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Opinion

Spurring Community & Economic Growth

Editorials

A bipartisan agreement will help Iowans filing taxes this year. The decision will "couple" Iowa's tax code with recent federal tax changes for 2015.Farmers and small business owners will benefit from a provision called Section 179 expensing. Federal law allows them to take a larger deduction ...

Slices of Life – It’s all about the face

Editorials

The young woman was our server at a restaurant one evening. Even though she was a stranger I'd never met or seen before, I had an eerie feeling as though I had. There was a familiarity about her I found hard to ignore - so much so that I said something about it when she came to take my ...

The Dengler Domain: Trucks

Editorials

I have discussed relevant cars in the past, but cars are small, weak, and too gas efficient. Put them up against any era of truck, and the truck will destroy all of the car's hopes and dream. Trucks are bigger, badder, and more powerful. Driving a truck for most of life, besides my college ...

Spurring Community & Economic Growth

Editorials

A bipartisan agreement will help Iowans filing taxes this year. The decision will "couple" Iowa's tax code with recent federal tax changes for 2015.Farmers and small business owners will benefit from a provision called Section 179 expensing. Federal law allows them to take a larger deduction ...

UMS Band members do well at NEIBA Contest

Letters to the Editor

Several Union Middle School Band members participated in the NEIBA Solo Ensemble Contest on March 10th, 2016. The contest was a great success. Red ribbons and "Excellent" ratings were awarded to 6th graders Mae Deaton on alto saxophone solo, Jocelyn Gates on clarinet solo, and Gabe Hanson on ...

FCSAmerica returns $1 million to area farmers

Letters to the Editor

Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) announced today that eligible customer-owners in Tama County will receive checks this month totaling $ 1 million their share of the financial cooperative's $160 million cash-back dividend for 2015.FCSAmerica has distributed a portion of its net ...

Union High Speech Showcase April 8

Letters to the Editor

Wolf Creek Players Community Theater will be hosting another Union High Speech Showcase on Friday, April 8 at the St. Joseph's building in Dysart at 7:00 p.m.The public is invited to attend the performances that were taken to speech contests throughout the winter. Again the speech department, ...

‘It Takes an Iowan’ coming to Dysart

Letters to the Editor

The exciting and inspiring agricultural exhibit, "It Takes an Iowan," is coming to the Dysart Community Building April 13 to 18th. The exhibit was commissioned by the Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area of which Dysart is a part. The exhibit was featured at the the 2015 Iowa ...

Letter to the Editor: National Ag Week

Editorials

To the Editor:National Agriculture Week is March 13-19, and time to celebrate agriculture and give thanks to farmers.In Tama County we realize that all the food and fiber that our farmers produce ends up in everything we eat, wear, or use. As Iowans we have plenty to celebrate. Farm families ...

The Dengler Domain: College Basketball Players

Editorials

Rim shattering dunks, falling three pointers, and upsets are plenty. March Madness is upon us, and it is amazing. This is my favorite time of year. Many different athletes take part in this madness on this big stage they will never see again. While I could discuss this year's tournament, I want ...