From Our Files

From our files: Dec. 5, 2013

Dec. 5, 2003NEWS: The Holmes Christmas Club in Clarion put together holiday fruit baskets to give out for Christmas.SPORTS: The Eagle Grove wrestling team beat St. Edmond 45-27 in a North Central Conference dual meet.Dec. 5, 1988NEWS: Jessica Becker's letter to Santa included a request for ...

From our files: Dec. 4, 2013

Dec. 4, 2003NEWS: Lt. Gov. Sally Pederson made a visit to Fort Dodge.SPORTS: The Iowa State men's basketball team beat Iowa 101-94 in double overtime.Dec. 4, 1988NEWS: Northwest Webster Community students held a food drive for the Lord's Cupboard.SPORTS: Eagle Grove won the team title at the ...

From our files: Dec. 3, 2013

Dec. 3, 2003NEWS: Students at Southern Cal High School were raising funds to help needy families at Christmas.SPORTS: The St. Edmond boys basketball team beat Webster City 49-46.Dec. 3, 1988NEWS: Beth Colby Plautz was the new director of the United Way of Fort Dodge.SPORTS: The Dodger boys ...

From our files: Dec. 2, 2013

Dec. 2, 2003NEWS: A photo taken by Howard Thompson, of Bancroft, was the winner in the "Photos of Kossuth" contest.SPORTS: The St. Edmond freshman girls basketball team defeated Clarion-Goldfield, 36-17.Dec. 2, 1988NEWS: Jeremy Spillman's letter to Santa included wishes for Super Mario ...

From our files: Dec. 1, 2013

Dec. 1, 2003NEWS: Joshua Moe, of Moorland, a junior at Luther College, received an honorable mentino in the junior men's division of the 2003 state chapter national Associatino of Teachers of Singing auditions.SPORTS: Jill Johnson, of Rockwell City-Lytton, was a second team pick to the Iowa ...

From our files: Nov. 30, 2013

Nov. 30, 2003NEWS: The Calhoun County Museum in Rockwell City hosted the Avenue of Christmas Trees.SPORTS: The Iowa Central men's basketball team beat Simpson College JV 67-49.Nov. 30, 1988NEWS: Fort Dodge attorney Herbert Bennett was named to the Webster County Civil Service ...

From our files, Nov. 29, 2013

Nov. 29, 2003NEWS: Santa kicked off the Christmas season with visits to the Crossroads Mall in Fort Dodge and the Christmas parade in Sac City.SPORTS: The Iowa Central men's basketball team beat South Australia 61-53.Nov. 29, 1988NEWS: The recommendation that Fort Dodge schools change to ...

From our files: Nov. 27, 2013

Nov. 27, 2003NEWS: Messenger reporter Melissa Bregani helped serve the Thanksgiving dinner at The Salvation Army.SPORTS: Former Dodger Seth Zehr, a freshman at Iowa State University, was named first team all-Big 12 academic.Nov. 27, 1988NEWS: The Christmas tree in the Tudor room of Karen ...

From our files: Nov. 26, 2013

Nov. 26, 2003NEWS: Students at Phillips Middle School held a food drive for The Salvation Army.SPORTS: The St. Edmond freshman girls defeated Algona 28-22.Nov. 26, 1988NEWS: Rumors of satanic worship led to a police investigation of Fort Dodge city parks, but no evidence was found.SPORTS: The ...

From our files: Nov. 25, 2013

Nov. 25, 2003NEWS: Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Leo K. Thorsness, a Medal of Honor winner, spoke at a dinner in Fort Dodge.SPORTS: The Prairie Valley girls basketball team beat Twin River Valley, 49-47.Nov. 25, 1988NEWS: A photograph by Sarah Dannenbring, 14, was included in the 1989-90 Iowa ...

From our files: Nov. 24, 2013

Nov. 24, 2003NEWS: Katie Degelau, of Fort Dodge, performed with the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City.SPORTS: Former Dodgers Nic Huse and Katie Gronbach participated in the SDSU Invitational as part of the Buena Vista University swim team.Nov. 24, 1988NEWS: ...

From our files: Nov. 23, 2013

Nov. 23, 2003NEWS: The Church of the Open Bible in Eagle Grove closed after 55 years.SPORTS: Emmetsburg won the Class 2A football championship wiht a 24-21 victory over Solon.Nov. 23, 1988NEWS: Sara Schmalenberger, of Vincent, showed the reserve grand champion Angus female in the 1988 ...

From our files: Nov. 22, 2013

Nov. 22, 2003NEWS: State Sen. Daryl Beall, D-Fort Dodge, was named to the Interstate Cooperation Commission.SPORTS: The Iowa Central women's basketball team beat the Central JV 76-67.Nov. 22, 1988NEWS: Members of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Bell Choir helped ring in the Christmas season ...

From our files, Nov. 21, 2013

Nov. 21, 2003NEWS: The 2003 Artful Dodger project was "Chairish Art," where local artists would decorate chairs that would later be auctioned off.SPORTS: The Phillips Middle School eighth-grade girls basketball won the A game against Southeast Polk 34-27.Nov. 21, 1988NEWS: Mindy Christensen ...

From our files: Nov. 20, 2013

Nov. 20, 2003NEWS: Jerrold Jimmerson, of Manson, was chosen to receive a tenure award at the All-State Music Festival.SPORTS: The Iowa Central Women's basketball team beat Bethany Lutheran 100-89.Nov. 20, 1988NEWS: Dale Black and his son, Greg Black, of rural Moorland, with the Black Magic ...

From our files: Nov. 19, 2013

Nov. 19, 2003NEWS: PAC Enterprises was an apparel and specialty store run by Pocahontas high school students.SPORTS: The Phillips Middle School seventh-grade basketball team won one game and lost three against Johnston.Nov. 19, 1988NEWS: Former Rolfe resident Dr. Arlen Hansen was selected as ...

From our files: Nov. 18, 2013

Nov. 18, 2003NEWS: Wright Medical Center employees honored the 88th birthday of the late Alvina Sellers - the Hat Lady from Clarion - by wearing a variety of hats.SPORTS: Phillips Middle School earned 52 of its 54 wrestling matches in a meet against Urbandale and Marshalltown.Nov. 18, ...

From our files: Nov. 17, 2013

Nov. 17, 2003NEWS: David Liao, of Fort Dodge, performed in the Honors Recital of the Dorian Keyboard Festival at Luther College.SPORTS: The Dodger eighth-grade team lost two of three games in a tournament in Waukee.Nov. 17, 1988NEWS: Nathalie Schulze was elected president of the Humboldt ...

From our files: Nov. 16, 2013

Nov. 16, 2003NEWS: Kevin Sturm opened AK Transmissions in Gowrie.SPORTS: West Bend-Mallard head coach Koy Goodchild was named the district's coach of the year.Nov. 16, 1988NEWS: Richard Moench, of rural Gowrie, was elected president of the Iowa Honey Producers Association.SPORTS: Blaine Bell, ...

From our files: Nov. 15, 2013

Nov. 15, 2003NEWS: Herbert Bennett and Harlan Pfaff received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon.SPORTS: The Triton women's basketball team opened the season with an 89-32 win over the Grand View College JV team.Nov. 15, 1988NEWS: Messenger employees Delores ...