Dec. 25, 2002
NEWS: Judy Allen returned home from visiting her daughter to discover that her family had refurbished and refurnished her home.
SPORTS: Jose Contreras signed a $32 million four-year deal with the New York Yankees.
Dec. 25, 1987
NEWS: A 6-foot Scotch pine from the Fran and Barb Long farm near Coalville was one of 30 trees donated to decorate the Capitol and state agencies in Des Moines.
SPORTS: A USFWS-banded mallard duck shot by Steve Heddinger had lived to be 11 1/2 years old.
Dec. 25, 1962
NEWS: Mary Jo Bednarz and Bart Brian Sandgren were born on Christmas Day.
SPORTS: Pat Yetmar had the high game in the Clare bowling league with 192.