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Former Perry man accused of slaying in California

May 22, 2015 9:00am

A former Perry resident has been accused of murder in California.

Alexis Ericiga, 22, of Hayward Cal., is accused of slaying a taxi driver with another Californian two years ago, according...

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Grimes Volunteer Service Center reports exponential increase in efforts

May 14, 2015 9:00pm

Grimes Volunteer Support Services Inc. reports its group of volunteers completed 100 trips in January, set a new all-time high of 118 trips in February, which was toppled with 128 trips in March...

Apply now for the DMACC Foundation $10,000 Entrepreneurship Competition

May 14, 2015 9:00pm

The Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Foundation has extended the deadline to May 29 for the first Round of the DMACC Foundation Entrepreneurship Competition. The competition is open to...

Jordan Thede of Granger graduates DMACC's ASSET program to become full-time auto tech at Dewey Ford in Ankeny.

DMACC partners with Chrysler and Ford

May 14, 2015 9:00pm

Local Dodge and Ford dealerships partner with Des Moines Area Community College to invest in the future—the future of select students as well as the future of the auto industry. Its newest...

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Area honor students acknowledged for academic heights

May 13, 2015 9:00pm

DMACC West Campus Provost Dr. Tony Paustian congratulates four area students for academic achievements this spring. Waukee’s Athena Clark and Paris Wicks, Van Meter’s Lydia Garrett and Susan Way,...

Beautification Day at Walnut Hills Elementary in Waukee is a way of not only beautifying the campus, but it's an enhancement to the curriculum, too. SUBMITTED PHOTO/DALLAS COUNTY NEWS

Walnut Hills Elementary enhanced by outdoor learning

May 13, 2015 9:00am

Walnut Hills Elementary students had a building wide “Beautification Day.” All students, from preschool through grade 5, participated in projects to improve their school campus, and the...

The First Presbyterian Church in Grimes was the setting recently for the annual Mother-Daughter Tea. Nearly 100 women attended including multi-families with three generations in attendance. Serving and clean up duties were done by some of the men from the church.

Mom-Daughter day

May 13, 2015 9:00am

The First Presbyterian Church in Grimes was the perfect setting recently for the annual Mother-Daughter Tea. Nearly 100 women attended including multi-families with three generations in attendance...

Things are kickin’ in at Grimes Public Library

May 12, 2015 9:00am

Tech Drop-In: Thursday May 14 3-5 p.m.

Bring in your tablet, cell phone or laptop between 3-5 p.m. every second Thursday of the month for basic computer instruction. Please register.

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File photo of the Iowa Sex Offender Registry of Bradley Jensen taken several years ago.

Panora pair get federal time for child porn crimes

Updated: May 14, 2015 3:05pm

Two sex offenders from Panora who were recently sentenced in federal court had Dallas County ties. Bradley Shane Jensen, age 42, has claimed addresses in Adel, Perry and Panora, according to...

Adel says good-bye to its 75-year-old public pool

May 06, 2015 1:40pm

“I remember being 14 years old and going to that pool with my older sister. I didn’t want to go, because I was at that age when I hated my body, and usually I would just sit there, fully clothed...

New owners of Harvey’s Greenhouse continue 114-year-long legacy

May 06, 2015 11:54am

One of Adel’s oldest family-owned businesses, Harvey’s Greenhouse, will host an event it hasn’t experienced in 38 years — that’s assuming traditional owners Don and Mary Harvey did in fact...

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