Feb. 8, 2003
NEWS: Walter B. Stevens, editor emeritus at The Messenger, received the Iowa Newspaper Association's Distinguished Service Award.
SPORTS: The Dodger girls basketball team defeated Ames 68-49.
Feb. 8, 1988
NEWS: Presidential candidate Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kan., made a caucus eve campaign stop in Fort Dodge.
SPORTS: The Fort Dodge Y-Hawks beat Newton 64-59 in basketball.
Feb. 8, 1963
NEWS: William S. Burnquish was elected president of the Fort Dodge Shrine Club.
SPORTS: The St. Olaf Olies beat First Baptist 30-13 in the 17-under league of Church League basketball.