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The Raccoon River Valley Water Trail sign located in the parking lot on the west side of the Redfield dam was almost totally swallowed by the flood waters last week. This photo was taken on the morning of Thursday, June 25. PHOTO BY AMBER WILLIAMS/DCN EDITOR

Gov declares Dallas County an ‘Emergency Disaster’ situation

Updated: Jun 30, 2015 7:10pm

June 30, 2015 — Governor Terry E. Branstad today issued a proclamation of disaster emergency for 18 counties in response to recent severe weather, including Dallas County, due to flooding from...

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SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY notification by the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office

Jun 14, 2015 9:00am

The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office released today a public notification that Anthony Lawrence Greco, who checked in with the Sex Offender Registry with a Waukee address, 370 370 S.E. Whitetail...

McDermott, Grove represent Adel on Simpson College President’s List

Jun 13, 2015 9:00pm

The following students from were named to the President’s List at Simpson College in Indianola, for the spring semester. To be named to the President’s List, a student must maintaine a perfect...

Camp Invention, fosters creative and pragmatic thinking in A-D-M youth

Jun 13, 2015 9:10am

Camp Invention, the nation’s premier summer enrichment day camp program that is supported by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF),...

Around the County News briefs

Jun 13, 2015 8:30am

Community VBS

Join the Adel First Christian, St. John’s Catholic, Adel, DeSoto and Minburn Methodist Churches for Vacation Bible School June 15-19 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Adel....

Internship under Sen. Chuck Grassley in D.C. opens

Jun 12, 2015 2:50pm

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa said today that fall internships for college-age Iowans are available, and applications are due July 15.

Internships are available in Grassley’s...

Earlham man reports theft from vehicle at Park-and-Ride

Jun 12, 2015 2:45pm

The following crimes were reported to or arrest were made by the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office

June 10

John Charles Jontz, age 66 of 31846 130th Court, Woodward, was arrested on a...

Woodward city council promotes officer to police chief

Jun 12, 2015 9:00am

WOODWARD— Woodward city council members promoted the city’s police officer to police chief.

Monday night city council members in Woodward promoted officer Joe Cox to police chief.


Once a ‘gap,’ High Trestle Trail Bridge is now top spot of 600 miles of trails

Jun 12, 2015 9:00am

The High Trestle Trail Bridge, once a gap in the regional paved trail network before opening in 2011, is today the most frequented segment of more than 600 miles of trails in Greater Des Moines, a...

Cops on thick patrol on Hwy 141

Jun 11, 2015 4:20pm

Iowa Law Enforcement Officers will increase their presence on Highway 141 in western Polk County on the evening of June 12 for an event organized by the Central Iowa Traffic Safety Task Force, (...

West Central Valley middle-schooler Bodhi Mains sports a now vintage Dexfield Blue Devils football jersey passed down to him from his grandpa Kevin Mains of Redfield. Much of the Blue Devil spirit remains in Redfield and Dexter residents despite the consolidation with Stuart-Menlo several years ago.

Dexfield Blue Devil alumni to reunite at Old Settlers

Jun 11, 2015 4:10pm

The Dexfield High School Class Reunion Committee is gearing up to welcome 17 classes from 1980 through 1996 for a three-day summer celebration in Redfield this June 25, 26 and 27. concuurrent with...

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