From Our Files

From our files: Feb. 7, 2013

Feb. 7, 2003NEWS: The Humboldt CommunityChorus performed "Let the Music Soar."SPORTS: The Dodger wrestlers won the CIML Conference title with a 34-22 win over West Des Moines Valley.Feb. 7, 1988NEWS: The Sac County Porkettesvoted to disband, citing decliningmembership.SPORTS: The Palmer boys ...

From our files: Feb. 6, 2013

Feb. 6, 2003NEWS: Southern Cal students formed a block-long line to pass boxes of books from the old library to the new library in Lake City.SPORTS: The Triton men's basketball team beat Ellsworth 83-53.Feb. 6, 1988NEWS: Jalene Doerzman was named city editor of The Messenger.SPORTS: The ...

From our files: Feb. 5, 2013

Feb. 5, 2003NEWS: Bruce Gruver was the new Fort Dodge postmaster.SPORTS: The St. Edmond girls basketball team beat Clarion-Goldfield 58-44.Feb. 5, 1988NEWS: Presidential candidate Michael Dukakis made a campaign stop in Fort Dodge.SPORTS: The St. Edmond sophomore girls basketball team beat ...

From our files: Feb. 4, 2013

Feb. 4, 2003NEWS: Aaron helgevold, Jon Prebeck, James McLoughlin, Joe Rathermel, Jared Federson, Dan Schuman and Rob Secor wre chosen to attend the American Legion Boys State.SPORTS: The Fort Dodge eighth-grade basketball team finished third in the Waterloo Wahawk tournament.Feb. 4, 1988NEWS: ...

From our files: Feb. 3, 2013

Feb. 3, 2003NEWS: Clarion-Goldfield teacher Denise Ulven was listed in the "Who's Who Among America's Teachers for 2002."SPORTS: The Iowa Central wrestling team defeated Northwest Wyoming 17-15.Feb. 3, 1988NEWS: The Manson High School Jazz Band received a one rating for its performance at the ...

From our files: Feb. 2, 2013

Feb. 2, 2003NEWS: American flags were at half staff to commemorate the seven astronauts killed in the Columbia disaster.SPORTS: Mike McNeal, of Fort Dodge, was named "Joe Bowler" and choasen to throw the first ball at the 2003 Men's iowa State Bowling Association tournament in Fort Dodge.Feb. ...

From our files: Feb. 1, 2013

Feb. 1, 2003NEWS: More than 70 area businesses welcomed 340 middle school students for the Groundhog Job Shadow Program.SPORTS: The Dodger girls basketball team beat Newton 77-48.Feb. 1, 1988NEWS: Shirlee Trent used puppets to teach elementary students in Calhoun, Hamilton and Webster ...

From our files: Jan. 31, 2013

Jan. 31, 2003NEWS: Longtime Fort Dodge school superintendent, Dr. Earl O. Berge, died at 85.SPORTS: The Dodger wrestlers defeated Mason City 51-17.Jan. 31, 1988NEWS: Leonora Larson, a Fort Dodge elementary school teacher and principal for 53 years, died at age 96.SPORTS: The Dodger boys beat ...

From our files: Jan. 30, 2013

Jan. 30, 2003NEWS: Artisans in Hardanger lace held a demonstration and exhibit at the Humboldt Public Library.SPORTS: The Iowa Central women's basketball team beat Iowa Western 87-83.Jan. 30, 1988NEWS: Republican presidential candidate Pete du Pont made a campaign stop in Fort Dodge.SPORTS: ...

From our files: Jan. 29, 2013

Jan. 29, 2003NEWS: The Fort Dodge public school board froze salaries for principals, assistant principals and administrators due to budget problems.SPORTS: Heather Lundberg was named head softball coach at Iowa Central Community College.Jan. 29, 1988NEWS: Darlene Krambeck was honored for 25 ...

From our files: Jan. 28, 2013

Jan. 28, 2003NEWS: Iowa State University President Greg Geoffroy spoke to the Fort Dodge Noon Rotary Club.SPORTS: The Dodger freshman girls basketball team beat Des Moines Lincoln 55-35.Jan. 28, 1988NEWS: Algona Community School Superintendent Richard Boyer resigned in order to accept a post ...

From our files: Jan. 27, 2013

Jan. 27, 2003NEWS: Dustin Bogue, of Sac City, was a semifinalists on the "Nashville Star" TV contest.SPORTS: Former Fort Dodge and Iowa State track star Andy Long qualified for the USA Track and Field Championship.Jan. 27, 1988NEWS: Harvey Jergens resigned as Civil Defense director for ...

From our files: Jan. 26, 2013

Jan. 26, 2003NEWS: Hancock Fabrics had moved to its new location in the southwest part of the Crossroads Mall.SPORTS: Algona won the North Central Conference wrestling title with 223 points.Jan. 26, 1988NEWS: Sara Patterson, of Fort Dodge, was selected as a vocalist for the Fort Dodge Area ...

From our files: Jan. 25, 2013

Jan. 25, 2003NEWS: The Webster County chapter of Pheasants Forever was replacing habitat trees that were dead or dying of pine wilt.SPORTS: The Gael girls basketball team beat Hampton 36-34.Jan. 25, 1988NEWS: More than 300 people attended an ecumenical service honoring the Rev. Dr. Clarence ...

From our files: Jan. 24, 2013

Jan. 24, 2003NEWS: The Volunteer Center at the United Way matched potential volunteers with nonprofit agencies.SPORTS: The Dodger wrestling team beat Ames 60-14 in CIML Iowa Conference action.Jan. 24, 1988NEWS: Fort Dodge fifth-graders made simulated hornbooks as part of their study of the ...

From our files: Jan. 23, 2013

Jan. 23, 2003NEWS: The Larson-Weishaar Funeral Home was open for business after being rebuilt after a fire in 2002.SPORTS: Iowa Central wrestling coach Mark Ostrander received the 2002-2003 NWCA Robert Bubb Coaching Excellence Award.Jan. 23, 1988NEWS: Ted Kennedy Jr. spoke in Fort Dodge on ...

From our files: Jan. 22, 2013

Jan. 22, 2003NEWS: A trail project in Wright County received a grant for $338,559.SPORTS: The Dodger wrestling team defeated Webster City 66-9.Jan. 22, 1988NEWS: Palo Alto County Deputy Sheriff Russell B. Jergens announced he would run for sheriff.SPORTS: The Dodger boys basketball team beat ...

From our files: Jan. 21, 2013

Jan. 21, 2003NEWS: The Fort Dodge Noon Kiwanis and Golden Kiwanis clubs marked the organization's 88th anniversary.SPORTS: Aaron Davidson was named head baseball coach at St. Edmond.Jan. 21, 1988NEWS: Humboldt radio broadcaster Robert H. Christensen II announced he would run for state ...

From our files: Jan. 20, 2013

Jan. 20, 2003NEWS: Ronald McDonald visited Fort Dodge schools to teach character-building concepts to students.SPORTS: The Fort Dodge seventh-grade girls basketball team went 1-2 in a tournament in Apple Valley, Minn.Jan. 20, 1988NEWS: The Fort Dodge Municipal Airport was chosen to receive an ...

From our files: Jan. 19, 2013

Jan. 19, 2003NEWS: A $2.4 million renovation of Fuller Hall in Webster City was complete.SPORTS: Mark Miller stepped down as manager of Fort Dodge's XBA franchise, the Frontier City River Dogz.Jan. 19, 1988NEWS: An exhibit at the Blanden Memorial Art Museum featured works by area Arrowhead ...