From our files: Oct. 31, 2018

10 Years ago: Oct. 31, 2008

NEWS: Nadine Spier, of Encinitas, California, demonstrated making baskets of pine needles and sweetgrass in a class at the Blanden Memorial Art Museum.

SPORTS: Lexie Ronconi, a senior at St. Edmond High School, was highlighted in The Messenger’s Timeout With feature.

25 Years ago: Oct. 31, 1993

NEWS: James H. Fitzgerald was named an honorary member of the Webster County Bar Association.

SPORTS: Al Pickett bowled a perfect game.

50 Years ago: Oct. 31, 1968

NEWS: Fort Dodge attorney Francis E. Tierney was appointed U.S. commissioner for the Northern District of Iowa.

SPORTS: John Calisesi, 15, bowled a 718 series in the Ridgewood Classic league.