Dengler Domain: Fad or No Fad

Local Columns

Middle of winter, the pandemic is not ending. Being hunkered up, waiting for the vaccine to start normal life. It has been a while, and sometimes, longer than I thought. I’m praying to the heavens it is time to start up the super scientific analysis gizmo. I sit in my office chair waiting for ...

Legislative Editorial: Rep. Dean Fisher


The 89th Iowa General Assembly has begun. There is much the same as previous years of course, but much that is different as well due to the Wuhan virus. We continue to social distance, we are meeting in larger rooms, and we are taking care to minimize the number of meetings. What hasn’t ...

Cornfields, common sense and community


Dear Constituents, I hope this finds you all well and healthy. Our state has been through a number of unique challenges since my last newsletter and I am proud of Iowa’s determination to persevere and rise above the derecho and all the complications from the pandemic. The Legislature has ...

Races set for June 2 Primary

Letters to the Editor

A race has developed for the Republican nomination for 2nd District Tama County Supervisor in the June 2 Iowa Primary. William Faircloth and Roger Wacha Jr., both of rural Toledo, are both vying for the nomination.Jeff Schrock, has filed for the Democrat nomination for Tama County Sheriff (See ...

Tama County Emergency Disaster Declaration

Letters to the Editor

Tama County Supervisors unanimously approved the Declaration on Monday morning, March 30, during their regular meeting conducted on the internet using the Zoom Service which provides for meetings to take place with participants at different locations.To view or take part on Zoom the Tama County ...