April 24, 2004
NEWS: A groundbreaking ceremony was held at Hayes Avenue and U.S. Highway 20 in Webster County for the next phase of extending the four-lane portion of the highway.
SPORTS: Laurens-Marathon senior Jenni Elbert won the high jump at the Drake Relays.
April 24, 1989
NEWS: Lee Rollins, of Eagle Grove, hadn't missed a day on the job as Messenger bundle dropper and carrier since December 1979 - for 3,000 straight delivery days.
SPORTS: Liz Lombard won the fifth annual Tiara Classic bowling tournament.
April 24, 1964
NEWS: Barnum, Callender, Eagle Grove, Emmetsburg, Laurens, Lehigh, Palmer, Pocahontas, Rolfe, Vincent, Renwick and all towns in Calhoun County were switching to Daylight Saving Time.
SPORTS: Andy Handeland bowled a 213 game in the Alley Cats league.