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From our files: March 5, 2019

10 Years ago: March 5, 2009 NEWS: One of the five finalists for the position of Iowa Central president dropped out of the running. SPORTS: The 17-and-under Fort Dodge Storm volleyball team took third place in the DMACC tournament. 25 Years ago: March 5, 1994 NEWS: Phillips Middle ...

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10 Years ago: March 4, 2009 NEWS: Clergymen from several area churches helped build a Habitat for Humanity home in Fort Dodge. SPORTS: Iowa State beat Missouri 62-47 in women’s basketball. 25 Years ago: March 4, 1994 NEWS: Allison Vinchattle, a Prairie Valley student, won first place ...

From our files: March 3, 2019

10 Years ago: March 3, 2009 NEWS: Melvina Wuebker, 83, of Rockwell City, was celebrating the latest addition to the family, which brought the number of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren to 100. SPORTS: Manson Northwest Webster beat Roland-Story 55-53 in girls basketball. 25 Years ...

From our Files — March 1, 2019

10 Years ago: March 1, 2009 NEWS: James Scott had been in the shoe repair business since 1946. He learned the trade from his father, who opened a shoe repair shop in downtown Fort Dodge in 1902. SPORTS: St. Edmond beat Okobohi 77-59 in boys basketball. 25 Years ago: March 1, 1994 NEWS: ...

From our files: Feb. 28, 2019

10 Years ago: Feb. 28, 2009 NEWS: Kent and Milissa Bailey, of Webster City, were named directors of stewardship and development at St. Thomas Aquinas Church. SPORTS: Iowa Central beat Labette 12-6 and 18-1 in softball. 25 Years ago: Feb. 28, 1994 NEWS: Fort Dodge Senior High senior ...

From our files: Feb. 27, 2019

10 Years ago: Feb. 27, 2009 NEWS: Iowa Central Community College presented the musical comedy whodunit “Curtains.” SPORTS: Dodger senior Tyler Wingerson was highlighted in The Messenger’s Timeout with feature. 25 Years ago: Feb. 27, 1994 NEWS: Dave Sorenson joined the staff of ...

From our files: Feb. 26, 2019

10 Years ago: Feb. 26, 2009 NEWS: The Fort Dodge Housing Agency was offering free counseling to people at risk of mortgage delinquency and foreclosure. SPORTS: Dodger senior Nate Halverson was highlighted in The Messenger’s Timeout With feature. 25 Years ago: Feb. 26, 1994 NEWS: ...

From our files: Feb. 25, 2019

10 Years ago: Feb. 25, 2009 NEWS: Iowa Gov. Chet Culver spoke to students at Robert Blue Middle School in Eagle Grove in honor of Aaron Eilerts Day of Service and Giving. SPORTS: St. Edmond beat Emmetsburg 51-43 in boys basketball. 25 Years ago: Feb. 25, 1994 NEWS: More than 150 people ...

From our files: Feb. 24, 2019

10 Years ago: Feb. 24, 2009 NEWS: The Fort Dodge City Council approved the purchase of several properties for future development. SPORTS: Manson Northwest Webster beat Battle Creek-Ida Grove 55-48 in girls basketball. 25 Years ago: Feb. 24, 1994 NEWS: William Hotz and his son, Dana ...

From our files: Feb. 23, 2019

10 Years ago: Feb. 23, 2009 NEWS: Rodney Tilawen and Matayah McLoughlin were featured in Character Corner. SPORTS: The Iowa Central men’s and women’s track and field teams dominated the regional competition at the UNI-Dome. 25 Years ago: Feb. 23, 1994 NEWS: Dave Pritchard retired ...

From our Files — Feb. 22, 2019

10 Years ago: Feb. 22, 2009 NEWS: Keith Dencklau earned the 2008 Top Agent Award for Iowa Realty Franchise Division for the State of Iowa. SPORTS: Twin River Valley’s Nate Tool won the Class 1A 171-pound state wrestling title. 25 Years ago: Feb. 22, 1994 NEWS: The City Council of ...

From our files: Feb. 21, 2019

10 Years ago: Feb. 21, 2009 NEWS: Kevin Burt and the Instigators played the blues for students and staff at Phillips Middle School. SPORTS: Manson Northwest Webster beat Clarion-Goldfield 59-37 in girls basketball. 25 Years ago: Feb. 21, 1994 NEWS: St. Edmond senior Ben Smith was ...

From our files: Feb. 19, 2019

10 Years ago: Feb. 20, 2009 NEWS: Rhonda Chambers, director of aviation at the Fort Dodge Regional Airport, received the Catalyst Award at the Economic Growth Partnership Dinner. SPORTS: St. Edmond beat Eagle Grove 70-50 in boys basketball. 25 Years ago: Feb. 20, 1994 NEWS: John Bruner ...

From our Files — Feb. 19, 2019

10 Years ago: Feb. 19, 2009 NEWS: The CodeRED emergency communication system was introduced in Webster County. SPORTS: Fort Dodge beat Mason City 54-45 in girls basketball. 25 Years ago: Feb. 19, 1994 NEWS: Judge Mark Cady took his oath of office as a justice on the Iowa Court of ...

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10 Years ago: Feb. 18, 2009 NEWS: Fort Dodge Mayor Terry Lutz gave his State of the City address. SPORTS: Manson Northwest Webster beat Prairie Valley, 90-29, in girls basketball. 25 Years ago: Feb. 18, 1994 NEWS: Mike, a 3 1/2-year-old border collie serving as K-9 in the Fort Dodge ...

From our files: Feb. 17, 2019

10 Years ago: Feb. 17, 2009 NEWS: The Rockwell City Library received a $1,350 grant from Humanities Iowa. SPORTS: St. Edmond beat Clarion-Goldfield 93-37 in boys basketball. 25 Years ago: Feb. 17, 1994 NEWS: The Fort Dodge City Council rejected Mayor Joe McBride Jr.’s recommendation ...

From our files: Feb. 16, 2019

10 Years ago: Feb. 16, 2009 NEWS: Steven Liao and Drake Ayala were featured in Character Corner. SPORTS: Iowa Central finished in first place as a team in the regional wrestling tournament. 25 Years ago: Feb. 16, 1994 NEWS: Fort Dodge Mayor Joe McBride Jr. recommended that the City ...

From our Files — Feb. 15, 2019

10 Years ago: Feb. 15, 2009 NEWS: Jennifer Hansen was promoted to vice president of commercial loans at Bank Iowa in Humboldt. SPORTS: The Dodgers claimed their second consecutive Class 3A district wrestling title. 25 Years ago: Feb. 15, 1994 NEWS: State Sen. Berl Priebe, D-Algona, was ...

From our files: Feb. 14, 2018

10 Years ago: Feb. 14, 2009 NEWS: Kelsey Minor, 9, and her mother, Audrey Greene, organized a donation drive called Pet Pals to collect toys and pet care items for animals at the Humane Society of North Central Iowa. SPORTS: Algona beat Forest City 32-28 in girls basketball. 25 Years ago: ...

From our files: Feb. 13, 2019

10 Years ago: Feb. 13, 2009 NEWS: Webster City Community Theater performed “Twelve Angry Men.” SPORTS: Rockwell City-Lytton beat Paton-Churdan 75-24 in girls basetball. 25 Years ago: Feb. 13, 1994 NEWS: Strawberry Junction in Gowrie was moved to a new address and renamed LKD ...