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Ray Harden rayharden2@aol.com

Osage orange: natural pest control

Nov 27, 2014 1:00am

Every fall Osage oranges or hedge apples are found in some supermarkets in the produce section, but they are not edible. They are sold for decoration and to repel insects. These softball sized...

Ray Harden rayharden2@aol.com

Iowa’s wild turkeys

Nov 19, 2014 10:00am
Arvid Huisman huismaniowa@msn.com

A relaxing pursuit

Nov 13, 2014 10:43am

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Things I learned while looking for something else

Aug 20, 2014 3:50pm

When I was a young guy I enjoyed sitting in the reference section of a library reading encyclopedias, almanacs and atlases. I was (and remain) a nerd.

These days I enjoy discovering things...

Letter to the editor 082114

Aug 20, 2014 3:49pm

To the editor:

We need to elect representatives to Congress who will work across the aisle for the benefit of the country. After the largest peace-time deficit in U.S. history, Congress and...

Ann Welch ann4plus1@yahoo.com

Persistance pays off

Aug 20, 2014 3:47pm

I have definitely gotten hooked on watching the chipmunks, squirrels, and bunnies at the feeding stations outside my window. Some days it is like a 3-ring circus with all the hopping, running, and...

Devon Murphy-Petersen devonm@waukee.lib.ia.us

Summer on the Seine

Aug 20, 2014 3:45pm

This week’s book, “Luncheon of the Boating Party” by Susan Vreeland is the fictionalized account of Renoir’s creation of the sumptuous painting by the same name. This painting has long been one of...

Days (and nights) without running water

Aug 13, 2014 2:49pm

Chances are, if you are not a part of “my” generation, you will never have experienced life without running water. You can also read that “without indoor facilities.”

My wife found it hard...

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 ccole@adelnews.com

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.”

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