Messenger News Columnsen-usSat, 30 Apr 2016 12:47:01 EDTSat, 30 Apr 2016 12:47:01 EDT 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 EDTA lesson in perseverance MOINES - Drew Bennett found himself at the familiar state tournament crossroads. Fort Dodge's second-ranked 106-pounder had just dropped a crushing triple-overtime decision in the Class 3A quarterfinals to No. 1 Kyle Biscoglia of Waukee.Sat, 20 Feb 2016 00:00:00 EDT