Aug 19, 2004
NEWS: Palo Alto County switched to computerized voting machines.
SPORTS: Dick Laurent, of Fort Dodge, shot a hole-in-one at Lakeside Golf Course.
Aug 19, 1989
NEWS: Harold Trask, of Renwick, was reappointed to the National Pork Board.
SPORTS: The team of Ralph Voith, Jim Haub and Pat Minnick won the American legion 3-man best shot golf tournament.
Aug 19, 1964
NEWS: Five cars of an Illinois Central Railroad freight train plunged into the Des Moines River when the west span of the bridge collapsed as the train was crossing.
SPORTS: Gordy Schaller, 14, won the City Junior Golf tournament.