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Country Roads… Stay tuned for the Dating Game

Apr 28, 2016 3:57pm

One of the rewards of marriage, in my humble male opinion, is that the dating process is behind you.

As a teenager, dating was difficult. Oh, I liked girls… a lot. I enjoyed being around the...

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Ann Welch

Bits and Pieces: There and Back Again

Feb 18, 2016 11:00am

This September I had the great fun of going “there and back again”, as I think Bilbo Baggins the hobbit referred to his journeys in Tolkien’s The Hobbit. I visited England, Scotland, and Belgium...

I Was Just Thinking: ‘Mom, you signed me up for what?’

Feb 18, 2016 11:00am

The Rock ‘n Roll era spawned a whole new era of dancing for teenagers.

We were all doing our best to learn steps to “the bop” or “jitterbug” which was all the craze as we listened to the...

Health and Wellness: Energy Drinks

Feb 18, 2016 11:00am

Energy – who wouldn’t want more? There are healthy and more natural ways to boost your energy besides downing a bottle or can of a commercial energy beverage.

Here are five ways you can feel...

Country Roads: Now that’s a Valentine

Feb 11, 2016 11:00am

His calloused fingers gingerly lifted a card from the rack and he read it carefully. Naw, too mushy, he thought. Selecting the right greeting card was never easy for him. Here it was February 13...

I Was Just Thinking: A pair of classy ‘bookend’ Super Bowl quarterbacks

Feb 11, 2016 11:00am

Like most of you, I would assume, I sat and watched the 50th National Football League championship game Sunday night.

Of course, we’ve all come to know it as the Super Bowl.

Like most...

Health and Wellness: Zika Virus

Feb 11, 2016 11:00am

As of February 4, the Iowa Health Alert Network has notified Dallas County Public Health of the following known information about the Zika virus, which has been in the news recently.


Country Roads: What an amazing body!

Feb 04, 2016 11:00am

Age has brought about a deeper appreciation for the world around me. Perhaps it’s because in retirement I have time to notice the intricacies of nature, the intelligence of animals, the beauty of...

I Was Just Thinking: Can we now return to a few months of ‘normal’?

Feb 04, 2016 11:00am

Can we finally return to some normalcy?

Iowans from the Mississippi to the Missouri and Big Sioux awoke Tuesday morning to an eerie sort of calm, a sense of being that we’ve all missed for...

Clint Cole

Behind the Cole Shed: The Iowa Caucus winners

Feb 04, 2016 11:00am

On Monday the people of Dallas County and from all over Iowa finally got the chance to speak up and make their opinion heard across the nation. The first-in-the-nation Caucuses put the very first...

Health and Wellness: Through with Chew

Feb 04, 2016 11:00am

Have you ever ducked a kiss from someone with a mouth full of chew? Has anyone ever backed off from your embrace while you were chewing smokeless tobacco?

Besides the “yuck” factor of...

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