Oct. 18, 2002
NEWS: The George Naylor family, of Churdan, was filmed for a made-for-TV movie titled "Strong Roots, Fragile Farms."
SPORTS: The Fort Dodge girls cross country team came in third at the CIML Iowa Conference meet in Newton.
Oct. 18, 1987
NEWS: A barn in Hamilton County was the only reminder of the Johnny Lewis Race Track, where horse racing was held in the 1880s.
SPORTS: Lori Olson was a first-team, all-conference selection of the Midwest Conference.
Oct. 18, 1962
NEWS: The sixth-grade class of Prairie Community School of Moorland visited The Messenger on a field trip.
SPORTS: Manson defeated Albert City 33-12 in football.