From Our Files

From our Files — Aug. 31, 2018

10 Years ago: Aug. 31, 2008 NEWS: Lynn Foldhazi was the new executive director of the Humane Society of North Central Iowa. SPORTS: Mark Haglund was the season champion in the Hobby Stock division at Mineral City Speedway. 25 Years ago: Aug. 31, 1993 NEWS: Beth Buehler was the new ...

From our files: Aug. 30, 2018

10 Years ago: Aug. 30, 2008 NEWS: Renovation of Andrew Birzer’s home was nearly complete. Birzer had received a traumatic brain injury while serving in the Iowa Army National Guard in Afghanistan and the renovation was done in honor of his service and to make his life easier. SPORTS: ...

From our files: Aug. 29, 2018

10 Years ago: Aug. 29, 2008 NEWS: The 28th annual Couch Freak Boogie kicked off at the Fort Dodge Regional Airport. SPORTS: Kevin McCormack scored a hole-in-one at Lakeside Municipal Golf Course. 25 Years ago: Aug. 29, 1993 NEWS: Edith Hodgell, of Humboldt, attended the first People to ...

From our files: Aug. 28, 2018

10 Years ago: Aug. 28, 2008 NEWS: Bob Paxton resigned as president of Iowa Central Community College. SPORTS: Marc Pedersen, of Humboldt, and Glen Winthers, of Rolfe, each bowled a perfect game at Sundance Lanes in Humboldt. 25 Years ago: Aug. 28, 1993 NEWS: Fort Dodge Senior High ...

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10 Years ago: Aug. 27, 2008 NEWS: Voters approved the plan for an aquatic center in Fort Dodge. SPORTS: Gymnast Shawn Johnson returned to Iowa after winning one gold and three silver medals at the Summer Olympics. 25 Years ago: Aug. 27, 1993 NEWS: Phillips Middle School art teacher ...

From our files: Aug. 26, 2018

10 Years ago: Aug. 26, 2008 NEWS: The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors agreed the county would help pay for signs to welcome travelers into the county. SPORTS: The Fort Dodge boys golf team came in third in the Mason City Invitational. 25 Years ago: Aug. 26, 1993 NEWS: Sharon ...

From our files: Aug. 25, 2018

10 Years ago: Aug. 25, 2008 NEWS: Scott Meinders talked about his job as an engineer-in-training for the city of Fort Dodge. SPORTS: The U.S. men’s volleyball team beat Brazil 3-1 at the Summer Olympics. 25 Years ago: Aug. 25, 1993 NEWS: A pilot program for at-risk students was ...

From our Files — Aug. 24, 2018

10 Years ago: Aug. 24, 2008 NEWS: Dakota City marked its 150th anniversary with a celebration that included a parade. SPORTS: The Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 11-0. 25 Years ago: Aug. 24, 1993 NEWS: Donna Porter was elected president of the Fort Dodge Area Solo Parents and ...

From our files: Aug 23, 2018

10 Years ago: Aug. 23, 2008 NEWS: Children at Grace Lutheran Church were participating in service missions to help others. SPORTS: Draper’s Destroyers, a 12-and-under girls soccer team, earned a gold medal at the Iowa Games in Ames. 25 Years ago: Aug. 23, 1993 NEWS: Fort Dodge ...

From our files: Aug. 22, 2018

10 Years ago: Aug. 22, 2008 NEWS: The final public meeting for a proposed aquatic center in Fort Dodge had a small turnout. SPORTS: Decker Sports beat the Fort Dodge Sentrys 6-5 in Twilight baseball action at Patterson Field. 25 Years ago: Aug. 22, 1993 NEWS: Gary Winch joined the ...

From our files: Aug. 21, 2018

10 Years ago: Aug. 21, 2008 NEWS: It was the first day of school for Fort Dodge Public School students and 26 new teachers. SPORTS: Darin Putney scored a hole-in-one at the Fort Dodge Country Club. 25 Years ago: Aug. 21, 1993 NEWS: Trinity Lutheran Church of Mallard celebrated its ...

From our files: Aug. 20, 2018

10 Years ago: Aug. 20, 2008 NEWS: Martha Williams, of Kelly, demonstrated spinning alpaca fleece into wool at a meeting of the Noon Kiwanis Club. SPORTS: About 250 people attended an open house celebration at Dodger Stadium showing off the newly installed artificial turf. 25 Years ago: ...

From our Files: Aug. 19, 2018

10 Years ago: Aug. 19, 2008 NEWS: The Fort Dodge City Council considered instituting a local option sales tax with the proceeds going 100 percent toward streets if voters would approve. SPORTS: Fort Dodge opened the boys golf season with a 311-340 loss to Marshalltown. 25 Years ago: Aug. ...

From our files: Aug. 18, 2018

10 Years ago: Aug. 18, 2008 NEWS: Sandy Kelly, of rural Vincent, had worked at the Vincent post office for nearly 30 years. SPORTS: University of Colorado senior Jenny Barringer, a Webster City native, earned a ninth-place finish in the first ever final of the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the ...

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 ...