From our files

10 Years ago: March 25, 2009

NEWS: The Fort Dodge Hy-Vee store began its first community food drive to benefit local food pantries.

SPORTS: The Fort Dodge girls track team competed at the Iowa State Girls Indoor Championships in Cedar Falls.

25 Years ago: March 25, 1994

NEWS: A dozen Russians visited the Steve Schmalenberger farm near Vincent.

SPORTS: Former Fort Dodge resident Kevin Grant caught a 7.46 pound, 24 1/2 inch-long saugeye from the Coralville Reservoir, breaking the state record for the species.

50 Years ago: March 25, 1969

NEWS: Employment of a professional full-time director for the Blanden Memorial Art Gallery was discussed by the board of trustees.

SPORTS: Dean Williams, of Fort Dodge, was reappointed District Softball Commissioner for the city of Fort Dodge and the surrounding area.