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Algona continues to maintain business

February 17, 2013 ALGONA — For a community of just a bit more than 6,000 people, Algona has continued to be a regional retail center for all of Kossuth County and beyond. more »»

Stratford merchants provide local convenience

February 17, 2013 STRATFORD — Nestled in the southwest corner of Hamilton County a stone’s throw from the Webster County border, the community of Stratford is holding its own and growing against the negative trends... more »»

New rec center revitalizes Manson

February 17, 2013 MANSON — A new rec center in town has people from all across Manson excited. more »»

Clarion continues to see business growth

February 17, 2013 CLARION — New business continues to be a highlight in Clarion this year, Clarion Chamber and Development Director Kim Heller said. more »»

There’s plenty to recommend in Emmetsburg

February 17, 2013 EMMETSBURG — Deb Kite, executive director of the Emmetsburg Chamber of Commerce, is happy to welcome visitors and new residents to the community. There are many things she recommends about the tow. more »»

Humboldt plans busy year of developments

February 17, 2013 HUMBOLDT — As Humboldt prepares to observe its 150th birthday this year, it has more than just its founding to celebrate. more »»

Goldfield remains an economic center

February 17, 2013 GOLDFIELD — With a population of just more than 600, Goldfield is one of the smaller communities in Wright County, yet it remains a center for economic development, job creation and unique specialty... more »»

West Bend brings in the new, keeps the old

February 17, 2013 WEST BEND — West Bend has seen its share of new businesses over the last year, but that’s not the only thing that keeps it moving forward. “New is good. more »»

Sac City sees business growth, investments

February 17, 2013 Infrastructure upgrades Last year, the city completed a $7 million wastewater project that brought the city’s sanitary sewer system into compliance with state Department of Natural... more »»

Laurens looks to infrastructure improvement

February 17, 2013 LAURENS — Over the past year, Laurens has been working hard to improve the community’s infrastructure while at the same time providing entertainment for the town’s residents. more »»

Lake City supports its businesses, families

February 17, 2013 LAKE CITY — Last year, the town of Lake City came together to support both local businesses and each other in a year that saw much growth for the tow. more »»

Webster City is getting back on its feet

February 17, 2013 WEBSTER CITY — Almost two years after the Electrolux plant in Webster City closed, the town is slowly showing signs of coming back. more »»

Residents extol virtues of their small towns

February 17, 2013 WEBSTER?COUNTY?— In the small towns scattered throughout Webster County are residents who wouldn’t trade their hometown for any other on the map. more »»

Paton, Churdan maintain sense of community

February 17, 2013 GREENE COUNTY — The most famous resident of Paton didn’t really exist. Pfc. more »»

Revitalization continues in Rockwell City

February 17, 2013 ROCKWELL CITY — In Rockwell City, revitalization continues. “We’re kind of in the middle of all the projects we’re working on,” said City Clerk Kelly Smid. more »»

New buildings, faces show up in Gilmore City

February 17, 2013 GILMORE CITY — In 2012, Gilmore City saw a number of changes that city officials said will have a positive impact on the future. more »»

Gowrie swimming pool will be a draw

February 17, 2013 GOWRIE — After several years of fundraising, approving bond issues and city funding, the Gowrie pool project is under construction. more »»

Helicopter facility is going up in Pocahontas

February 17, 2013 POCAHONTAS — In 2013, Pocahontas should be getting a rather unusual new plant, said Economic Development Director Eric List. more »»

Pomeroy, Palmer look toward the future

February 17, 2013 CALHOUN/POCAHONTAS COUNTIES —June Miller, temporary city clerk for the city of Pomeroy, is happy to show visitors to City Hall a picture of the new playground equipment they would like to have. more »»

Eagle Grove continues to preserve history

February 17, 2013 EAGLE GROVE — As Eagle Grove builds and grows for the future, it is also working hard at preserving its past. more »»

2013 Progress consists of 5 editions

January 24, 2013 The 2013 annual Progress edition published by The Messenger will consist of 5 editions published over five Sundays in January and February. more »»



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