From Our Files

From our Files — Aug. 17, 2018

10 Years ago: Aug. 17, 2008 NEWS: Volunteers manned golf carts to move the contents of the Rockwell City Public Library to its new location. SPORTS: Tanner Kesterson, of Fort Dodge, placed 25th overall at the Junior PGA National Championship golf tournament. 25 Years ago: Aug. 17, ...

From our files: Aug. 16, 2018

10 Years ago: Aug. 16, 2008 NEWS: Ryan Szalat, 11, and his brother, Jake, 8, earned $44.54 selling lemonade, and donated it to the Fort Dodge Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department — to be used toward the building of a new aquatic center. SPORTS: Dale Dutcher shot a hole-in-one at ...

From our files: Aug. 15, 2018

10 Years ago: Aug. 15, 2008 NEWS: Local rock/blues band Cheap Drinks performed at Betsy’s Blue Note. SPORTS: The Chicago Cubs beat the Atlanta Braves 11-7. 25 Years ago: Aug. 15, 1993 NEWS: Tom and Sonia Johnson opened Games — an arcade game and leisure center — in the former ...

From our files: Aug. 14, 2018

10 Years ago: Aug. 14, 2008 NEWS: Kari Prescott was the new director of the Webster County Public Health Department. SPORTS: Fort Dodge’s Tanner Kesterson carded an even-par round of 72 in the National Junior PGA championship. 25 Years ago: Aug. 14, 1993 NEWS: Vern Webb, of Rockwell ...

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10 Years ago: Aug. 13, 2008 NEWS: Local schools prepared to implement the new state smoking ban, which applied to all school grounds. SPORTS: U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps, 21, became the winningest Olympian of all time with 11 gold medals. 25 Years ago: Aug. 13, 1993 NEWS: Vista ...

From our files: Aug. 12, 2018

10 Years ago: Aug. 12, 2008 NEWS: Manson teen Ashley Quade was crowned the Iowa State Fair queen. SPORTS: Emile Vinson, 10, of Fort Dodge, won gold, silver and bronze medals at the national AAU Junior Olympic Games. 25 Years ago: Aug. 12, 1993 NEWS: An accumulation of about 2 feet of ...

From our files: Aug. 11, 2018

10 Years ago: Aug. 11, 2008 NEWS: The Humboldt Rotary Club’s eighth annual fly-in drew abouot 1,000 people to the Humboldt Municipal Airport. SPORTS: Dodger junior Tieryn Potratz earned first-team all-state softball honors. 25 Years ago: Aug. 11, 1993 NEWS: Construction of a new ...

From our Files — Aug. 10, 2018

10 Years ago: Aug. 10, 2008 NEWS: The Fort Dodge Kennel Club hosted the United Kennel Club Obedience and Agility Trials at the Webster County Fairgrounds. SPORTS: The Laurens-Marathon boys basketball team won the small school division at the Simpson Team Camp with a record of 16-0. 25 ...

From our files: Aug. 9, 2018

10 Years ago: Aug. 9, 2008 NEWS: The Otho-Kalo Community Church prepared to celebrate a new addition to its original building. SPORTS: Ayenna Cagaanan, 12, and Angela Wu, 11, each earned gold medals in tae kwon do events at the Iowa Games. 25 Years ago: Aug. 9, 1993 NEWS: Fort Dodge ...

From our files: Aug. 8, 2018

10 Years ago: Aug. 8, 2008 NEWS: A 4,000-plus crowd gathered at Harlan and Hazel Rogers Sports Complex for the Shellabration concert featuring Chicago. SPORTS: The opening ceremonies for the summer Olympics were held in Beijing. 25 Years ago: Aug. 8, 1993 NEWS: Southern Calhoun senior ...

From our files: Aug. 7, 2018

10 Years ago: Aug. 7, 2008 NEWS: A public meeting was held explaining plans for a proposed aquatic center in Fort Dodge. SPORTS: Fort Dodge native Lisa Koll was named the women’s Division I Outdoor Track Scholar-Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country ...

From our files: Aug. 6, 2018

10 Years ago: Aug. 6, 2008 NEWS: On the one-year anniversary of JJ Bonnell’s death in Iraq, his family members focused on good memories of his life. SPORTS: Lake City native Beth Schliesman Arnoul was preparing for the Summer Paralympic Games in Beijing. 25 Years ago: Aug. 6, 1993 NEWS: ...

From our files: Aug. 5, 2018

10 Years ago: Aug. 5, 2008 NEWS: The Fort Dodge Residential Facility opened its doors to female offenders for the first time. SPORTS: Humboldt native Cody Hundertmark participated in Iowa Football Media Day. 25 Years ago: Aug. 5, 1993 NEWS: The Aldi food store and Dollar General held ...

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10 Years ago: Aug. 4, 2008 NEWS: Jamie Anderson talked about her job as Human Resource/Equal Employment Opportunity specialist for the city of Fort Dodge. SPORTS: Spencer won the Fort Dodge Invitational 16-and-under baseball tournament at Patterson Field. 25 Years ago: Aug. 4, 1993 NEWS: ...

From our Files — Aug. 3, 2018

10 Years ago: Aug. 3, 2008 NEWS: Kris Ausborn, president and CEO of Iowa Trust & Savings Bank in Emmetsburg, was the new president of the Community Bankers of Iowa. SPORTS: Dave Hubbard, of Moorland, won his first stock car feature of the year at Mineral City Speedway. 25 Years ago: ...

From our files: Aug. 2, 2018

10 Years ago: Aug. 2, 2008 NEWS: The 150th Kossuth Country Fair was in progress. SPORTS: The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 3-0. 25 Years ago: Aug. 2, 1993 NEWS: Michelle Fandel, of Fort Dodge, graduated from Illinois State University with a bachelor of science ...

From our files: Aug. 1, 2018

10 Years ago: Aug. 1, 2008 NEWS: A 2 1/2 hour outage left much of downtown — including The Messenger and the Webster County Courthouse — without power. SPORTS: Dean Underberg had the low individual gross in the Lakeside Wednesday Night Golf League with 34. 25 Years ago: Aug. 1, ...

From our files: July 31, 2018

10 Years ago: July 31, 2008 NEWS: City officials were looking into the possibility of retiring Expo Pool. SPORTS: Jon Hill recorded a hole-in-one at Lakeside Municipal Golf Course. 25 Years ago: July 31, 1993 NEWS: The sanctuary of St. Olaf Lutheran Church was under construction in ...

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10 Years ago: July 30, 2008 NEWS: State Rep. Helen Miller, D-Fort Dodge, was named to a pair of state panels assessing how the 1993 floods impacted Iowa’s cultural and historic items. SPORTS: Fort Dodge softball coach Andi Adams was named Coach of the Year by the Iowa Girls Coaches ...

From our files: July 29, 2018

10 Years ago: July 29, 2008 NEWS: Sentimental Journey, a B-17G Flying Fortress — a World War II-era plane — landed at the Fort Dodge Regional Airport. SPORTS: Class 1A state champion North Sentral Kossuth placed four players on the Iowa Newspaper Association all-state baseball ...