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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 »»

Slices of Life - Grilling revisited

April 14, 2017 We never mastered the barbecue grill. Oh, we tried, of course - in the early years of our marriage. We charred countless chicken breasts and burned a multitude of steaks. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Easter Candy

April 14, 2017 The time is near, and the time is right. Easter is around the corner so the bunny is hopping in the house. This mythical creature will provide candy to fill the mouth. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Cereal

March 31, 2017 This week’s article is not about the past because I need to start with a big, delicious bowl of cereal. This breakfast delight is important to start my day, and I have a fondness for cereal. more »»

Slices of Life - Not to be negative, but...

March 31, 2017 Most of us like to think of ourselves as glass-half-full types of people. Positive and optimistic and all that. I try to be positive. Except in one key area where I have no choice or voice. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Fad or No Fad #4

March 24, 2017 Bzzzzzzzzzzzzz, bang! The super scientific analysis gizmo is ready to go. Time for another edition of FAD OR NO FAD! The first fad is flagpole sitting. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Sports

March 10, 2017 Recently I attended a 1A basketball district final game, and it has been a few years since I have been in this type of environment. I realized the game’s atmosphere was phenomenal. more »»

Slices of Life - We just kept having babies

March 10, 2017 I don’t expect everyone to understand. Don’t even expect approval or a nod. Most smart, logical and common sense-driven people stop somewhere around 2.5 children. We did not. more »»

Q&A: Supreme Court Nomination

March 10, 2017 Q: What is the status of filling the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court? A: The Constitution gives the U.S. more »»

Q&A: Education

March 3, 2017 Q: What does the U.S. Constitution say about education? A: The Constitution is very specific regarding the powers enumerated to the federal government. more »»

 
 

 

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