From Our Files

From our files: July 15, 2013

July 15, 2003NEWS: The Fort Dodge City Council announced that two new water towers would be built in the city.SPORTS: The St. Edmond baseball team defeated Prairie Valley 7-3.July 15, 1988NEWS: A one-act farce written by Maggie Swanson and Julie Lundgren was part of the entertainment at ...

From our files: July 14, 2013

July 14, 2003NEWS: Audrey Niemann was appointed by Bishop DiNardo to be the new director of the Grotto of the Redemption in West Bend.SPORTS: Lucas Peed shot a 4-under par 174 to win the men's division of The Messenger City Golf Tournament.July 14, 1988NEWS: Fridley Theatres Inc., of Des ...

From our files: July 13, 2013

July 13, 2003NEWS: Adam Greeves won the Horse Show's Costume class at the Webster County Fair with a bathtub costume, complete with shower pole.SPORTS: Katie McCubbin took part in the U.S.A. Track and Field Junior Olympics Region 8 Championships in St. Paul, Minn.July 13, 1988NEWS: Ed ...

From our files: July 12, 2013

July 12, 2003NEWS: The late Merle Erickson was honored for building and operating the Oleson Park Train for many years.SPORTS: The Webster City softball team beat Algona 4-0 to win the North Central Conference title.July 12, 1988NEWS: Zora Mae Fisher, of Webster City, was elected president of ...

From our files: July 11, 2013

July 11, 2003NEWS: Chainsaw carver Pat Doyle showed off his talent at the Webster County Fair.SPORTS: The St. Edmond softball team beat Sergeant Bluff 7-1 at the Ballard-Huxley Invitational.July 11, 1988NEWS: About 7,500 people turned out for seventh annual Dixie-Jazz Festival at Oleson Park ...

From our files: July 10, 2013

July 10, 2003NEWS: Allison Miller and Mike Nelson were crowned Webster County Fair queen and king.SPORTS: Kansas basketball player Nick Collison, formerly of Fort Dodge, was named a Big 12 Conference athlete of the year.July 10, 1988NEWS: Dale Chisholm, of Lake City, retired after 23 years as ...

From our files: July 9, 2013

July 9, 2003NEWS: Fort Dodge Ford owner Casey Johnson announced that the dealership had acquired a Toyota franchise.SPORTS: The Gael softball team defeated Bishop Garrigan 5-2.July 9, 1988NEWS: Luis and Melba Grudena, of Ecuador, came to Fort Dodge for the wedding of their son, Luis Emilio ...

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 ...