Window from former St. Aloysius Church restored


A stained glass window from the former St. Aloysius  Church in Baring has been restored.

Lois Hunziker proposed this project after purchasing the window when the church was being torn down for safety reasons in 2023.

She wanted the window to be revamped so that it could easily be on display in the Baring Community Center.

She contacted Rich Green, the Industrial Arts teacher at Knox County R-1 School District, to see if a student would be willing to take on the project, and there were a few ready for the task.

Church member Collin Hays and other Knox County High School students Austin Heath, Robert Dooley, Mitchell Mauck, Krayden Hamlin and Reice Miller worked on the project.

They added depth to the back of the frame so they could install LED lights to illuminate the glass.

They also built a base allowing Teresa Hunolt to lean the window back and store it in a closet if needed.

In addition, they used the old window weights for a counterbalance on the bottom and enclosed them in a white box.

This article is from the St. Joseph Parish website in Edina: