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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 »»

School Funding Compromise Breaks Gridlock, Ends Session

June 26, 2015 The Legislature closed out the 2015 session with Senate Democrats opting to end five months of gridlock on school funding. more »»

Slices of Life - Summer metamorphosis

June 19, 2015 They are waiting to become frogs. Except they don’t know it yet. They probably never will. The change will be so gradual they won’t even sense they are changing at all. more »»

Letter to the Editor: Family farms only!

June 19, 2015 Dear Editor, What we need in Iowa is only family farms. I encourage everyone to write, call or email Branstad, Mr. Gipp, the DNR director, and your reps in congress to change laws for the DNR. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Music Battle Royale

June 19, 2015 Welcome to the inaugural edition of the Dengler Domain Music Battle Royale. Two number one Billboard singles from two different decades are pitted against each other. more »»

Letter to the Editor: Traer a special place

June 19, 2015 After 57 years away, Traer is still a special place ….. I live in New York but my roots are in Traer. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Gauchos

June 12, 2015 They could be skirts, but the legs are separate. They could be pants, but they do not stretch to the ankle. They could be shorts, but they are not as baggy. more »»

Slices of Life - Imperfect parenting of imperfect kids

June 12, 2015 This message goes out to the young mom with three boys who recently apologized about not being able to stifle her energetic brood - and to the parents of all kids who have ever acted out in public,... more »»



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