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Country Roads: Now that’s a Valentine

Feb 11, 2016 11:00am

His calloused fingers gingerly lifted a card from the rack and he read it carefully. Naw, too mushy, he thought. Selecting the right greeting card was never easy for him. Here it was February 13...

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Worry-Free and Healthy Aging

Dec 31, 2015 11:00am

Are you over age sixty? What worries you? If you are well below sixty, hang on, there’s something in here for you, too.

The National Council on Aging has published the 2015 results of a...

Bryce Smith, 23, of Adel, owns the Adel Family Fun Center and hopes to be elected to the Iowa House of Representatives next year as a small business owner, small town resident and as an openly gay man.

Letter to the Editor: Bryce Smith

Dec 31, 2015 10:30am

2016 Legislative Session About to Begin

The 2015 Iowa Legislative session can be classified as a total mess, from a huge blow to public education, tax increases for almost everyone and an...

Letter to the Editor: Barb Merrill

Dec 31, 2015 10:30am

Dear Editor:

With the holiday break winding down this week, some of our children will have plenty to talk about when they return to school. Perhaps they will share stories about visiting...

Bill Haglund

I became an unwitting young Christmas ‘Scrooge’

Dec 24, 2015 11:00am

It was an inadvertent faux pas, but I nonetheless became sort of a Scrooge at Christmastime of 1952.

I was an innocent 9-year-old and my family – a younger brother and sister also a part of...

Arvid Huisman

What are you doing New Year’s Eve?

Dec 24, 2015 11:00am

Judging from the nearly empty parking lot things were pretty quiet inside the coffee shop. As expected, however, I spotted my irascible old buddy, Eb Griper, sitting alone in a booth at the back...

Lisa Kuehl

Dec 24, 2015 10:30am

Dear Editor,

According to research presented by the Animal Legal Defense Fund, Iowa continues to rank 49th out of 50 states regarding quality of laws aimed at preventing animal neglect and...

Gladys Virginia Harvey — Adel, IA

Dec 24, 2015 10:30am

Dallas County News, letter to the editor,

YOU PEOPLE IN ADEL are still going 35 mph on Greene Street, only four blocks west of the stoplight. Let me tell you what happens when you hit...

Carolyn Strickler — Des Moines

Dec 24, 2015 10:30am

Dear Editor,

Recently I read that Iowa, my state, ranks as one of the lowest states for just animal welfare. I find it shocking that my state, from some of its average citizens to local,...

Don’t Wait.Vaccinate!

Dec 10, 2015 10:00am

In the United States, vaccines have greatly reduced infectious diseases that once routinely killed or harmed many infants, children, and adults. However, the viruses and bacteria that cause...

Old man’s loneliness shown in a letter home

Dec 10, 2015 10:00am

There’s a box of old letters, report cards, high school athletic awards, and just plain junk that I’ve amassed through the years.

Each item within a waterproof rubber tub has been deemed...

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