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Finding a 4H project living in a small town

Jul 23, 2014 2:34pm

All across Iowa, county fairs are being held. While many offer entertainment for all ages – rides and games for the kids, car races and demolition derbies, musical acts, and...

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It had to be the worst ‘job’ in the world

Jun 18, 2014 3:49pm

The man who answered the door was wearing boxer shorts and an undershirt – one of those narrow strap things some of our mothers forced us to wear when we were kids – that only barely covered his...

Letter to the editor 061914

Jun 18, 2014 3:46pm

To the Editor:

The 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA) eliminated certain subsidies which the federal government first used to establish the 1997 Medicare Advantage program. Medicare Part C is a...

The customer is not always right

Jun 18, 2014 3:43pm

I wish I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard the phrase, “The customer is always right.” While I always strived to give my customers the very best service and give them the benefit of the doubt...

Bright is right for accessories

Jun 12, 2014 9:00am

There are mixed reviews this season on the bright neon colors in fashion, but I am seeing a lot of neon in the stores this season, especially in accessories. Personally, I love the neon colors in...

Making a move to the health care area

Jun 12, 2014 9:00am

What is the next step when it comes to making a move to the health care area? We have all heard the term nursing home. That horrible connotation that dredges up visions of retirement. What is a...

Letter to the editor

Jun 12, 2014 9:00am

To the Editor:

Home health workers are in great demand. The main reason for the open positions in the U.S. is the low pay. Most home health workers are part-time and are paid minimum wage...

How well is your well?

Jun 12, 2014 9:00am

By Ted Trewin

Dallas Co. Environmental Health

On a hot summer day nothing quite quenches your thirst better than a cold glass of ice water from your private well. Even though the glass...

If you get a chance, talk to a World War II veteran

Jun 12, 2014 9:00am

My uncle Jack was a real hero in World War II – he brought home a Silver Star to prove it.

But Jack never spoke about his service, didn’t want to speak about those years he spent fighting...

Dancing with Bambi’s mom on the Interstate

Jun 12, 2014 9:00am

A late night trip home from Des Moines recently included a dance with Bambi’s mother on I-35. Julie and I attended a play at the Des Moines Community Playhouse after which we enjoyed pie and...

Remember me?

Jun 05, 2014 9:58am

Remember me? I’ll try to jog your memory. To begin with, you should be warned I do not like retirement! Anyone out there who is nearing that time, be prepared! If you don’t like sleeping ‘till 9 a...

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