Messenger Newshttp://www.messengernews.netTop Headlinesen-usFri, 19 Dec 2014 10:55:40 EDTFri, 19 Dec 2014 10:55:40 EDT Plautz expects more growth in FD downtown Fort Dodge, storefronts that were vacant a year or two ago have been filled with a growing number of specialty shops. New restaurants and stores have debuted on the Fifth Avenue South/Kenyon Road Corridor of Commerce.Sun, 14 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTDowntown offers shoppers unique gift choices owners in downtown Fort Dodge are offering unique gifts this holiday season. Christmas cactuses are popular this year at Lilly's Floral & Gifts, said Alice Schmidt, the store's owner.Sun, 14 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTIowa Specialty Hospital honored - Iowa Specialty Hospital has been named a 2014 Guardian of Excellence Award winner by Press Ganey Associates Inc.Sun, 14 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTNEW Co-op named Ag Retailer of Year Cooperative was named the Agricultural Retailers Association Retailer of the Year for 2014. The award was presented to NEW Cooperative Director of Operations Frank Huseman on Dec. 3 during the ARA annual conference in New Orleans.Sun, 14 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTCrop Advantage Series to provide latest crop production information - Iowa State University Extension will present the 2015 Crop Advantage Series from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Jan. 21, in the Best Western Quality Inn and Suites-Starlite Village, Junction of Iowa Highway 7 and U..Sun, 14 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDT