From Our Files

From our files: July 8, 2013

July 8, 2003NEWS: The Fort Dodge Preservation Commission was exploring the possibility of restoring "ghost signs" in Fort Dodge.SPORTS: The St. Edmond baseball team defeated Iowa Falls 3-2.July 8, 1988NEWS: The fourth annual Bluegrass and Old-Time Country Music Festival was held at the ...

From our files: July 7, 2013

July 7, 2003NEWS: Evan Metcalf-Putnam received a $16,000 Trustee Scholarship from Cornell College.SPORTS: The Newell-Fonda softball team defeated Alta 1-0.July 7, 1988NEWS: Arrowhead Area Education Agency Special Education Department of Fort Dodge received the 1988 Occupational Therapy ...

From our files: July 6, 2013

July 6, 2003NEWS: The sixth annual Open Car Show at Chautauqua Days in Sac City had a record 72 entries.SPORTS: The Dodger boys baseball team defeated Ballard-Huxley 6-0 and Colo-Nesco 10-1 at the Roland Story Classic.July 6, 1988NEWS: Juanita Baedke, of Fort Dodge, was installed madame state ...

From our files: July 5, 2013

July 5, 2003NEWS: Hundreds of people attended Chautauqua Days in Sac City.SPORTS: Harrison Nayer, of Fort Dodge, claimed second place in the U.S. Golf tournament in the 6-and-under division with a 50 on the 1,100-yard, par-36 course.July 5, 1988NEWS: Virgil Davis, of Humboldt, was awarded ...

From our files: July 4, 2013

July 4, 2003NEWS: Motorcyclists gathered in Algona for the 19th annual ABATE Freedom Rally.SPORTS: The Gaels baseball team beat Clarion-Goldfield 4-1.July 4, 1988NEWS: Eldon Gast, Dave Hartwig, Nate Luthro and Rich Cross took part in a blacksmith demonstration at the Fort Museum.SPORTS: ...

From our files: July 3, 2013

July 3, 2003NEWS: The Iowa Central Community College board approved an addition to the Vocational-Technical Building.SPORTS: The Humboldt softball team defeated St. Edmond 3-2.July 3, 1988NEWS: Thomas C. Briley, general manager of The Messenger, was named to the board of directors of the ...

From our files: July 1, 2013

July 1, 2003NEWS: The Webster County Emergency 911 dispatch system at the Law Enforcement Center was being upgraded.SPORTS: The Fort Dodge Soccer Association 14-and-under girls went undefeated in the Spencer Great Balls of Fire tournament.July 1, 1988NEWS: Renee Wilson, of Farnhamville, ...

From our files: June 30, 2013

June 30, 2003NEWS: Melissa K. Arends was chosen to receive the 2003 Kenn Patterson Marketing Education Scholarship.SPORTS: Kevin Ault won the Lakeside Amateur men's golf tournament.June 30, 1988NEWS: Former Fort Dodge resident Cynthia A. Humes was awarded the 1988 Charlotte W. Newcombe ...

From our files: June 29, 2013

June 29, 2003NEWS: The town of Whittemore celebrated 125 years.SPORTS: The Fort Dodge Golden Dodgers, a 12-and-under girls soccer team, finished 3-0-1 at the Great Balls of Fire Tournament in Spencer.June 29, 1988NEWS: Penpals Rita Hedley, of Standon, England, and Suzanne Herr, of Fort Dodge, ...

From our files: June 28, 2013

June 28, 2003NEWS: Cindy Todeschini, of Vaux Les St. Claude, France, who was a Rotary exchange student at St. Edmond in 2001, returned to Fort Dodge to catch up with friends.SPORTS: The Fort Dodge Comet track club participated in the Junior Olympic track and field championships in ...

From our files: June 27, 2013

June 27, 2003NEWS: Iowa Central Community College received a $298,050 Directed Education Program Grant to pilot a distance-education learning program for high school students.SPORTS: The St. Edmond baseball team defeated Clear Lake 9-7.June 27, 1988NEWS: Civil War buff Carl Halverson, of ...

From our files: June 26, 2013

June 26, 2003NEWS: Bev Schroeder, an aide to Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, spoke at three sites in Fort Dodge.SPORTS: The Fort Dodge Weightlifting Club had a first-place and third-place win at the Biggest Bench on the Beach Contest in Ottumwa.June 26, 1988NEWS: Fort Dodge dentist Dr. LeRoy N. ...

From our files: June 25, 2013

June 25, 2003NEWS: A lightning strike damaged the chimney at St. Edmond High School.SPORTS: Iowa Supreme Court Justice Mark Cady was picked to caddy for Dave Sergeant at the United States Senior Open in Toldeo, Ohio.June 25, 1988NEWS: Shelley Foster, of Sac City, attended the 43rd session of ...

From our files: June 24, 2013

June 24, 2003NEWS: Megan Hefley, of Fort Dodge, competed in the United States Tumbling & Trampoline Association national championships in Rapid City, S.D.SPORTS: The St. Edmond baseball team defeated Hampton-Dumont 5-4.June 24, 1988NEWS: Kossuth County farmer Edgar Keith received the ...

From our files: June 23, 2013

June 23, 2003NEWS: Marie Liska, of Gowrie, received a $1,000 scholarship from Hy-Vee.SPORTS: St. Edmond's Kelsey Clemons and Rockwell City-Lytton's Jill Johnson competed on the Northwest Junior select team.June 23, 1988NEWS: Herbert S. Conlon was installed as president of the Fort Dodge Noon ...

From our files: June 22, 2013

June 22, 2003NEWS: Fort Dodge native Jennifer Bemrich was awarded an internship with The Art Institute of Chicago in its Museum Education Department for the summer of 2003.SPORTS: Scott Quandt won the Fort Dodge Amateur open division title.June 22, 1988NEWS: Fort Dodge farmer Kendall Pliner ...

From our files: June 21, 2013

June 21, 2003NEWS: Our Lady of Good Counsel in Moorland, St. Joseph's of Duncombe and Christ the King parish in Dayton were added to the parish team that included Catholic churches in Fort Dodge, Clare and Barnum.SPORTS: The Prairie Valley baseball team beat Manson Northwest Webster 7-3.June ...

From our files: June 20, 2013

June 20, 2003NEWS: A ruptured gas line on the Beh Building led to the evacuation of the Webster County Courthouse and The Messenger building.SPORTS: Justin Schulte fired a 67 in the opening round of the Fort Dodge Amateur men's golf tournament.June 20, 1988NEWS: "Fredsklockorna," Swedish bell ...

From our files: June 19, 2013

June 19, 2003NEWS: Members of the Prairie Lakes AEA board approved several organizational items in preparation the merger of Arrowhead AEA and Lakeland AEA on July 1, 2003.SPORTS: The Clarion-Goldfield baseball team beat Belmond-Klemme 8-3.June 19, 1988NEWS: Dick Wieler was the new manager of ...

From our files: June 18, 2013

June 18, 2003NEWS: Clarence Hiveley announced plans to build four more houses in the Park View neighborhood in Fort Dodge.SPORTS: Prairie Valley defeated St. Edmond 7-0 in softball.June 18, 1988NEWS: Betty Sealine, of Stanhope, won $25,000 from the Iowa Lottery show when her name was picked ...