From our files: Dec. 27, 2019

10 Years ago: Dec. 27, 2008

NEWS: Emily Martens and Travis Kraft, of Rockwell City, received an extra special Christmas gift when their son, Kale Nicholas, arrived seven weeks early on Christmas Day.

SPORTS: Former Southeast Webster-Grand multisport standout athlete Jennifer Jorgensen decided to transfer from University of the Pacific.

25 Years ago: Dec. 27, 1993

NEWS: Matt Bradley, a senior at St. Edmond High School, was highlighted in The Messenger’s School Ties feature.

SPORTS: The Minnesota Vikings beat the Kansas City Chiefs 30-10.

50 Years ago: Dec. 27, 1968

NEWS: Rosemary DeHart performed at the Holiday Inn Restaurant Lounge.

SPORTS: The Rockwell City girls basketball team was the No. 2-ranked team in the state.