Messenger Newshttp://www.messengernews.netTop Headlinesen-usFri, 22 Aug 2014 11:41:40 EDTFri, 22 Aug 2014 11:41:40 EDT action by elected officials the editor: The national debt can be fixed. Our debt-to-Gross Domestic Product ratio would only need spending cuts and tax hikes that equal 1.2 percent of GDP. In economic terms, that is no big deal.Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDTBacks Joni Ernst for Senate the editor: If we want to make real changes in Washington, we need to elect people with relevant real-life experience. In our U.S. Senate race here in Iowa, I think it's clear that the candidate with the best experience is Joni Ernst.Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDTSupports Jennifer Benson the editor: Elections will be coming up very soon and I would like to ask you to support and vote for Jennifer Benson for Webster County attorney.Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDTObjects to intrusion the editor: Why on earth would you bring a dog to a funeral visitation? On Aug. 13, we had two unexpected and unwelcome guests show up at my mother's funeral visitation.Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDTA thank you to The Messenger the editor: We would like to thank The Messenger, Barbara Wallace Hughes and Jesse Major for the excellent article on my husband's kidney transplant and on his donor, Beth, that was recently published in the Messenger on Aug. .Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT