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Union of Concerned Scientists evidence for global warming

Oct 22, 2014 9:51am

In my last column I wrote about how progress dealing with climate change is being impeded by denial of global warming by our huge energy interests such as Chevron, Conoco, BP, Exxon, and Shell. In...

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Ann Welch ann4plus1@yahoo.com

Hopping for Joy

Jul 24, 2014 9:01am

I had a big surprise in a very small package as I walked across my kitchen floor this morning. A very small toad, less than 3/4 inches long, was making his way across the floor, and I had to move...

Care For Yourself

Jul 24, 2014 9:01am

If you are a woman from age 40 – 64 and do not have insurance that covers important cancer screenings, please contact Ann or Vivian at Dallas County Public Health, 515-993-...

Letter to the editor: Branstad rejects Central American refugees

Jul 24, 2014 9:01am

Considering the fact that Iowa’s population is aging and not increasing, it would seem practical for us to welcome immigrants, including refugee children. We already have a shortage of both...

Van Meter Library 072417

Jul 24, 2014 12:00am

Hours

M,F 9-5pm

Tues. 3-8pm

W,Th 9-8pm

Sat. 9-noon

Hello from Van Meter! What beautiful weather. There have been so many of you out to say Hello and check out what we...

Finding a 4H project living in a small town

Jul 23, 2014 2:34pm

All across Iowa, county fairs are being held. While many offer entertainment for all ages – rides and games for the kids, car races and demolition derbies, musical acts, and...

Affordable Care Act provides grants to Iowa

Jul 16, 2014 4:53pm

To the Editor:

With $10 million out of $26 million in new Iowa Grants under the Affordable Care Act, Mercy Hospital systems will be able to upgrade their networks. The grant includes 25...

Eyes of the world have centered on Brazil

Jul 16, 2014 4:46pm

It’s hard for some of us, who grew up in rural Iowa many decades ago, to imagine how the whole world could be caught up on a bunch of people from around the world who have gathered to kick a ball...

Eb Griper’s political frustrations

Jul 16, 2014 4:45pm

It was a rainy day and I had a strong thirst for a cup of coffee. I pulled into the coffee shop parking lot and parked next to a familiar vehicle–Eb Griper’s old Studebaker pick-up.

Inside...

Now you know the next step

Jul 16, 2014 4:44pm

Ready: You’ve done it! The choice has been made and you are ready to make the move. Now the work begins, it is time to downsize, oh joy!

Get set: Just do it. Engage your family and friends...

Ann Welch ann4plus1@yahoo.com

Put those butts where they belong

Jul 16, 2014 4:44pm

I feel another grump coming on about how some people carelessly discard their cigarette butts. My sweet puppy recently ate and swallowed one he picked up the ground, causing me considerable worry...

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