Compiled by Julie Pravecek.

This Globe Chronicles is taken from the archives of Dec. 16-31.

10 years ago – 2007

REMSEN – The families of the students at St. Catherine-St. Mary’s were filled with a giving spirit during Advent. Seven families, consisting of 11 adults and 20 children, were adopted through Catholic Charities.

FONDA/VARINA – The religious education students of Our Lady of Good Counsel and St. Columbkille recently held their annual Christmas wrapping party. Students donate gifts from lists obtained from the two local nursing homes, Good Samaritan in Newell and Fonda Nursing and Rehab.

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Texas Gov. Rick Perry honored Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, the first cardinal serving in the Southwest, with a luncheon in the state capital.

25 years ago – 1992

SIOUX CITY – Although World Youth Day will not occur until August of 1993, a year of outreach and preparation will begin in January for participants from the Diocese of Sioux City. According to Father Ed Girres, diocesan contact person for World Youth Day, activities and prayers will focus on the John 10:10 them for World Youth Day, “I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly.”

REMSEN – St. Catherine-St. Mary’s School, Remsen has “adopted” Our Lady of the Holy Rosary School in Florida. This school was especially hard hit by Hurricane Andrew.

MILFORD – The Dean and Arlene Luchtel family of Milford, has been chosen as a “Faith Alive” Family of the Year for the Diocese of Sioux City. The honor was presented by the William H. Sadlier, Inc. company of New York.  Families were invited to write about some of their efforts to help faith come alive in their homes, parishes or their world.

50 years ago – 1967

HALBUR – Operation Thanksgiving, a fundraising project of St. Augustine’s parish for the past six years, has just exceeded its $10,000 goal for 1967, according to word received from the pastor, Father B.V. Greteman.

DAVENPORT – Connecting on its first 15 field goal attempts, St. Ambrose College burst into an early lead and overwhelmed Briar Cliff College of Sioux City 84-66 here recently.

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