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Lehigh seeks to remove councilman

September 20, 2016 LEHIGH — Already without a mayor and city clerk, the town of Lehigh may have another vacancy to fill — the city council member who many residents blame for the town’s turmoil involving elected city... more »»

FD to host marching band invitational

September 20, 2016 High school marching bands from around the state will have a chance to improve their skills at the North Central Iowa Marching Band Invitational. The festival is Saturday at Dodger Stadium. more »»

Thank you, veterans

September 19, 2016 By HANS MADSEN hmadsen@messengernews. more »»

Driver dead in Stratford crash

September 19, 2016 STRATFORD - A man is dead after a rollover accident in Stratford Sunday night. Timothy G. Haffner, 46, of Harcourt, was pronounced dead at the scene. more »»

Woman dead in Sac County shooting

September 19, 2016 LAKE VIEW - A Guthrie Center woman has died in a shooting where investigators said the gun was discharged "accidentally. more »»

Hostetler looks foward to defense work

September 19, 2016 Even from a young age, Thomas Hostetler knew he wanted to go into law as a career. Part of that is due to his family: Hostetler’s father was a police officer in Kansas. more »»

‘It’s a beautiful thing’

September 18, 2016 Vietnam veterans like Thomas Dunbar, of Fort Dodge, didn’t get much for a homecoming when they were discharged from the war. more »»

Eyeshare group tries out talking voting machine

September 18, 2016 Blind voters and those with low vision got to try out Webster County’s newest voting machine Tuesday. It can be hard or even impossible to fill out a paper ballot if you can’t see to read it. more »»

Weaver wants student loan debt relief

September 18, 2016 People are leaving Iowa in part because of student loan debt, according to Democrat Kim Weaver. more »»

Pocahontas assistant police chief charged with domestic abuse

September 18, 2016 POCAHONTAS — Assistant Police Chief Charles Gregg White, of Pocahontas, has been charged with domestic abuse causing bodily injury, a serious misdemeanor, according to Bob Lampe, Pocahontas County... more »»

Cruisin’ like it’s 1929

September 17, 2016 Three speed gearbox. Top speed 50 miles per hour. About 40 horsepower. One of the top cars of the 1930s may be a lot different from what we drive today—but they are still fun to take out on a cruis. more »»


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Dayton rig goes to blazes

September 17, 2016 By BILL SHEA DAYTON — A Dayton fire truck caught fire Friday afternoon on the way to a homecoming parade. The two firefighters on the pumper truck were not hurt. more »»

Lehigh mayor resigns

September 16, 2016 LEHIGH — Lehigh’s mayor has resigned, the city clerk has turned in her two-week notice, and one city council member has indicated she may resign. more »»

Feelhaver students get creative in new Maker Space

September 16, 2016 Playing and learning are one and the same for students at Feelhaver Elementary School, according to Sharon Moser, library paraeducator at Feelhaver. more »»

Shivers trial for homicide by vehicle continued

September 16, 2016 The trial of a man accused of crashing into a car and causing the death of its driver will be rescheduled after an attorney filed a motion to continue the proceedings. more »»

Looking for a warm welcome home

September 16, 2016 Organizers of the 13th Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight want to see a large welcome for the veterans when they come home Saturday nigh. more »»



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