Compiled by Julie Pravecek.

This Globe Chronicles is taken from the archives of Dec. 1-15.

10 years ago – 2007

BOONE -Sister Rose Hacker, SSSF, pastoral minister at Sacred Heart Church in Boone, shared a story with the students of Sacred Heart School and the religious education program of those who have little. The students collected reading books, toys for the very young, activity books and writing materials. Four women and a U-haul delivered the items to Mississippi.

WEST BEND – The Grotto of the Redemption will be aglow with thousands of Christmas lights each evening through Jan. 13. The holiday lights emphasize the magnificent structure of the Grotto, which covers more than one city block and includes stones and semi-precious stones from around the world.

GRANVILLE – The Granville Spalding Catholic drum line started as an addition to the Spalding Catholic Marching Band. The team started out with seven people but grew to 18.

25 years ago – 1992

ROCKWELL CITY – Ryan Babbitt, 11, son of Mike and Joyce Babbitt, received the Cut Scout Parvuli Dei (children of God) award from Msgr. Leonard Ziegmann at St. Francis Church, Oct. 18.

FORT DODGE – Students at St. Edmond recently raised almost $325 for Oxfam American, an international relief organization combating famine and poverty in developing countries.

CARROLL – Jean Ludwig plans to emphasize Kuemper High School’s important position in the community as the school’s new development director.

50 years ago – 1967

POCAHONTAS – Bishop Joseph M. Mueller will dedicate the new school addition and convent at Pocahontas, at 3 p.m. Sunday. Ceremonies will begin in Sacred Heart Church, move out to the convent, and on the school addition, and close in the church with benediction.

BEATRICE, NEB. – Host Pershing College pulled away in the final minutes of the first half here Saturday night on its way to an 80-66 victory over visiting Briar Cliff College of Sioux City.

SIOUX CITY – Cathedral of the Epiphany Church, the oldest Catholic parish in Sioux City, will celebrate its centennial Friday with a Mass of Thanksgiving and a parish Dinner.  Msgr. W.B. Bauer, who has been pastor of the church for the past 10 years, will celebrate the 5:30 p.m. Mass.

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