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Emerald Ash Borer lands in Dallas County

Apr 23, 2015 1:17pm

The Emerald Ash Borer has landed in Dallas County. That’s what George Warford, Dallas County forester said about the penny-sized, ash-eating beetle.

Last week it was confirmed the EAB landed...

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Adel-DeSoto-Minburn School District Superintendent Greg Dufoe

$13.5M bonded district-wide improvements running smoothly

Updated: Apr 17, 2015 5:20pm

“Everything’s right on track,” superintend Greg Dufoe said following the April 13 Adel-DeSoto-Minburn School Board meeting. In the wake of a major bond issue passing with 84 percent approval by...

Amber Williams started officially at the editor's desk on April 6.

Former DCN reporter hired to editor’s chair

Updated: Apr 16, 2015 2:58pm

Th is year marks her 10th

Drake University alumni reunion,

her second stint as a Dallas

County News’ employee and

her fi rst article awkwardly written

in the third...

Bank heist suspect surrenders

Apr 15, 2015 6:18pm

MADISON COUNTY – Local and federal law enforcement agents have made an arrest on a March 25 bank robbery, a joint investigation. Hassam Abusharkh, 35, of Urbandale, turned himself into Madison...

A Dangerous Deal: Car Seats at Iowa Garage Sales

Apr 15, 2015 4:44pm

DES MOINES, Iowa - With the start of garage sale season, a reminder that there may be appealing deals for products like car seats, but buying used seats could also be dangerous.

Kristel...

Area farmer directs funds to Friends of Rippey

Apr 10, 2015 9:00am

RIPPEY– Friends of Rippey has received a $2,500 donation from Greene County farmer Janice Johnston and America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The donation will help...

Christina Moffatt, regional director of the Mid-Iowa Small Business Development Center and owner of Creme Cupcake and Dessert in Des Moines, talked about opening up her business to a target audience during the 2015 Bike Trail Tourism Conference April 2 at Hotel Pattee.

Wheels spinning at state bike conference

Apr 10, 2015 9:00am

City leaders from across the state had their wheels spinning with ideas about economic impact of bike tourism last Thursday.

The 2015 Bike Trail...

Therapy dog helps PHS students in the classroom

Apr 09, 2015 12:53pm

A student takes a Goldendoodle on a walk through the halls of Perry High School.

That’s the student’s reward for completing homework.

Veronica Roshek, a Perry High School special...

Grimes Chamber & Economic Development FAM Trip Kick Off

Apr 02, 2015 9:00am

GRIMES, IOWA - Grimes Chamber & Economic Development has extended an invitation to the community to learn about the Global Familiarization Trip to Ireland they will be hosting. Experience a...

Walnut Hills Elementary School had 23 read 17 books

Apr 02, 2015 9:00am

Walnut Hills Elementary had 23 students that read ALL 17 books on the Iowa Children’s Choice Award list this year.

They are:

Katrina Pelds, Abby Princehouse, Saranya Paturi, Austin...

Public Health Week

Mar 27, 2015 9:00am

Dallas County is ranked 11th among Iowa’s 99 counties in terms of overall health. This is based on our average...

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