Messenger News Columnsen-usFri, 28 Oct 2016 07:59:10 EDTFri, 28 Oct 2016 07:59:10 EDT retention election - what is it? voters often wonder how they should vote when they see the names of state judges on the ballot. To help guide them, the Iowa State Bar Association surveys lawyers who have regular contact with those judges in the courtroom.Sun, 23 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDTEarly detection is the key cancer is a terrible disease that unfortunately many of us are too familiar with. Whether through a family member, friend, co-worker or personally, breast cancer has in some way impacted many of our lives.Sun, 16 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDTLooking ahead to the 2017 legislative session the campaign season heats up we thought it would be good to give voters and taxpayers a comparison on how state funding for Iowa's community colleges has been provided versus local school districts, other public and private four-year colleges an...Sun, 9 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDTWhat would Walt Stevens think? the 60 years he served as managing editor, editor and editor emeritus of The Messenger, my dad - Walter B.Sun, 9 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDTMeet Bev and Greg Baedke school romances rarely last after graduation, they say. Spouses working together in their own business often leads to conflicts and should be avoided, they say. Then there's Bev and Greg Baedke.Sun, 2 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT