From our files

10 Years ago: Dec. 24, 2008

NEWS: Students at Community Christian School raised $1,500 for World Vision to help people in Haiti.

SPORTS: Humboldt beat Clarion-Goldfield, 57-53, in boys basketball.

25 Years ago: Dec. 24, 1993

NEWS: Mike and Jody McClintock, of Fort Dodge, hung their Christmas tree upside-down from the ceiling to prevent their daughter, Ashley, 11 months, from toppling it.

SPORTS: The Fort Dodge wrestling team was ranked No. 3 in the first Associated Press poll of the season.

50 Years ago: Dec. 24, 1968

NEWS: The Joseph E. Spore home at 1416 N. 14th St. won the Lions Club’s annual Christmas home lighting contest — there were 1,125 lights decorating the home.

SPORTS: Fred Pierce, former Lake City High School athlete, was named head baseball coach at Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska.