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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...

Saying good-bye

Jul 21, 2016 9:00am

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I Was Just Thinking… A quick lesson in ‘successful farming’

Jun 16, 2016 10:00am

My mother rarely tossed things out. She’s been gone eight years now, but I still marvel from time-to-time at things she saved.

I suppose because she never had any wealth in her life, simple...

Country Roads… That’s odd

Jun 09, 2016 10:00am

“Girl gives birth to chimpanzee,” the headline screamed. That was it; I couldn’t resist any longer. I bought a copy of the supermarket tabloid, asking the checkout clerk to tuck it into a brown...

I Was Just Thinking… It was just a harmless stunt – really, it was

Jun 09, 2016 10:00am

When you attend a small school in Iowa, you automatically have more opportunities to participate in several extracurricular activities.

When you’re one in a class of 43, there are even more...

Health and Wellness… Mental Health Throughout Life

Jun 09, 2016 10:00am

Being healthy socially and emotionally is part of overall good health across the lifespan. Even infants and young children fall on the spectrum from thriving to unhealthy.

The following are...

Letter to the Editor: Support for Julia Helm

Jun 03, 2016 11:52am

Julia Helm is running for Auditor of Dallas County. I urge you to give her your vote and support.

Julia has seven years of experience working in the auditor’s office and with great patience...

Letter to the Editor: Medical cannabis oil

Jun 03, 2016 11:34am

Letter to the Editor,

My family is Iowa Natives but are recent transplants to Dallas County. We chose to move here in December of 2014 and built our forever home just north of Adel.

My...

Health and Wellness… Habitat for Humanity

Jun 02, 2016 10:00am

Building homes, communities, and hope. That’s the slogan for Habitat for Humanity. Habitat has major plans for home repair projects this summer in several Dallas County communities, in a program...

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...

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