Aug. 2, 2003
NEWS: Brenda Vazquez, of Fort Dodge, was a volunteer for Jesus on the Move Ministry and volunteer Spanish interpreter.
SPORTS: The Midwest Toy semi-pro baseball team defeated the Osage Northstars 12-0 at Grundy Center.
Aug. 2, 1988
NEWS: Dr. David Haggard, then superintendent of the Storm Lake Community School District, was named head of the Fort Dodge Community School District.
SPORTS: Former Messenger sports writer James Drew was named sports editor of the Algona Upper Des Moines weekly newspaper.
Aug. 2, 1963
NEWS: Triplets two girls and a boy were born at Mercy Hospital in Fort Dodge to Robert and Lois Fitzgerald, of Clare. (The boy, Teddy, died on Aug. 4, 1963.)
SPORTS: The Pocahontas Braves won their ninth victory without a loss by downing Estherville 3-0.