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From our files: Feb. 25, 2014

Feb. 25, 2004NEWS: One person was injured in an explosion at the North Central Cooperative Elevator in Clare.SPORTS: Fort Dodge beat Boone 55-38 in boys basketball.Feb. 25, 1989NEWS: Members of Bethel Lutheran Church in Graettinger approved a design and budget for their new church building to ...

From our Files, Feb. 24, 2014

Feb. 24, 2004NEWS: State Sen Jack Kibbie, D-Emmetsburg, announced he would run for re-election.SPORTS: St. Edmond beat Southern Cal 94-29 in boys basketball.Feb. 24, 1989NEWS: Fort Dodge Mayor Mike McCarville read to students at Arey School for the Booster Club's Family Reading Week.SPORTS: ...

From our files: Feb. 23, 2014

Feb. 23, 2004NEWS: Mark Crouse-Fisher was named to the dean's list at Arizona State University.SPORTS: The Fort Dodge Fire, a fifth-grade girls team, won the championship at the Mason City Hardee's Classic.Feb. 23, 1989NEWS: Ken McElroy, Clare, and Veronica McGough, Fort Dodge, were amed to ...

From our files: Feb. 22, 2014

Feb. 22, 2004NEWS: The Fort Dodge Senior High Class of 1958 was raising $20,000 for a scholarship fund.SPORTS: St. Edmond beat Prairie Valley 38-30 in girls basketball.Feb. 22, 1989NEWS: The City Council of Lake City approved increasing city officials' pay for the first time in 15 ...

From our files: Feb. 21, 2014

Feb. 21, 2004NEWS: Wright Medical Center in Clarion received $8,200 in federal money in a program designed to improve hospital services.SPORTS: Webster City beat Algona 68-58 in boys basketball.Feb. 21, 1989NEWS: Lester Cheney, 80, and Faye Tonsfeldt, 74, were Valentines Day king and queen at ...

From our files: Feb. 20, 2014

Feb. 20, 2004NEWS: Dennis Plautz received the Catalyst Award at the Fort Dodge Area Chamber of Commerce annual dinner.SPORTS: Fort Dodge beat Des Moines North 67-23 in girls basketball.Feb. 20, 1989NEWS: Lisa Neet, of Fort Dodge, won the chili pepper eating contest at the Fort Dodge Chili ...

From our files: Feb. 19, 2014

Feb. 19, 2004NEWS: U.S. Rep. Tom Latham, R-Alexander, spoke to area residents at a town meeting in Pocahontas.SPORTS: St. Edmond beat Southeast Webster 78-56 in girls basketball.Feb. 19, 1989NEWS: Prairie Valley eighth-grade students published a book of their own poems and stories called "The ...

From our files: Feb. 18, 2014

Feb. 18, 2004NEWS: Humboldt County Attorney Tom Meyer resigned to take a position as a part-time city attorney in Mason City.SPORTS: The St. Edmond boys basketball team beat Webster City 49-36.Feb. 18, 1989NEWS: The Chicago Central & Pacific Railroad roundhouse was being torn ...

From our files: Feb. 17, 2014

Feb. 17, 2004NEWS: Local care centers were using pets to improve the quality of life for their residents.SPORTS: The Dodgers beat Boone 66-55 in girls basketball.Feb. 17, 1989NEWS: A vacant building at 16 N. 12th St. was destroyed by fire.SPORTS: Community Christian School beat Forest City ...

From our files: Feb. 16, 2014

Feb. 16, 2004NEWS: About 300 people attended the Cabin Feber Chili Feed at the Opera house at the Fort Museum.SPORTS: The Southeast Webster 14-and-under volleyball team placed second in the South Hamilton Pride tournament.Feb. 16, 1989NEWS: Fair Oaks Middle School students Ahern Craven and ...

From our files: Feb. 15, 2014

Feb. 15, 2004NEWS: More than 350 people attended an open house honoring Walt Stevens' 50 years of service to The Messenger and the community.SPORTS: Dale Earnhardt Jr. won his first Daytona title.Feb. 15, 1989NEWS: U.S. Rep. Fred Grandy, R-Iowa, spoke to area residents at a town meeting in ...

From our Files, Feb. 13, 2014

Feb. 13, 2004NEWS: The Blanden Memorial Art Museum's Friday night film was the 1934 classic "The Thin Man."SPORTS: The Dodger wrestling team beat West Des Moines Valley 33-21 to wint he CIML Iowa conference dual crown.Feb. 13, 1989NEWS: Harcourt Mayor Lloyd D. Nelson died at age 71.SPORTS: ...

From our files: Feb. 12, 2014

Feb. 12, 2004NEWS: The Plover Powhatan Fire Department received a $36,301 federal grant to pay for firefighters' protective gear.SPORTS: Iowa Central beat Iowa Lakes 88-60 in men's basketball.Feb. 12, 1989NEWS: George C. Brown, 79, was still delivering groceries for the Big 3 Grocery Store as ...

From our files: Feb. 11, 2014

Feb. 11, 2004NEWS: The Fort Dodge Plan and Zoning Commission recommended rezoning a property owned by Wayne Rentz so he could build a house there.SPORTS: Southern Cal head coach Lance Schultz picked up the 100th win of his career in a double dual with Lakeland and Prairie Valley.Feb. 11, ...

From our Files, Feb. 10, 2014

Feb. 10, 2004NEWS: The Blanden Memorial Art Museum was raising funds through "National Lost Penny Day," when people were encouraged to donate Lincolns - pennies and $5 bills, as well as anything between or beyond those amounts.SPORTS: Pocahontas Area won the Twin Lakes Conference wrestling ...

From our files: Feb. 9, 2014

Feb. 9, 2004NEWS: Yi Li, of Fort Dodge, was named to the dean's list at Duke University.SPORTS: The St. Edmond Gaels sixth-grade boys basketball team claimed the Clarion Tournament.Feb. 9, 1989NEWS: Carol Schulte, of Sac City, published "Ghosts on the Coasts of Maine."SPORTS: Fort Dodge ...

From our files: Feb. 8, 2014

Feb, 8, 2004NEWS: Webster City school Superintendent Kay Forsythe was hired as chief administrator at Prairie Lakes AEA.SPORTS: Nakaiya Anderson was named female athlete of the week at Iowa Central.Feb, 8, 1989NEWS: Larry Mitchell, director and co-founder of the Comedia Musica Players, was ...

From our files: Feb. 7, 2014

Feb. 7, 2004NEWS: St. Olaf Lutheran Church added a contemporary worship service to its Sunday schedule.SPORTS: Fort Dodge senior Cody Seil was interviewed in The Messenger's "Time Out With" feature.Feb. 7, 1989NEWS: Olga and Alexander Khonmenko, from Moscow,in the Soviet Union, spoke to a ...

From our Files, Feb. 6, 2014

Feb. 6, 2004NEWS: A petition calling for a special election was filed in challenge to an instructional support levy approved by the Fort Dodge Community School board.SPORTS: St Edmond senior Zak Clark was interviewed in The Messenger's "Time Out With" feature.Feb. 6, 1989NEWS: The original ...

From our files: Feb. 5, 2014

Feb. 5, 2004NEWS: The 13 inches of snow that Fort Dodge received that week was a challenge for the Public Works Department and residents to deal with.SPORTS: The Iowa Central men's basketball team beat Ellsworth 72-55.Feb. 5, 1989NEWS: Myron Groat, owner of ABC Lawn Care, was elected ...