July 18, 2003
NEWS: The bear cubs at Oleson Park Zoo were given names: Spike for the cinnamon bear, and Bubba for the black bear.
SPORTS: Eagle Grove beat St. Edmond 7-1 in a Class 2A district semifinal baseball game.
July 18, 1988
NEWS: Dr. John A. Gazaway, an optometrist in Eagle Grove, was elected vice president of the American Optometric Association.
SPORTS: Scott Swansen won The Messenger Men's City Golf Tournament with a five-under part 139 in 36 holes when lightning and heavy rain caused an early end to the tournament.
July 18, 1963
NEWS: Alvin Carlson, a former Peace Corps member who served in Cameroon, was the guest speaker at the Wa Tan Ye Club luncheon meeting.
SPORTS: Al Krejci, of Pocahontas, aced the seventh hole at the golf course at Pocahontas.