Dec. 15, 2002
NEWS: Longtime Messenger Sports Editor Bob Brown signed copies of his book "Echoes From Middle Iowa's Historic Past."
SPORTS: Tim Jones was the youngest YABA bowler ever to top the 800 mark with an 805 series.
Dec. 15, 1987
NEWS: Sharon Hickey was elected chairman of the Hillcrest Neighborhood Betterment Group.
SPORTS: The Dodger girls basketball team lost to Des Moines Roosevelt 40-38.
Dec. 15, 1962
NEWS: Gary Owen, 15, received his Eagle Scout award, following in the footsteps of his father and brother.
SPORTS: Eagle Grove defeated Hampton 36-3 in a high school wrestling meet.