From our files: Jan. 1, 2014

Jan. 1, 2004

NEWS: About 40 soldiers from an Army Reserve postal unit based in Fort Dodge were preparing for active duty in Iraq.

SPORTS: Virginia beat Iowa State 85-74 in men’s basketball.

Jan. 1, 1989

NEWS: Melissa Bares, of Webster City, was the new administrative assistant at the Webster City Chamber of Commerce.

SPORTS: John Calisesi bowled a 722 series in the Dodger Classic league.

Jan. 1, 1964

NEWS: Janis Gail Wolfe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Wolfe, of Rolfe, was the first child born in Fort Dodge in 1964.

SPORTS: Mervin Gochee bowled a 204 game in the Owl Hooters league.