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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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Dallas County Fair begins July 9

Jul 02, 2014 11:27am

It seems to be the topic of at least one song in every country music artist’s repertoire—the county fair. It’s been described in lyrical fashion as a carefree time with friends, family or a...

P48 and F59 paving project update

Jul 02, 2014 11:22am

The past two weeks have brought rain to Dallas County. Peterson Contractors, Inc. has continued to remove and crush the existing pavement when possible. However, the timing of the rain has made...

Proposed museum addition

Adel Historical Musuem moves closer to goal

Jul 02, 2014 11:21am

Dallas County Foundation donates $8,000 to project

After raising $5,000 at a special viewing of Nile Kinnick Jr.’s Heisman Trophy with special guest Herky the Hawk earlier this month, the...

Education 070314

Jul 02, 2014 11:18am

Fricke makes Butler University’s Dean’s List

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Brandon Fricke, a Economics major and a resident of Grimes is on Butler University’s Dean’s List for the spring semester of...

Dallas County Calendar 070314

Jul 02, 2014 11:16am

Thursday, July 3-4

Minburn July 3rd and 4th celebration

Minburn is hosting a celebration starting Thursday, July 3 and continuing through July 4.

Thursday’s activities include a...

Spurgeon Manor, located in Dallas Center, celebrated National CNA Week June 20 with a special ice cream social.

Spurgeon Manor celebrates CNA week

Jul 02, 2014 11:10am

National CNA Week was held at Spurgeon Manor with a special chocolate ice cream social ending the celebration on Friday, June 20. Cheryl Wolfe, Director of Nursing, congratulated and thanked the...

Adel Chamber members, Texture staff, friends and family gather for the ribbon cutting Thursday. Texture Salon and Spa is located just east of the Highway 6/169 intersection in the former Hair Affair space.

A new chapter in the Harden tradition begins in Adel

Jul 02, 2014 11:07am

Texture Salon and Spa open for business

Shortly after the Bonnie and Clyde shoot out north of Dexter, Ralph Harden became a deputy with the Dallas County Sherriff’s department. His family...

From the Archives 070314

Jul 02, 2014 11:01am


A ripple of excitement was caused last Friday by the rumor that a new-made grave had been discovered over on the island north of town. An investigation revealed nothing except...

Dallas County Sheriff 070314

Jul 02, 2014 10:33am

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

June 23

Linda Alexander of 803 Grant, Redfield reported that a stereo...

Waukee police 070314

Jul 02, 2014 10:28am

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

June 23

A vehicle driven by Katherine Hughes of 1309 SE University...

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