Messenger Newshttp://www.messengernews.netTop Headlinesen-usThu, 21 Aug 2014 06:02:51 EDTThu, 21 Aug 2014 06:02:51 EDT Haven receives top honor Terry Branstad honored the staff of the John and Lin Simpson Health Center Wednesday morning for going above and beyond state standards to provide a high quality of life for the facility's residents.Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDTFirst day of school 2014-15 school year began Wednesday for both St. Edmond Catholic School and the Fort Dodge Community School District. According to Mary Gibb, St. Edmond president, the day was a great one.Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDTWaters rule attracts critics controversial environmental rule would harm farmers and require permits for many regular farm practices, according to speakers at a meeting sponsored by the Iowa Drainage District Association and the MIDAS Council of Governments Wednesday morning...Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDTReynolds Park to get new playground feature may be scrambling around on a rope structure in Reynolds Park next summer provided through the efforts of a Fort Dodge chiropractic office and a bottled water distributor.Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDTGilmore City prepares for weekend of fun CITY - Gilmore City is preparing for its 31st annual Fun Days, which take place Friday through Sunday. "I'm excited about the new things we've got going this year," co-chair Lavonne Hoover said. "I think that everyone looks forward to it.Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT