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The proposed Dallas County Administration Facility.  The $11.8 million project will be listed as proposition B on Tuesday’s election ballot.

Voters to decide fate of county buildings

Oct 30, 2014 12:02am

ADEL – One of the most impactful decisions in Dallas County history will be in the hands of voters Tuesday, Nov. 4. Voters will decide the fate of two county bond referendums that total over $28...

Sample ballot for Adel Precinct 1

Election set for Tuesday

Oct 30, 2014 12:00am

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Toni Sumpter (left) and Dana Stark of Sumpter Pharmacy in Adel hold EasyPaks.   Sumpter Pharmacy is the first pharmacy in the United States to install the cutting-edge technology.   Photos by Jason McGrann

Cutting-edge technology

Oct 09, 2014 12:01am

Sumpter Pharmacy of Adel first in United States to offer EasyPaks

Since 2003, Sumpter Pharmacy of Adel has been owned and managed by Dr. Toni and Dan Sumpter.

The independant pharmacy...

Sarah Fulton • DCN Canoyer Garden Center opened recently at 3355 SE Gateway Dr. in Grimes.

Dallas County Business Spotlight: Canoyer Garden Center

Oct 09, 2014 12:00am

All about family at Canoyer Garden Center in Grimes

It is all about flowers and family at Canoyer Garden Center in Grimes. The Grimes store opened in April as the third location of the...

Jason McGrann • DCN Dallas County Board of Supervisors Chairman Kim Chapman (standing) speaks during the public hearing in Woodward Tuesday.

County holds first public hearing

Oct 09, 2014 12:00am

Public hearing in Woodward first of five hearings set in Dallas County

Dallas County held the first of five public hearings to help educate the public about the proposed sheriff’s office–law...

Jason McGrann • DCN Several Dallas County employees were honored for years of service by the board of supervisors Tuesday.  Pictured in the front row, left to right:  Rhonda Shoafstall, public health (15 years); Patricia Heefner, assessor’s office (15 years); Donna Hemphill, treasurer’s office (30 years).  Back row, left to right: Brandon Tews, case management (5 years); Richard Wagers, secondary roads (20 years); James Zika, secondary roads (5 years), Jonathan Proctor, community services (5 years).  Other employees honored that were not in attendance were:  Jody Davis, sheriff’s office (5 years); Cindy Blobaum, conservation (5 years); James McClintic, EMS (5 years); James Brauckman, conservation (10 years); Barbara Wicks, treasurer’s office (10 years); Randall Faux, secondary roads (15 years); Angela Gruhn, attorney’s office (15 years).

Dallas County employees honored

Oct 09, 2014 12:00am

By Jason McGrann


Jason McGrann • DCN “Van” Van Buren of Adel, a retired IBM executive, presents Adel Public Library Director Paula James with a check for $2,000 from the IBM Community Grant Program.  The Adel Public Library has received a grant from IBM in three of the last four years, thanks to Van Buren.  James said the money will be used for books.

Adel Public Library receives $2,000 grant from IBM

Oct 09, 2014 12:00am

Last week, “Van” Van Buren of Adel presented Adel Public Library Director Paula James with a $2,000 check from the IBM Community Grant Program.

Van Buren, a retired IBM executive, is one of...

Satellite voting available in Dallas County

Oct 08, 2014 2:32pm

ADEL – Gene Krumm, Dallas County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections hereby sets the following satellite absentee voting stations. Any Dallas County Resident interested in casting an absentee...

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Foster of Redfield to compete in Miss Iowa USA pageant

Oct 08, 2014 2:26pm

Jordan Foster of Redfield is scheduled to compete in the Miss Iowa USA® pageant to be held October 11 and 12 at the Newton Senior High Auditorium. Last year Foster was selected among the top 15...

submitted The Dallas County Aggies 4-H Club held its first meeting Sept. 28.

Dallas County Aggies hold first meeting

Oct 08, 2014 2:24pm

The Dallas County Aggies first meeting of the new 4-H year was held on September 28, 2014 at Evans Park in Adel. At the meeting we had cake, ice cream, and drinks. The meeting was called to order...

submitted Judy Bohrofen (right), Vice President Human Resources/Sales Leadership President NCMIC and Waukee Police Department Chief John Quinn.

NCMIC donates $2,800 to Waukee Police Dept.

Oct 08, 2014 2:23pm

NCMIC Group, Inc. recently donated $2,800 to the Waukee Police Department, providing enough money for the police department to purchase two AEDs (automated external defibrillator). The Waukee PD...

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W-G senior organizing charity fun run/walk

Oct 08, 2014 2:21pm

Woodward-Granger High School senior Maggie Bermel is giving back by organizing a Running for Rehabilitation 5K Fun Run/Walk fundraiser to benefit On With Life of Ankeny. On With Life is a not-for-...

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