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County needs proposed facilities

Oct 30, 2014 12:00am

To the Editor,

Fourteen months ago, Dallas County voters were encouraged to consider factors that led the Board of Supervisors to propose a special election for a new administration...

Devon Murphy-Petersen

A story of choice

Oct 29, 2014 12:03pm

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Arvid Huisman

Nicotine fits (poorly)

Oct 29, 2014 11:15am

“We don’t smoke and we don’t chew and we don’t go with girls who do.” I hadn’t heard that old ditty for many years but when I heard it again recently it reminded me of how much things have changed...

Ann Welch

Tired of negative political ads

Oct 29, 2014 11:14am

I think we are all very tired of the negative political ads we have been bombarded with for the last several months. It seems television and radio both air ads so frequently that it is nearly...

Candidate Gregg brings fresh perspective

Oct 27, 2014 12:21pm

To the editor:

Iowans face a stark contrast in considering two candidates for Iowa’s Attorney General. Incumbent Tom Miller is seeking his ninth term while Adam Gregg, a former legislative...

Ernst on Personhood

Oct 27, 2014 12:20pm

To the editor:

Iowa Senator Joni Ernst is on record as pushing a bill to give full rights to a fertilized human egg, known as Personhood. If Personhood becomes law, ending an egg’s human...

Ernst voting record

Oct 27, 2014 12:19pm

To the editor:

Joni Ernst tells us in her ads that she has Iowa values, loves her parents, is for education and supports Social Security. Let’s look at some of her key votes in the Iowa...

Ann Cochran Health Navigation Coordinator with Dallas Co. Public Health

Better choices, better health

Oct 27, 2014 11:44am

Back by popular demand is the Better Choices, Better Health series. This program is often presented by facilities and fitness centers for upwards of $350, but residents of Dallas County may attend...

Bill Haglund

We had our own little part of Philadelphia

Oct 27, 2014 11:24am

Teenagers in Philadelphia more than half-a-century ago were pretty well known to most Iowa teens.

Some Iowa high schoolers even knew the names of those young folks who lived a thousand miles...

Ray Harden

How cold will it be this winter?

Oct 27, 2014 10:49am

What will the coming winter bring? Will we have more cold weather like last winter?

The Weather bureau has predicted a mild weather because of the low “El Nino” in the Pacific Ocean. However...

Ann Welch

Union of Concerned Scientists evidence for global warming

Oct 22, 2014 9:51am

In my last column I wrote about how progress dealing with climate change is being impeded by denial of global warming by our huge energy interests such as Chevron, Conoco, BP, Exxon, and Shell. In...

Ann Cochran Health Navigation Coordinator with Dallas Co. Public Health

Getting your home ready for winter

Oct 22, 2014 9:47am

After the polar vortex of last winter, many Iowans are dreading the coming winter months. If you are concerned about how you will afford to heat your home, please consider applying for the LIHEAP...


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