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A view of the proposed Sheriff’s Office – Law Enforcement Center.   A $16.3 million bond referendum must be passed at the November 4 election in order for the county to begin construction of the facility.  The center is proposed to be located east of Adel on Highway 6 in Ortonville.

Plans announced for county facilities

Aug 21, 2014 12:02am

Projects will cost over $28 million if passed in November general election

At Tuesday’s regular Dallas County Board of Supervisors meeting, Tim Oswald of Piper Jaffray, a financial...

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AHeinz57 Pet Rescue and Transport hosting ‘Ruff Ride’

Jul 30, 2014 2:04pm

AHeinz57 Pet Rescue and Transport will host its 6th Annual “Ruff Ride” Charity Motorcycle Ride to benefit homeless and death row dogs in Iowa on Saturday August 23, 2014. Last year’s event drew...

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Jul 30, 2014 2:03pm

By Jolena Welker

Van Meter Library Director

Greetings from Van Meter! Our boys are onto State for baseball. Here is the information. We play Iowa City Regina at Principal Park on...

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....

Michele Farrell, a partner at Measured Intentions who lives in Adel taken with Iowa Association of Business and Industry President Mike Ralston

Farrell and Lucht graduate from the 2013-2014 Leadership Iowa class

Jul 24, 2014 9:38am

The Iowa Association of Business and Industry Foundation is pleased to announce that Michele Farrell, a partner at Measured Intentions who lives in Adel, and Debra Lucht, General Manager of...

Bill Haglund RIGHT: Staci Appel speaks at Thomas Place in Waukee July 10.  State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald was also in attendance.

District 3 candidates vying for votes

Jul 24, 2014 9:33am

Governor Terry Branstad was in Adel Monday afternoon at Brick Street Books and Cafe campaigning with 3rd Congressional District candidate David Young.

Young will be opposing Staci Appel in...

Local officials play blind beep ball

Jul 24, 2014 9:28am

Dallas County and area elected officials hosted the Iowa Reapers, a blind baseball team, in a charity scrimmage Sunday in Waukee. After the game, the officials chipped in their own money to help...

Waukee Middle School co-Band Director Mary Crandell with her book, Little Mary Discovers Music Outside Her Window.  Jason McGrann • DCN

Waukee educator hopes to inspire children with self-published book

Jul 24, 2014 9:24am

By Jason McGrann


Waukee Middle School co-Band Director Mary Crandell spent the past Christmas break writing about an idea that has been brewing for two years. Seven months later...

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Jul 24, 2014 9:01am

You did it! The kids participating in the Fizz, Boom, Read Summer reading program read over 5,000 hours. That beat last year’s record of 4,414 total hours read. Miss Laura and Miss Paula held up...

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Jul 24, 2014 9:01am

*A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guily.

July 16, 2014

Jimmy Phillips Vo, age 40 of 2927 Kading Rd., Perry was...

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Jul 24, 2014 9:01am

Awesome Agriculture: Friday, July 25th at 2pm

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