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Slices of Life - July Fourth is Number One

July 7, 2017 It’s the best holiday of the year - my favorite. And not just because you get to eat ice cream at lunch and roasted marshmallows after dark - although that clearly has something to do with it. more »»

Q&A: Free Speech 101

July 7, 2017 Q: Why did you conduct a hearing to examine free speech on college campuses? A: On July 4, Americans will celebrate 241 years of independence. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Fad or No Fad #6

June 30, 2017 *Man opens garage door to reveal a mystical sight* Zippity, zoppity, zoinkity! Bam, bing, bang, boom! The super scientific analysis gizmo is ready to determine FAD OR NO FAD! The first fad are mood... more »»

Letter to the Editor: Relay for Life

June 23, 2017 To the Editor: As the staff partner to the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Tama County, I would like to thank the Dysart Community for their generosity and support. more »»

Slices of Life - Three boys on the beach

June 23, 2017 They were splashing in the waist-high water of the lake. Boisterous and loud. Three boys on either side of about 10 years old - if my estimate was accurate. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Weddings

June 23, 2017 As summer rolls on, churches and parks across the country are used for weddings. This wonderful celebration brings happiness to all these different locations. more »»

Letter to the Editor: Fundraising

June 16, 2017 Dear Editor, June 1, 2017 several Mid-Iowa Youth Beef Team members had the opportunity to present the funds that they raised for the Midwest Wildfire Relief to the Iowa Cattlemen's Foundation Board... more »»

Slices of Life - Hitting the sauce

June 16, 2017 I’ve always been a saucy type. It probably started with ketchup - my first encounter with sauce when I was just a tiny tator tot of a girl. Almost everyone has some sort of experience with ketchup. more »»

Q&A: Farmers Markets

June 16, 2017 Q: How do you approach public policy when it comes to production agriculture? A: According to the 2012 USDA’s Census of Agriculture, taken every five years, the value of Iowa agricultural products... more »»

The Dengler Domain: Planes

June 16, 2017 Unfortunately, humans cannot use their bodies to fly. It is truly sad because something with a brain so small like a bird goes up, up, and away. It is not all bad. more »»

Slices of Life - Gardening with my gloves off

June 2, 2017 Lately my hands have taken a beating and I’ve got no one to blame but myself. It happens around this time each year. Spring has sprung and all that jazz. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Humidity

June 2, 2017 It is the wonderful time of year! The sun is out, the crops are growing, and the days are longer. Life is good, and this is why summer is the best time of the year. more »»

Slices of Life - The definition of mother

May 19, 2017 It’s something we all have in common. Mothers have touched our lives. Each of us came into the world courtesy of a mother. But the concept doesn’t stop there. Mothers are everywhere. more »»

Letter to the Editor: Beef Team

May 19, 2017 To the Editor: We are students at North Tama and members of the Mid-Iowa Beef Team. We are also proud to be beef producers along with our families. May is beef month. more »»

Small Businesses are a Big Deal for America

May 19, 2017 Small businesses drive the U.S. economy and serve as the economic engine and job creator for local communities across America. more »»

Letter to the Editor: Beef Month

May 5, 2017 To the Editor: We, the members of the Mid-Iowa Youth Beef Team, take great pride in being one of 40,000 Iowans that enjoy working in the beef industry. more »»

Slices of Life - Right of way

May 5, 2017 I’ve never claimed to be a great driver. Good, perhaps. Careful, for sure. My family would tell you I am cautious - sometimes to the point of being jumpy at the wheel. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Tama County

May 5, 2017 There are parts about Tama County which make it beautiful. Currently, I live in the big city of Des Moines, but Tama County will be my home. I will always have a special bond with my homelan. more »»

The Emerging Threats Subcommittee Matters to Iowa

May 5, 2017 Iowans from Sioux City to Davenport know why I serve on these committees: Armed Services; Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry; Environment and Public Works; and Small Business and Entrepreneurship. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Photography

April 14, 2017 Taking photographs is an important part of society. Photographs encapsulate points in time for family and friends. more »»

 
 

 

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