From our files

10 Years ago: Feb. 4, 2009

NEWS: A new driver’s license system was announced, with licenses being mailed to applicants instead of being issued at each driver’s license location.

SPORTS: Fort Dodge beat Des Moines Hoover, 38-29, in girls basketball.

25 Years ago: Feb. 4, 1994

NEWS: The Eilers Hotel was destroyed by fire.

SPORTS: Iowa Central beat Iowa Lakes, 74-70, in men’s basketball.

50 Years ago: Feb. 4, 1969

NEWS: The Fort Dodge Transportation Co. was sold to D.C. Messer, of Minneapolis.

SPORTS: Iowa Central beat Muscatine Junior College, 91-78, in men’s basketball.