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Adel City Mayor James Peters

Dear Chief McNeill…

Jul 01, 2015 9:00am

On behalf of the city council, staff and the citizens of Adel, I would like to express my sincere appreciation and deepest sense of gratitude for your 29 years of dedicated service to the City of...

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Letter to the Editor

Mar 06, 2015 10:00am

To the Editor

Iowa’s working families are struggling. That’s one reason why a record number of Iowa children, more than 40%, live in poverty.

On Tuesday, February 24, State Senator...

Bill Haglund

Fast cars, calm waters make for enjoyable day

Feb 24, 2015 12:39pm

I’ve never been much of a fisherman. That’s not to say I’ve never had any enjoyment from dropping a line in water and reeling in a “big one.”

There was a shallow little creek that ran...

Ann Welch

One of my favorite things

Feb 24, 2015 12:36pm

I love pine cones - I think they are always beautiful and interesting, and always so varied depending on what species of evergreen they are found. As I was (belatedly) taking the ornaments off my...

Let’s go ‘light’ on Mother Nature

Feb 24, 2015 12:35pm

To the editor:

The United States’ government tells us that we should not drink water with over 10 mg/L of nitrate. The Des Moines Water Works must somehow get the nitrogen out of the Des...

Ann Cochran Health Navigation Coordinator with Dallas Co. Public Health

Health Navigators at Dallas County Public Health can help with taxes

Feb 24, 2015 12:29pm

The Health Navigators at Dallas County Public Health cover lots of territory when it comes to helping people. Individuals with financial concerns are pointed in the right direction for assistance...

Keep wrestling and academics in Iowa schools

Feb 24, 2015 12:26pm

DES MOINES – We can all be proud of the hundreds of student athletes gathering in Des Moines this week for the IHSAA State Wrestling Tournament. Their hard work and efforts in reaching this gold...

Arvid Huisman

Days of mayhem and dynamite

Feb 24, 2015 12:23pm

My parents raised a brood of six – four boys and two girls, in that order. I am the oldest. We all had a streak of mischief in us but, thankfully, Dad never had to hire a lawyer on our behalf....


An attack at the bird feeder

Feb 18, 2015 10:47am

In the afternoon on a cold February day last week I witnessed a flight for survival. I was taking food to my bird feeders but before I rounded the corner of my house the sparrows, juncos, and...

Arvid Huisman

No hoity-toity food for this country boy

Feb 18, 2015 10:44am

My siblings and I grew up on meat, potatoes and vegetables. Some fruit and desserts, too. And cookies, cake and pie. Also, homemade bread and cinnamon rolls. Our mother is an excellent cook and...

Jail for mentally ill?

Feb 18, 2015 10:43am

To the editor:

The U.S. has 10 times the number of serious mentally ill people who reside in jails compared to mental health institutions (MHI). Many of these mentally ill people are...

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