From our files

10 Years ago: Aug. 27, 2008

NEWS: Voters approved the plan for an aquatic center in Fort Dodge.

SPORTS: Gymnast Shawn Johnson returned to Iowa after winning one gold and three silver medals at the Summer Olympics.

25 Years ago: Aug. 27, 1993

NEWS: Phillips Middle School art teacher Richard Hanson earned the Purchase Prize at the Iowa State Fair with his watercolor “Homeless (The Empathy Series).”

SPORTS: The I-Cubs beat the Buffalo Bisons 5-0.

50 Years ago: Aug. 27, 1968

NEWS: Michael A. Fowler, a livestock production specialist, joined the Webster County Extension staff.

SPORTS: Lady Behrens bowled a 206 in the Rambling Rose league.