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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 ...

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 ...

The Dengler Domain: Video Games

Editorials

Whether it be pepper or Monopoly, humans created games to pass time. Due to the increase in technology, games have advanced in their capabilities. First, card games existed. Then came along computer games, and finally, video games. Video games are a recently discovered but important part of ...

Slices of Life – Sweetening your grapes

Editorials

It can seem overwhelming sometimes - this thing called life. You awaken at 4:00 a.m. because it is a "migraine day," and roll over while trying not to move your head, just hoping to get back to sleep for another hour or two.You discover the furnace needs repairs and the washing machine needs ...

Senate Votes to Makes Iowa Preschool Available to More Kids

Editorials

Since 2007, Iowa has offered voluntary preschool throughout the state. The initiative has helped prepare more students to be successful learners.Before statewide preschool, only 19 percent of 3-year-old and 4-year-old children attended quality preschools. Last year, 22,200 Iowa preschoolers (55 ...

Giving the People a Voice

Editorials

Our system of government was designed to be of the people, by the people and for the people. To protect the God-given natural rights of each citizen and preserve our liberty, the U.S. Constitution was specifically designed to limit governmental power. That's why we have checks and balances to ...