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Ray Harden

Osage orange: natural pest control

Nov 27, 2014 1:00am

Every fall Osage oranges or hedge apples are found in some supermarkets in the produce section, but they are not edible. They are sold for decoration and to repel insects. These softball sized...

Ray Harden

Iowa’s wild turkeys

Nov 19, 2014 10:00am
Arvid Huisman

A relaxing pursuit

Nov 13, 2014 10:43am

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Ann Welch

Climate change - it’s happening

Oct 16, 2014 9:13am

Climate change is on my mind again—I guess prompted by the news photo I saw of some 30,000 walruses crowded on land which used to be ice where they could haul out of the water to rest.


Devon Murphy-Petersen

Intrigue in the Soviet Union

Oct 16, 2014 9:12am

I vividly remember when I first read Boris Pasternak’s “Doctor Zhivago”. I started it on a glorious fall Friday afternoon during my senior year of high school, read before and after work Saturday...

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Oct 16, 2014 9:01am

To the editor:

October is National Domestic Awareness Month. We at Crisis Intervention and Advocacy Center serve these victims/survivors every day. The faces of the women, men and children...

Vote yes on Dallas County bond issues

Oct 16, 2014 9:00am

To the editor:

Many of you may recall that I opposed the Dallas County bond initiative a little over a year ago. I did so because of the proposed location, which was some two miles east of...

Cuts to infectious disease control

Oct 16, 2014 9:00am

To the editor:

Since 2003, cuts to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have slowed down research on vaccinations for infectious diseases. The growing severity of the Ebola crisis in West...

Thoughts from Iowa’s oldest active newspaper editor

Oct 16, 2014 9:00am

(In observance of National Newspaper Week, I have asked my good friend, Buford P. Inkster, editor of the Cornfield Weekly Sheller, to write a guest column. At 96, Mr. Inkster is Iowa’s oldest...

Ebola raises concerns

Oct 16, 2014 9:00am

Ebola can be scary, and it is understandable that Iowans are concerned a case of Ebola could occur in Iowa as it has in Texas; however, there is a world of difference between the U.S. and the...

Clint Cole

Are you ready for some hockey?

Oct 16, 2014 12:00am

I know that Dallas County is not exactly in the center of the hockey universe in the state of Iowa (and hockey fans may be hard to come by in this area), but it’s awfully close with a lot of...

Problems with VA

Oct 08, 2014 2:09pm

To the editor:

I attended two VA meetings in the last three weeks. I did not get answers to my most important questions either time. But something more disturbing to me is going on. Where...

Supporting Steve Roe

Oct 08, 2014 2:08pm

To the editor:

I am pleased to offer my support to Steve Roe, who is running for Iowa State Representative here in Dallas, Adair, Guthrie, and Cass Counties. Steve Roe worked for eight years...

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