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Opinion

Expanding Opportunities for College Savings

Editorials

Legislation inspired by students at Findley Elementary School in Des Moines would create more opportunities to set up college savings programs in Iowa.Under SF 2100, nonprofits could establish College Savings Iowa 529 Plans for Iowa students. This would help many nonprofits throughout the state ...

Slices of Life – The big pack

Editorials

Everyone looks forward to vacation. For me, the days (weeks, months even) leading up to a 7-day hiatus are filled with ever-increasing amounts of packing-related frenzy, many of which are unneeded and even a little bit whacko. But I do them anyway.The process starts with organization. Not of ...

The Dengler Domain: Technology

Editorials

In all parts of society, technology is at the forefront. Improving the quality of life with every new invention. The only issue is as technology grows it eliminates the need for certain human activities. It would be nice if some technology never happened so life could be enjoyed to its fullest ...

To understand Iowa’s US Senator Chuck Grassley, follow the money

Editorials

My name is Tom Fiegen. I am running in the Democratic primary in Iowa to retire Chuck Grassley. I have spent my career representing working people. I am not taking super-PAC money. I am the son of sharecropper parents who worked hard to buy a farm of their own and then faced foreclosure during ...

Expanding Opportunities for College Savings

Editorials

Legislation inspired by students at Findley Elementary School in Des Moines would create more opportunities to set up college savings programs in Iowa.Under SF 2100, nonprofits could establish College Savings Iowa 529 Plans for Iowa students. This would help many nonprofits throughout the state ...

Fun Night at Nature Center April 2

Letters to the Editor

The Fundraising Committee for the Tama County Nature Center has been busy planning the annual spring fund-raiser for the facility. The event, to be held on Saturday evening, April 2, has become known for a fun evening offering a delicious buffet meal, interesting program and many diverse and ...

DCF accepting grant applications

Letters to the Editor

The Dysart Community Foundation held its annual meeting February 23, at the Dysart City Hall. The 2016 Board of Directors for the Foundation elected during the meeting, include: Chairperson Brian Weber representing the Union Community School; Vice-Chair Mark Hookham representing the Farmers ...

Tama County Board of Supervisors recap

Letters to the Editor

Last Monday morning the Tama County Board of Supervisors met with Tama County Conservation officer Bob Etzel who had a request to transfer funds to the LAD account. Etzel stated he had received checks from the State of Iowa for $837.83 and $7758.11. The $837.83 check was from FEMA from the ...

UHS Fine Arts to produce classic Iowa musical State Fair

Letters to the Editor

The Union High School Fine Arts Department under the direction of Tim J. Mitchell, Korina Carlson and Mike Bistline announce their upcoming production of the full scale musical hit, "State Fair".Based on the 1945 Film, The current version of "State Fair" made its debut during the 1995 Iowa ...

Hora-Machacek holds work day

Letters to the Editor

Hora-Machacek Auxiliary met on Wednesday, March 2nd at the post home in Clutier. Day started at 9am cleaning trellises and crosses which we use to decorate graves on Memorial day.New poppies were put on and ribbons put on the trellises. Those helping were: Eileen Hora, Lillian Dostal, Martha ...