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From our files: Nov. 7, 2018

10 Years ago: Nov. 7, 2008 NEWS: Fort Dodge Senior High’s fall play was “Saturday the 14th.” SPORTS: Iowa Central beat Grand View JV 67-39 in women’s basketball. 25 Years ago: Nov. 7, 1993 NEWS: Sandy Hedeen, Pam Larson and Brian Michener received service awards from the Fort ...

From our files: Nov. 6, 2018

10 Years ago: Nov. 6, 2008 NEWS: Herb Conlon, who founded the Webster County Crime Stoppers chapter, received a lifetime Top Gun membership. SPORTS: Dr. Aaron Mobley competed in the 2008 Iowa Bench/Push/Pull/Deadlift/Strict Curl State Championship. 25 Years ago: Nov. 6, 1993 NEWS: The ...

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10 Years ago: Nov. 5, 2008 NEWS: Webster County Sheriff Brian Mickelson won re-election. SPORTS: Garry Tucker shot a hole-in-one at Willow Ridge. 25 Years ago: Nov. 5, 1993 NEWS: Bosnian exchange student Goran Djuric was staying in Manson after his year at Manson Northwest Webster ...

From our files: Nov. 4, 2018

10 Years ago: Nov. 4, 2008 NEWS: Renovations were nearly complete on a 120-year-old pioneer log cabin in Lake View. SPORTS: Southern Cal beat Le Mars Gehlen 35-6. 25 Years ago: Nov. 4, 1993 NEWS: The Laurens City Council voted to buy a new fire truck. SPORTS: Rockwell City-Lytton beat ...

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10 Years ago: Nov. 3, 2008 NEWS: The Paula J. Baber Hospice Home was open to serve the Fort Dodge region. SPORTS: Iowa Western beat Iowa Central 3-0 in women’s soccer. 25 Years ago: Nov. 3, 1993 NEWS: Joe McBride Jr. defeated Fort Dodge Mayor William Patterson. SPORTS: Algona beat ...

From our files: Nov. 2, 2018

10 Years ago: Nov. 2, 2008 NEWS: VeraSun Energy Corp. declared bankruptcy. SPORTS: The Algona boys cross country team won its first-ever Class 3A state championship. 25 Years ago: Nov. 2, 1993 NEWS: Curt Hammen, of Palmer, was driving through Manson when he discovered a house fire. He ...

From our files: Nov. 1, 2018

10 Years ago: Nov. 1, 2008 NEWS: Local philanthropist and Fort Dodge native Katherine Doan died one day after her 95th birthday. SPORTS: St. Edmond senior Rex Rodenborn was highlighted in The Messenger’s Timeout With feature. 25 Years ago: Nov. 1, 1993 NEWS: Dwain Heppler was the new ...

From our files: Oct. 31, 2018

10 Years ago: Oct. 31, 2008 NEWS: Nadine Spier, of Encinitas, California, demonstrated making baskets of pine needles and sweetgrass in a class at the Blanden Memorial Art Museum. SPORTS: Lexie Ronconi, a senior at St. Edmond High School, was highlighted in The Messenger’s Timeout With ...

From our files: Oct. 30, 2018

10 Years ago: Oct. 30, 2008 NEWS: The IRS was trying to track down dozens of Fort Dodge-area residents to give them their economic stimulus checks. SPORTS: St. Edmond beat Nashua-Plainfield 35-28 in football. 25 Years ago: Oct. 30, 1993 NEWS: Shirl and Dave’s bar closed after the ...

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10 Years ago: Oct. 29, 2008 NEWS: U.S. Rep. Tom Latham spoke to a group of about 50 people at Republican Party headquarters in Fort Dodge. SPORTS: Humboldt swept Garner-Hayfield in volleyball. 25 Years ago: Oct. 29, 1993 NEWS: Launa Rasch, 8, and Mandy Fortney, 10, painted pumpkins to ...

From our files: Oct. 28, 2018

10 Years ago: Oct. 28, 2008 NEWS: Dick Callahan received the 2008 Community Service Award from the Eagle Grove Chamber of Commerce. SPORTS: Algona swept Webster City in volleyball. 25 Years ago: Oct. 28, 1993 NEWS: The Palo Alto Board of Supervisors voted to join the Rural Counties ...

From our files: Oct. 27, 2018

10 Years ago: Oct. 27, 2008 NEWS: The Iowa Central Culinary Arts Program celebrated its first anniversary. SPORTS: The Phillies beat the Tampa Bay Rays 10-2. 25 Years ago: Oct. 27, 1993 NEWS: The Webster County Industrial Development Commission honored Iowa Brick Co., of Lehigh; Fort ...

From our files: Oct. 28, 2018

10 Years ago: Oct. 25, 2008 NEWS: Fort Dodge historian Roger Natter released two books: “Fort Dodge 1850-1970” and “Picks, Shovels and Carbide Lamps: Coal Mining in Webster County.” SPORTS: St. Edmond beat West Hancock 35-0 in football. 25 Years ago: Oct. 25, 1993 NEWS: Sacred ...

From our files: Oct. 24, 2018

10 Years ago: Oct. 24, 2008 NEWS: Tom Steinkoenig’s Sentimental Swing Band performed at Iowa Central’s Harvest Ball at the Eagles Ballroom. SPORTS: The St. Edmond girls cross country team won the Class 1A district title. 25 Years ago: Oct. 24, 1993 NEWS: Teresa and Brad Kuhn, of ...

From our files: Oct. 23, 2018

10 Years ago: Oct. 23, 2008 NEWS: Plans were unveiled for Van Diest Medical Center in Webster City. SPORTS: Iowa Central beat Scott Community College 2-1 in men’s soccer. 25 Years ago: Oct. 23, 1993 NEWS: The town of Vincent was ahead of other area communities in recycling, according ...

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10 Years ago: Oct. 22, 2008 NEWS: No injuries were reported when fire broke out at Was Broken Pallet Co. of Moorland. SPORTS: Prairie Valley swept St. Edmond in volleyball. 25 Years ago: Oct. 22, 1993 NEWS: Paul Horrell, of Fort Dodge, was appointed to serve as a member of the VFW’s ...

From our files: Oct. 21, 2018

10 Years ago: Oct. 21, 2008 NEWS: U.S. Rep. Tom Latham, R-Ames, spoke to the Fort Dodge Rotary Club. SPORTS: Corwith CWL beat Clarksville 61-8 in football. 25 Years ago: Oct. 21, 1993 NEWS: The Comedia Musica Players performed “Barnum.” SPORTS: Manson Northwest Webster swept St. ...

From our files: Oct. 20, 2018

10 Years ago: Oct. 20, 2008 NEWS: Twins Garrett and Greg Hilpipre, of Clarion, returned from Peace Corps service in Africa. SPORTS: Terry Hansen hit a hole-in-one at the Fort Dodge Country Club. 25 Years ago: Oct. 20, 1993 NEWS: Iowa Attorney General Bonnie Campbell spoke to students ...

From our files: Oct. 21, 2018

10 Years ago: Oct. 18, 2008 NEWS: The Santa Cops program in Fort Dodge was seeking donations. SPORTS: St. Edmond beat Lake Mills 48-18 in football. 25 Years ago: Oct. 18, 1993 NEWS: The Rev. Jack E. Thompkins and the Rev. Dolly Nelson, both of Fort Dodge, were working to establish a ...

From our files: Oct. 17, 2018

10 Years ago: Oct. 17, 2008 NEWS: Iowa Central Community College performed “Wild, Wild West in a Dress.” SPORTS: Clarion-Goldfield beat St. Edmond in volleyball. 25 Years ago: Oct. 17, 1993 NEWS: Phil and Linda Sparks opened Pass the Buck and the Antique Emporium, both at the ...