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Just an ‘old boy’ from Hard Scrabble

May 04, 2015 9:00pm

My Dad could make people laugh.

Most of all, he made my mother laugh. He always found a way to make her Mother’s Day a special one, not with lavish gifts, not with exotic trips, but with...

Thanks to you

Apr 16, 2015 2:32pm

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Devon Murphy-Petersen

Good and evil

Nov 12, 2014 3:20pm

I just finished listening to Kim Zupan’s debut novel, “The Ploughmen”. The narrator, Jim Meskimen, adds depth and richness to the story. It is available for download, or in print at Waukee Public...

A cedar waxwing eating a crabapple in the snow.  PHOTO BY RAY HARDEN

Birds prepare for the winter

Nov 12, 2014 3:03pm

Fall is an interesting time to observe Iowa’s wildlife; it is a time of dramatic changes and intense activity. The fewer leaves on the trees and empty fields allows for easier viewing of Iowa’s...

Ann Cochran Health Navigation Coordinator with Dallas Co. Public Health

What’s new with the flu?

Nov 12, 2014 3:00pm

The Iowa Department of Public Health is keeping close watch over the status of influenza in our state. It reports that flu activity is slowly increasing, with two separate strains already...

Thanks to election volunteers

Nov 12, 2014 2:59pm

To the editor:

Please thank the election volunteers for their selflessness in volunteering, whether it was one hour or 400 hours. What a privilege Iowans have had to not only do our civic...

Global warming is utter nonsense

Nov 12, 2014 2:58pm

To the editor:

This is in regards to Ann Welch’s editorial on global warming. I appreciate Ann’s passion for her cause and her concerns about the environment, however, she has been worked...

Bill Haglund

Friendships grow with each passing homecoming

Nov 05, 2014 4:09pm

From California to Florida and Maine, folks came to one location last weekend for yet another milestone homecoming event.

This one, you see, marked 50 years – a half-century.


Ann Cochran Health Navigation Coordinator, Dallas County Public Health

Depression in adults

Nov 05, 2014 4:08pm

While many older adults experience depression, depression should not be considered just a normal part of aging. Everyone has occasional feelings of sadness or “the blues”; this is natural, and...

First impressions of Adel

Nov 05, 2014 4:07pm

To the editor:

As a businessman, I notice how a town presents itself. Adel, with its business community built around the square and the courthouse in the middle, has a great advantage over...

Ann Welch

Rehabilitating squirrels

Nov 05, 2014 4:02pm

I recently met Bob Brown, a fellow lover of wildlife and a man who devotes a large part of his time caring for orphaned or abandoned infant squirrels. He and his wife Candy have saved many, many...

Clint Cole

Domeward bound?

Nov 05, 2014 1:23pm

The football regular season is over and the playoffs are well underway. There are two teams in the Dallas County News coverage area that are still working for a state championship: Dallas Center-...

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