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Mark Hanson, Dallas County Supervisor (R-Waukee)

Letter to the Editor: Dallas County Supervisor Mark Hanson

Jun 23, 2016 12:18pm

I would like to thank the citizens of Dallas County for their support in the primary for re-election as county supervisor. I am very proud of the fact that Dallas County is financially healthy and...

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Ann Welch

Bits & Pieces… “Zootopia” in the Real World

Updated: Mar 23, 2016 3:32pm

Having seen “Zootopia” recently with my daughter and grandson I have to comment on how enjoyable and entertaining it was. The beautiful animation and engrossing storyline held our attention, with...

Country Roads: Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland

Mar 10, 2016 11:00am

One of the most popular songs of the early 20th century was a gentle waltz entitled “Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland.” During my childhood I met a lot of characters in Dreamland but most weren’t...

I Was Just Thinking: We called them ‘flippies’ and I saved them all

Mar 10, 2016 11:00am

Folks of a past generation will no doubt remember the day the milkman made deliveries several times each week, leaving bottles (yes, real glass bottles) of milk in an insulated container on the...

Health and Wellness: March is Nutrition Month

Mar 10, 2016 11:00am

Eating well with no time and little money is a challenge. For satisfying meals that don’t break the budget, plan ahead. Even though you’re crunched for time, 15 minutes of planning will save you...

Ann Welch

Bits and Pieces: The Mighty Bison

Mar 10, 2016 11:00am

I recently read a beautifully photographed article in the January-February issue of THE IOWAN written by Kayla Koether, who is researching the effects of rotational grazing on soil health and...

Sunshine Week

Mar 10, 2016 10:00am

Iowans will see a lot of discussion in the news media and among First Amendment advocates during the March 13-19 Sunshine Week about the vital importance of open government in a free and...

Letter to the Editor: Corndog Checkoff

Mar 03, 2016 11:00am

Dear Editor:

Every August the Iowa State Fair has the honor of hosting more than one million people at the historic 450-acre Iowa State Fairgrounds. The Iowa State Fair continues to attract...

I Was Just Thinking: Even if you never met him, you’ll probably remember him

Mar 03, 2016 11:00am

For many Iowans, February has been a month of passage.

These countless folks board planes or pack the family wagon for an annual trip to the Sunshine State.

February means Daytona....

Health and Wellness: Alert Iowa

Mar 03, 2016 10:00am

Alert Iowa is a statewide mass notification and emergency messaging system that Dallas County has adopted. The system can be used by local authorities to quickly disseminate emergency information...

Country Roads: Plans 50 years in the making

Mar 03, 2016 10:00am

The process has begun. The date has been set. “Save the date” notices have been distributed. A committee is working on a “memory” booklet and in July the Northeast Hamilton Community High School...

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