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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...

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LeeAnne Opie

Ready, Set, Retire: Independent Living vs. Assisted living: What are the differences?

May 08, 2014 12:01am

Independent living is just what the terminology states, living independently. No one is going to tell you what time to get up, when to eat, check to see when you leave or return, make sure you get...

Thank You from the Good Samaritan Food Pantry

May 08, 2014 12:01am

To the Editor:

What a wonderful communities we live in! The support that came from the citizens of not only Adel, but the surrounding communities was just overwhelming for the Good Samaritan...

Arvid Huisman

Country Roads: Still curious after all these years

May 08, 2014 12:01am

Children go through a stage when they can ask questions non-stop for hours. Where do babies come from, Daddy? Why is that man so fat? How do cows make milk? What’s my belly button for? If men don’...

Capitalism at its best

May 08, 2014 12:00am

To the Editor:

The University of Northern Iowa is partnering with 41 companies like Deere & Company, Rockwell Collins and 3D Systems as well as 22 other universities and labs, like ISU...

Bill Haglund

I Was Just Thinking: ‘Musical’ evening filled with poetry

May 01, 2014 3:32pm

A group of 40, or so, travelers arrived in Washington, D.C., about 38 hours after boarding a bus in tiny Alleman.

The Class of 1961, along with several chaperones, had begun a senior class...

Health & Wellness: Pinwheels for prevention

May 01, 2014 3:31pm

You may have noticed the blue and silver pinwheels in the large flowerpots near the courthouse square or in other locations throughout Dallas County this month. The purpose of these displays has...

LeeAnne Opie

Ready, Set, Retire: Don’t wait too long

May 01, 2014 3:30pm

You are ready, armed with information and have done your homework. It is now time to narrow down your choices to two, maybe three, retirement community selections. But before you can go any...

Ann Welch

Bits & Pieces: Spiders and other scary things

May 01, 2014 3:28pm

Time passes slowly when you are sitting in the hospital with a loved one, but it does give you time to think about a lot of things. One of the things I’ve been mulling over is how parental...

Ray Harden

Nature’s View: Keep Iowa’s black gold in the fields

May 01, 2014 3:17pm

When the early European settlers moved into Iowa they passed the prairies and tended to settle in the wooded areas. They were not familiar with prairie soils and thought the land that did not grow...

Cherishing Alice’s name

Apr 24, 2014 11:40am

To the Editor:

Once again the news broadcast brought disturbing news to my evening television viewing. So this morning I have confirmed what I thought I heard on the news last evening as...

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