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How well is your well?

Jun 12, 2014 9:06am

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 9:06am

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...

Remember me?

Jun 05, 2014 9:06am

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...

It’s for the birds this season

Jun 05, 2014 9:06am

I was shopping at my favorite consignment store in Adel called Next2New, and I noticed that in the furnishing and home accessories area of the store there were a lot of birds and bird cages as a...

I don’t think this is what my teacher had in mind

Jun 05, 2014 9:06am

One of the biggest tasks we faced during our years in school was memorization.

I remember my teachers in grade school, junior high and high school sending us home with the admonition to “...

‘…Who has not created me a woman!’

Jun 05, 2014 9:06am

Some of my childhood heroes were Jewish men – Abraham, Joseph, Moses, David and others. As I grew older I developed an interest in Judaism that continues tod+ay.

In my studies I discovered...

Rain barrels saving water and reducing pollution

Jun 05, 2014 9:06am

Saving rainwater in barrels or cisterns is an idea that is thousands of years old but it is becoming popular again with homeowners. It has many ecological benefits. It provides a water source for...

Fun at the movies

Jun 05, 2014 9:06am

Being a life-long movie lover I have to comment on what my family and I saw on the silver screen this week end. Specifically I am a great enthusiast of good monster movies, and “Godzilla” surely...

Letter to the editor 6/5/14

Jun 05, 2014 9:06am

To the Editor:

We are told the answer to wasteful government spending is to outsource government functions to private businesses. There are two ways a company can save money over what...

Summertime and the livin’ is easy

May 29, 2014 10:05am

Within the next week or so, if not already, public schools will have dismissed for the summer. Though it’s been nearly 50 years since I was a public school student I remember well the excitement...

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