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Guidelines on Ebola protection

by dhayes on October 17, 2014

With the Ebola virus drawing concerns in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have distributed informational briefs for the public. “Ebola is a serious virus that can spread if precautions are not taken but it is not as easy to catch as the national news coverage may suggest,” says Patty Hinrichs, […]

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Grillin’ the perfect meal

by dhayes on October 15, 2014

There’s really no secret to a good barbecue. Or is there? By Dann Hayes dhayes1@registermedia.com If you listen to these guys, there is no secret to a great barbecue. They might hedge a bit, but all three agree on one thing, and they’re good-humored about it. “You’ve got to keep your fire going even when […]

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New memorial to Grinnell Police Officers Warren Binegar and Ralph Ogan is unveiled in special ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 4.

October 15, 2014 Grinnell Police Department/Poweshiek County Sheriff's Office

By J.O. PARKER joparker@registermedia.com Grinnell Police Officers Warren Binegar and Ralph Ogan, who were both killed in the line-of-duty, now have their names etched in stone on a permanent marker that stands tall at the Grinnell Public Safety Building. Family, friends, former co-workers, Grinnell city officials, police and the widows of the slain officers were […]

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You’ll get a chuckle out of this!

October 15, 2014 Agriculture News

I usually don’t have a lot of good things to say about this social media stuff, but I do have to admit, I do get some laughs from it every so often. It also helps that I can share something from Facebook with my wife. Some of my friends send me stuff that is, well, […]

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Pumpkins, emails, winter weather and reminiscing

October 15, 2014 On The Road Again

I was in Brooklyn the other day and decided to stop at Brooklyn Community Estates and guess the weight of the big pumpkin. The residential care facility has a huge pumpkin on the front porch and the person who comes closest to guessing the correct weight will win a $100 Visa gift card. I think […]

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The Brotherhood of Suspenders and a writers’ conference

September 30, 2014 Agriculture News

I’ve never thought of suspenders as being a topic worthy of discussion outside of maybe a comment between good ole boys shooting the breeze at Ron’s Barber Shop on the Montezuma Square. But that was the case on Saturday week ago. Zachary Michael Jack, a young college professor and Iowa author from Jones County, was […]

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Electronic gadgets, bats and RVTV comes to town

September 30, 2014 Brooklyn

When it comes to electronic gadgets such as a cell phone, I’m like a bull in a china shop. The other day, I called Debbie and said hello and then hung up on her. It happens quite often and not just to Debbie. I’ve hung up on other people, too. Debbie and I bought Motorola […]

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Tigers tame Nevada with 51-27 thrashing

September 30, 2014 Grinnell

By DANN HAYES dhayes1@registermedia.com The Grinnell Tigers improved to 2-3 on the year with a big 51-27 victory of Nevada on the road Friday, Sept. 26. The Tigers scored early and they scored often as they racked up their biggest win of the season with their best offensive performance so far. Jake Simon rushed for […]

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I must have had a deer in the headlight look

September 30, 2014 Agriculture News

I finally found out what a deer feels like at night when a car comes around the corner and shines it’s headlights in its face. We are talking frozen in place! Maybe even a dumb look. I have now been there — be quiet you guys (you know who you are!). Here’s what happened. If […]

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Photographer shoots to tell story with just a single picture

September 30, 2014 Grinnell

By DANN HAYES dhayes1@registermedia.com About 30 years ago, Duane McClun took his first photo – a picture of a horned owl at the south end of Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell. And he fell in love with photography. Now the Grinnell resident has turned that love into a passion, as he uses pictures to tell all […]

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