Compiled by Julie Pravecek.

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

10 years ago – 2008

LE MARS – After traveling on snow covered highways and interstate from Le Mars to the Texas border, the Gehlen Catholic Marching Jays turned up the heat and placed third in Class 1A at the 2007 Alamo Bowl in the field show competition.

SIOUX CITY – Vocations Awareness Week January 13 – 19.  Promoting vocations is a big job, so big that the new director of vocations for the Diocese of Sioux City believes that it can’t possibly be done by one man alone. Father Brad Pelzel, director of vocation, said he wants parishioners of the diocese to know that everyone can do their part to encourage vocations to the priesthood.

25 years ago – 1993

DIOCESE – The newly-formed Vocation Advisory Board for the Diocese of Sioux City met for the first time in November at St. Paul Parish in Scranton.

REMSEN – Remsen St. Mary Junior Shelly Roder was awarded 7th Team all-state by the Iowa Athletic Coaches Association for the 1992 Volleyball season. The teams were selected by coaches’ ballots from the All District teams. Roder, a junior at St. Mary, is the daughter of Dick and Mary Roder of Remsen.

50 years ago – 1968

SIOUX CITY – Students representing 60 communities of the Sioux City diocese have completed a three-day Leadership Training Course at Briar Cliff College, Sioux City. The course was sponsored by the diocesan Catholic Youth Organization, under the direction of Msgr. J. E. Tolan, Humboldt, assisted by Father J. Charles Yetmar, Pomeroy.

SIOUX CITY – Visiting Lea College of Albert Lea, Minn., used a three and a half minute blank in scoring by Briar Cliff to vault past the Chargers 89-81 in a last Saturday night contest at the Heelan gym.

70 years ago – Oct. 30, 1949

SIOUX CITY – One of the city’s prominent residences, the Ruff home, at 1825 Jackson St., has been purchased by the Sioux City diocese, the Most Rev. Joseph M. Mueller, Bishop of Sioux City has announced. It will be used for chancery purposes and diocesan administration.

SIOUX CITY – The new Catholic high school, in existence less than two months, already is enjoying success  athletically. Facing the toughest football schedule in the history of catholic prep competition, the Crusaders have registered five victories in seven contests.

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