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News in Dallas County, Iowa

Food Insecurity a Concern in Dallas County
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:17:05 -0800

ADEL, Iowa — Representatives from human service agencies across Dallas County are meeting Wednesday to talk about food insecurity in one of the fastest growing counties in Iowa.A recent survey indicates over 6,000 people are food-insecure in the county. Most of those are people who live in rural areas, often with only a convenience store nearby. “When you think Iowa you definitely think ...

Voters reject $16M jail, $12M administration building
Wed, 05 Nov 2014 20:46:36 -0800

Voters in Dallas County declined to fund $28 million worth of new sheriff’s office, jail and administration buildings.

Iowa teen injured while setting traps
Sat, 01 Nov 2014 14:24:11 -0700

A central Iowa teenager was injured Saturday while setting traps and squirrel hunting.

Ed Vos Spends Three Minutes in the Chair
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 07:16:22 -0800

DES MOINES, Iowa — Veterans Day is on Tuesday and while most Americans appreciate the sacrifice we’re not always sure how to say “thank you.” You might remember Ed Vos from local radio morning shows and stand-up routines but these days he directs the Dallas County Veterans Affairs Commission. This week, he spent “Three Minutes in the Chair.” Click for a complete list of benefits veterans in Iowa ...

Metro/Iowa City trio make commitments to play D-I baseball
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 12:43:32 -0800

A trio of former players from the Metro and Iowa City have made commitments to play college baseball at the Division I level. Former Iowa City High shortstop Sam Mrstik will sign to play for Dallas...

Public meetings scheduled for proposed pipeline
Fri, 07 Nov 2014 21:38:27 -0800

Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners LP has scheduled public informational meetings in December for each of the 18 Iowa counties through which it has proposed building a crude oil pipeline.

Second Round of Healthcare Enrollment Begins
Sat, 15 Nov 2014 12:31:11 -0800

It’s round two. The Health Insurance Marketplace is open for business with the federal government promising fewer clicks and fewer glitches. Healthcare.gov launched last year with a long list of issues. Still, the United States Department of Human Services estimates about 30,000 Iowans purchased coverage through the site. This year, Vicki Wood is shopping early. […]

Analysis says pipeline construction will add $1 billion to Iowa economy
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 22:40:05 -0800

A crude oil pipeline proposed to stretch from North Dakota’s Bakken and Three Forks shales to a hub in Patoka, Ill., could generate close to $1.1 billion of economic output for Iowa over a two-year construction period, according to a 78-page analysis released Wednesday by the West Des Moines-based Strategic Economics Group.

Wal-Mart fires employee for donating items meant for trash
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:03:42 -0800

While working for an Iowa Wal-Mart, Mary P. Tigges donated children’s items destined for the trash heap to a charity that supports low income families. Those donations got her fired for breaking a company policy. Tigges, who worked in the store’s claims department, had been donating items to New Opportunities, a non-profit that provides free or low cost goods to low income families, according to ...

Column: The United States Needs a National Food Policy
Sat, 15 Nov 2014 21:41:34 -0800

Judy Barrett, of Dallas Center, Iowa, combines corn on her farm, Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, in Dallas Center, Iowa. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is boosting the size of this year's record soybean crop as farmers in several states report per-acre yields surpassing earlier expectations.