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Director of Dallas County Veterans Affairs resigns

Apr 23, 2015 1:04pm

ADEL— The Dallas County director of Veterans Affairs is giving up his position.

Ed Vos, director of Dallas County Veterans Affairs since 2011, told the Board of Supervisors and the public...

Perry man could get up to 20 years in jail

Apr 23, 2015 9:04am

A Perry man landed two felonies after police found him passed out with 40 grams of meth.

Dustin Brobst, 24, was arrested at April 18, after he was found passed out inside his car at West End...

Van Meter high school senior earns $21K in speech contests

Apr 16, 2015 2:04pm

Emma Skahill has a way with words. But, perhaps

just as important as her message and her ability to

articulate it, is the amount of courage she displays in

her delivery.


Adel-DeSoto-Minburn School District Superintendent Greg Dufoe

$13.5M bonded district-wide improvements running smoothly

Apr 17, 2015 5:04pm

“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

Apr 16, 2015 2:04pm

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 6:04pm

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 4:04pm

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.


Area farmer directs funds to Friends of Rippey

Apr 10, 2015 9:04am

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 9:04am

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 12:04pm

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...