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Veteran’s Day

Nov 12, 2015 10:00am

Veteran’s Day

Wednesday, November 11 is Veteran’s Day, set aside to honor anyone who has served the United States in the Armed Forces. It’s a good opportunity to thank the men and women in...

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Clint Cole

Dallas County continues to dominate

Jul 09, 2015 9:00am

There is a always a question of the level of success that the teams in the area will have in most sports in Dallas County. There are some sports, like volleyball for one example, that doesn’t have...

Peter McRoberts ServiceNation Iowa director

National Service is under fire

Jul 07, 2015 9:00am

There are currently nearly 360,000 men and women serving our country as members of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps. Recently, the U.S. House and Senate have started the process to fund the Corporation...

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...

Iowans should demand clean water

Jun 28, 2015 9:00am

For months the Des Moines Waterworks has been removing nitrates from the city’s drinking water at a cost of thousands of dollars each day when the nitrate removal process is in operation.


Arvid Huisman

Eb’s political dilemma

Jun 27, 2015 9:00am

The rusty Studebaker pickup parked in front of the lumberyard told me that my dogmatic buddy Ebeneezer Griper was nearby. As I entered the lumberyard office I could hear Eb pontificating on...

Clint Cole

Pros and Cons: Reducing high school football playoffs

Jun 18, 2015 9:00am

On Monday it was announced that the Iowa High School Athletic Association will be reducing the size of the playoff field in 2016. Currently, 32 teams in each class make the playoffs by finishing...

Write a letter. Tell ‘em, ‘Family Farms Only’

Jun 17, 2015 9:00am

What we need in Iowa is only family farms. I encourage everyone to write or call or email Gov. Terry Branstad, Mr. Gipp, the Department of Natural Resources director and your representatives in...

Do’s and Don’ts for Wildlife Rehabilitation

Jun 15, 2015 9:01am

In my last column, I discussed the Wildlife Rehabilitation Network of Central Iowa, which is now up and running as a group dedicated to helping orphaned, abandoned or other wildlife in need....

Pool of what? Microbial things you should know before swimming in pools

Jun 14, 2015 9:05am

The common backyard kiddie pool can be the source of germs that can make small children very sick. Small inflatable and plastic pools are typically filled with water from the hose, and it may not...

Come on now; what’s wrong with you?

Jun 01, 2015 9:00am

After more than six decades of observing others, I have come to the conclusion that we’re

all a little bit batty; some more than others.

We all suffer from one or more irrational...

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