Messenger Newshttp://www.messengernews.netTop Headlinesen-usWed, 1 Jul 2015 12:44:51 EDTWed, 1 Jul 2015 12:44:51 EDT Independence Day communities are preparing to celebrate the country's independence Saturday with fireworks, music, games and carnivals. But as families prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July, the Iowa State Patrol wants everybody to stay safe. Sgt.Sun, 28 Jun 2015 00:00:00 EDTBluegrass music grows big in Stratford - The Stratford Stride Bluegrass Festival is back and with an extra day of music. Nine bluegrass acts will take the stage July 9 through 12 in Stratford during the music-filled, family-friendly event.Sun, 28 Jun 2015 00:00:00 EDTKing Band to play concert today weekly concert by the Karl L. King Municipal Band will feature something for everyone's musical taste today. Conductor Jerrold P. Jimmerson and Assistant Conductor Dr.Sun, 28 Jun 2015 00:00:00 EDTContinuing the family tradition -A father and son in Goldfield work together every day to serve their community. Ernie Lewis and his son Adam Lewis are both firefighters and are the two mechanics at family-owned L & L Services, the only auto repair shop in Goldfield.Sun, 21 Jun 2015 00:00:00 EDTCelebrations fuse tradition with new ideas trucks, bucking bulls and rubber ducky races are only a few experiences offered to area residents this coming weekend during summer community celebrations.Sun, 21 Jun 2015 00:00:00 EDT