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Bill Haglund Polk County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Brent Long (left) and Deputy Steve Ballenger represent more than 15 years of the “Grimes Patrol.” When Long was on patrol, there were three fulltime and one “swing shift” deputy assigned to patrol the city. Ballenger is one of six who currently offer police protection to the citizens and businesses of Grimes.

As Grimes grows, patrols also increase

Jul 24, 2014 9:45am

The City of Grimes has grown rapidly in recent years and that spurt in population and the influx of many new businesses that have sprung up have created a need for increased police protection....

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Spurgeon Manor recipient of quality award

Jul 24, 2014 9:01am

Spurgeon Manor, a residential care facility in Dallas Center, has been recognized as a 2014 recipient of the Silver Achievement in Quality for its outstanding performance in the health care...

Local students receive scholarship from Flint Hills

Jul 24, 2014 9:01am

MENLO, Iowa – Nine graduating seniors have received one-time scholarships to the college, university or trade school of their choice through the Discovery Scholarship Program. The program is...

Famous people of Dallas County: Hal Manders

Jul 24, 2014 9:01am

Famous People of Dallas County is an ongoing series on people with county ties that have left their mark on the county, state and beyond.

Most eyes of the athletic world were focused on...

Waukee police 072414

Jul 24, 2014 9:01am

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

July 14

Blair Johnston of 1585 SE Greenbriar Circle, Waukee reported...

The Spurgeon Manor “Do Good Club” with the teddy bears they donated to the Dallas County EMS.  Photo by David Braak

Spurgeon Manor donates 25 teddy bears to Dallas County EMS

Jul 24, 2014 9:01am

Dallas County EMS representatives accepted over 25 teddy bears on Tuesday, July 15th from Spurgeon Manor’s Do Good Club.

The teddy bears will be used to calm and divert attention of children...

From the archives 072414

Jul 24, 2014 9:01am


The union services were quite largely attended Sunday evening and those who were present heard a sermon which for plain, practical application...

Dallas County GOP announces new website

Jul 24, 2014 9:01am

Dallas County Republicans announced a brand new mobile friendly website. The new website has been redesigned to be more interactive and mobile friendly. The website will include information on...

Hawks fall in district semifinals

Jul 24, 2014 9:00am

The Hawks season has come to an end after a semifinal districts loss to Coon Rapids-Bayard, 4-6. Woodward-Granger beat Glidden-Ralston to make the semifinal matchup with a score of 9-2.


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

This summer I’ve thoroughly enjoyed revisiting some old favorites. I just finished a book that I first read in high school (I’m not going to say how many years back – suffice...

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