Aug. 3, 2002
NEWS: Shoppers were enjoying Iowa's tax-free weekend, buying school clothes at local stores.
SPORTS: E. Wayne Cooley was honored for 48 years as executive secretary of the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union.
Aug. 3, 1987
NEWS: Thomas C. Briley succeeded L. Jay Smith as general manager of The Messenger.
SPORTS: Fort Dodge Pride won the championship of a men's fast-pitch softball tournament in Kanawha.
Aug. 3, 1962
NEWS: Attorney John W. Gailey was the guest speaker at a meeting of the Wa Tan Ye Club.
SPORTS: Jim Trulson, of Britt, won the Iowa Open amateur handicap championship at the state trapshooting tournament.