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From our files: July 16, 2019

10 Years ago: July 16, 2009

NEWS: Sixty inmates earned college certificates after completing vocational programs at the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility.

SPORTS: The Newell-Fonda softball team was headed to state after defeating WCLT 5-4.

25 Years ago: July 16, 1994

NEWS: About 350 people attended a benefit for Matt Sigmon in Sac City, raising nearly $1,000.

SPORTS: The Dodger girls softball team lost 2-1 and 6-5 in a double header against Newton.

50 Years ago: July 16, 1969

NEWS: Darrell H. Oleson, a Fort Dodge high school alum, was a computer systems engineer in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Goddard Space Flight Center, as the U.S. prepared for the Apollo 11 moon mission.

SPORTS: The Rockwell City baseball team beat Gilmore City 9-1 in a sectional tournament first-round game at Rogers Park.