Messenger News Columnsen-usMon, 30 May 2016 20:09:38 EDTMon, 30 May 2016 20:09:38 EDT opportunity Webster County I-Club banquet is conspicuously absent from this year's spring sports schedule, abruptly bringing an end to a tradition four full decades strong. Fort Dodge isn't the revamped tour schedule's lone casualty.Fri, 20 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTNo place like home June, my wife and I had the distinct privilege of escorting Frontier Days parade marshals Dutch and Joyce Huseman down Central Avenue to begin the weekend's ceremonial festivities. I'd always known Dutch loved Fort Dodg.Sat, 16 Apr 2016 00:00:00 EDTUNI fight Northern Iowa men's basketball team did this to themselves. By "this," I mean reaching the NCAA Tournament the year after losing their All-American forward and three of the team's top four scorers to graduation.Tue, 22 Mar 2016 00:00:00 EDTHoop dreams become a reality in Iowa'll never forget it. Years down the road, even when the specific details and exact dates fade, the feeling will always be there - like an old, familiar friend. The memories. The moments. The experience. March 17 and 18, 2016.Sun, 20 Mar 2016 00:00:00 EDTHead held high Peters was always a free-spirited athlete who played football with a reckless abandon. His intensity became legendary. His motor had no quit.Tue, 8 Mar 2016 00:00:00 EDT