The Paplin Church has a new roof and the stained-glass windows have been restored. We are currently trying to get the church sided to keep out the "critters" and dirt. After this, we will begin work on the interior of the church--statues, electricity updates and painting. Consider donating to the cause--the church our ancestors worked so hard to build--the church many were baptized, received their communion, confirmation, were married or had a funeral. Your contribution is tax-deductible. If you can not give money, then maybe you can lend your talents by helping in some other way. Please let us know! Thanks and God bless!
Click here to go to our "GoFundMe" page.
Mike is president until October 2024.
Joe Jonak is Vice-President until October 2024.
Rose holds the office of secretary until 2025.
Diane serves as our treasurer until the end of October 2024.
Janelle is a board member until October 2024.
Stacie is a board member until October 2024.
Diane serves as a board member until the end of October 2024.
Bonnie will serve as a board member until October 2024.
Mike was elected to serve until October 2024.
Betty will be a board member until October of 2025.
Travis will be serving as a board member until October of 2025.
Below are links to the most recent "Friends of Paplin, Inc."
Minutes_8_20_23.pdf Meeting Minutes
We also have links to the Grain Commodity Donation forms:
**Donor is advised to consult his/her legal/tax advisor regarding the tax effects of the transfer of any asset.
FACEBOOK link to Paplin Church
|FRIENDS OF PAPLIN, INC. LIFETIME MEMBERS |
|Mary Jane Atkinson||Chase Becker||Donna Fells||Mike Ference||Adeline Jonak||Cheri Kowalski|
|David Kowalski||Donna Kowalski||Rose A. Kowalski||Phyllis Piechota||Betty Poss||Paul Radke, Jr.|
|Ron Sack||Deloris Stanczyk||Jim Stanczyk||Michael Stearns||Judith Trader||Maurice Grudzinski|
|Al Kowalski||Roberta Kowalski||Mike Chelewski||Diane Chelewski||Richard Gappa||Fred Roy|
|Joe Jonak||Diane Jonak||Matthew Jonak||Breann Jonak||Mitchell Jonak||Amelia Jonak|
|Joey Jonak||Travis Jonak||Troy Jonak||Tyler Jonak||Rose Mary Kowalski||James Roy|
|Mark Czaplewski||Rita Czaplewski||Terrin Jonak||Delbert Jonak||Renee Jonak||Kathy Carson|
|Emily Gregoski||David Ference||Fr. Richard Piontkowski||Ed Kowalski||Alice Lily||Cyril Skorupa|
|Ken Pokorski||Gwen Redemer||William Kelley||John Mudloff||Sandi Mudloff||Drew Kowalski|
|Donald Gappa||John Klein||Lawrence Mostek||Kathy Mostek||Sandra Kraft||Linda Polski|
|Maxine Lewandowski||Paul Wadas||Jim Krance||Linda Lewandowski||Diane Loeffelbein||John Eastlund|
|Melissa Berkheimer||Jennifer Kopsa||Raymond Chelewski||Sharon Petrytus||Alicia Gappa||Krista Slobaszewski|
|John Gappa||Steve Slobaszewski||Donna Gappa||Steve Ference||Bernadette Ference||Phyllis Gappa|
|Edigna Herold||Delores Roy||Amy Kowalski||Bonnie Badura||LJ Kwiatkowski||Jane Keating|
|Virgil Jonak||Marilyn Jonak||Eric Wittwer||Jacqueline Wittwer||Kathy Burr||Marty Kowalski|
|Joe Kowalski||Nalalie Kohler||Ericson Wittwer||Suzette Garrison||Jonak-Packer Wittwer||Marc Wittwer|
|Koanui Wittwer||Leilani Wittwer||Jonna Wittwer||Brock Wittwer||Kjerstin Stanavige||Cameron Stanavige|
|Annika Wittwer||Mike Gappa||Stacie Gappa||Mary Gappa||Alan Dush||Steven Brumbaugh|
|John Turek||Larry Scheper||Diane Dailey||Mike Ference||Tina Dush||Janelle Mostek|
|Ruth Gappa||Catherine Spellman||Lynn Chelewski||Phil Lukasiewicz||Tracey Lukasiewicz||Fr. Dave Rykwalder|
Individual lifetime memberships are available for $100. Annual memberships are available for $15 for an individual and $25 for a family. Complete the membership form found below and send a check to Friends of Paplin, Inc. P.O. Box 53, Loup City, NE 68853-0053. Funds are used to repair, restore, and preserve the Historic Paplin Church property.
There are Baptismal, Confirmation Wedding, and Death Records for Paplin from 1882 to 1907 available. If you are conducting searches for family, please let us know. We have had to take our PDF records down because of their size and privacy laws.
Russ Czaplewski of Shawnee, KS, compiled a deed research of the Paplin Town Lots, Paplin Church history from local newspapers, and found interesting material from Polish newspapers.
From the e-mail he wrote me: "My research has also found interesting and forgotten material in Catholic newspapers published in Winona, Minnesota. The titles were "Katolik" and "Wiarus". Both newspapers had international and national news. Reports from Polonia include--get this--some signed columns submitted from people from central Nebraska! The material I have found is from 1894 to 1913. My personal connection is that some of the columns (including poems) were contributed by Mike Mendyk, my grandmother's uncle! The attached files are samples and the file name includes the date of the issue and the column to look for. I am sorry that I do not have translations but right off place names and surnames can be spotted. and other interesting information!"
Church history--Chojnice.pdf (Chojnice)
Wiarus 1908-04-02 p8 col5-6--Mendyk.pdf (1908_04_02_p8_col_5_6_Mendyk)
Katolik 1894-04-05 p1 col4--Chojnice.pdf (1894_04_05_p1_col_4_Chojnice)
Below are links to a document Rose Mary Kowalski found in the belongings of her father, Cash Radke, a former member of Paplin Church. It is dated 1923. On the Expense sheet, the "Dochod" or income for the parish (left side) is listed; "Rozchod" or expenditures are listed on the right side. "Razem" means "Together" which are basically the totals of $3,689.39. In the lower center portion of the page, "Dlugu bylo" means "the debt was"; "Splacono" means "Repaid", and "POZOSTAJE" means "Remains". Page 2 & 3 of the document lists the parishioners and the amounts they donated for the year. I don't think you would do this in today's world! Enjoy!
This is the picture that adorns the cover of the 2024 Friends of Paplin calendar. They are available at the Polish Heritage Center in Ashton, NE or you can call Rose Kowalski at (308) 750-2807 for information on how to get one. They are affordably priced at $10. They make great gifts!Read More
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It was a bit hot and sticky, but we prevailed. Thanks to all who helped in any way to make the day a success. Everyone is a winner in my estimation because out efforts will help repair, restore, and preserve the historic Paplin property. The raffle winners were: Henry 22 Mag rifle.... Breann Jonak Blackstone Grill....Virginia Kantor $100....Isaac Jonak $50.... Roger Downs $25...James Poss $25...Dan Stanczyk Congratulations!Read More