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Slices of Life - I have an opinion about that

July 24, 2015 Since the dawn of time, people have had opinions on everything from politics to the best way to make fire to whether a club or spear is better for hunting the wooly mammoth. Mostly politics. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Radio

July 24, 2015 Today’s media world is an F-16 compared to the single engine plane of the 20thcentury media world. more »»

Don't Mess with Renewables

July 24, 2015 Iowans know there’s no use messing with Mother Nature during a summer thunderstorm. more »»

Q&A: Social Security

July 24, 2015 Q: How does Social Security measure up 80 years after being signed into law? A: Generations of Americans have been protected against poverty thanks in large measure to this social safety net signed... more »»

Slices of Life - Raising enlightened men

July 17, 2015 They were fighting again. I could hear them downstairs. There was a moderate-level crash and then muffled sounds, like maybe somebody got pushed or bumped up against a piece of furniture. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Writing

July 17, 2015 Writing has stood the test of time. For most of time, writing could be looked at as a work of art, but computers have taken this fact away. One example is cursive writing. more »»

Health Care Law Upheld, But Flaws Remain

July 17, 2015 The Supreme Court upheld a key piece of the President’s health care law. I respect the court’s role in our system of government, but Obamacare remains a terrible law. more »»

Veto of MHI Funding Hurts Vulnerable Iowans

July 17, 2015 As part of ongoing efforts to improve mental health services, we voted this year to make it easier for Iowans to receive mental health and substance abuse treatment closer to home. more »»

Slices of Life - The heart of a farmer

July 10, 2015 In my heart, I am a farmer - at least during the summer months when I’m outside tending my garden. I love growing things. I enjoy the feel of moist black dirt between my fingers. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Smokey and the Bandit

July 10, 2015 Films are amazing because the movie theater going experience and watching old films on television. Combining my love of films and the past, I watched a beloved film from previous generation. more »»

Enhancing Iowa's economy

July 10, 2015 I was asked to lead a trade delegation to Taiwan in July. Taiwan is one of Iowa’s biggest markets for ag exports. more »»

Restore Integrity of Visas

July 10, 2015 For more than 200 years, America’s system of free enterprise has sparked innovation and economic mobility in communities across the countr. more »»

Letter to the Editor: Blood Drive July 16

July 3, 2015 To the Editor: The Traer Community Red Cross Blood Drive, sponsored by the Traer American Legion and Auxiliary, will be at the Traer Memorial Building on Thursday, July 16 from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. more »»

Slices of Life - Power tools, potatoes and holes in the bucket (list)

July 3, 2015 Power tools and potatoes are on my bucket list. One I want to use. The other I want to grow. I’ll let you take it from there. more »»

Letter to the Editor: Shelter House

July 3, 2015 Dear Editor, My family had a reunion this past Sunday in the shelter house of the Traer park. more »»

The Dengler Domain: One Town, One School

July 3, 2015 North Tama, BCLUW, and IKM-Manning have a common thread. They are a collective of little towns spread out across farmland coming together as a school. more »»

Soil and Water Quality

July 3, 2015 Iowa’s agriculture industry is critical to the economy of our state. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Telephones

June 26, 2015 Cell phones are the rage and everyone wants to have the new model. To have the newest is to be ahead of the pack. more »»

Slices of Life - The stress of vacation

June 26, 2015 I just got back from vacation, and I hate to complain, but the pressure of it is enough to get to a person. The decision-making alone nearly put me over the edge. Day after day. After day. more »»

Honor Old Glory and Celebrate America

June 26, 2015 The sights, sounds and smells of summer evoke a distinctive taste of Americana for friends and families in neighborhoods across the country. more »»

 
 

 

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