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Wheels for Work needs your support

December 1, 2013 Can you imagine being a parent with a very sick child and not having available transportation to take your child to Rochester or Iowa City to get the specialized health care he or she needs? Or,... more »»

Typhoon Haiyan yields massive devastation

November 24, 2013 Sitting back, watching and reading the news about Typhoon Haiyan’s victims in the Philippines left me speechless and numb, crying and praying, until one day the phone rang. more »»

An open letter to a meth suspect

November 24, 2013 Dear Lyndsey, I don’t know you, but in a way I kinda do — as a reporter in this part of Iowa I’ve written up scores of stories about young people who have been arrested in some drug-related mess or... more »»

Harvard reacts to JFK’s slaying

November 22, 2013 Editor’s note: In the fall of 1963, Terrence Dwyer, a 1963 graduate of Humboldt High School who is today the editorial page coordinator at The Messenger, was a freshman at Harvard University. On Nov. more »»

Great American Smokeout is Thursday

November 17, 2013 It can be hard to remember a time when smoking was accepted nearly everywhere — in homes, businesses, and restaurants. more »»

Philanthropy is important nationally and in FD

November 17, 2013 National Philanthropy Day was Nov. 15. The purpose of this day is to recognize and pay tribute to those individuals who have been philanthropic to our communities and worl. more »»

Veterans, service members are a top priority

November 10, 2013 As Veterans Day nears, I am proud to say that Iowans pay particular attention to respecting and honoring our soldiers, sailors, Marines, Coast Guardsmen and airmen — all of our veterans and their... more »»

UnityPoint Hospice celebrates care and compassion

November 3, 2013 What does hospice mean to you? Hospice means many different things to many different peopl. more »»

Care for a little crisis with that diploma?

October 27, 2013 You’ll back me up on this, parents. more »»

Nowhere to hide? Fall allergy season is here

October 20, 2013 Most of us associate seasonal allergies with springtime, but just as many people endure months of congestion and itchiness during the fall months. more »»

GAP Tuition Assistance Program meets a need

October 13, 2013 Iowa’s community colleges, including Iowa Central Community College, have been given an opportunity to assist low-income individuals and families. more »»

This is Homeless Awareness Month

October 6, 2013 The Beacon of Hope Shelter reaches out with love to those on the fringes of society, those who have nowhere else to turn, and those whom others have forgotten. more »»

Iowa Central hosts Manufacturing Day

October 1, 2013 Manufacturing Day is Friday and is a day designated to address common misperceptions about manufacturing by educating the public about manufacturing. Manufacturing is the backbone of Americ. more »»

This is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

September 29, 2013 In Iowa in 2013, 350 men will die from prostate cancer. Nationally, the number is nearly 30,000. more »»

WCCTA’s vision minimizes FCC’s impact locally

September 29, 2013 For Webster-Calhoun Cooperative Telephone Association, a recent rule change by the Federal Communications Commission may not be having as strong an impact as other communities in Iowa, but it is... more »»

A pediatrician’s thoughts on breast feeding

September 22, 2013 Breast-feeding may be thought of as a natural function that every mother would be able to do without preparation or support. Unfortunately, this is not the case for many women in our modern culture. more »»

Rockwell City mayor says thank you

September 22, 2013 The City of Rockwell City would like to thank all those who assisted us during and after the very tragic event that rocked our community, and beyond, on the morning of Friday, Sept. 13. more »»

Cancer Prevention Study - 3 gets underway

September 15, 2013 This year the American Cancer Society is celebrating its 100th birthday. While the progress we’ve helped make in the past 100 years is remarkable, there’s still more work to be done. more »»

Gaps show no one wins

September 15, 2013 In 1974, a handful of leaders in Fort Dodge’s strongly black Pleasant Valley neighborhood wanted the city to do something to help strengthen that neighborhood, especially for young black kids growin... more »»

Improving knowledge about rural Iowa

September 8, 2013 A national conference to educate urban legislators about agriculture was held in Des Moines Aug. 8 through Au. more »»



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