From our files

10 Years ago: Aug. 13, 2008

NEWS: Local schools prepared to implement the new state smoking ban, which applied to all school grounds.

SPORTS: U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps, 21, became the winningest Olympian of all time with 11 gold medals.

25 Years ago: Aug. 13, 1993

NEWS: Vista Telephone filed a petition with the Iowa Utilities Board requesting a 75 percent rate hike.

SPORTS: The Twins beat the Blue Jays 9-2.

50 Years ago: Aug. 13, 1968

NEWS: Marine Lance Cpl. Billie L. Schlick was wounded in Vietnam.

SPORTS: Phil Joselyn, of Fort Dodge, qualified for the U.S. Amateur golf championship in Columbus, Ohio.