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Clint Cole

Get ready for State Track

May 21, 2015 9:00am

It’s going to be another rigorous schedule for me this year as I head for the Co-Ed State Track Meet at Drake Stadium starting on Thursday, May 21. The non-stop long days for me is just another...

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Ann Cochran Health Navigation Coordinator, Dallas County Public Health

When you’re at the clinic

Dec 30, 2014 12:59pm

When you’re at the clinic for a check-up or because you feel sick, remember to ask these three questions: (1) What is my health issue? (2) How do I take care of it? (3) What will happen if I don’t...

Bill Haglund

Promise made three decades earlier was kept

Dec 30, 2014 12:55pm

There’s an old saying that “promises are made to be broken.”

That may be true in many, if not most, cases, but a promise made 32 years earlier was kept while the world awaited what many...

Devon Murphy-Petersen

Father/son saga

Dec 30, 2014 12:53pm

A few weeks ago I was browsing in the Jordan Creek Barnes & Noble and noticed an author sitting at a card table just inside the entrance. The book on the table didn’t look familiar so I...

Ann Cochran Health Navigation Coordinator, Dallas County Public Health

Keep your eyes open

Dec 23, 2014 1:41pm

This is a time of year when we tend to gather with friends and family. Some of these folks we only see a few times a year, or maybe less often than that. It’s a good time to keep your eyes and...

Devon Murphy-Petersen

Portraits of the American Craftsman

Dec 23, 2014 1:39pm

I’ve always had a fascination with artisans – the men and women who design and create beautiful and functional items for the more untalented sorts among us (me included.) This week’s book, “...

Bill Haglund

‘Home’ is where you are at Christmas

Dec 23, 2014 1:39pm

Folks living along the west coast of Norway are quite familiar with the ever-changing temperament of the North Sea. Most Iowans, I feel certain to say, are not.

Not only does the North Sea...

Arvid Huisman

He’s really not a grumpy old man, but…

Dec 23, 2014 1:38pm

Now, I realize it’s the holiday season and we’re all supposed to be joyful, but some people just get to me. I try to be a positive thinker and then someone does something to make me growl. For...

When we allow fear to trump reason

Dec 23, 2014 1:37pm

To the editor:

There is a direct connection between the raging debates on both the Senate CIA torture report and police brutality in various American cities. The common thread connecting CIA...

Ann Welch

Things that make us feel bad

Dec 23, 2014 1:36pm

We all have things that make us feel bad. For me, one of those things is seeing how many animals die along our roads, especially if it happens to be our fault.

There are times when hitting...

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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