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Ray Harden rayharden2@aol.com

Iowa’s wild turkeys

Nov 19, 2014 10:00am

Turkey hunting season opened October 13th and runs until the fifth of December. Iowa hunters took to the woods dressed in camouflage gear and calling turkeys near their blinds, hoping to put an...

Arvid Huisman huismaniowa@msn.com

A relaxing pursuit

Nov 13, 2014 10:43am
Ann Welch ann4plus1@yahoo.com

Cultural differences

Nov 13, 2014 10:36am

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Ernst voting record

Sep 03, 2014 9:42am

To the editor:

It probably will not set well with Iowans that Iowa Senator Joni Ernst missed votes while attending Des Moines area campaign events. “An examination of Ernst’s voting record...

Iowa’s low mark from American Cancer Society

Aug 27, 2014 3:28pm

To the editor:

It is really not surprising that Iowa has been given low marks in the fight against cancer by the American Cancer Society. It is especially upsetting after the $1.7 billion...

Braley and Ernst live in two different worlds

Aug 27, 2014 3:27pm

To the editor:

Bruce Braley and Joni Ernst live in two totally different worlds. Let me compare them for you.

Mr. Braley works in the world of Washington where the approval rating of...

More than we bargained for

Aug 27, 2014 2:30pm

More than 15 years ago, I was general manager of a NASCAR weekly race track in San Antonio, Texas. It was always a challenge to find new ways to keep our great fans entertained during lulls in the...

Luna Moth

Luna moth

Aug 27, 2014 2:29pm

The most beautiful insect of the summer is the luna moth and probably the most recognized member of the moth family. In 2007 a television commercial for the sleeping aide Lunestra was first aired...

Ann Welch ann4plus1@yahoo.com

A perspective from on high

Aug 27, 2014 2:27pm

Having recently flown to Pittsburgh and back and having the benefit of a window seat both ways I was again reminded of how beautiful the earth looks from the cruising altitude of the big jets....

Get ready for flu season

Aug 27, 2014 2:24pm

Dallas County Public Health Nursing Services (DCPHNS) is encouraging everyone to get their yearly flu vaccination. “The flu vaccine is safe and it saves lives,” said Shelley Horak, Executive...

I love you salt, but you’re breaking my heart

Aug 20, 2014 3:53pm

Even if you don’t use the salt shaker, you’re probably getting too much sodium. More than 75 percent of the sodium we eat is from processed, prepackaged, and restaurant foods. One solution is to...

Robin Williams’ pathway included small-town Iowa

Aug 20, 2014 3:51pm

News of Robin Williams’ death last week reverberated across the country and, indeed, was felt around the world. Williams was certainly a star and will be remembered most for his comedy. We learned...

Things I learned while looking for something else

Aug 20, 2014 3:50pm

When I was a young guy I enjoyed sitting in the reference section of a library reading encyclopedias, almanacs and atlases. I was (and remain) a nerd.

These days I enjoy discovering things...

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