From our files: Dec. 23, 2018

10 Years ago: Dec. 23, 2008

NEWS: Sarah Smith left the Webster County Attorney’s Office to join the Bennett, Crimmins, Ostrander law firm.

SPORTS: Rockwell City-Lytton beat Laurens-Marathon 52-29 in girls basketball.

25 Years ago: Dec. 23, 1993

NEWS: Myrtle Swedlund, 87, had no plans to retire from running The Flower Shop in Stratford, which she started in the mid-1950s.

SPORTS: Rockwell City-Lytton beat St. Edmond 60-12 in wrestling.

50 Years ago: Dec. 23, 1968

NEWS: Stanley H. Olson was named district manager of the Illinois Central Railroad at Omaha.

SPORTS: Dale Tomlinson bowled a 266 game in the Metropolitan league.