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Editorials

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: Spring

The weather outside is turning for the good unless one is a Jack Frost. The snow is melting, the air is warmer, and the sun is shining. Spring is arriving, and this is wonderful for us outdoor creatures. The time to enjoy the outside is here, and I have few activities to do in this warmer ...

The Dengler Domain: Spring

The weather outside is turning for the good unless one is a Jack Frost. The snow is melting, the air is warmer, and the sun is shining. Spring is arriving, and this is wonderful for us outdoor creatures. The time to enjoy the outside is here, and I have few activities to do in this warmer ...

Slices of Life – Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympics are waning. Competition officially ended February 25. Sigh. It's been a good (sleigh) ride.If you're like me, the Winter Games provide opportunities to develop an interest in and become an expert on sports not typically televised during prime time.Let's start with curling, ...

The Dengler Domain: Lifting

Exercising is a healthy way to live life. Running, swimming, or lifting are different ways to get exercise. Any of these ways improves one's overall fitness and why exercise is important. After spending the last few months at the gym, I recommend these lifts.The first lift is the chest press. ...

Iowans benefit from GOP tax cuts and reform

Last December, President Donald Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law. Supporters promised that the new law would reform America's broken tax code, make filing simpler and give a necessary break to middle-class families and low-income earners. I regularly talked with Iowans about the ...

Slices of Life – Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympics are waning. Competition officially ended February 25. Sigh. It's been a good (sleigh) ride.If you're like me, the Winter Games provide opportunities to develop an interest in and become an expert on sports not typically televised during prime time.Let's start with curling, ...

The Dengler Domain: Lifting

Exercising is a healthy way to live life. Running, swimming, or lifting are different ways to get exercise. Any of these ways improves one's overall fitness and why exercise is important. After spending the last few months at the gym, I recommend these lifts.The first lift is the chest press. ...

Iowans benefit from GOP tax cuts and reform

Last December, President Donald Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law. Supporters promised that the new law would reform America's broken tax code, make filing simpler and give a necessary break to middle-class families and low-income earners. I regularly talked with Iowans about the ...

The Dengler Domain: Winter Games

I told friends I was not going to watch the Winter Olympics. I was wrong. Curling, skiing, biathlon have all taken over my television screen. I have watched a lot of Winter Olympics. Figure skating intrigues me. Watching men chuck women into the air to do twists is impressive. The athletic feat ...