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Better You Luncheon is Friday at Iowa Central

February 2, 2014 This year Trinity Healthy Living decided to try a new venue for our annual women’s heart event. more »»

What’s a library without books?

January 26, 2014 San Antonio, Texas, is touting its latest technological innovation — a bookless librar. more »»

Trinity’s Hospice Ball is Saturday

January 26, 2014 Twenty-two years ago when the idea of having a hospice ball to raise awareness for our local hospice program was suggested, most people only understood that the word “hospice” had something to do... more »»

About the sentences Iowa’s courts impose

January 19, 2014 The court sentence is the bane of the career for every honest journalist (yes, both of ‘em). I want you to make me a promise. Don’t listen to a thing we tell you about them. more »»

New regulations produce pilot shortage

January 19, 2014 The challenges facing the small regional carriers are daunting, affecting more than just Great Lakes Airlines out of Fort Dodge. more »»

Iowa Central resumes classes Tuesday

January 12, 2014 The fall 2013 semester came to a wonderful end as we officially opened the doors of our new cafeteria, the Triton Cafe, on Nov. . more »»

United Way Community Campaign: Better Together

January 5, 2014 When it comes to charitable giving, there are many important and wonderful causes and organizations to support. more »»

Let’s make some healthy New Year’s resolutions

December 29, 2013 People often make New Year’s resolutions that they are unable to stick with for very long. A person needs to be ready to make a change and be invested in i. more »»

Blanden Memorial Art Museum is a FD treasure

December 22, 2013 Sometimes it’s easy to forget what treasures we have in Fort Dodge. It is no one’s fault. Life is busy. It gets away from you in the blink of an eye. more »»

Giving patients ‘the gift of honesty’

December 15, 2013 Thinking of others. It is that time of year when our thoughts, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, orientation, sickness or health, turn toward what is, what has been and what shall be. more »»

More tools in the work-force training toolbox

December 8, 2013 Iowa Central Community College serves a population of just over 130,000 in north central and northwest Iowa. Our college is the engine for economic development and growth in our region. more »»

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 »»



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