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April 30, 2013

Silver chalice stolen from Holy Rosary Catholic Church

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NORTH MANKATO —

Evans said he is hoping whoever took the chalice didn’t realize its financial value nor its sentimental value to Nosbush and the church. No questions will be asked if someone can return it, he said.

“Those who know about this are very upset about it,” Evans said. “Anytime something like this happens, you feel violated. I’m almost 65 years old and I was raised in the parish. I’ve been very involved for the past 30 years. I found it very upsetting.”

There have been vandalism problems with neighborhood kids breaking into the school across the street. They have been chased away several times and a few of the teens have been questioned by police. Evans said he doesn’t think those kids are responsible for the theft.

“I haven’t seen them here in over a week, so I thought we were over this,” he said. “So I’m not 100 percent sure it was the kids. I think it was someone else.”

Anyone with information about the chalice is being asked to call North Mankato police at 625-4141 and ask for Detective Jeremy Swenson.

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