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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...

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First-hand experience living in a ‘tiny house’

Aug 30, 2015 9:00am

The so-called “tiny houses” have become somewhat of a fad in this country.

If you’ve ever watched certain television channels, you’ll know there are event whole shows

dedicated to...

Dental screening are required for kids just starting out

Aug 30, 2015 9:00am

Children enrolling for the first time in an Iowa elementary or high school are required to have a dental screening. This applies to Kindergarten (or First grade, if the child did not attend...

Ann Welch

‘C’ is for… Climate. Change. Consequence.

Aug 29, 2015 10:00am

I found this quote when my husband and I were cleaning out his office when he retired, and I want to share it because I think it is really thought-provoking.

From author Andrew T. Guzman...

Listen. Learn. And then Legislate.

Aug 25, 2015 9:00am

I may be new to the political scene in Dallas County, but I am definitely not new to Dallas County. I have lived in the area since the age of 4; graduated from Adel-DeSoto-Minburn; and attended...

Be safe in back-to-school traffic

Aug 21, 2015 4:00pm

With the start of school this week (Aug. 24), Adel-DeSoto-Minburn School Resource Officer Monte Keller reminds both drivers and students to be cautious of one another when traveling to and from...

What if the Trump card is nothing but a bluff?

Aug 19, 2015 4:00pm

Donald Trump has unveiled his immigration policies. With 25 percent of the Republican registered voters agreeing with Trump, we hope everyone will consider the consequences of such policies.


Staying cool when it’s hot

Aug 19, 2015 9:00am

There were 7,415 heat-related deaths in the U.S. from 1999 to 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Extreme temperatures and high humidity reduce the body’s ability to...

Opa Gelder’s renewed rocking chair

Updated: Sep 27, 2015 9:00am

A long time ago I inherited my maternal grandfather’s rocking chair. For many years it sat in our basement family and storage rooms.

When I moved back to my home county last year the chair...

Bivouac brought some unwanted guests

Aug 08, 2015 9:00am

Landing at Fort Gordon in the Spring of 1966 gave me a close-up look at a part of America I’d not seen before. Life in the Deep South was far different than I’d been living in a small town in the...

Dallas County Sheriff Chad Leonard

An open letter to the people of Dallas County from their elected Sheriff

Aug 04, 2015 11:00am

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a letter written by Dallas County Sheriff Chad Leonard and sent to the Dallas County News on July 21. It has been left completely unaltered/unedited.


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