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Urban myths and other lies

Jul 26, 2015 8:00am

Some 30 years ago a frightening rumor made the rounds in Sioux City. According to the rumor, a child had been abducted from a restroom in what was then a new shopping mall in Sioux City. I...

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Thanks for your coverage, but…

Jul 22, 2015 11:00am

Thank you for covering Thursday night’s meeting (Board of Supervisors Public Hearing, July 18, 2015). I was disappointed to see no mention of Dallas County Farmers and Neighbors in the article,...

Tyranny and Totalitarianism

Jul 22, 2015 9:00am


Oppressive government rule in which absolute power is vested in a single ruler; arbitrary or unrestrained...

Stop demanding the supply of puppy mill pets

Jul 21, 2015 8:00pm

I totally agree with last week’s editorial about closing puppy mills (Letter to the Editor, July 18, 2015). We adopted a puppy mill breeder dog in February of this year. Buddy was rescued by the...

Bodhi Mains, of Redfield, refuses to surrender his spot at the first booth where he would always have the chicken wings -- always. Every time.

A Fuller’s Farewell…

Jul 16, 2015 9:00am

All good things must come to an end.

It’s like the closing of an era with Fullers Standard Station shutting its doors for good after more than 35 years in operation in Adel. Though the store...

Country Roads

Updated: Jul 13, 2015 1:41pm

If you had one or more siblings during your childhood, you probably had a list of terms of derision ready for firing when needed. I’m the oldest of six kids. I had a long list and so did my...

Clint Cole

Dallas County continues to dominate

Jul 09, 2015 9:00am

There is a always a question of the level of success that the teams in the area will have in most sports in Dallas County. There are some sports, like volleyball for one example, that doesn’t have...

Peter McRoberts ServiceNation Iowa director

National Service is under fire

Jul 07, 2015 9:00am

There are currently nearly 360,000 men and women serving our country as members of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps. Recently, the U.S. House and Senate have started the process to fund the Corporation...

Adel City Mayor James Peters

Dear Chief McNeill…

Jul 01, 2015 9:00am

On behalf of the city council, staff and the citizens of Adel, I would like to express my sincere appreciation and deepest sense of gratitude for your 29 years of dedicated service to the City of...

Iowans should demand clean water

Jun 28, 2015 9:00am

For months the Des Moines Waterworks has been removing nitrates from the city’s drinking water at a cost of thousands of dollars each day when the nitrate removal process is in operation.


Arvid Huisman

Eb’s political dilemma

Jun 27, 2015 9:00am

The rusty Studebaker pickup parked in front of the lumberyard told me that my dogmatic buddy Ebeneezer Griper was nearby. As I entered the lumberyard office I could hear Eb pontificating on...


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