Messenger Newshttp://www.messengernews.netTop Headlinesen-usSun, 21 Dec 2014 13:53:38 EDTSun, 21 Dec 2014 13:53:38 EDT leadership "The Mayor" certainly has its perks, but the title is truly earned when a leader is forced to deal with the community's pitfalls. Fred Hoiberg is the favorite son of Ames, Iowa. He is beloved, admired, respected and even idolized.Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTWinning mentality'll let any remaining St. Edmond football doubters in on a little secret: once a team reaches the state semifinals at the UNI-Dome, all caveats and qualifiers cease to exist. The 2013 Class A champion, West Lyon, is up next for the Gaels.Sun, 9 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EDTRoyals' pain City fans would like nothing more than to cast Madison Bumgarner as the villain after the Royals' excruciating Game 7 World Series loss to San Francisco.Mon, 3 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EDTA Royal family surfaced in Alex Gordon's total disregard for his own safety. Or when ALCS MVP Lorenzo Cain laid down an impromptu sacrifice bunt - the first of his career.Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDTThe road less traveled used to assume Fort Dodge's streets were the worst in Iowa. Had to be. Potholes everywhere. Uneven and abused surfaces. Roads in desperate need of attention after obviously being neglected for years.Tue, 7 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT