Messenger Newshttp://www.messengernews.netTop Headlinesen-usWed, 30 Jul 2014 17:41:19 EDTWed, 30 Jul 2014 17:41:19 EDT resolution is a job well done early morning standoff in Fort Dodge ended peacefully Tuesday, thanks to cooperation among local law enforcement officials who showed incredible patience, the wisdom that comes with experience and old-fashioned good judgmen.Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDTFD council makes right move on containers new trash collection method in Fort Dodge has not been without detractors. In January, the Public Works Department switched to a new collection method that relies on trucks with mechanical arms to pick up both garbage and recycling materials.Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT4-H honorees strengthen worthy program Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame was established in 2002 as 4-H celebrated 100 years of a program dedicated to teaching youth life skills. Every year, Iowa counties select inductees to be recognized for their contributions to 4-H.Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDTSoftball tournament continues legacy to data compiled by the Fort Dodge Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Iowa High School Girls State Softball Tournament is an economic home run for the community.Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDTFinancial literacy should be key component school teachers and administrators sometimes grow frustrated at demands politicians put on them. No wonder. Curriculum demands vary regularly, depending on what seems to concern the public most at a given time.Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT