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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...

Supports Anderson

Sep 16, 2014 3:56pm

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Bill Haglund

Whatever happened to Ernie Cammack, Ernie Cammack?

Jul 02, 2014 11:13am

Admittedly, I haven’t watched each part of the series, but on those occasions that I’ve tuned in to the television documentary on the 1960s it’s sent my mind racing back in time.

We all know...

Ik heff een dicke buuk

Jul 02, 2014 11:12am

My first lessons in anatomy were in Low German. My parents are both East Frisian (northwest corner of Germany; northeastern corner of the Netherlands) and their dialect of Low German was spoken by...

Letters to the editor 070314

Jul 02, 2014 11:09am

Fireworks remain illegal

To the Editor:

Iowans will gather with lawn chairs and blankets in their communities to enjoy firework displays during the Fourth of July celebrations across...

Bill Haglund

Floods conjure up memories of long ago

Jun 25, 2014 12:55pm

All the flooding in Iowa last week brought back memories of a Model T ride long ago.

I’m not sure of the exact year, but I remember I was just a lad, so I’d guess it may have been the late...

Not all of America’s got talent

Jun 25, 2014 12:52pm

If I were to find a magic lamp and were a genie to pop out of it and offer me three wishes, I know what I would choose. My first wish would be for the ability to sing.

I love to sing; I just...

Poison ivy

Jun 25, 2014 12:50pm

It was out there hiding under the lilac bushes on the south fence line of my property.

I moved carefully through the bushes, took aim, and gently squeezed the trigger. Although I hate to use...

Ann Welch ann4plus1@yahoo.com

A new friend

Jun 25, 2014 12:48pm

I’m embarking on an adventure I haven’t enjoyed for many years—raising a new puppy. Ozzie is a 3-month old pug, and he is, as my kids say, “ridiculously cute”. It is truly amazing how similar...

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

The many stories of Chestnut Street

Jun 25, 2014 12:41pm

Just a year ago I wrote a glowing review for “A Week in Winter”, billed at that time as the last book of the late beloved Irish author Maeve Binchy. Luckily for all of us, during her long writing...

Letter to the editor 062614

Jun 25, 2014 12:38pm

To the Editor:

Gov. Terry Branstad often likes to say that he met his match in terms of energy and enthusiasm for the state of Iowa in Lieutenant Gov. Kim Reynolds. Jack Hatch picked his...

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

A month lost

Jun 18, 2014 4:18pm

I just finished listening to an interesting memoir, “Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness” by Susannah Cahalan. One day Cahalan woke up in restraints in a hospital room, unable to move, speak, or...

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