Messenger Newshttp://www.messengernews.netTop Headlinesen-usThu, 21 Aug 2014 14:07:31 EDTThu, 21 Aug 2014 14:07:31 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssFriendship Haven receives top honorhttp://www.messengernews.net/page/content.detail/id/578292.htmlGov. Terry Branstad honored the staff of the John and Lin Simpson Health Center Wednesday morning for going above and beyond state standards to provide a high quality of life for the facility's residents.Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDTFirst day of schoolhttp://www.messengernews.net/page/content.detail/id/578299.htmlThe 2014-15 school year began Wednesday for both St. Edmond Catholic School and the Fort Dodge Community School District. According to Mary Gibb, St. Edmond president, the day was a great one.Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDTWaters rule attracts criticshttp://www.messengernews.net/page/content.detail/id/578300.htmlA controversial environmental rule would harm farmers and require permits for many regular farm practices, according to speakers at a meeting sponsored by the Iowa Drainage District Association and the MIDAS Council of Governments Wednesday morning...Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDTReynolds Park to get new playground featurehttp://www.messengernews.net/page/content.detail/id/578301.htmlChildren may be scrambling around on a rope structure in Reynolds Park next summer provided through the efforts of a Fort Dodge chiropractic office and a bottled water distributor.Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDTGilmore City prepares for weekend of funhttp://www.messengernews.net/page/content.detail/id/578305.htmlGILMORE CITY - Gilmore City is preparing for its 31st annual Fun Days, which take place Friday through Sunday. "I'm excited about the new things we've got going this year," co-chair Lavonne Hoover said. "I think that everyone looks forward to it.Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT