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Bill Haglund Polk County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Brent Long (left) and Deputy Steve Ballenger represent more than 15 years of the “Grimes Patrol.” When Long was on patrol, there were three fulltime and one “swing shift” deputy assigned to patrol the city. Ballenger is one of six who currently offer police protection to the citizens and businesses of Grimes.

As Grimes grows, patrols also increase

Jul 24, 2014 9:45am

The City of Grimes has grown rapidly in recent years and that spurt in population and the influx of many new businesses that have sprung up have created a need for increased police protection....

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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...

Wanted man arrested on manslaughter warrant

Jul 09, 2014 2:59pm

On Tuesday, July 8, The U.S. Marshal Task Force along with officers from the Ankeny Police Department, went to an address in Ankeny in search of 26-year-old Patrick Glade. Glade was wanted on a...

Stabbing at Dallas County Fairgrounds

Jul 08, 2014 2:13pm

On Tuesday, July 8 at 1:04 a.m., Dallas County Deputies were dispatched to the Dallas County Fairgrounds at 28057 Fairgrounds Road, just north of Adel. The call referred to a...

Road closing indefinitely in western Dallas County

Updated: Jul 03, 2014 1:06pm

The Dallas County Road Department released a public service announcement last week that states bridge damage from the recent storms have closed a Dallas County road indefinitely.

A Avenue at...

Bicyclists from the inaugural Bacoon Ride fill the streets of Redfield prior to the Old Settlers Parade Saturday.  Nearly 3,000 riders participated in the 71-mile ride which started in Waukee and travelled through several Dallas County towns.  Jason McGrann/DCN

Bringing home the bacon

Jul 03, 2014 12:03am

The city of Redfield hosted the annual Old Settlers Days Saturday. Redfield was also a stop in the Bacoon Ride, a 71-mile bicycle ride that travelled through Dallas County.

The old rolodex containing Dallas County military records was recently replaced with an electronic filing system.

Dallas County Recorder’s Office indexes and images veteran records electronically

Jul 03, 2014 12:02am

The Dallas County Recorder’s Office recorded its first military separation record on January 2, 1919. During that period in the early 1900s Ruth Sumner was recorder. Today, Dallas County Recorder...

Van Meter Mayor Allan Adams cuts the ribbon May 2 at Legend’s Fieldhouse Bar and Grill in Van Meter. Owners Dean Scieszinski and Paul Scieszinski are shown along with Van Meter City Manager, Jake Anderson.

Dallas County Business Spotlight: Legend’s Fieldhouse Bar and Grill

Jul 03, 2014 12:01am

Sports-themed restaurant open in Van Meter

Bob Feller is not the only legend in Van Meter these days. A new restaurant and bar called Legends Fieldhouse Bar and Grill is now open for...

George W. Clarke

Famous People of Dallas County - Governor George W. Clarke

Jul 03, 2014 12:01am

Famous People of Dallas County is an ongoing series on people with county ties that have left their mark on the county, state and beyond.

The young lawyer heard the gunshots in the bank...

Anthony Brown

Brown named Adel’s interim city admin

Jul 03, 2014 12:01am

Effective July 1, the Adel City Council named Anthony Brown as interim city administrator.

Brown, 27, is an Omaha, Neb. native and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science before...

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