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Letter to the Editor: Support for Julia Helm for Auditor

May 26, 2016 10:00am

Dear Dallas County Residents,

This is a letter of support from the Dallas County Precinct Elections Officials for Julia Helm’s bid for Dallas County Auditor. We are your friends and...

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Health and Wellness: Energy Drinks

Feb 18, 2016 11:00am

Energy – who wouldn’t want more? There are healthy and more natural ways to boost your energy besides downing a bottle or can of a commercial energy beverage.

Here are five ways you can feel...

Country Roads: Now that’s a Valentine

Feb 11, 2016 11:00am

His calloused fingers gingerly lifted a card from the rack and he read it carefully. Naw, too mushy, he thought. Selecting the right greeting card was never easy for him. Here it was February 13...

I Was Just Thinking: A pair of classy ‘bookend’ Super Bowl quarterbacks

Feb 11, 2016 11:00am

Like most of you, I would assume, I sat and watched the 50th National Football League championship game Sunday night.

Of course, we’ve all come to know it as the Super Bowl.

Like most...

Health and Wellness: Zika Virus

Feb 11, 2016 11:00am

As of February 4, the Iowa Health Alert Network has notified Dallas County Public Health of the following known information about the Zika virus, which has been in the news recently.


Country Roads: What an amazing body!

Feb 04, 2016 11:00am

Age has brought about a deeper appreciation for the world around me. Perhaps it’s because in retirement I have time to notice the intricacies of nature, the intelligence of animals, the beauty of...

I Was Just Thinking: Can we now return to a few months of ‘normal’?

Feb 04, 2016 11:00am

Can we finally return to some normalcy?

Iowans from the Mississippi to the Missouri and Big Sioux awoke Tuesday morning to an eerie sort of calm, a sense of being that we’ve all missed for...

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Behind the Cole Shed: The Iowa Caucus winners

Feb 04, 2016 11:00am

On Monday the people of Dallas County and from all over Iowa finally got the chance to speak up and make their opinion heard across the nation. The first-in-the-nation Caucuses put the very first...

Health and Wellness: Through with Chew

Feb 04, 2016 11:00am

Have you ever ducked a kiss from someone with a mouth full of chew? Has anyone ever backed off from your embrace while you were chewing smokeless tobacco?

Besides the “yuck” factor of...

Trying to Hear on the Phone

Jan 28, 2016 12:00pm

Speaking over the phone with a friend or loved one who has a hearing loss can be challenging. Here are some tips from Relay Iowa and Telecommunications Access Iowa.

Speak clearly. Facial...

Letter to the Editor: A passionate teacher

Jan 28, 2016 11:00am

I have encountered many excellent teachers at Woodward-Granger Schools. I would like to spotlight one, Diane Erickson, the Reading Title teacher at the elementary. Even though she is a veteran...

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