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Iowa State Senator Jake Chapman

Weekly report from Iowa State Senator Jake Chapman

Jan 22, 2015 1:01am

The Iowa legislature is back in session with key issues on the table for 2015. Governor Branstad gave his annual Condition of the State address. While we don’t yet have the details for all of his...

Ann Cochran Health Navigation Coordinator with Dallas Co. Public Health

What Kind of Cancer?

Jan 22, 2015 1:00am

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Cuts to infectious disease control

Oct 16, 2014 9:00am

To the editor:

Since 2003, cuts to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have slowed down research on vaccinations for infectious diseases. The growing severity of the Ebola crisis in West...

Ebola raises concerns

Oct 16, 2014 9:00am

Ebola can be scary, and it is understandable that Iowans are concerned a case of Ebola could occur in Iowa as it has in Texas; however, there is a world of difference between the U.S. and the...

Thoughts from Iowa’s oldest active newspaper editor

Oct 16, 2014 9:00am

(In observance of National Newspaper Week, I have asked my good friend, Buford P. Inkster, editor of the Cornfield Weekly Sheller, to write a guest column. At 96, Mr. Inkster is Iowa’s oldest...

Clint Cole

Are you ready for some hockey?

Oct 16, 2014 12:00am

I know that Dallas County is not exactly in the center of the hockey universe in the state of Iowa (and hockey fans may be hard to come by in this area), but it’s awfully close with a lot of...

Problems with VA

Oct 08, 2014 2:09pm

To the editor:

I attended two VA meetings in the last three weeks. I did not get answers to my most important questions either time. But something more disturbing to me is going on. Where...

Supporting Steve Roe

Oct 08, 2014 2:08pm

To the editor:

I am pleased to offer my support to Steve Roe, who is running for Iowa State Representative here in Dallas, Adair, Guthrie, and Cass Counties. Steve Roe worked for eight years...

Ray Harden

Missing the sounds of summer nights

Oct 08, 2014 2:05pm

A lady asked me about a strange sound she was hearing in the night that was coming from a grove of trees near her house. She said that it was a sound that she had never heard before, perhaps a cry...

Against Ernst

Oct 01, 2014 11:15am

To the editor:

Evidently, Joni Ernst does not think that education is a national priority. Her proposal to eliminate the Department of Education would make education disappear as an...

A beautiful front for a sinister background

Oct 01, 2014 9:19am

I’ve said before that history was not one of my favorite school subjects. For a long time, I couldn’t see how things that had already happened could have any effect on me.

Even though I was...

Devon Murphy-Petersen

Portrait of a Mockingbird

Oct 01, 2014 9:18am

Although I have no idea how to verify it, I’d hazard a guess that “To Kill a Mockingbird” is one of the top 5 most-read books in the US. This 1960 Pulitzer prize-winning classic has stood the test...

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