An Iowa native is the new head of Boys Town. The Reverend Steve Boes, born in Carroll, Iowa, takes over the organization founded 88 years ago by Father Flanagan, which changed its name a few years ago to Boys and Girls Town. Boes got divinity degrees in Minnesota and a masters in counseling at Creighton in Omaha. He’ll take over in July, when the Reverend Val Peters retires. Boes served for the past eight years at the St. Augustine Indian Mission in Winnebago, in northeast Nebraska. He’ll take the reins of an organization that served 43-thousand kids last year with programs in fifteen states.
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