Jan. 3, 2003
NEWS: Justice Jade Thilges was the first baby born at Trinity Regional Medical Center in 2003.
SPORTS: The Frontier City River Dogz lost its first XBA game to the Magic City Snow bears, 100-87.
Jan. 3, 1988
NEWS: Messenger Editor Walter B. Stevens announced his retirement; Larry W. Johnon was his successor.
SPORTS: The Dodger boys basketball team beat Mason City 95-64.
Jan. 3, 1963
NEWS: Leonard Sheker was named chairman of the Webster County Board of Supervisors.
SPORTS: Vincent Clay defeated a team representing Boone Junior College, 88-65.