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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...

Devon Murphy-Petersen

Revisiting a Classic

Jul 23, 2014 2:34pm

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Jason McGrann • DCN  Michael Feller of Waukee stands next to the Kitchen Tune-Up kiosk inside the Waukee Sears store.  Feller is a Sears Sales Associate and Kitchen Tune-Up Certified Technician.

Kitchen Tune-Up open in Waukee

Jul 09, 2014 5:31pm

Kitchen Tune-Up, a national kitchen and bath remodeling franchise, recently announced the opening of a new location in Waukee. The company specializes in affordable kitchen updates, and the...

Jason McGrann • DCN    Pictured left to right: June Rector, Lorene Moore, Joy Knight.  The trio from Linden meet every Thursday at the Linden gazebo.

Thursday morning coffee in Linden

Jul 09, 2014 5:30pm

What started as a gathering of friends enjoying a cup of coffee has turned into a four-year tradition at the Linden gazebo in western Dallas County.

Last Thursday, June Rector, Lorene Moore...

Webspec hired to rebrand Adel

Jul 09, 2014 5:28pm

The Webspec Branding team has been selected to collaborate with The City of Adel in an effort to rebrand the community. The project, which started in June of this year, will result in a new logo,...

Joseph Harrington and Elizabeth Holoubek

Holoubek and Harrington wed

Updated: Jul 17, 2014 2:01pm

Elizabeth Holoubek and Joseph Harrington were married Saturday, June 1, 2013 at Old Brick in Iowa City.

Bridesmaids were Violet Woodward Pu of Playa Vista, Ca., Lea Fitzgerald of Des Moines...

Van Meter Public Library 071014

Jul 09, 2014 5:18pm

By Jolena Welker

Van Meter Library Director

Hello from Bulldog Country! I hope you all had a great 4th of July! The weather was pretty good on the 4th and we had lots of friends and...

Adel Public Library 071014

Jul 09, 2014 5:17pm

By Paula James

The Summer Reading Program is off to a tremendous start. So far, 440 kids have signed-up for the program which is more than 25 kids than last year. Turnout has been great for...

County employees recognized

Jul 09, 2014 5:16pm

At a recent meeting, the Dallas County Board of Supervisors recognized several county employees for years of service.

These employees were honored:

• Tonya Davis, sheriff’s office, 5...

Dallas County Calendar 071014

Jul 09, 2014 5:09pm

Wednesday, July 9-12

Dallas County Fair

The Dallas County Fair is scheduled for Wednesday, July 9 through Saturday, July 12.

WHERE: Adel–Dallas County Fairgrounds


Van Meter leaders launch technology planning effort

Jul 09, 2014 3:10pm

On June 17, Van Meter community leaders held a kickoff meeting to join Connect Iowa’s Connected Community Engagement Program that seeks to boost the local economy and quality of life for residents...

From the Archives 071014

Jul 09, 2014 3:08pm


The Gibson ‘outfit’ living on the Lambert place just south of town had an exciting time last week. The woman living with Gibson as his wife has a dwarfed son, and Gibson’s two...

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