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 Natalia Blaskovich talked about her year in Switzerland as an exchange student.

SPORTS: The Twins beat the Yankees 6-5.

50 Years ago: Aug. 8, 1968

NEWS: Fred Baedke, 17, and Chris Seltz, 16, were named Conservation King and Queen at the Webster County 4-H Achievement Show.

SPORTS: The Houston Astros beat the New York Mets 4-3 in a game that included a fourth-inning brawl between the two teams.