From our files: Aug. 31, 2013

Aug. 31, 2003

NEWS: The Dayton Rodeo opened its first-ever event as an affiliate of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.

SPORTS: The Iowa Central football team beat College of DuPage 28-7.

Aug. 31, 1988

NEWS: Fort Dodge families were preparing to host a group of 40 foreign delegates stopping overnight in Fort Dodge.

SPORTS: The Dodgers opened the volleyball season with wins over Spencer and Algona.

Aug. 31, 1963

NEWS: Messenger reporter Helen C. Strode was killed in a one-car crash near Fort Dodge.

SPORTS: The Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 301.