From our files: Aug. 1, 2018

10 Years ago: Aug. 1, 2008

NEWS: A 2 1/2 hour outage left much of downtown — including The Messenger and the Webster County Courthouse — without power.

SPORTS: Dean Underberg had the low individual gross in the Lakeside Wednesday Night Golf League with 34.

25 Years ago: Aug. 1, 1993

NEWS: Dr. John Phillips was the new president of Fort Dodge Laboratories.

SPORTS: Phil Joselyn shot a three-under par 69 in The Messenger Men’s City Golf Tournament.

50 Years ago: Aug. 1, 1968

NEWS: Clarence C. Ruebel, outside circulation manager for The Messenger since 1944, retired at age 65.

SPORTS: The Nelson News team broke 206 birds out of 250 to top the first league shooting season of the year at the new Fort Dodge Gun Club.