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Adel Mayor supports proposed county facilities

Oct 30, 2014 12:00am

To the editor:

Next Tuesday voters have the opportunity to support construction of a new County Administration Office Building and a new Public Safety Building / Jail. Both facilities are...

Devon Murphy-Petersen

A story of choice

Oct 29, 2014 12:03pm

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United States has $17.5 trillion in gross debt

Aug 13, 2014 2:39pm

To the editor:

The United States has over $17.5 trillion in gross debt and I have five grandchildren who will be responsible for some of that. I’m looking for candidates who have a plan to...

Americans afraid of Central American refugee children?

Aug 13, 2014 2:35pm

To the editor:

When did it happen that Americans have become so scared that they are afraid of Central American refugee children? When did it happen that we are willing to waste millions of...

Clint Cole

Better hitting would have helped Mustangs

Aug 07, 2014 9:00am

On July 10, the Dallas Center-Grimes baseball team’s record was at 14-14 (.500). By the end of the regular season and the substate tournaments, the Mustangs were at 22-14 and qualified for the...

Ray Harden Pictured left to right: Ray Harden, Mike Delaney, Connor Delaney, Ty Smedes.

Boundary Waters Canoe Trip: more than fishing

Aug 06, 2014 10:45am

We set up our camp in the same location as last year. Ty Smedes, wildlife photographer and writer wanted to be near the loon nesting sites he studied, recorded, and photographed in the past. Mike...

Thousands of Iowans will gather in one spot

Aug 06, 2014 10:43am

“Our State Fair is the best state fair. Don’t miss it. Don’t even be late. (Our state fair is great) It’s dollars to doughnuts at our state fair. It’s the best state fair in our state.”


Back home where I belong

Aug 06, 2014 10:42am

Nearly four months have passed since I left suburban Des Moines to move back to my home county in north central Iowa. I initially lived in an apartment in Webster City but now reside in my new...

School physicals

Aug 06, 2014 10:39am

Back-to-school checkup, sports physical, well child exam – whatever you call this appointment, now is the time of year many children and adolescents visit a clinic. Remember to:

Bring your...

Ann Welch

Dusk and dawn

Aug 06, 2014 10:38am

As I am sitting looking out the window intermittently as I type I notice how rapidly the light of the day fades as night time approaches. Before the sun is gone, shafts of light filter through the...

Mountain climbing in the German Alps

Jul 31, 2014 9:01am

An Army buddy, John, fancied himself as quite the ladies’ man.

Some of his attempts at striking up a conversation with the opposite sex, however, often made his friends chuckle and, at times...

Letters to the editor 073114

Jul 31, 2014 9:01am

To the editor:

How much out of every dollar that you pay in health insurance premiums do you want to go to your health care services? Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) there are...

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