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Opinion

Dengler Domain: Winter Clothing Fantasy Draft

Local Columns

In celebration of my fantasy football championship which no one cares about but one should celebrate their wins, I want to do something special. Normally, I would make my wife give me a big champagne bath like you see when a sports team wins a championship, but this year is different. Due to ...

Dengler Domain: Saint Wenceslaus

Local Columns

During the seldom off times of harvest this last fall, exploring Tama County was a goal. One hidden gem I finally visited on a rainy day was the Saint Wenceslaus Church and cemetery west of Clutier. Until a year or two ago, I never knew this place existed despite spending plenty of time in ...

Dengler Domain: Vaccines

Editorials

I wanted to originally write about my resolutions, but after looking at last year’s column, vaccines were a theme, and this year they should still be a theme. The resolutions are at the end of the column. Thank you as always for reading, and I appreciate you being a reader and subscribing to ...

Update from the Iowa Capitol

Editorials

Need help from storm recovery? Iowa was hit hard by the Dec. 15 high winds. If you were impacted by the storm but are unsure how to proceed, call 2-1-1 to be connected to resources and guidance. Please report any storm damage you know of so that local and state officials can document all ...

On The Record: Congresswoman Ashley Hinson

Editorials

December 12, 2021: All Over Iowa’s First Congressional District Before heading to Washington this week, I was out on the road in Fayette County, Bremer County, and Black Hawk County meeting with constituents, small businesses, and community organizations. I visited the Northeast Iowa Area ...

Dengler Domain: Christmas Traditions

Editorials

What makes Christmas one of the best holidays is not the gifts, not the eerily similar meal to Thanksgiving, but the traditions. Of all the holidays, everyone has a variety of traditions they do as a group or individual. Whether it is the Christmas spirit or seeing old friends and family, it ...

Hard-working entrepreneurs deserve our support this holiday season

Editorials

The holiday season is upon us, and for many people that means making purchases for gift exchanges and planning the menu for family and work gatherings. But, for our nation’s small business owners, preparing for the biggest and busiest time of the year can take months of hard work, and ...

Traer Time Machine: Giving Thanks

Editorials

An editorial from an edition of the Traer Star-Clipper published on Friday, August 28, 1953, caught my eye this past week while searching through our archive books for stories on the late LeRoy Kopriva — 1954 Traer High School graduate, Redhawks starting quarterback, and great-uncle to this ...

Dengler Domain: Snow

Local Columns

Every year it comes. I swear it will not bother me, and I am wrong every time. The snow comes. It does not matter if it sticks or not. When the snow comes, it ruins the day. Believing this to be the year winter will be more exciting, yet the snow shows up and my attitude goes from ...