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On living past 100

May 19, 2016 10:00am

My father-in-law was the oldest person I ever knew. He died recently at 104. It is a remarkable accomplishment to live for over 100 years. Even more remarkable are the life and lifestyle changes...

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Country Roads… The good side of Facebook

May 12, 2016 10:00am

Facebook has changed the way people keep in touch.

For those unfamiliar with this social networking site, Facebook uses the Internet to connect people with other people, relatives, friends,...

I Was Just Thinking… Stay calm, breathe – it’s a very long season

May 12, 2016 10:00am

So many times in past years I’ve written that its’ great to be a Chicago Cubs’ fan.

So many times in the past I’ve been disappointed.

A long time ago, I made a promise to myself that I...

Health and Wellness… Asthma

May 12, 2016 10:00am

Asthma is a chronic condition causing airways to inflame, making it difficult to breathe. People who suffer from asthma may have a whistle-like wheeze, a nagging cough, or tightening in the chest...

Arvid Huisman

Country Roads… Knocking on wood

May 05, 2016 10:00am

Superstitious? Not me. I have never been superstitious and hopefully never will be. Knock on wood.

This month includes a big day for the superstitious of the world ̶ a Friday the 13th....

Ann Welch

Bits and Pieces… Raccoon River Watershed Phenology Calendar 2016

May 05, 2016 10:00am

I recently attended a meeting of the Raccoon River Watershed Association and found it highly informative and interesting. I attended 2 of the presentations, one on Raccoon watershed birds and the...

I Was Just Thinking… A half-century really isn’t all that long a time

May 05, 2016 10:00am

To historians and those folks interested in such things, Philadelphia is famous as home of the Liberty Bell and the Continental Congress. Benjamin Franklin doesn’t diminish the city’s reputation,...

Health and Wellness… Toddler Fest 2016

May 05, 2016 9:00am

The wildly popular Toddler Fest will be held Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m.- noon at the Dallas County Fairgrounds. There is no admission charge.

This is the third-annual Toddler Fest, which...

Letter to the Editor: Don’t increase supervisor membership

May 04, 2016 3:52pm

I just read that some of the mayors of the County are asking for us to restructure our County government from 3 to 5 supervisors. I have dealt with this before and the ones behind it were also...

Letter to the Editor: Board of Supervisors

May 04, 2016 3:52pm

Mayors of eight Dallas County municipalities have sent a written request dated April 5 to the Dallas County supervisor’s board (Dallas County News, April 28, 2016). The mayors requested an...

Ann Welch

Bits and Pieces… Five Top Accomplishments of Earthjustice

Apr 28, 2016 3:57pm

To quote Earthjustice, “the premier nonprofit environmental law organization, Earthjustice wields the power of the law and the strength of partnership to take on the critical environmental issues...


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