From our Files — Feb. 8, 2019

10 Years ago: Feb. 8, 2009

NEWS: Valero Energy Corp proposed a $280 million purchase agreement to buy five plants from VeraSun Energy Corp.

SPORTS: Iowa Central beat Ellsworth 75-53 in women’s basketball.

25 Years ago: Feb. 8, 1994

NEWS: Jim Williams, a long-time Fort Dodge restaurateur, died at age 72.

SPORTS: Iowa Central beat Kirkwood 79-56 in men’s basketball.

50 Years ago: Feb. 8, 1969

NEWS: Linda Thatcher, of West Bend, was named Palo Alto County Pork Queen.

SPORTS: Clarion beat Fort Dodge 22-19 in wrestling.