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Opinion

Award-winning corn yield

Letters to the Editor

An area corn grower has been honored as one of 18 national winners in the 2015 National Corn Yield Contest sponsored annually by the National Corn Growers Association.Mike Kaufman of Dysart, IA, placed third in the nation in the AA Non-Irrigated Class with a yield of 328.6876 bushels per acre. ...

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 ...

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 ...