April 17, 2003
NEWS: James Moline, of Humboldt, received the Bronze Star for heroism and meritorius service during World War II - 59 years late.
SPORTS: Michael Jordan retired from basketball after playing his last game for the Washington Wizards.
April 17, 1988
NEWS: Kay Britton was named executive director of Hamilton County Support Enriching Economic Development (S.E.E.D.).
SPORTS: Fort Dodge's Julie Werde fired a 549 series for the best among 55 girls competing at the girls Class 2A high school state bowling championship.
April 17, 1963
NEWS: Former Fort Dodge resident Robert G. Thomas won the Frank E. Gannett Newspaperboy Scholarship for $3,000.
SPORTS: The Fort Dodge High School golf team beat Carroll 162-174 in a dual meet.