Messenger Newshttp://www.messengernews.net/page/category.detail/nav/5007/Local Lifestyleen-usMon, 26 Sep 2016 14:54:02 EDTMon, 26 Sep 2016 14:54:02 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssBehold, the humble pumpkinhttp://www.messengernews.net/page/content.detail/id/612071.htmlAutumn 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 prairiehttp://www.messengernews.net/page/content.detail/id/611834.htmlPOMEROY - 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 entrieshttp://www.messengernews.net/page/content.detail/id/611844.htmlIndependent 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!http://www.messengernews.net/page/content.detail/id/611622.html"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 Parkhttp://www.messengernews.net/page/content.detail/id/611623.htmlWEBSTER 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