From our files: July 19, 2019

10 Years ago: July 19, 2009

NEWS: The annual Lizard Creek Blues Society Blues Under the Trees Festival was held.

SPORTS: The No. 2 Gaels baseball team beat Manson Northwest Webster 12-2 in a Class 2A district final.

25 Years ago: July 19, 1994

NEWS: Dr. Ronald Harms, a Laurens dentist, was awarded the National Conservation Medal from the Daughters of the American Revolution.

SPORTS: The Fort Dodge girls softball team fell to Estherville/Lincoln Central 3-2 in 11 innings.

50 Years ago: July 19, 1969

NEWS: About 32,000 acres, or 10%, of Webster County crops were ruined by erosion or standing water, with losses estimated at $1.5 million, according to a county disaster committee survey.

SPORTS: Dodger sophomore Tim Sweeney pitched a two-hitter and fanned 12 batters to beat Rockwell City 5-1 in the Sectional Tournament at Rogers Park.