Messenger Newshttp://www.messengernews.netTop Headlinesen-usThu, 29 Jan 2015 19:36:43 EDTThu, 29 Jan 2015 19:36:43 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssBird count succeedshttp://www.messengernews.net/page/content.detail/id/583319.htmlTo the editor: The Webster County Christmas bird count was held Dec. 27. Fourteen volunteers ventured out to represent our area in providing valuable data for bird species of north central Iowa.Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EDTLauds veteran teachershttp://www.messengernews.net/page/content.detail/id/583320.htmlTo the editor: I am writing in response to Monday's article "Expect gas tax bill this week," specifically the section regarding school funding. The purpose of my letter is not to debate the politics of taxes or state aid to schools.Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EDT'Education must be a priority'http://www.messengernews.net/page/content.detail/id/583285.htmlTo the editor: Our kids need your help. Today's students are tomorrow's leaders for Fort Dodge, the state, the nation and even the world. Education must be a priority for our children's future success.Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EDTPony Express dance is Saturdayhttp://www.messengernews.net/page/content.detail/id/583244.htmlTo the editor: The Dayton Wranglers Saddle Club will be holding its annual Pony Express Dance Saturday, at the Best Western Starlite Village Inn & Suites in Fort Dodge. All the proceeds will be given to Easter Seals of Iowa, Camp Sunnysid.Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EDTLauds Hedberg's generosityhttp://www.messengernews.net/page/content.detail/id/583245.htmlTo the editor: Robert Hedberg - a former Dayton resident -after his passing, blessed the community with generous gifts to Emanuel Lutheran Church in Dayton, Dayton Community Library and Patterson Field, a youth ball facility in Fort Dodge.Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EDT