From Our Files

From our files: May 28, 2019

10 Years ago: May 28, 2009 NEWS: A broken valve caused 250 gallons of hydrochloric acid to leak at the Pocahontas municipal pool. SPORTS: Humboldt beat Manson Northwest Webster 4-3 in softball. 25 Years ago: May 28, 1994 NEWS: Velva Richey, 95, of Dayton, talked about her family ...

From our files — May 27, 2019

10 Years ago: May 27, 2009 NEWS: Fort Dodge Senior High student Jennie Haden received her diploma at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota, where she was a patient. SPORTS: Fort Dodge beat Des Mones Roosevelt 3-1 in girls soccer. 25 Years ago: May 27, 1994 NEWS: Lyle Woodard was ...

From our files — May 26, 2109

10 Years ago: May 26, 2009 NEWS: Nicholas Simpson, 10, underwent surgery to lengthen the bone in his left leg. SPORTS: St. Edmond beat North Sentral Kossuth 12-8 in baseball. 25 Years ago: May 26, 1994 NEWS: Minnie Whitlock, of Fort Dodge, collected wigs for cancer patients. SPORTS: ...

From our files: May 25, 2019

10 Years ago: May 25, 2009 NEWS: Thomas Thompson and Andrew Creger were featured in Character Corner. SPORTS: Helio Castroneves won the Indy 500 for the third time. 25 Years ago: May 25, 1994 NEWS: Walmart announced plans to build a new Super Center in Fort Dodge. SPORTS: St. Edmond ...

From our files: May 24, 2019

10 Years ago: May 24, 2009 NEWS: Gary Schumacher, of rural Clare, hand-crafted wooden crosses to place at veterans graves in St. Joseph Cemetery near Barnum, for Memorial Day. SPORTS: The St. Edmond boys track team captured the Class 2A state track championship. 25 Years ago: May 24, ...

From our files: May 23, 2019

10 Years ago: May 23, 2009 NEWS: Former Webster County Supervisor Floyd Magnusson was named Frontier Days parade marshal. SPORTS: The St. Edmond boys track team won the 4x200 at the state track meet. 25 Years ago: May 23, 1994 NEWS: Fort Dodge Senior High senior Jeff Otto was ...

From our files: May 22, 2019

10 Years ago: May 22, 2009 NEWS: The rehabilitation of the Oleson Park Bandshell was recognized by the Iowa Historic Preservation Alliance. SPORTS: Jesse Wilson, of Fort Dodge, caught a 60-pound, 68-inch spoonbill near Bonaparte in Van Buren County. 25 Years ago: May 22, 1994 NEWS: Don ...

From our files — May 21, 2019

10 Years ago: May 21, 2009 NEWS: John Howard was named principal of St. Edmond Catholic School. SPORTS: The Orlando Magic beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 107-106. 25 Years ago: May 21, 1994 NEWS: The Rev. Gary Grogan, pastor of First Baptist Church in Fort Dodge, was named executive ...

From our files — May 20, 2019

10 Years ago: May 20, 2009 NEWS: A-1 Home Health and Kingsgate Insurance were named Small Businesses of the Year by the Fort Dodge Area Chamber of Commerce. SPORTS: St. Edmond beat Webster City 7-2 in girls tennis. 25 Years ago: May 20, 1994 NEWS: Sharolyn Evans and Mary Touney each ...

From our files: May 19, 2019

10 Years ago: May 19, 2009 NEWS: Erika Mader, of Fort Dodge, won $30,000 playing an Iowa Lottery scratchoff game. SPORTS: The Fort Dodge girls golf squad placed fourth in the Dodger Invitational at the Fort Dodge Country Club. 25 Years ago: May 19, 1994 NEWS: Joyce Simpson was named ...

From our files: May 18, 2019

10 Years ago: May 18, 2009 NEWS: Warren Bauer, a computer systems analyst at Iowa Central, was featured in The Messenger’s At Your Service series. SPORTS: The LA Lakers beat the Houston Rockets 89-70. 25 Years ago: May 18, 1994 NEWS: Duncombe Elementary School Principal Bill ...

From our files: May 17, 2019

10 Years ago: May 17, 2009 NEWS: Brokaw Supply Co. was expanding operations and moving into a new building. SPORTS: Fort Dodge beat Ames 5-2 in a Class 2A boys tennis meet. 25 Years ago: May 17, 1994 NEWS: Volunteers were honored at an Appreciation Tea at the Grandview Care Center in ...

From our files: May 16, 2019

10 Years ago: May 16, 2009 NEWS: Dakin Schultz, a planner for the Iowa Department of Transportation, gave an update on the progress of four-lane Highway 20 to the U.S. 20 Corridor Association. SPORTS: The St. Edmond boys track team won the Class 2A District 4 meet. 25 Years ago: May 16, ...

From our files: May 15, 2019

10 Years ago: May 15, 2009 NEWS: Penny Clayton, Fort Dodge city clerk and finance director, was named the new city administrator in her hometown of Estherville. SPORTS: Fort Dodge beat Mason City 2-0 in softball. 25 Years ago: May 15, 1994 NEWS: Dr. Patricia A. Blume was appointed to ...

From our files: May 14, 2019

10 Years ago: May 14, 2009 NEWS: St. Paul Lutheran Church marked the 10th anniversary of a fire that destroyed the 113-year-old building. SPORTS: Fort Dodge Senior High senior Nate Moeller was highlighted in The Messenger’s Timeout With feature. 25 Years ago: May 14, 1994 NEWS: Iowa ...

From our files — May 13, 2019

10 Years ago: May 13, 2009 NEWS: Dan Kinney was named president of Iowa Central Community College. SPORTS: Fort Dodge beat Marshalltown 6-0 in boys tennis. 25 Years ago: May 13, 1994 NEWS: Emergency response personnel from 16 Webster County agencies participated in a mock plane crash ...

From our files: May 12, 2019

10 Years ago: May 12, 2009 NEWS: The Fort Dodge City Council hired Christensen Construction Co., of Pender, Nebraska, to build the aquatic center. SPORTS: The Prairie Valley boys golf squad placed first in the final Twin Lakes Conference standup. 25 Years ago: May 12, 1994 NEWS: Cinema ...

From our files – May 10, 2019

10 Years ago: May 10, 2009 NEWS: Prominent Fort Dodge attorney Arthur Johnson died at age 88. SPORTS: Iowa Central won men’s and women’s titles at a regional track and field meet in Council Bluffs. 25 Years ago: May 10, 1994 NEWS: Jason Brown, 13, received a new hearing aid paid ...

From our files: May 9, 2019

10 Years ago: May 9, 2009 NEWS: Tammy McClellan and her daughter, Jessica McClellan, graduated from the Iowa Central radiologic technology program together. SPORTS: St. Edmond senior Bryan Huss was highlighted in The Messenger’s Timeout With feature. 25 Years ago: May 9, 1994 NEWS: Fair ...

From our files: May 8, 2019

10 Years ago: May 8, 2009 NEWS: Webster County Attorney Tim Schott resigned to take a job in Maine. SPORTS: Iowa Central beat North Platte, Nebraska, 3-1 and 9-1 in softball. 25 Years ago: May 8, 1994 NEWS: Darwin Hammer, of Fort Dodge, was named Northwest Iowa District’s Elk of the ...