From our files: Jan. 3, 2019

10 Years ago: Jan. 3, 2009

NEWS: The Rev. Don Urey was interim pastor at First Evangelical Free Church.

SPORTS: Utah beat Alabama 31-17 in the Sugar Bowl.

25 Years ago: Jan. 3, 1994

NEWS: Clinton Hays, of Albert City, was preparing to enter the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

SPORTS: Iowa beat Eastern Illinois 91-52 in men’s basketball.

50 Years ago: Jan. 3, 1969

NEWS: Robert A. Shaw was sworn in as Wright County Sheriff.

SPORTS: Roy James bowled a 230 game in the Metropolitan league.