Messenger News Briefen-usFri, 27 May 2016 02:15:31 EDTFri, 27 May 2016 02:15:31 EDT knocks out power in Fort Dodge MidAmerican Energy Co. customers in Fort Dodge were without power for more than an hour Tuesday after a tree fell on a power line. Ruth Comer, a spokeswoman for MidAmerican, said a report came in at 10:34 p.m.Thu, 26 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTProperty taxes are due, says treasurer Webster County treasurer is reminding county residents that property taxes must be paid before May 31. Taxes which are not paid will be published in the newspaper on June 4. The tax sale will be held at 8 a.m. June 20 in the courthouse.Thu, 26 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTStorytime to begin at the Fort Dodge Public Library for summer storytime will start Thursday. Children who are from 2 to 6 years old are the intended audience, but children of all ages may attend with appropriate adult supervisio.Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTEggs and Issues set for this evening final Eggs and Issues forum for the 2016 Iowa legislative session will be held this evening in Fort Dodge. The forum will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Triton Cafe at Iowa Central Community College.Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTStratford preparing for Freedom Rock CITY - Rachel Cahill, Stratford city manager, and Mike Nepereny, Stratford mayor, presented an update on the Freedom Rock project in their community Tuesday to the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors.Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 EDT