John the Baptist Rectory 1959 view1959 view of the rectory before being torn down for the building of the school and convent. This house originally stood in Burnsville at the site of the Catholic Church, which burnt twice. Following the 1902 fire, the church was rebuilt in Savage and the rectory moved to the site.Aug 21, 2021
Original log St. John the Baptist ChurchThe site of the original log church was once recognized with this sign.
The log church, near the second and third structures was located on today's
Williams Drive, not Judicial Road or at the cemetery.
Aug 18, 2021
Fr. Richard RoedelFr. Roedel while stationed as assistant at St. John the Baptist.Aug 16, 2021
St. John the Baptist 1902 church in SavageA token of St. John the Baptist Church as the 1902 structure was torn down.Aug 13, 2021
Prince of Peace Lutheran ChurchLocal mission outreach from Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 2021.Aug 11, 2021
St. James Lutheran will hold first services in new building 1963November 3, 1963 St. James Lutheran Church will hold its first services of worship in its new building located on County Road 94, one mile west of old Lyndale...Aug 04, 2021
Fr. Leonard JennigesPastor of St. John the Baptist, Savage.

Father Leonard John Jenniges was born on March 1, 1923, in Waterbury Township, Redwood County, the son of John J. and Caroline (Aufterheide) Jenniges. He attended grade school in Wanda and 3 years at Lamberton High School.

He went on to Nazareth Hall Seminary and St. Paul Seminary and was ordained on June 5, 1948, at St. Paul Cathedral. He was assigned to St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye. Father Leonard returned to Nazareth Hall as a teacher for 18 years where he taught German, Greek, and Latin among other duties.

He was assigned to St. John the Baptist Church in Savage, MN for 17 ½ years, St. Mary's Catholic Church in LeCenter, MN for 9 years and returned to Wanda in 1993.

As a young man, Leonard played baseball for the Wanda team, has been a member of the Knights of Columbus in 1943, and enjoyed fishing, playing cards, gardening, reading, and watching sports - especially high school and college.

He died on Monday, July 28, 2014, at the age of 91 years at the Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye, MN.

Father Leonard is survived by his sisters - Bertha Altermatt of Wanda, Elaine Rohlik of Wanda, and Jean Deutsch of Ellsworth, MN. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers - Vincent, Clair, Austin, Valentine, Wilfred, and baby John in infancy; and a sister - Gertrude Jenniges.
Aug 01, 2021
Daniel Johns resigns as St. James pastor 1973January 4, 1973 Dakota County Tribune

Rev. Daniel Jones is leaving St. James Lutheran Church...
Jul 17, 2021
Father Augustin RavouxAccording to records Fr. Augustin Ravoux said the first Catholic Mass in the cabin
of William Byrne. Prior photos we found him were "older", This was published
July 15, 2021 in the Catholic Spirit. Also a street in River Hills in named for him.
Jul 17, 2021
St. James Church buys new site 1961Sept. 14, 1961 Minnesota Valley Review

St. James Lutheran Church members approved the purchase of 6.2 acres of land to build a new church.
Jul 08, 2021
New rectory at St. Johns 1961With the building of the school and convent, the prior Rectory, which had been moved from Burnsville after the church burnt,
a new rectory is selected, the former Ring residence...
Jul 07, 2021
Watch out, the Irish are coming 1961March 16, 1961 - Minnesota Valley Review

All the sons and daughters of the Emerald Isle will be out in force this weekend celebrating St. Patrick's Day at St. John the Baptist's A NIGHT WITH THE IRISH...
Jul 06, 2021
St. John the Baptist statueExterior statue of St. John the Baptist, 2021.Jun 27, 2021
St. John the Baptist statueExterior statue of St. John the Baptist, Savage, 2021.
Jun 27, 2021
St. John the Baptist 1960Spaghetti Dinner, April 24, 1960. Adults $1, children under 12 are .50 each.Jun 25, 2021
Mary Mother has 7 member team 1972September 14, 1972 Dakota County Tribune

Seated: Sister Anne Wisda, Sister Helen Wallerich, Mrs. Richard Selchow.
Standing: Fr. Donald Burns, Sister Mary Margaret Deeney, Sister Genevieve Petrak and Fr. Harry Majerus.
Jun 18, 2021
Annual Antique show 1971November 4, 1971 - Dakota County Tribune

Bob Allen, manager of St. John the Baptist Church's semi-annual antique show....
Jun 09, 2021
St. John the Baptist, cross on top of the churchJuly 1, 1886 Shakopee Argus includes:

The cross on the new Catholic Church, which has been swinging backward and forward for the last two weeks, has at least succumbed to the force of the winds and hangs top downward from the top of the spire...
May 12, 2021
St. John the Baptist Temperance Society of Burnsville 1886March 11, 1886 - Shakopee Argus

Letter to the editor - there will not be a dance....
May 11, 2021
Benefits dinner for St. John the BaptistMarch 15, 1900 - Shakopee Argus

A committee representing the St. John's Church of Byrnesville is completing arrangements for a benefit dinner, that the members and friends of the church are to enjoy on Saturday the 17th...
May 07, 2021
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