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Mark Hanson, Dallas County Supervisor (R-Waukee)

Letter to the Editor: Dallas County Supervisor Mark Hanson

Jun 23, 2016 12:18pm

I would like to thank the citizens of Dallas County for their support in the primary for re-election as county supervisor. I am very proud of the fact that Dallas County is financially healthy and...

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Country Roads… Oh, for singing out loud

Jun 02, 2016 10:00am

“The woods would be silent if no birds sang except the best.” I saw that message on a sign years ago. It was likely written by someone who can sing. I can’t.

Many people say they can’t sing...

I Was Just Thinking… One six-decade-old day I’ll never forget

Jun 02, 2016 10:00am

I’m too young to remember World War II. I was born in 1943.

But, I remember many people who fought in that war, some of them relatives. Six uncles were in the military in the 1940s and one...

Letter to the Editor: Tax abatement future

Jun 02, 2016 9:00am

Citizens of Adel

On June 14 at 6 p.m. the Adel City Council will be discussing the future of property tax abatement. A proposal to repeal current resolution No 14-36 and put a temporary...

Letter to the Editor: Support for Julia Helm for Auditor

May 26, 2016 10:00am

Dear Dallas County Residents,

This is a letter of support from the Dallas County Precinct Elections Officials for Julia Helm’s bid for Dallas County Auditor. We are your friends and...

Letter to the Editor: Support for Cate Bryan for Auditor

May 26, 2016 10:00am

Dear Editor:

I am writing in behalf of my good friend and neighbor, Cate Bryan, who is running as a Republican candidate for Dallas County Auditor in the Primary Election on Tuesday, June 7...

Country Roads… Lest we forget…

May 26, 2016 10:00am

“Grandpa, why are we staying here? Everyone else is leaving.” At five years of age he seemed to never run out of questions.

“I’d like to spend just a few more minutes here, Noah.” At 63 he...

I Was Just Thinking… ‘Hercules’ had one memorable day at Indy

May 26, 2016 10:00am

Every year about this time most Americans find themselves drawn, in one way or another, to Speedway, Indiana. Many of those have more than just a passing interest.

Even those who have little...

Health and Wellness… Biking as Transportation

May 26, 2016 10:00am

May is National Bike to Work Month. Here in Dallas County, that may be impractical for many wage earners who commute to Des Moines or the next town over for their jobs. Instead, let’s focus on...

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...

Country Roads… The tale of two families

May 19, 2016 10:00am

Many of today’s young adults were raised in small families. My wife and I each have two adult children.

Julie, however, is the oldest of seven children and I am the oldest of six. When I see...

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