Messenger Newshttp://www.messengernews.netTop Headlinesen-usThu, 11 Feb 2016 12:15:03 EDTThu, 11 Feb 2016 12:15:03 EDT ash the continuation of a tradition that dates back to the first few centuries of Christianity, worshippers gathered for Ash Wednesday Mass to receive a cross-shaped mark made from the ashes of burned palms.Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:00:00 EDTCommittee says halve pond at Oleson about half of the pond in Oleson Park should be refilled with water, and people should be able to get a bit closer to it, according to a panel named to make a recommendation on the site's future.Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:00:00 EDTIowa Central sees slight decline in numbers Central Community College's spring head count is down 2.2 percent from 2015, and its credit hours are down 3.3 percen.Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:00:00 EDTPipeline decision may come today<a href=''></a> DES MOINES - The Iowa Utilities board went parcel by parcel through some of the land to be crossed by a proposed pipeline for the second day Wednesday.Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:00:00 EDTVoters show confidence in Fort Dodge's future Dodge voters decisively backed the two general obligation bonds on the ballot Tuesday.Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:00:00 EDT