July 31, 2003
NEWS: Brandon Jensen, of Bode, competed in his first licensed harness race, two days after his 16th birthday, at the Humboldt County Fair.
SPORTS: Lucas Peed had the low individual gross score, 34, in the Lakeside Tuesday night men's league.
July 31, 1988
NEWS: A concert was held at the Oleson Park Bandshell to celebrate 50 years of music there, and the facility was rededicated as the Karl King Bandshell.
SPORTS: Don Hensley was named to the Iowa Amateur Softball Assocation's Hall of Fame in Cedar Rapids.
July 31, 1963
NEWS: Jim Krug, 16, of Fort Dodge, was the champion senior horseman at the Webster County 4-H Achievement Show.
SPORTS: The Fort Dodge baseball team defeated Ames 7-0.