From Our Files

From our files: Jan. 18, 2018

Jan. 18, 2008 NEWS: Former Fort Dodge Mayor Will Patterson died while shoveling snow. SPORTS: Fort Dodge beat Waukee 62-10 in boys basketball. Jan. 18, 1993 NEWS: Louise Piper, of Rolfe, was highlighted in The Messenger’s “Neighbors” feature, talking about her award-winning ...

From our files: Jan. 17, 2018

Jan. 17, 2008 NEWS: Lt. Gov. Patty Judge visited Fort Dodge and talked about budget priorities for 2008-09. SPORTS: Southeast Webster Grand lost three wrestling duals. Jan. 17, 1993 NEWS: Dr. Lyle D. Smith was participating in a nationwide fever study conducted by Boston ...

From our files: Jan. 16, 2018

Jan. 16, 2008 NEWS: The Iowa Central board of directors discussed selling 80 acres located west of Dayton. SPORTS: Fort Dodge beat Southeast Polk 54-49 in girls basketball. Jan. 16, 1993 NEWS: Navy Seaman Recruit Chad P. Ralston completed basic training at Recruit Training Center, ...

From our files: Jan. 15, 2018

Jan. 14, 2008 NEWS: Pat Colwell was hired as the Humboldt County emergency management coordinator. SPORTS: West Bend-Mallard beat Ruthven-Ayrshire 75-23 in girls basketball. Jan. 14, 1993 NEWS: Jacque Johanson was installed as president of the “Ah” Masters Toastmasters ...

From our files: Jan. 14, 2018

Jan. 14, 2008 NEWS: Shariah Smith and Ashley Neavin were featured in Character Corner. SPORTS: Webster City took home first-place honors at the Adel-ADM wrestling tourney. Jan. 14, 1993 NEWS: Howard Dencklau purchased Wooten Radiator Service from Dale R. Wooten, who was retiring ...

From our Files — Jan. 13, 2018

Jan. 13, 2008 NEWS: Former Moorland resident Jason Moe received his professional engineering license in mechanical engineering in Kansas. SPORTS: South Hamilton beat St. Edmond 51-48 in girls basketball. Jan. 13, 1993 NEWS: Will Patterson was elected mayor of Fort Dodge. SPORTS: Former ...

From our files: Jan. 12, 2018

Jan. 12, 2008 NEWS: Roy Heggen, of Dayton, painted more than 30 country churches on muslin squares that were made into a quilt by his sister. SPORTS: Manson Northwest Webster beat Southeast Webster Grand 58-47 in girls basketball. Jan. 12, 1993 NEWS: Airman 1st Class Donald W. ...

From our files: Jan. 11, 2018

Jan. 11, 2008 NEWS: Fort Dodge School Board President Stu Cochrane said that enough money had been pledged to guarantee the purchase and installation of artifical turf at Dodger Stadium. SPORTS: Humboldt beat St. Edmond 48-28 in wrestling. Jan. 11, 1993 NEWS: Mike Hardy, of Lohrville, ...

From our files: Jan. 10, 2018

Jan. 10, 2008 NEWS: Plans for the proposed Northcentral Iowa Ag-Industrial Park west of Fort Dodge on Iowa Highway 7 were shown at a public meeting. SPORTS: Manson Northwest Webster beat Pomeroy-Palmer 83-0 in a wrestling dual. Jan. 10, 1993 NEWS: The Twin Lakes District of Boy Scouts ...

From our files: Jan. 9, 2018

Jan. 9, 2008 NEWS: The late Paul and Mary Kranz left $1.3 million to the St. Edmond Catholic Schools and Holy Trinity Parish. SPORTS: St. Edmond beat Pocahontas Area 79-42 in boys basketball. Jan. 9, 1993 NEWS: Elvis fans and stamp collectors lines up at the Fort Dodge Post Office as ...

From our files — Jan. 8, 2018

Jan. 8, 2008 NEWS: Rep. McKinley Bailey, D-Webster City, gave the Wright County Board of Supervisors an update about action at the state level. SPORTS: Prairie Valley beat Rockwell City-Lytton, 53-34, in boys basketball. Jan. 8, 1993 NEWS: Calhoun County Treasurer Joyce Toms was ...

From our files: Jan. 7, 2018

Jan. 7, 2008 NEWS: Jan Merz marked 17 years on the Fort Dodge school board. SPORTS: Iowa Central beat Southeastern 64-45 in women’s basketball. Jan. 7, 1993 NEWS: Gilmore City bought a new ambulance. SPORTS: Iowa Central beat Buena Vista JV 86-71 in men’s basketball. Jan. 7, ...

From our files: Jan. 6, 2018

Jan. 6, 2008 NEWS: All Cultures Equal in Webster City held a Three Kings Day event. SPORTS: St. Edmond beat Laurens-Marathon 58-12 at the St. Edmond Duals wrestling tournament. Jan. 6, 1993 NEWS: Crystal Pepsi was about to hit the shelves of area grocery and convenience ...

From our files: Jan. 5, 2018

Jan. 5, 2008 NEWS: After the Iowa caucuses, campaign volunteers cleaned out the local offices of presidential candidates. SPORTS: Southeast Webster-Grand beat Rockwell City-Lytton 53-33 in girls basketball. Jan. 5, 1993 NEWS: Former Algona resident Airman Allan M. Grandgenett graduated ...

From our files: Jan. 4, 2018

Jan. 4, 2008 NEWS: Brooklyn Barlow was the first baby born in Fort Dodge in 2008. SPORTS: Algona beat St. Edmond 66-6 in wrestling. Jan. 4, 1993 NEWS: Corpus Christi Elementary School sixth-graders wrote personalized books for their first-grade buddies. SPORTS: The Buffalo Bills ...

From our files: Jan. 3, 2018

Jan. 3, 2008 NEWS: Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee made a campaign stop in Fort Dodge. SPORTS:Iowa State beat South Caroline Upstate 72-48 in men’s basketball. Jan. 3, 1993 NEWS: Dr. Robert Ronconi was named president of the Fort Dodge District of the Iowa Dental ...

From our Files — Jan. 2, 2017

Jan. 2, 2008 NEWS: Presidential candidate John Edwards made a campaign stop in Fort Dodge. SPORTS: USC beat Illinois 49-17 in the Rose Bowl. Jan. 2, 1993 NEWS: Kevin Garner, of Watseka, Illinois, was beginning an internship at Faith Lutheran Church, rural Palmer. SPORTS: Alabama ...

From our files: Jan. 1, 2018

Jan. 1, 2008 NEWS: Presidential candidate Joe Biden made a campaign stop in Fort Dodge. SPORTS: Oregon beat South Florida 56-21 in the Sun Bowl. Jan. 1, 1993 NEWS: Fire destroyed a laying house at Farmegg Products, killing an estimated 100,000 laying hens and resulting in an estimated ...

From our files: Dec. 31, 2017

Dec. 31, 2007 NEWS: Bryan Hurd and Morgan Pratkelis were featured in Character Corner. SPORTS: Iowa State beat Albany 76-64 in football. Dec. 31, 1992 NEWS: Farmers Cooperative Co. and Dayton Co-op Elevator announced plans to merge. SPORTS: Iowa Central’s Shane Arnold placed fifth ...

From our files: Dec. 30, 2017

Dec. 30, 2007 NEWS: Five new bird species were spotted during the fifth annual National Audubon Society bird count. SPORTS: Jerad Helmers rolled a 300 game, 800 series. Dec. 30, 1992 NEWS: Don Jondle, of Manson, was recognized by Pioneer Hybrid for the highest corn yield in the local ...