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Ann Cochran Health Navigation Coordinator, Dallas County Public Health

Bet you didn’t know

Dec 17, 2014 12:56pm

So it turns out that we have one more thing to be concerned about regarding our young people. In some very interesting research by the University of Connecticut, it’s been found that children as...

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Ernst on Personhood

Oct 27, 2014 12:20pm

To the editor:

Iowa Senator Joni Ernst is on record as pushing a bill to give full rights to a fertilized human egg, known as Personhood. If Personhood becomes law, ending an egg’s human...

Ernst voting record

Oct 27, 2014 12:19pm

To the editor:

Joni Ernst tells us in her ads that she has Iowa values, loves her parents, is for education and supports Social Security. Let’s look at some of her key votes in the Iowa...

Ann Cochran Health Navigation Coordinator with Dallas Co. Public Health

Better choices, better health

Oct 27, 2014 11:44am

Back by popular demand is the Better Choices, Better Health series. This program is often presented by facilities and fitness centers for upwards of $350, but residents of Dallas County may attend...

Bill Haglund

We had our own little part of Philadelphia

Oct 27, 2014 11:24am

Teenagers in Philadelphia more than half-a-century ago were pretty well known to most Iowa teens.

Some Iowa high schoolers even knew the names of those young folks who lived a thousand miles...

Ray Harden

How cold will it be this winter?

Oct 27, 2014 10:49am

What will the coming winter bring? Will we have more cold weather like last winter?

The Weather bureau has predicted a mild weather because of the low “El Nino” in the Pacific Ocean. However...

Ann Welch

Union of Concerned Scientists evidence for global warming

Oct 22, 2014 9:51am

In my last column I wrote about how progress dealing with climate change is being impeded by denial of global warming by our huge energy interests such as Chevron, Conoco, BP, Exxon, and Shell. In...

Ann Cochran Health Navigation Coordinator with Dallas Co. Public Health

Getting your home ready for winter

Oct 22, 2014 9:47am

After the polar vortex of last winter, many Iowans are dreading the coming winter months. If you are concerned about how you will afford to heat your home, please consider applying for the LIHEAP...

There goes a Chevy …or, was it a Ford?

Oct 22, 2014 9:44am

I have a tough time understanding how anyone today can tell one car from another.

I can’t.

To me, almost every car looks the same – at least the so-called “mainstream” cars. When I was...

Eb’s tofu and fiber diet

Oct 22, 2014 9:43am

On the way home from the lumberyard I drove by the coffee shop. I hadn’t planned to stop but when I saw Eb Griper’s rusty old Studebaker pick-up in the parking lot I realized I missed his insults...

Children deserve a chance at a bright future

Oct 22, 2014 9:40am

To the editor:

Our children deserve a chance at a bright future and it begins with a community that invests in the well-being of its citizens.

Research shows that children who...

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