Messenger Newshttp://www.messengernews.netTop Headlinesen-usFri, 29 Jul 2016 12:00:49 EDTFri, 29 Jul 2016 12:00:49 EDT Rodeo founder dies in blaze -Allen Porter, 98, one of the three founders of the Dayton Rodeo, died in an early Thursday morning fire at his Dayton home at 708 W. Skillet Ave. Porter was pronounced dead at the scene by Dr. Dan Cole, Webster County medical examiner.Fri, 29 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTKnife situation ends peacefully potentially violent situation at Walmart ended peacefully and without injury Thursday morning thanks to the efforts of local law enforcement. Officers with the Fort Dodge Police Department were dispatched to Walmart, 3036 First Ave. S.Fri, 29 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTFort Dodge Library director resigns director of the Fort Dodge Public Library has resigned. Greg Romer left the position to spend more time with his family, according to Shari Fitzgerald, the chairwoman of the library's Board of Trustees.Fri, 29 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTHot blues, shady trees matter how hot it might be this Saturday during the annual Lizard Creek Blues Society Blues Under The Trees festival at Frontier Sports Park the audience can be sure of one thing. The blues will be even hotter.Fri, 29 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTSummit for diversity Iowa Democratic Party will highlight diversity at an Affirmative Action Awareness Summit Saturday in Fort Dodge. The event will begin at 9 a.m. at the Bioscience Auditorium at Iowa Central Community College, and is free and open to the publi.Fri, 29 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDT