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House File 2548

Apr 17, 2014 2:11pm

To the Editor:

A bill in the Iowa House, File 2548 has raised my level of concern regarding water issues in our state and the new voluntary “Nutrient Reduction Strategy Program” that is...

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Arvid Huisman

Country Roads: World traveler, Iowa style

Feb 06, 2014 1:00am

Next Christmas when your rich relatives brag about their trips abroad, join in the discussion. Crow about your trips to exotic places and no one will have to know you never left Iowa.


Ann Cochran Health Navigation Coordinator, Dallas County Public Health

Health & Wellness: Following the 3-4-50 solution

Feb 06, 2014 1:00am

If you want to make a big impact on the health of your children, yourself, and your parents, 3-4-50 are the numbers for you. If you think it would be great if your neighbors were in good health,...

Devon  Murphy-Petersen

What Are You Reading?: Without a trace

Feb 06, 2014 1:00am

From time to time, I really enjoy a good mystery, so I was quite happy to receive an advance reader’s copy of Laura Lippman’s newest novel, “After I’m Gone”. This book will be released February 11...

State of the Union address

Feb 06, 2014 1:00am

To the Editor:

President Obama laid out several Congressional proposals to strengthen our nation. Many are logical like his proposal to close loopholes that reward companies that keep...

Ann Welch

Bits & Pieces: Sloth Hair–A New way to fight disease?

Feb 06, 2014 1:00am

In my last column I wrote about the fascinating sloth, a tree dwelling mammal of South and Central America. This week I want to share exciting news about current research on the fungi which grow...

Ray Harden

Nature’s View: Kayaking in the Everglades and the Big Cypress Swamp

Jan 30, 2014 10:00am

In January my wife and I spent a week kayaking in the Florida Everglades and the Big Cypress Swamp; we paddled the East River, Halfway Creek, Turner River, and Chokoloskee Bay. It was an...

Bill Haglund

I Was Just Thinking: Choking through a cloud of smoke

Jan 30, 2014 1:02am

We hear much about Iowa’s “Healthiest State Initiative.”

And, we’ve done much to achieve that lofty goal. We encourage groups to come together and walk. We have hundreds and hundreds of 5k...

Koch brothers campaign ads

Jan 30, 2014 1:02am

To the Editor:

Americans for Prosperity financed by the billionaire industrialists Koch brothers is funding campaign ads aimed at Senate candidate Bruce Braley. Do Iowans really want out-of-...

Ken Herring & ‘Abby’

Dallas County Outdoors: Late season hunting, not your average walk in the woods

Jan 30, 2014 1:02am

As I parked my truck at my late season deer hunting destination, I took note of the outside temperature. Minus 7 degrees! I also noted that the wind was from the NW. Light, but steady. I estimated...

Devon  Murphy-Petersen

What Are You Reading?: Reluctant Hero

Jan 30, 2014 1:02am

While checking in books the other day, I came across a little gem, “The Keeper of Lime Rock” by Lenore Skomal. This biography tells the fascinating true story of Ida Lewis, the most celebrated...

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