From Our Files

From our files

10 Years ago: Dec. 10, 2008 NEWS: The Fort Dodge City Council approved the purchase of the former Community Cones building on South Eighth Street. SPORTS: Southern Cal beat Southeast Webster-Grand 58-49 in girls basketball. 25 Years ago: Dec. 10, 1993 NEWS: Sandy Berlin, of Otho, ...

From our files: Dec. 9, 2018

10 Years ago: Dec. 9, 2008 NEWS: The Fort Dodge Community School District school board approved an early retirement incentive. SPORTS: The Iowa Central men’s swim team won the Augustana Invite. 25 Years ago: Dec. 9, 1993 NEWS: U.S. Rep. Fred Grandy, R-Sioux City, hinted he might run ...

From our files: Dec. 8, 2018

10 Years ago: Dec. 8, 2008 NEWS: Angie Ellendson and Olivia Bell were featured in Character Corner. SPORTS: Ton Minard bowled a 300 game in the men’s non-classic league. 25 Years ago: Dec. 8, 1993 NEWS: Gowrie received a $500 first prize in the Iowa Community Betterment competition ...

From our Files — Dec. 7, 2018

10 Years ago: Dec. 7, 2008 NEWS: Joan Kellner, of Humboldt, was nominated as Employee of the Month for West Fork Services, of Humboldt. SPORTS: The Pocahontas Area/Pomeroy-Palmer boys basketball team defeated Prairie Valley 87-62. 25 Years ago: Dec. 7, 1993 NEWS: More than 3,250 people ...

From our files: Dec. 6, 2018

10 Years ago: Dec. 6, 2008 NEWS: State Rep. McKinley Bailey, D-Webster City, was appointed vice chair of the House Economic Growth Committee for the 83rd General Assembly. SPORTS: Fort Dodge beat Des Moines East 77-46 in boys basketball. 25 Years ago: Dec. 6, 1993 NEWS: Carl T. ...

From our Files — Dec. 5, 2018

10 Years ago: Dec. 5, 2008 NEWS: Twin Lakes Masonic Lodge No. 478 and the Grand Lodge of Iowa A.F. and A.M. made Christmas brighter for about 50 kids in Calhoun County. SPORTS: Webster City beat St. Edmond 59-15 in wrestling. 25 Years ago: Dec. 5, 1993 NEWS: Charlie Chase joined the ...

From our files: Dec. 4, 2018

10 Years ago: Dec. 4, 2008 NEWS: Albert Habhab, former Fort Dodge mayor and judge, talked about his military career and public service during a presentation at Friendship Haven. SPORTS: Andrew Bianchi, a senior at St. Edmond High School, was highlighted in The Messenger’s Timeout With ...

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10 Years ago: Dec. 3, 2008 NEWS: The Fort Dodge Board of Adjustment approved a zoning exception for the planned aquatic center. SPORTS: Fort Dodge beat Ankeny 79-75 in boys basketball. 25 Years ago: Dec. 3, 1993 NEWS: The 28th annual Dress-A-Doll/Design-A-Toy contest sponsored by ...

From our files: Dec. 2, 2018

10 Years ago: Dec. 2, 2008 NEWS: Larry Leiting resigned as president of the Fort Dodge Convention and Visitors Bureau. SPORTS: Iowa Central beat Iowa Western 84-63 in women’s basketball. 25 Years ago: Dec. 2, 1993 NEWS: Matt Estlund had his home moved to a new site about three miles ...

From our files: Dec. 1, 2018

10 Years ago: Dec. 1, 2008 NEWS: Monique Diosdado and Jaret Ficken were featured in Character Corner. SPORTS: The Minnesota Vikings beat the Chicago Beats 34-14. 25 Years ago: Dec. 1, 1993 NEWS: Jack Arnett resigned as superintendent of the Stratford Community School. SPORTS: St. ...

From our Files — Nov. 30, 2018

10 Years ago: Nov. 30, 2008 NEWS: Jack Bonnell was inducted into the College of Fellows by the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association. SPORTS: Rick Scherf bowled a 771 series in the non-classic men’s league. 25 Years ago: Nov. 30, 1993 NEWS: About 100 ...

From our files: Nov. 29, 2018

10 Years ago: Nov. 29, 2008 NEWS: Santa Claus was spotted — and photographed — skydiving on the east side of Fort Dodge’s retail district. SPORTS: The Fort Dodge Wrestling Club had 10 competitors in action at the 12th annual Kickoff Classic. 25 Years ago: Nov. 29, 1993 NEWS: ...

From our Files — Nov. 28, 2018

10 Years ago: Nov. 28, 2008 NEWS: About 65 volunteers prepared and served the Thanksgiving meal at The Salvation Army in Fort Dodge. SPORTS: The Dallas Cowboys beat the Seattle Seahawks 34-9. 25 Years ago: Nov. 28, 1993 NEWS: Pat Gustafson joined the staff at Cynde’s Custom Carpets ...

From our Files: Nov. 27, 2018

10 Years ago: Nov. 27, 2008 NEWS: Christine Dayton stepped down as executive director of the Domestic/Sexual Assault Outreach Center. SPORTS: St. Edmond senior Brian Sandvig was highlighted in The Messenger’s Timeout With feature. 25 Years ago: Nov. 27, 1993 NEWS: A brick arch that ...

From our files: Nov. 26, 2018

10 Years ago: Nov. 26, 2008 NEWS: First-graders at St. Edmond Elementary School celebrated the ABC’s of Thanksgiving. SPORTS: St. Edmond beat Bishop Garrigan 45-31 in girls basketball. 25 Years ago: Nov. 26, 1993 NEWS: Eugene Webb and his 10-year-old son, Marcus, were two of the ...

From our files: Nov. 25, 2018

10 Years ago: Nov. 25, 2008 NEWS: The Fort Dodge Community School District school board approved a $770,000 project to remove asbestos from the choir and orchestra classroom areas and update the school’s dining area. SPORTS: Prairie Valley beat northeast Hamilton 59-55 in girls ...

From our files: Nov. 24, 2018

10 Years ago: Nov. 24, 2008 NEWS: Daisha McDonald and Greg Nordstrom were featured in Character Corner. SPORTS: Iowa Central beat Dean Community College of Massachusetts in the Graphic Edge Bowl. 25 Years ago: Nov. 24, 1993 NEWS: State Sen. Jim Kersten, R-Fort Dodge, said he would not ...

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10 Years ago: Nov. 23, 2008 NEWS: Darren Driscoll was named a partner in the Johnson Law Firm. SPORTS: Emmetsburg won the Class 1A state football title with a 3-0 victory over West Lyon. 25 Years ago: Nov. 23, 1993 NEWS: Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived in Fort Dodge in a horse-drawn ...

From our files: Nov. 22, 2018

10 Years ago: Nov. 22, 2008 NEWS: Dennis Baugh was the new exectuvie director at Youth Shelter Care of North Central Iowa. SPORTS: Southern Cal gained the Class A state football title with a 22-21 win over North Tama. 25 Years ago: Nov. 22, 1993 NEWS: Leonard Olsen received a plaque ...

From our files: Nov. 21, 2018

10 Years ago: Nov. 21, 2008 NEWS: International blues artist Coco Montoya performed in concert for the Lizard Creek Blues Society. SPORTS: The Fort Dodge Gaels, a fifth-grade boys team, won the Amerifest Basketball Shootout. 25 Years ago: Nov. 21, 1993 NEWS: Neven Mulholland was ...