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Editorials

-Letters to the Editor-

Letter to the Editor:This time of the year there's a lack of sleep for everyone at my house. Yes, daylight saving's time is one factor, but March through May is 'calving season' on our farm when our mama cows are due to have their babies. And as a cattle farmer that means getting up, putting on ...

Iowa Senate Responds to COVID-19

Monday night and early Tuesday morning, the Iowa Legislature passed a series of resolutions to pause the legislative session for 30 days while the state works to slow the spread of COVID-19.We passed a resolution, SCR 102, to allow us to adjourn until April 15, 2020 and pause the legislative ...

November 5 School Election Update

City and school district elections will be held across Iowa on Tuesday, November 5. In the North Tama County Community School District, voters will select four candidates to serve on the Board of Education and will vote on a special ballot measure as well.Four of the seven Board of Education ...

The Dengler Domain: Traveling

Recently, my wife and I came back from Tennessee. The Volunteer State was a cool vacation destination. Tennessee being a tree haven was not a fact I knew. Our first stop in Tennessee was Memphis. It is a little rough around the edges, but it is a fine city. On the flip side, Nashville is built ...

The Dengler Domain: Wake Up Times

Recently, I wrote about becoming an early riser, and getting up early led to more tasks being accomplished. It has been fine and dandy, but this led to a new thought. While waking up at five has not be the easiest transition, I have woken up at different times. Here are my rankings on different ...

The Dengler Domain: Soap Operas

The entertainment business is full of wonderful opportunities. While not everyone wants to be a star on a screen, it would be fun. Acting in a variety of genres would be a fun time whether it is a comedy, horror, or drama. There is one genre I have my eyes on, soap operas. To act in this genre ...

Slices of Life – Crushing it

My family goes through a few - okay more than a few - aluminum cans. And even though we've always recycled and attempted to condense the cans the barehanded way, surplus metal was impacting our recycle bin in an overflowing manner. When the excess wouldn't fit into the bin, the bags started ...

Q&A: National Ag Week

Q: What is National Ag Week all about?A: Throughout the last century, a population shift in America has created densely populated metropolitan areas, while growth in rural areas has plateaued. According to U.S. Census figures, about 14 percent of the population lives in rural areas that cover ...

The Dengler Domain: Soap Operas

The entertainment business is full of wonderful opportunities. While not everyone wants to be a star on a screen, it would be fun. Acting in a variety of genres would be a fun time whether it is a comedy, horror, or drama. There is one genre I have my eyes on, soap operas. To act in this genre ...

Slices of Life – Crushing it

My family goes through a few - okay more than a few - aluminum cans. And even though we've always recycled and attempted to condense the cans the barehanded way, surplus metal was impacting our recycle bin in an overflowing manner. When the excess wouldn't fit into the bin, the bags started ...