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Adel Elementary students raised $236.14 and brought in eight boxes of donations overflowing with dog treats, toys, collars, blankets and beds during a recent community service project.  Proceeds were donated to AHeinz57 Pet Rescue of DeSoto.  SUBMITTED

Adel students focus on community service

Nov 24, 2014 1:31pm

Students raise over $235 for AHeinz57 Pet Rescue

ADEL – November 17– 21 marked Children’s Book Week at Adel Elementary. The theme for the event was, “Buddies Read Together.” Students learned...

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Dallas County Aggies 4-H Club

Dallas County Aggies 4-H Club holds monthly meeting

Nov 17, 2014 2:11pm

The Dallas County Aggies 4-H monthly meeting was held on Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at the Dallas County Fairgrounds Community Building. We also had our annual food drive for the Adel Food Pantry...

Local students are members of University of Iowa class of 2018

Nov 13, 2014 11:07am

IOWA CITY – Students from Dallas County are officially members of the University of Iowa’s Class of 2018.

The undergraduate class is the largest (4,666 students) and most diverse first-year...

Ben Champ, APA IA Chapter President; Chris Shires, Confluence; Brad Deets, City of Waukee Development Director and James Drinan, APA Executive Director pose with the Communications Initiative award presented to Waukee’s Kettlestone Development at the 2014 Upper Midwest APA Conference. SUBMITTED

Waukee wins Communications Initiatives Award from APAIC

Nov 13, 2014 10:31am

WAUKEE – The City of Waukee accepted a Communication Initiatives award from the American Planning Association Iowa Chapter at the group’s Upper Midwest Conference in Mason City on Thursday,...

Rotary Riverwalk Park.  SUBMITTED

Adel Rotary Club contributes to Riverwalk Park project

Nov 13, 2014 10:29am

On Friday, November 7 a ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the new Des Moines Rotary Riverwalk Park playground in the Principal Riverwalk. Ten Rotary Clubs came together to complete this project...

Van Meter fourth graders will participate in a Guinness World Record attempt Thursday, Nov. 13.   PHOTO BY JASON MCGRANN/DALLAS COUNTY NEWS

Van Meter students shooting for world record

Nov 13, 2014 1:00am

VAN METER – The odds may be stacked against them, but a group of Van Meter Elementary students will be looking to put their names in the Guinness Book of World Records in sport stacking on...

Jennifer Heins

Business Spotlight: Heins Designs

Nov 13, 2014 1:00am

Music, art and personal connection are chords that run deep in Jennifer Heins’ life. She began as an artist and now owns a design company while also booking music from the Art on the Prairie...

Kettlestone Village is located on the western edge of the Kettlestone Development.

Kettlestone District Spotlight: Kettlestone Village

Nov 12, 2014 5:49pm

Kettlestone District Spotlight: Kettlestone Village

The future Kettlestone development will consist of seven distinct districts - each named to complement the Kettlestone brand. Every...

submitted Twenty-seven Perry High School students competed in the 23rd annual DMACC/IADA Automotive Skills Contest in Ankeny recently.

Perry students compete in auto skills contest

Nov 12, 2014 5:42pm

Twenty-seven Perry High School students competed in the 23rd annual Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC)/Iowa Automobile Dealers Association (IADA) Automotive Skills Contest recently at the...

The City of Waukee Park Board collected 124 pounds and $10 for the Waukee Food Pantry

Waukee Park Board collects 124 pounds for Waukee Food Pantry

Nov 12, 2014 5:40pm

At Waukee’s annual Haunted House on October 24 and 25, the City of Waukee Park Board collected 124 pounds and $10 for the Waukee Food Pantry.

The Park Board offered $1 off the $5 admission...

submitted Dr. Clint Lutterman (right) of Dallas County Hospital is pictured with Perry Lions Club Program Chairman Lou Hoger.

Lutterman speaks at Perry Lions Club

Nov 12, 2014 5:29pm

At a recent meeting of the Perry Lions Club, Dr. Clint Lutterman from the Dallas County Hospital Rehabilitation Service was the guest speaker. He reported to the club that he has patients that...

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