From our files: Feb. 8, 2013

Feb. 8, 2003

NEWS: Walter B. Stevens, editor emeritus at The Messenger, received the Iowa Newspaper Association’s Distinguished Service Award.

SPORTS: The Dodger girls basketball team defeated Ames 68-49.

Feb. 8, 1988

NEWS: Presidential candidate Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kan., made a caucus eve campaign stop in Fort Dodge.

SPORTS: The Fort Dodge Y-Hawks beat Newton 64-59 in basketball.

Feb. 8, 1963

NEWS: William S. Burnquish was elected president of the Fort Dodge Shrine Club.

SPORTS: The St. Olaf Olies beat First Baptist 30-13 in the 17-under league of Church League basketball.