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, 1993
NEWS: Dr. John Phillips was the new president of Fort Dodge Laboratories.
SPORTS: Phil Joselyn shot a three-under par 69 in The Messenger Men’s City Golf Tournament.
50 Years ago: Aug. 1, 1968
NEWS: Clarence C. Ruebel, outside circulation manager for The Messenger since 1944, retired at age 65.
SPORTS: The Nelson News team broke 206 birds out of 250 to top the first league shooting season of the year at the new Fort Dodge Gun Club.