From our files: Feb. 2, 2013

Feb. 2, 2003

NEWS: American flags were at half staff to commemorate the seven astronauts killed in the Columbia disaster.

SPORTS: Mike McNeal, of Fort Dodge, was named “Joe Bowler” and choasen to throw the first ball at the 2003 Men’s iowa State Bowling Association tournament in Fort Dodge.

Feb. 2, 1988

NEWS: Democratic presidential candidate Paul Simon made a campaign stop in Fort Dodge.

SPORTS: Chrissy Flaherty’s three-point basket with three seconds remaining lifted the St. Edmond freshman girls to a 39-36 overtime victory over Jefferson.

Feb. 2, 1963

NEWS: Gerald B. Whittemore, of the Vincent Clay Products Co. of Fort Dodge, was elected president of Region 6 of the Structural Clay Products Institute.

SPORTS: The St. Edmond boys basketball team beat Carroll Kuemper 63-41.