From our Files: Aug. 19, 2018
10 Years ago: Aug. 19, 2008
NEWS: The Fort Dodge City Council considered instituting a local option sales tax with the proceeds going 100 percent toward streets if voters would approve.
SPORTS: Fort Dodge opened the boys golf season with a 311-340 loss to Marshalltown.
25 Years ago: Aug. 19, 1993
NEWS: Fort Dodge Mayor William Patterson proclaimed Lauretta Nelson Day in honor of “Lutty” Nelson’s contributions to the community through volunteer work.
SPORTS: Drag car racer Tommy Johnson Jr. had reached 298.6 mph and was hoping to reach the 300 mark.
50 Years ago: Aug. 19, 1968
NEWS: Debbie Zinnel, of Pomeroy, was named Iowa Shorthorn Lassie Queen at the Iowa State Fair.
SPORTS: Dean Tuel, of Fort Dodge, won the state American Legion golf championship.