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Opinion

Keeping Vulnerable Kids a Priority

Editorials

Every child deserves a safe, permanent and nurturing home. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) are there to help abused and neglected children by serving as their voice in court.Iowa's Court Appointed Special Advocates Program is one of the few items not seeing cuts in this tight budget ...

Q&A: Foster Care

Editorials

Q: How many kids are in the foster care system in America?A: On any given day, 415,000 children in the United States are living in foster care. For too many of America's youth, the absence of a loving family and a permanent home stand in stark contrast to the stability and security that every ...

Slices of Life – An overdue message to my neighbors

Editorials

Thank you and I'm sorry. I should have said this earlier - and repeated it many times over the years. To the neighbors on the left and right, kitty corner, in front and behind, and perhaps a few houses beyond that: you've all been infinitely patient with my brood.This morning while filling my ...

The Dengler Domain: Music Battle Royale 6 (Summertime)

Editorials

The birds are chirping, the grass is green, and happiness is all around. Summer is quickly approaching which is also my favorite time of the year. Warmer weather and longer daylight makes everything better. Wait a minute, I can hear music in the distance. With each second, it is becoming ...

Keeping Vulnerable Kids a Priority

Editorials

Every child deserves a safe, permanent and nurturing home. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) are there to help abused and neglected children by serving as their voice in court.Iowa's Court Appointed Special Advocates Program is one of the few items not seeing cuts in this tight budget ...

Q&A: Foster Care

Editorials

Q: How many kids are in the foster care system in America?A: On any given day, 415,000 children in the United States are living in foster care. For too many of America's youth, the absence of a loving family and a permanent home stand in stark contrast to the stability and security that every ...

Hansen receives Dysart Women’s Club Hall of Fame award

Letters to the Editor

Pat Hansen received the Dysart Women's Club 2016 Hall of Fame award! She is an active member of the LaMaison Women's Club, currently serving as secretary. She spends many hours in church service, teaching Sunday School, singing in the choir, and working funerals.As a member of the HAT team ...

Union FPS teams at state competition

Letters to the Editor

Two Union High School teams and two UHS individuals competed in the state Future Problem Solving (FPS) competition held on April 15 + 16 in Ames. The topic for the contest was "The Global Workplace." Teams of four students and individual students have two hours to use the six steps of problem ...

D-G and Union students learn “It Takes An Iowan”

Letters to the Editor

The D-G Elementary 4th and 5th grade students attended the Silos and Smokestacks exhibit, "IT TAKES AN IOWAN" exhibit on Monday, April 18th. The Union Middle School agriculture class attended the event on Friday, April 15th, which was located at the Dysart Community Building. The 1300 square ...

D-G students to present Night of the Notables May 16

Letters to the Editor

The 4th and 5th grade SAILS students from the D-G Elementary will be presenting "Night of the Notables" Monday, May 16, from 6:00 to 6:45 PM in the middle school lunchroom and auditorium. This will be an event where the audience can meet and learn about a gifted and notable person the student ...