Messenger Newshttp://www.messengernews.netTop Headlinesen-usThu, 2 Apr 2015 05:24:34 EDTThu, 2 Apr 2015 05:24:34 EDT message from Almost Home the editor: As you read this, I hope that you are among a special group of people who are aware of the bond between humans and animals; people that live that bond through their actions, their philosophies and their empathy.Thu, 2 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDTCaucuses are important to Iowa the editor: As 2016 and the Iowa Caucuses approach, there are again concerns and discussions about Iowa's status as first in the nation. Do we want this status? You bet we do. Think of the publicity and interest it creates in our wonderful state.Thu, 2 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDTLauds Hawkeye Theatre the editor: I spent a Monday evening at the Hawkeye Community Theatre. I went to see my granddaughter Hannah in the play "Ransom of Red Chief" by O Henr.Wed, 1 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDTHome Base Iowa designation the editor: On March 6, Gov. Branstad, Lt. Gov. Reynolds, and other state, county and city officials met at Heartland Communications to announce that Webster County was receiving the Home Base Iowa Community designatio.Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:00:00 EDTScholarship event succeeds the editor: The inaugural Dub Cory Scholarship Tournament was held on March 21 at Ridgewood Lanes. We want to thank the bowlers that participated in the tournament as well as the sponsors for making this first tournament such a great success.Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:00:00 EDT