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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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Bill Haglund

I became an unwitting young Christmas ‘Scrooge’

Dec 24, 2015 11:00am

It was an inadvertent faux pas, but I nonetheless became sort of a Scrooge at Christmastime of 1952.

I was an innocent 9-year-old and my family – a younger brother and sister also a part of...

Arvid Huisman

What are you doing New Year’s Eve?

Dec 24, 2015 11:00am

Judging from the nearly empty parking lot things were pretty quiet inside the coffee shop. As expected, however, I spotted my irascible old buddy, Eb Griper, sitting alone in a booth at the back...

Gladys Virginia Harvey — Adel, IA

Dec 24, 2015 10:30am

Dallas County News, letter to the editor,

YOU PEOPLE IN ADEL are still going 35 mph on Greene Street, only four blocks west of the stoplight. Let me tell you what happens when you hit...

Carolyn Strickler — Des Moines

Dec 24, 2015 10:30am

Dear Editor,

Recently I read that Iowa, my state, ranks as one of the lowest states for just animal welfare. I find it shocking that my state, from some of its average citizens to local,...

Lisa Kuehl

Dec 24, 2015 10:30am

Dear Editor,

According to research presented by the Animal Legal Defense Fund, Iowa continues to rank 49th out of 50 states regarding quality of laws aimed at preventing animal neglect and...

Old man’s loneliness shown in a letter home

Dec 10, 2015 10:00am

There’s a box of old letters, report cards, high school athletic awards, and just plain junk that I’ve amassed through the years.

Each item within a waterproof rubber tub has been deemed...

If you can’t feed a hundred people

Dec 10, 2015 10:00am

One of the highlights of my week is a 6 a.m. men’s Bible study at my church. I have long been an early riser so the early hour doesn’t bother me. Over the years I have come to realize that I learn...

Don’t Wait.Vaccinate!

Dec 10, 2015 10:00am

In the United States, vaccines have greatly reduced infectious diseases that once routinely killed or harmed many infants, children, and adults. However, the viruses and bacteria that cause...

Fluoride in Your Water

Dec 03, 2015 10:00am

Just exactly is fluoride, and why is it an ingredient in your toothpaste, and added to municipal water supplies across the country?

The dictionary, and your high school chemistry teacher,...

We ‘old-timers’ have waited a long time for perfection

Dec 03, 2015 10:00am

A young boy listened intently to the radio one Saturday afternoon a long, long time ago.

He listened as a legendary Iowa radio voice told his audience that a theretofore unknown sophomore...

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