Messenger News, 24 Aug 2016 14:05:35 EDTWed, 24 Aug 2016 14:05:35 EDT are starting - drive safely fairs are over or soon will be. It won't be that long before cooler weather becomes the norm rather than the exception - summer is drawing to a close.Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTFlaws in Affordable Care Act are many so-called Affordable Care Act (known popularly as Obamacare) would cost far more than the White House was claiming, we cautioned when the federal health insurance takeover was being debated.Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTUN peacekeepers are performing poorly was the last time you remember reading of the United Nations' peacekeeping forces actually keeping the peace? Been awhile, hasn't it? More likely is that you have seethed over reports of the blue-helmeted "peacekeepers" doing nothing as they...Mon, 22 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTHelp keep our environment safe the Hawkeye State's soil and water resources is important both to the economic future of Iowa and the quality of life of everyone who calls this state home. That's why a recent reminder from Iowa Secretary of Agriculture should be heeded.Sun, 21 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTVolunteers can make a big difference people who make time in their lives to support worthy causes help make any town a better place to live.Sat, 20 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDT