From Our Files

From our files: July 27, 2019

10 Years ago: July 27, 2009 NEWS: The Humboldt County Fair Cookoff Challenge was a new addition to the fair. SPORTS: Jim Redemske, of Clarion, won the Lakeside Senior Amateur golf title. 25 Years ago: July 27, 1994 NEWS: The Frigidaire-Laundry Division sent home 150 employees early ...

From our files: July 26, 2019

10 Years ago: July 26, 2009 NEWS: Jenny Theesfeld was named director of financial aid at Iowa Central. SPORTS: Fort Dodge senior Tieryn Potratz was picked to play in the Iowa Girls Coaches Association All-Star softball game. 25 Years ago: July 26, 1994 NEWS: Hamilton County Interpretive ...

From our files: July 25, 2019

10 Years ago: July 25, 2009 NEWS: Monsignor Kevin McCoy was named interim president of St. Edmond Catholic Schools. SPORTS: Newell-Fonda was the Class 1A runner-up in the state softball tournament after a 2-1 defeat by Earlham. 25 Years ago: July 25, 1994 NEWS: Fort Dodge Fire Chief ...

From our files: July 24, 2019

10 Years ago: July 24, 2009 NEWS: Campers celebrated Christmas in July at John F. Kennedy Memorial Park by decorating their campsites. SPORTS: Newell-Fonda beat Martinsdale-St. Mary’s 3-2 in softball. 25 Years ago: July 24, 1994 NEWS: Travis Garry, 14, of Manson, led a riderless ...

From our files: July 23, 2019

10 Years ago: July 23, 2009 NEWS: Organizers were preparing for Twin Lakes Wakefest, where nearly 60 wakeboarders were expected to compete for gold. SPORTS: The Dodger baseball team rallied from a six-run deficit to beat Valley 10-6 in a Class 4A substate final. 25 Years ago: July 23, ...

From our files: July 22, 2019

10 Years ago: July 22, 2009 NEWS: Blaine Hepp was named the new animal control officer for Webster County. SPORTS: The St. Edmond Gaels baseball team beat No. 1 St. Ansgar 8-2 behind Joey Flattery’s pitching in a Class 2A substate final. 25 Years ago: July 22, 1994 NEWS: Kerry ...

From our files: July 21, 2019

10 Years ago: July 21, 2009 NEWS: The 875th Replacement Co., a Fort Dodge Army reserve unit, would be deployed to Fort Benning for active duty in the spring. SPORTS: Newell-Fonda beat North Mahaska 10-3 in the quarterfinals of the state softball tournament. 25 Years ago: July 21, ...

From our files: July 20, 2019

10 Years ago: July 20, 2009 NEWS: The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department recovered a John Deere Gator from a quarry south of Rutland. The Gator was believed to have been stolen two years prior from the Humboldt County Fairgrounds. SPORTS: The girls state softball tournament returned to ...

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, ...

From our files: July 18, 2019

10 Years ago: July 18, 2009 NEWS: The first Citywide Gospel Explosion was held at Calvary Memorial Church of God in Christ in Fort Dodge. SPORTS: The Dodger baseball team beat Newton 2-1 in a Class 4A substate quarterfinal. 25 Years ago: July 18, 1994 NEWS: Keren Martin, a certified ...

From our files: July 17, 2019

10 Years ago: July 17, 2009 NEWS: A bid for a Fort Dodge casino received a second chance, along with four other Iowa communities. SPORTS: The Fort Dodge Senior High freshmen baseball team split with Mason City, losing 13-2 before taking the night cap, 13-3. 25 Years ago: July 17, ...

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 ...

From our files: July 15, 2019

10 Years ago: July 15, 2009 NEWS: Ten local artists participated in a weeklong art retreat called “The Painted Page: Books and Beyond” at Iowa Central. SPORTS: The No. 2 Gaels baseball team beat rival Eagle Grove 10-0 to advance to district finals. 25 Years ago: July 15, 1994 NEWS: ...

From our files: July 14, 2019

10 Years ago: July 14, 2009 NEWS: John Daniel, owner of Daniel Pharmacy, along with his family, established a scholarship for University of Iowa College of Pharmacy students. SPORTS: The Fort Dodge and St. Edmond softball teams each won in semifinal action: The Dodgers beat Waterloo East ...

From our files: July 13, 2019

10 Years ago: July 13, 2009 NEWS: Karen Ervin was named Webster County’s court-appointed special advocate. SPORTS: Winners of the 29th annual Kemna Auto of Fort Dodge City Tournament, presented by The Messenger, were: Kevin Ault (men’s open), Heather Frye (women’s open), Dean ...

From our files: July 12, 2019

10 Years ago: July 12, 2009 NEWS: Dr. Ed Miller and Olivia Telfer, 7, served as Honorary Survivors for the Webster County Relay for Life. SPORTS: The St. Edmond baseball team knocked off Clarion-Goldfield, 12-2, in a Class 2A post-season opener. 25 Years ago: July 12, 1994 NEWS: The ...

From our files: July 11, 2019

10 Years ago: July 11, 2009 NEWS: More then 45 miles of water trails in Webster County were officially added to the state’s 1,000-plus existing miles. SPORTS: The St. Edmond softball team pitched a shutout against South Hamilton, winning 5-0 in a Class 2A first-round regional ...

From our files: July 10, 2019

10 Years ago: July 10, 2009 NEWS: Local law enforcement agencies joined together in the Webster County FALCON operation, resulting in 19 arrests. SPORTS: The Dodger baseball team won its first outright CIML baseball title. 25 Years ago: July 10, 1994 NEWS: Rockwell City native Elisa ...

From our files: July 9, 2019

10 Years ago: July 9, 2009 NEWS: Lt. Gov. Patty Judge toured the POW Museum in Algona. SPORTS: St. Edmond beat Clarion-Goldfield 12-2 in five innings of baseball. 25 Years ago: July 9, 1994 NEWS: Daniel D. Stehn was hired as principal at Emmetsburg. SPORTS: St. Edmond beat Clear Lake ...

From our files: July 8, 2019

10 Years ago: July 8, 2009 NEWS: Chris McGonegle, of Fort Dodge, announced he would run against incumbent Daryl Beall for a seat in the Iowa Senate. SPORTS: St. Edmond beat Clear Lake 11-1 in softball. 25 Years ago: July 8, 1994 NEWS: Andrea Brown and Jeanna Hearn won the Fort Dodge ...