From our files: Aug. 6, 2018

10 Years ago: Aug. 6, 2008

NEWS: On the one-year anniversary of JJ Bonnell’s death in Iraq, his family members focused on good memories of his life.

SPORTS: Lake City native Beth Schliesman Arnoul was preparing for the Summer Paralympic Games in Beijing.

25 Years ago: Aug. 6, 1993

NEWS: Dale Farnham, of Gowrie, was named Webster County Extension director.

SPORTS: West Des Moines Dowling beat Emmetsburg 10-0 in softball.

50 Years ago: Aug. 6, 1968

NEWS: Howard Haase, Mark Scott, Debbie Guetzlaff and Carol Melton attempted a seven-day, around-the-clock bicycling marathon, but couldn’t finish due to two flat tires at the same time on the sixth day.

SPORTS: Sandy’s Distributing Co. beat Ames North Grand Shopping Center 6-0 in softball.