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Ann Welch

Bits and Pieces… Five Top Accomplishments of Earthjustice

Apr 28, 2016 3:57pm

To quote Earthjustice, “the premier nonprofit environmental law organization, Earthjustice wields the power of the law and the strength of partnership to take on the critical environmental issues...

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Letter to the Editor: Greene Street Traffic

Jan 14, 2016 10:00am

Actually, some of you people are going more than 25 or 15 mph all over Adel. There are people walking across streets, old people, school kids, and me with my walking stick and my red bag so you...

Some big decisions await Iowans

Jan 07, 2016 11:00am

Each year about this time, I find myself filled with optimism.

Heading into a new year, I know there will be many events in 2016 that will affect all our lives – some good, some bad.


Health and Wellness: Radon Awareness Month

Jan 07, 2016 10:30am

You probably know that radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas. (Wait – radioactive?) Yes!

What about the link between radon and cancer? According to the American Cancer Society,...

Letter to the Editor: Greene Street Traffic in Adel

Jan 07, 2016 10:30am

You people going East and West on Greene St. in Adel are still going 35 mph! Don’t you know lots of people want to turn left off of Greene, like me on Nov 19, 2014.

Turn signal on, foot on...

Arvid Huisman

Country Roads: Mr. Fix-It he’s not

Jan 07, 2016 10:30am

The day the Lord handed out mechanical skills I thought He said botanical pills and I said, “No thanks, I don’t need any.”

I have three brothers; all three are handy with a set of tools....

I Was Just Thinking: Not just an ordinary New Year’s Eve

Dec 31, 2015 11:00am

I’ve never been one to celebrate much on New Year’s Eve.

Oh, sure, in my younger days, I wanted to be a part of all the action, at least that was the plan. I’d gather with friends and we’d...

Country Roads: Should auld acquaintance be forgot?

Dec 31, 2015 11:00am

Unlike Christmas, the New Year’s holiday is not widely celebrated with traditional music. “Auld Lang Syne” is one of the few traditional songs we associate with the holiday.

I love to hear...

Worry-Free and Healthy Aging

Dec 31, 2015 11:00am

Are you over age sixty? What worries you? If you are well below sixty, hang on, there’s something in here for you, too.

The National Council on Aging has published the 2015 results of a...

Letter to the Editor: Barb Merrill

Dec 31, 2015 10:30am

Dear Editor:

With the holiday break winding down this week, some of our children will have plenty to talk about when they return to school. Perhaps they will share stories about visiting...

Bryce Smith, 23, of Adel, owns the Adel Family Fun Center and hopes to be elected to the Iowa House of Representatives next year as a small business owner, small town resident and as an openly gay man.

Letter to the Editor: Bryce Smith

Dec 31, 2015 10:30am

2016 Legislative Session About to Begin

The 2015 Iowa Legislative session can be classified as a total mess, from a huge blow to public education, tax increases for almost everyone and an...

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