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Liberation of Mosul is very important

October 21, 2016 The long-awaited major offensive to liberate Mosul from Islamic State terrorists was getting underway. Good. It is about time. more »»

Was there an attempted quid pro quo?

October 20, 2016 Hillary Clinton’s primary defense against allegations of wrongdoing raised by the recent release of emails involving her and Democratic Party officials has been to note there is no way to determine... more »»

Newest revelations could hurt Clinton

October 19, 2016 Clearly, some in Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president believe the religious faith of some Americans —î Roman Catholics —î qualifies them for inclusion in what the candidate referred to as the... more »»

Obamacare’s woes are getting greater

October 18, 2016 It is inconceivable that those in President Barack Obama’s administration are as ignorant of basic principles of economics as a new scheme seems to suggest. more »»

WikiLeaks unmasks Hillary’s team

October 17, 2016 Hillary Clinton’s advisers apparently thought her husband’s ability to escape repercussions for his misdeeds had rubbed off on her. more »»

The agony of the Republicans

October 17, 2016 Less than a month before the election, the Republican speaker of the House says he won’t defend or campaign with his party’s presidential nomine. more »»

October is Co-op Month across US

October 16, 2016 There are various types of businesses that operate as cooperatives, but according to the National Cooperative Business Association they all are owned and democratically controlled by their members... more »»

Are America’s secrets being kept safe?

October 14, 2016 When Edward Snowden fled from the United States in 2013, bearing with him an enormous amount of secret government information, it became clear the National Security Agency was anything but secure. more »»

Three local officers are truly heroes

October 13, 2016 The dedicated service of law enforcement officers is too often taken for granted by those of us they work so hard to keep safe from harm. more »»

Mylan saga raises important issues

October 12, 2016 Mylan Pharmaceuticals and its chief executive officer, Heather Bresch, have been easy targets for politicians seeking to gain headlines as defenders of financially hard-pressed American families. more »»

The nonsense just never seems to end

October 11, 2016 Many troubled military veterans turn to a crisis hotline operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs. It received more than 500,000 calls last year. more »»

North Korea looms as a huge problem

October 10, 2016 What’s next from North Korea? One week the rogue dictatorship tests new missiles. The next, it improves its nuclear arsena. more »»

It’s harvest time once again in Iowa

October 9, 2016 Since human beings first learned to cultivate the soil, harvest time has had extraordinary significance. In earlier centuries, good crops meant prosperity and security. more »»

Newspaper carriers deserve applause

October 8, 2016 Every day more than 53 million newspapers are delivered to readers. Those compendiums of news and community information arrive on doorsteps all across our land as if by magic. more »»

New owners, but a tradition continues

October 7, 2016 A change in ownership for the plant Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. currently operates at 800 Fifth St. N.W. won’t diminish Fort Dodge’s standing as a major source of pharmaceuticals for animal. more »»

IS terrorists are guilty of atrocities

October 6, 2016 Islamic State terrorists have been guilty of atrocities truly worthy of the history books. They need not be detailed here, other than to note their viciousness has been broad as well as deep. more »»

Still more VA nonsense is emerging

October 5, 2016 About half the more than 300,000 people who work at the Department of Veterans Affairs received performance-based pay bonuses in 2014, according to a recent investigation. Yes, the VA. more »»

Newspapers make America stronger

October 3, 2016 Here at The Messenger, we work diligently to put out a daily newspaper that we hope readers find both informative and useful. This is National Newspaper Wee. more »»

4-H is about helping youths achieve

October 2, 2016 National 4-H Week, which starts today, is a good time to celebrate the enormous contributions 4-H makes to our community and nation. more »»

Trump is right about law and order

October 1, 2016 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s pledge to make America’s streets safer is nonsense, opponent Hillary Clinton has insisted. Why, the nation already is safe, she explain. more »»

It’s time to make your voice heard

September 30, 2016 Election Day is Nov. 8, but many states make it possible for citizens to cast ballots over a period of weeks in advance of that date. Here in Iowa the early voting option began Thursday. more »»


Emmetsburg Chamber Coffee October 21, 2016

EMMETSBURG — Catholic Daughters of the Americas will host the Chamber Coffee during its annual Coffee and Bake Sale from 9 to 11 a.m. TODAY at Holy Family Parish Center, Emmetsburg. more »

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