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Marissa Felt, senior member of the Dallas County Aggies 4-H Club.

Lessons learned at the Dallas County Fair

Sep 18, 2014 12:00am

County fairs are a favorite summertime tradition for rural communities. Generations of kids have benefited from the hard work and lessons learned from participating in 4-H and FFA. To an outsider...

Supports Anderson

Sep 16, 2014 3:56pm

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Remember me?

Jun 05, 2014 9:58am

Remember me? I’ll try to jog your memory. To begin with, you should be warned I do not like retirement! Anyone out there who is nearing that time, be prepared! If you don’t like sleeping ‘till 9 a...

It’s for the birds this season

Jun 05, 2014 9:38am

I was shopping at my favorite consignment store in Adel called Next2New, and I noticed that in the furnishing and home accessories area of the store there were a lot of birds and bird cages as a...

I don’t think this is what my teacher had in mind

Jun 05, 2014 9:09am

One of the biggest tasks we faced during our years in school was memorization.

I remember my teachers in grade school, junior high and high school sending us home with the admonition to “...

‘…Who has not created me a woman!’

Jun 05, 2014 9:07am

Some of my childhood heroes were Jewish men – Abraham, Joseph, Moses, David and others. As I grew older I developed an interest in Judaism that continues tod+ay.

In my studies I discovered...

Rain barrels saving water and reducing pollution

Jun 05, 2014 9:05am

Saving rainwater in barrels or cisterns is an idea that is thousands of years old but it is becoming popular again with homeowners. It has many ecological benefits. It provides a water source for...

Fun at the movies

Jun 05, 2014 9:04am

Being a life-long movie lover I have to comment on what my family and I saw on the silver screen this week end. Specifically I am a great enthusiast of good monster movies, and “Godzilla” surely...

Letter to the editor 6/5/14

Jun 05, 2014 9:01am

To the Editor:

We are told the answer to wasteful government spending is to outsource government functions to private businesses. There are two ways a company can save money over what...

Summertime and the livin’ is easy

May 29, 2014 10:08am

Within the next week or so, if not already, public schools will have dismissed for the summer. Though it’s been nearly 50 years since I was a public school student I remember well the excitement...

A fantasy, a mystery, an adventure, a secret society, and a little romance too

May 29, 2014 10:08am

I just listened to a fabulous debut book, “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore” by Robin Sloan. After techie Clay Jannon is laid off from his San Francisco web design job during the recession, he...

Mentoring for beginning teachers

May 29, 2014 10:08am

To the Editor:

Iowa state legislators need to be persuaded to financially support full-release mentoring for beginning teachers. This program shifts new teacher training duties to veteran...

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