From Our Files

From our files: March 16, 2019

10 Years ago: March 16, 2009 NEWS: Fort Dodge Senior High senior Dani Law was named a Horatio Alger National Scholar. SPORTS: Iowa Central beat Garrett 10-0 and Parkland 5-4 in baseball. 25 Years ago: March 16, 1994 NEWS: Roger Lenz, of Jefferson, was hired as the new administrator of ...

From our Files — March 15, 2019

10 Years ago: March 15, 2009 NEWS: Dennie Friederichs was named one of the top Iowa Realty agents for 2008. SPORTS: Cody Freeman bowled a 300 game in the non-classic men’s league. 25 Years ago: March 15, 1994 NEWS: A pancake supper sponsored by VFW Post 1856 and Auxiliary raised ...

From our files: March 14, 2019

10 Years ago: March 14, 2009 NEWS: The band The Wrecking performed at Lighthouse Ministries Church in Fort Dodge. SPORTS: Hull beat St. Edmond 67-45 in boys basketball. 25 Years ago: March 14, 1994 NEWS: Gwenda Naylor was highlighted in The Messenger’s Neighbors feature, talking ...

From our files: March 13, 2019

10 Years ago: March 13, 2009 NEWS: Hawkeye Community Theatre performed “Any Body Home.” SPORTS: Pella beat St. Edmond 73-58 in boys basketball. 25 Years ago: March 13, 1994 NEWS: A $4.7 million Catherine Vincent Deardorf Charitable Foundation was set up for charitable, educational ...

From our files: March 12, 2019

10 Years ago: March 12, 2009 NEWS: It was announced that Creedence Clearwater Revisited would be the Shellabration concert headliner on Aug. 5, 2009. SPORTS: Manson Northwest Webster graduate Jacque Markert and Jessica Christensen were both named third team Region XI selections from the Iowa ...

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10 Years ago: March 11, 2009 NEWS: Children’s author and illustrator David Biedrzycki spoke to Fort Dodge elementary students. SPORTS: St. Edmond beat St. Albert 67-61 in boys basketball. 25 Years ago: March 11, 1994 NEWS: Mike Sexton, of Rockwell City, talked about his campaign for ...

From our files: March 10, 2019

10 Years ago: March 10, 2009 NEWS: The Fort Dodge City Council awarded contracts for demolition of buildings the city had purchased to make way for new construction. SPORTS: Laurens-Marathon beat Burlington Notre Dame 47-35 in boys basketball. 25 Years ago: March 10, 1994 NEWS: Lake ...

From our files: March 9, 2019

10 Years ago: March 9, 2009 NEWS: Payton Christy and Morgan Hanus were featured in Character Corner. SPORTS: The St. Edmond eighth-grade boys traveling team won the Storm Lake Tornado Booster Tournament. 25 Years ago: March 9, 1994 NEWS: Jeff Daniel won a three-day cruise in a raffle ...

From our Files — March 8, 2019

10 Years ago: March 8, 2009 NEWS: Michelle Bemrich joined the staff of Coldwell Banker in Fort Dodge. SPORTS: Jim Russell bowled a 768 series in the men’s non-classic league. 25 Years ago: March 8, 1994 NEWS: Catherine Vincent Deardorf, a former owner of The Messenger and a ...

From our files: March 7, 2019

10 Years ago: March 7, 2009 NEWS: Jason Perdew was a third-generation Marine, following in the tradition of his father, the late DeWayne Perdew, uncles and great uncle. SPORTS: Chad Johnson bowled a 300 game in the men’s non-classic league. 25 Years ago: March 7, 1994 NEWS: Fort ...

From our files: March 6, 2019

10 Years ago: March 6, 2009 NEWS: Prairie Valley Middle School student Cody Kellar won the 2009 Fort Dodge Noon Sertoma essay contest on “What Freedom Means to Me.” SPORTS: Iowa Central beat North Iowa 92-69 in women’s basketball. 25 Years ago: March 6, 1994 NEWS: Dan and Jayne ...

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 ...