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I Was Just Thinking… 160 acres of crops, 80 acres of fun

Jul 28, 2016 2:40pm

If you drive north from Stratford, turn on Xavier Road and head past historic Vegor’s Cemetery and continue until the hills are behind you and the gravel road finally runs in a straight direction...

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Country Roads… The only constant is change

Jul 21, 2016 10:00am

The story is told of a family that carpeted its bathroom. They liked it so much they went ahead and ran the carpet all the way into the house.

The humor of this story (if you found any in it...

I Was Just Thinking… There was a time when ‘hot dogs’ ruled in Iowa

Jul 21, 2016 10:00am

The Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, held annually at Coney Island (how appropriate) in New York draws lots of attention.

However, before I had even heard of Nathan’s contest in New York, I...

Health and Wellness… Back to School

Jul 21, 2016 10:00am

If you’ve been shopping this past week, you probably noticed the back to school supplies are being displayed. While students may want to put off thinking about the end of summer vacation, many...

Saying good-bye

Jul 21, 2016 9:00am

How does one say goodbye? What are the perfect words to use that convey the perfect message?

It is impossible to know.

For the past couple of weeks I’ve been racking my brain searching...

Letter to the Editor: Support for Julie Stewart

Updated: Jul 20, 2016 5:25pm

The article “Dallas County Supervisors, Mayors meet in joint session” (Dallas County New, July 7, 2016) discussed eight mayors asking the Supervisors on June 29 to put on the General Election...

Letter to the Editor: Clean Water

Jul 14, 2016 10:00am

To the editor:

I give great thanks to the city staff (Chuck Bandy, Jordan Altenhosen) who give me clean abundant water every day! Any time I turn on any faucet, there is the clean abundant...

I Was Just Thinking… Most 150-mile journeys don’t take this long

Jul 14, 2016 10:00am

Like most of you, my wife and I had made plans for the long Fourth of July weekend, beginning on July 2 with a trip to the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds in Davenport.

We just didn’t plan on...

Behind the Cole Shed… Still around in Adel

Jul 14, 2016 10:00am

Many people in Adel and the rest of the Dallas County News coverage area have probably heard by now that a couple of weeks ago we packed up our things in our office on Main Street in Adel and...

Health and Wellness… Healthy, Happy Summer

Jul 14, 2016 10:00am

Want a golden ticket to a life of good health? Want to be confident that you have lowered your risk of getting diabetes, heart or lung disease?

That golden ticket is yours, and is mostly...

Country Roads… The season for reunions

Jul 14, 2016 10:00am

This is the season for reunions — family and otherwise. I am a fan of reunions — family and otherwise.

On a recent Sunday Julie and I drove 2.5 hours to her hometown in western Iowa to...

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