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First-hand experience living in a ‘tiny house’

Aug 30, 2015 9:00am

The so-called “tiny houses” have become somewhat of a fad in this country.

If you’ve ever watched certain television channels, you’ll know there are event whole shows

dedicated to...

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Be safe in back-to-school traffic

Aug 21, 2015 4:00pm

With the start of school this week (Aug. 24), Adel-DeSoto-Minburn School Resource Officer Monte Keller reminds both drivers and students to be cautious of one another when traveling to and from...

What if the Trump card is nothing but a bluff?

Aug 19, 2015 4:00pm

Donald Trump has unveiled his immigration policies. With 25 percent of the Republican registered voters agreeing with Trump, we hope everyone will consider the consequences of such policies.


Staying cool when it’s hot

Aug 19, 2015 9:00am

There were 7,415 heat-related deaths in the U.S. from 1999 to 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Extreme temperatures and high humidity reduce the body’s ability to...

Be true to your school

Aug 17, 2015 4:00pm

Fifty-two years ago when the Beach Boys recorded “Be True to Your School” I was a sophomore in a high school that was in its second year of operation since three...

Bivouac brought some unwanted guests

Aug 08, 2015 9:00am

Landing at Fort Gordon in the Spring of 1966 gave me a close-up look at a part of America I’d not seen before. Life in the Deep South was far different than I’d been living in a small town in the...

Dallas County Sheriff Chad Leonard

An open letter to the people of Dallas County from their elected Sheriff

Aug 04, 2015 11:00am

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a letter written by Dallas County Sheriff Chad Leonard and sent to the Dallas County News on July 21. It has been left completely unaltered/unedited.


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...

We need a new jail like we need a new Board of Supervisors

Jul 26, 2015 7:00am

The special election on Tuesday, August 4, in Dallas County is the fourth at

tempt of the County administration to force a $16.8 million bond r


Getting fit in the garden, could anything be healthier?

Jul 25, 2015 9:00am

As a great alternative to traditional exercise, gardening incorporates endurance, flexibility, and strength exercises in the privacy of your own surroundings. It’s like going to the gym for free...

When the ‘Greats’ are all extinct, who’ll make the rest of us go to church?

Jul 24, 2015 4:00pm

I wonder how often adults stop and ask themselves, “Is this it?” Life builds up to these moments of climax that define us in our story, our history. They mount and compile like layers of wallpaper...


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