April 23, 2003
NEWS: Changes to The Messenger's Page 2A included "This Day in History," "From Our Files" and a daily poll.
SPORTS: The Fort Dodge boys tennis team picked up win No. 1 with a 9-0 victory over Des Moines North.
April 23, 1988
NEWS: The invitational Sixth Grade Math Bee was held at Iowa Central.
SPORTS: Former Fort Dodge resident Jim Loria was named the first winner of the Lloyd Saunders Trophy as Executive of the Year of the Year in the Western Hockey League.
April 23, 1963
NEWS: Dan Reynolds, of Fort Dodge, won the state chess championship for the second straight year at the Iowa State Chess Association Tournament at Waterloo.
SPORTS: Sharon Castle had the high game in the Sundowner bowling league with 197.