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Ray Harden rayharden2@aol.com

Iowa’s wild turkeys

Nov 19, 2014 10:00am

Turkey hunting season opened October 13th and runs until the fifth of December. Iowa hunters took to the woods dressed in camouflage gear and calling turkeys near their blinds, hoping to put an...

Arvid Huisman huismaniowa@msn.com

A relaxing pursuit

Nov 13, 2014 10:43am
Ann Welch ann4plus1@yahoo.com

Cultural differences

Nov 13, 2014 10:36am

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Against Ernst

Oct 01, 2014 11:15am

To the editor:

Evidently, Joni Ernst does not think that education is a national priority. Her proposal to eliminate the Department of Education would make education disappear as an...

A beautiful front for a sinister background

Oct 01, 2014 9:19am

I’ve said before that history was not one of my favorite school subjects. For a long time, I couldn’t see how things that had already happened could have any effect on me.

Even though I was...

Devon Murphy-Petersen devonm@waukee.lib.ia.us

Portrait of a Mockingbird

Oct 01, 2014 9:18am

Although I have no idea how to verify it, I’d hazard a guess that “To Kill a Mockingbird” is one of the top 5 most-read books in the US. This 1960 Pulitzer prize-winning classic has stood the test...

Leave it to Beaver lives on

Oct 01, 2014 9:18am

Television was still in its infancy when I became familiar with it in the early ’50s. Our family didn’t own a television set until January 1957. It was later that year when the Leave it to Beaver...

It happens here too

Oct 01, 2014 9:10am

Here in Dallas County, we may often feel disconnected from big headlines and national news stories. How can our daily activity, our health, be related to what’s happening on the east coast or west...

Ann Welch ann4plus1@yahoo.com

Seeing unexpected things

Oct 01, 2014 9:08am

This has been an interesting week. Taking a walk with my very energetic puppy on a gravel road I saw something I’ve never seen before in my forty years of living here. There were very small land...

Troubled with reinstatement of A-D-M Principal

Sep 25, 2014 12:00am

To the editor:

As a 39-year veteran educator in the public school system, I have served as a Student Support Coordinator and Senior Guidance Counselor at the high school level. I have also...

What to do with old medicine

Sep 24, 2014 10:50am

Saturday, Sept. 27 will be the National Take Back day for dropping off old/unused prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications that you no longer need.

This is a good week to go...

Ray Harden rayharden2@aol.com

American Bison: the symbol of the Great Plains

Sep 24, 2014 10:43am

My wife and I sat in our car and watched with amazement as we were being surrounded by a heard of bison. We were on a gravel road in the Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge near Valentine,...

Marissa Felt, senior member of the Dallas County Aggies 4-H Club.

Lessons learned at the Dallas County Fair

Sep 18, 2014 12:00am

County fairs are a favorite summertime tradition for rural communities. Generations of kids have benefited from the hard work and lessons learned from participating in 4-H and FFA. To an outsider...

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