Messenger News Lifestyleen-usMon, 26 Sep 2016 06:33:57 EDTMon, 26 Sep 2016 06:33:57 EDT, the humble pumpkin is the season when pumpkins are ripe for the picking, and thousands of people flock to local farms and roadside vendors to select perfect pumpkins.Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDTSpirit on the prairie - It doesn't look like much from the outside. A simple storefront with a sign that simply reads "Byron's," with a pair of dancing bears above and below the lettering.Sun, 18 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDTMidwest Book Awards: Call for entries publishers in the Midwest are invited to submit entries to the 27th Annual Midwest Book Awards for excellence in books published in 2016.Sat, 17 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDTHawaiian Uh-Oh!"Homicide in Hawaii," an original work by Barb Thompson, of Fort Dodge, is a dinner party that promises to take audiences back to 1939 for a taste of drama. It will be staged Friday and Saturday at the historic Vincent House, 824 Third Ave. S.Sun, 11 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDTFall Fest to be at Wilson Brewer Park CITY - A free Fall Fest is Saturday at Wilson Brewer Historic Park in Webster City. A farmers market and flea market are from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The park's museum buildings will be open from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.Sun, 11 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT