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Mumps Outbreak

Nov 26, 2015 10:00am

According to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), between July and November of this year, more than 100 laboratory confirmed cases of mumps occurred at the University of Iowa. Recently the...

Veteran’s Day

Nov 12, 2015 10:00am

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The stage was set during the fifth round of the NFL Draft in selection square in Grant Park in Chicago on May 2. PHOTO BY CLINT COLE/DALLAS COUNTY NEWS

Chicago does the Draft right

May 07, 2015 2:19pm

For the first time in 51 years, the NFL Draft was held in Chicago from April 30-May 2 at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University and in Grant Park.

Chicago was selected as the host...

‘Lay flat & don’t move’

Updated: May 10, 2015 11:31pm

‘Lay down flat and don’t move,’ Dad said

I was too young to be afraid. Still, I could sense the fear in my father’s voice, and I remember the

look of terror on Mom’s face.


The unsung heroes of the Drake Relays

Apr 30, 2015 9:00am

As the Drake Relays came to a close on Saturday afternoon, public address announcer Mike Jay made an announcement just before the high school boys’ 4x400 meter relay, an announcement that was...

Athletes set to compete at Drake Relays

Apr 23, 2015 9:00am

Parts of the Drake Relays are already underway and even started as early as Sunday afternoon with the Beautiful Bulldog Contest at the Knapp Center. The Grand Blue Mile took place Tuesday and the...

Thanks to you

Apr 16, 2015 2:32pm

It’s weird writing a news story about yourself. It’s even odder posing for a photo that I know will be added to an itemized list of self-loathing I keep inventoried in my psyche. And then placing...

Thoughts from a trip to Arizona (and back)

Apr 03, 2015 11:43am

A road trip to Arizona last month gave us an opportunity to get acquainted with a new grandson. Julie’s daughter gave birth less than 20 hours after we arrived. And I enjoyed a rare visit with an...

Clint Cole

Who do you really want to win?

Mar 25, 2015 2:25pm

It’s the bottom of the ninth inning and your favorite MLB team is trailing by one with runners on second and third. Your team’s RBI leader is at the plate and a base hit could bring in two runs to...

Remembering ‘The Day the Music Died’

Mar 13, 2015 9:00am

Until last week, the name “Roger Peterson” had been largely forgotten by most Iowans. In fact, the name was the answer to a trivia question I’ve asked countless times over...

Letter to the Editor

Mar 06, 2015 10:00am

To the Editor

Iowa’s working families are struggling. That’s one reason why a record number of Iowa children, more than 40%, live in poverty.

On Tuesday, February 24, State Senator...

Bill Haglund

Fast cars, calm waters make for enjoyable day

Feb 24, 2015 12:39pm

I’ve never been much of a fisherman. That’s not to say I’ve never had any enjoyment from dropping a line in water and reeling in a “big one.”

There was a shallow little creek that ran...

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