From Our Files

From our files: Sept. 8, 2018

10 Years ago: Sept 8, 2008 NEWS: Marlene Johnson began her first year as principal of Cooper Elementary. SPORTS: John Calisesi bowled a high series of 769 in the men’s classic league at Ridgewood Lanes. 25 Years ago: Sept 8, 1993 NEWS: Kim Landhuis, Pam Hinton and Richard Sprague ...

From our Files — Sept. 7, 2018

10 Years ago: Sept. 7, 2008 NEWS: The Otho Fire Department broke ground on its new fire station. SPORTS: Iowa Central beat rock Valley 9-0 in football. 25 Years ago: Sept. 7, 1993 NEWS: Graettinger’s Labor Day celebration — the oldest in Iow — marked its 97th year. SPORTS: Both ...

From our files: Sept. 6, 2018

10 Years ago: Sept. 6, 2008 NEWS: The Town Square Apartments building was nearly ready for occupancy. SPORTS: St. Edmond beat Mason City Newman 41-6 in football. 25 Years ago: Sept. 6, 1993 NEWS: Brenda Waggoner, a Fort Dodge at-home mother, taught community education classes on how to ...

From our files: Sept. 5, 2018

10 Years ago: Sept. 5, 2008 NEWS: Red Cross volunteer Pat Opheim, of Clarion, was deployed to Texas as part of the relief efforts following Hurricane Gustav. SPORTS: Humboldt beat Clear Lake in three straight sets of volleyball. 25 Years ago: Sept. 5, 1993 NEWS: Mother and daughter ...

From our files: Sept. 4, 2018

10 Years ago: Sept. 4, 2008 NEWS: Laurie Hagey resigned as CEO of the United Way and Community Foundation of North Central Iowa. SPORTS: Iowa Central beat Anoka-Ramsey 14-0 in women’s soccer. 25 Years ago: Sept. 4, 1993 NEWS: Messenger reporter Nathan L. Kreps took his work sky-high ...

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10 Years ago: Sept. 3, 2008 NEWS: The Oleson Park splashpad closed early for the season after it was vandalized. SPORTS: The St. Edmond girls cross country team won the Lynx Invitational. 25 Years ago: Sept. 3, 1993 NEWS: Joel Meyer, of Fort Dodge, won two round-trip tickets anywhere in ...

From our files: Sept. 2, 2018

10 Years ago: Sept. 2, 2008 NEWS: Leonard and Marilyn Anderson led the Dayton parade. SPORTS: UCLA beat Tennessee 27-24 in football. 25 Years ago: Sept. 2, 1993 NEWS: Terry Brown, a Fort Dodge truck driver, received a lifesaving award from Gov. Terry Branstad for a 1992 incident where ...

From our files: Sept. 1, 2018

10 Years ago: Sept. 1, 2008 NEWS: Members of St. Paul Lutheran Church participated in service projects such as visiting nursing homes and painting the Agape Church Wheel of Compassion Ministries building. SPORTS: April Eisbernd was the new volleyball coach at Iowa Central. 25 Years ago: ...

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: ...