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Urban myths and other lies

Jul 26, 2015 8:00am

Some 30 years ago a frightening rumor made the rounds in Sioux City. According to the rumor, a child had been abducted from a restroom in what was then a new shopping mall in Sioux City. I...

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‘Lay down flat and don’t move

May 14, 2015 9:00pm

‘Lay down flat and don’t move,’ Dad said

I was too young to be afraid. Still, I could sense the fear in my father’s voice, and I remember the

look of terror on Mom’s face.

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Arvid Huisman

Country Roads original

May 14, 2015 9:00pm

The year I was 12-years-old my family moved from town to a farm. Some distance south

of the house, along a farm lane, an apple tree grew in the fence line.

The oldest of five children...

Ann Cochran

Eat what your neighbors grow and sell at area farmers markets?

May 13, 2015 9:00pm

It’s time to stroll around the area farmers markets and choose some of the most beneficial foods you can find. Vegetables offer fiber, antioxidants and lots of vitamins. Plus, they are generally...

The stage was set during the fifth round of the NFL Draft in selection square in Grant Park in Chicago on May 2. PHOTO BY CLINT COLE/DALLAS COUNTY NEWS

Chicago does the Draft right

May 07, 2015 2:19pm

For the first time in 51 years, the NFL Draft was held in Chicago from April 30-May 2 at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University and in Grant Park.

Chicago was selected as the host...

‘Lay flat & don’t move’

Updated: May 10, 2015 11:31pm

‘Lay down flat and don’t move,’ Dad said

I was too young to be afraid. Still, I could sense the fear in my father’s voice, and I remember the

look of terror on Mom’s face.

...

The unsung heroes of the Drake Relays

Apr 30, 2015 9:00am

As the Drake Relays came to a close on Saturday afternoon, public address announcer Mike Jay made an announcement just before the high school boys’ 4x400 meter relay, an announcement that was...

Athletes set to compete at Drake Relays

Apr 23, 2015 9:00am

Parts of the Drake Relays are already underway and even started as early as Sunday afternoon with the Beautiful Bulldog Contest at the Knapp Center. The Grand Blue Mile took place Tuesday and the...

Thanks to you

Apr 16, 2015 2:32pm

It’s weird writing a news story about yourself. It’s even odder posing for a photo that I know will be added to an itemized list of self-loathing I keep inventoried in my psyche. And then placing...

Thoughts from a trip to Arizona (and back)

Apr 03, 2015 11:43am

A road trip to Arizona last month gave us an opportunity to get acquainted with a new grandson. Julie’s daughter gave birth less than 20 hours after we arrived. And I enjoyed a rare visit with an...

Clint Cole ccole@adelnews.com

Who do you really want to win?

Mar 25, 2015 2:25pm

It’s the bottom of the ninth inning and your favorite MLB team is trailing by one with runners on second and third. Your team’s RBI leader is at the plate and a base hit could bring in two runs to...

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