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Nowhere to hide? Fall allergy season is here

October 20, 2013 Most of us associate seasonal allergies with springtime, but just as many people endure months of congestion and itchiness during the fall months. more »»

GAP Tuition Assistance Program meets a need

October 13, 2013 Iowa’s community colleges, including Iowa Central Community College, have been given an opportunity to assist low-income individuals and families. more »»

This is Homeless Awareness Month

October 6, 2013 The Beacon of Hope Shelter reaches out with love to those on the fringes of society, those who have nowhere else to turn, and those whom others have forgotten. more »»

Iowa Central hosts Manufacturing Day

October 1, 2013 Manufacturing Day is Friday and is a day designated to address common misperceptions about manufacturing by educating the public about manufacturing. Manufacturing is the backbone of Americ. more »»

This is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

September 29, 2013 In Iowa in 2013, 350 men will die from prostate cancer. Nationally, the number is nearly 30,000. more »»

WCCTA’s vision minimizes FCC’s impact locally

September 29, 2013 For Webster-Calhoun Cooperative Telephone Association, a recent rule change by the Federal Communications Commission may not be having as strong an impact as other communities in Iowa, but it is... more »»

A pediatrician’s thoughts on breast feeding

September 22, 2013 Breast-feeding may be thought of as a natural function that every mother would be able to do without preparation or support. Unfortunately, this is not the case for many women in our modern culture. more »»

Rockwell City mayor says thank you

September 22, 2013 The City of Rockwell City would like to thank all those who assisted us during and after the very tragic event that rocked our community, and beyond, on the morning of Friday, Sept. 13. more »»

Cancer Prevention Study - 3 gets underway

September 15, 2013 This year the American Cancer Society is celebrating its 100th birthday. While the progress we’ve helped make in the past 100 years is remarkable, there’s still more work to be done. more »»

Gaps show no one wins

September 15, 2013 In 1974, a handful of leaders in Fort Dodge’s strongly black Pleasant Valley neighborhood wanted the city to do something to help strengthen that neighborhood, especially for young black kids growin... more »»

Improving knowledge about rural Iowa

September 8, 2013 A national conference to educate urban legislators about agriculture was held in Des Moines Aug. 8 through Au. more »»

‘Best 10-year-old Second Baseman in the World’

September 8, 2013 Laying there in the impossibly green grass, the Best 10-year-old Second Baseman in the World and I watched the clouds float by. The fat one looked a lot like our coach, we decided. more »»

Gratitude energizes Friendship Haven

September 1, 2013 Gratitude has been called the single most important ingredient to living a successful, fulfilled life. It’s incredible to see how gratitude motivates John and Lin Simpson of Fort Dodge. more »»

You don’t have to ‘live with a problem’

August 25, 2013 Millions live with bladder problems, but there is no reason to “live with the problem.” If you are experiencing symptoms of bladder issues it’s time to talk to a health care provider. more »»

KIDZMANIA — a fun, family adventure

August 18, 2013 On Saturday Linking Families and Communities and the Fort Dodge Community Foundation and United Way will host “KIDZMANIA” — a fun Saturday, filled with free activities for children and families. more »»

Process Technology — good jobs and pay

August 11, 2013 What is Process Technology? Have you ever wondered who makes ethanol, anhydrous ammonia, feed stuffs or biodiesel? Process technicians make this happen. more »»

Alzheimer’s disease is a major cause of death

August 4, 2013 Last year, musician Glen Campbell and women’s college basketball coach Pat Summitt both bravely came forward and shared with the world the news of their diagnoses of Alzheimer’s disease and early... more »»

Paul Stevens remembers his dad

July 28, 2013 On the day before my dad’s funeral services, my brother Dave and I visited his old corner office on the second floor of The Messenger to say a final goodbye to the place where he held court as... more »»

Thank you, Walt

July 28, 2013 I was saddened to hear of the recent passing of Walt Stevens, editor emeritus of The Messenger, and yet flooded with fond memories as well. more »»

Sleep is essential to staying healthy

July 21, 2013 Quality sleep is an important factor in being healthy. There are significant benefits of restorative sleep and getting poor sleep can be disruptive and have a negative impact on our health. more »»



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