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Karen Ryan in front of her dad’s lunch box.  Photo by Jane Hermann

Lunch Box open in Minburn

Jul 23, 2014 2:34pm

A new restaurant, the Lunch Box, has opened in Minburn after nearly 14 years without a restaurant in town.

Owner Karen Ryan, who has lived in Minburn since 1989, had always wanted to open...

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Revisiting a Classic

Jul 23, 2014 2:34pm

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Grimes Sweet Corn owners Ray and Michelle Christenson prepare for the rush on the first day of sweet corn sales, Wednesday, July 9.  The Christensons have several sweet corn stands in the metro area, including one in Grimes at the Corn Patch Restaurant.  Photo by Jane Hermann • DCN

Dallas County Business Spotlight: Grimes Sweet Corn

Jul 17, 2014 12:00am

Company prides itself on timely harvest and great taste

Once again, Grimes Sweet Corn was one of the first local farms to begin selling sweet corn. Grimes Sweet Corn, owned by Ray and...

Dallas Center-Grimes Activities Director Steve Watson points to a photo of his son, Tony, that hangs in the school’s atrium. On the wall are photos of each Dallas Center–Grimes athlete who earned all-state honors.

Outstanding season propels Watson into MLB All-Star Game

Jul 17, 2014 12:00am

During an ESPN baseball telecast in June, featuring the Pittsburgh Pirates, an announcer said that Tony Watson probably deserved to be in this year’s Major League All-Star game in Minneapolis. He...

Chris Davidson - For DCN:  The Blue Devils from Concord, California.

Drum Corps International visits Waukee for annual event

Jul 17, 2014 12:00am

A near-sellout at Waukee High School Stadium looked on as some of the best Drum Corps in the world showed their talents in music and precision marching on July 2. The Colts, from Dubuque, hosted...

Van Meter Library 071714

Jul 16, 2014 4:58pm

How about those Bull DAWGS!!!Our boys are conference champs! Our girls had a good softball season too! I also believe almost all the kids coming into the library are a part of baseball or softball...

Brynn Hansen of Dallas County pictured in the outfit she will be showing at the State Awardrobe Event in August.

Hansen to represent Dallas County at State Awardrobe event

Jul 16, 2014 4:57pm

4-H Clothing Day event results

As 4-H’ers of all ages walked confidently, chin up down the runway of the Grace West Church in West Des Moines, spectators were impressed by their designer-...

Adel Public Library and Adel Quilting offering free program

Jul 16, 2014 4:57pm

The Adel Public Library and Adel Quilting are pleased to announce a free joint program in the Adel Public Library Community Room on Saturday, July 19 at 11 a.m. called Corn and Khrushchev given by...

Adel police 071714

Jul 16, 2014 4:50pm

*A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

July 7

Lindsey Lamb, 1702 Main St., Adel, reported a theft from her...

Waukee police 071714

Jul 16, 2014 4:50pm

*A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

July 7

Sierra Hagan, 25, of 350 SE Jonas Circle, Waukee was arrested...

100th birthday party planned for McManus

Jul 16, 2014 4:50pm

Submitted to DCN

Wilma McManus, prominent Adel resident, will celebrate her 100th birthday Sunday, July 20.

Since she fell and broke her leg, McManus has been living at Legacy Point in...

Dallas County Calendar 071714

Jul 16, 2014 4:48pm

Tuesday, July 17

Hunter education classes

Dallas County Conservation is hosting hunter education classes Thursday, July 17 at Forest Park Museum in Perry. Classes will be held at 4 p.m...


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