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November 5 School Election Update

October 18, 2019 City and school district elections will be held across Iowa on Tuesday, November 5. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Traveling

July 26, 2019 Recently, my wife and I came back from Tennessee. The Volunteer State was a cool vacation destination. Tennessee being a tree haven was not a fact I knew. Our first stop in Tennessee was Memphis. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Wake Up Times

July 26, 2019 Recently, I wrote about becoming an early riser, and getting up early led to more tasks being accomplished. It has been fine and dandy, but this led to a new thought. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Soap Operas

March 30, 2018 The entertainment business is full of wonderful opportunities. While not everyone wants to be a star on a screen, it would be fun. more »»

Slices of Life - Crushing it

March 30, 2018 My family goes through a few - okay more than a few - aluminum cans. more »»

Q&A: National Ag Week

March 30, 2018 Q: What is National Ag Week all about? A: Throughout the last century, a population shift in America has created densely populated metropolitan areas, while growth in rural areas has plateaued. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Spring

March 9, 2018 The weather outside is turning for the good unless one is a Jack Frost. The snow is melting, the air is warmer, and the sun is shining. more »»

Slices of Life - Winter Olympics

March 2, 2018 The Winter Olympics are waning. Competition officially ended February 25. Sigh. It’s been a good (sleigh) rid. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Lifting

March 2, 2018 Exercising is a healthy way to live life. Running, swimming, or lifting are different ways to get exercise. Any of these ways improves one’s overall fitness and why exercise is important. more »»

Iowans benefit from GOP tax cuts and reform

March 2, 2018 Last December, President Donald Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Winter Games

February 23, 2018 I told friends I was not going to watch the Winter Olympics. I was wrong. Curling, skiing, biathlon have all taken over my television screen. I have watched a lot of Winter Olympics. more »»

How I Intend to Work for Iowans in the Year Ahead

February 16, 2018 With Congress at work on key priorities and the President spelling out his goals in the annual State of the Union address, I’m focused on a number of initiatives for Iowans and the nation. more »»

Slices of Life - Wee morning worries

February 16, 2018 I lie awake sometimes, in bed, in the wee hours of the morning and I think. Better put, I brood - but not about a single topic. more »»

What Do You Say to Your Children?

February 16, 2018 Children are sponges for knowledge and information. They are born a virtual blank slate. They pay attention to everything you say to them. You are the purveyor of all knowledge. more »»

The Dengler Domain: High School Lunches

February 9, 2018 Lunch is always an important meal. It stops the morning hungriness while filling us up until supper. One’s lunch helps determine one’s happiness for the rest of the day. more »»

Audit finds U.S. Department of Defense wasted millions of taxpayer dollars

February 9, 2018 I can’t name a single person who likes having their money wasted. It’s even worse if the careless spending of your money is done by someone else – particularly the federal government. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Music Battle Royale 13

February 2, 2018 The air is still. The weather is nice. January has passed. Only one more month until the air starts to feel warm again. It is wonderful time of year in February. more »»

Letter to the Editor: Republican Mess

January 26, 2018 To the Editor: What a bunch of losers Republicans are. They have majorities in both houses and have control of the executive branch, and, still, they cannot govern. more »»

Slices of Life - The joy of paying attention

January 26, 2018 Wasted time. We do it all the time. Fritter away a moment, an hour, an entire day. Time is a valuable and limited commodity. Each of us has a limited amount to spend as we choose. more »»

A Historic Year for the Federal Judiciary

January 26, 2018 In 2017, the Senate evaluated and confirmed a record number of nominations to the circuit courts. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Sports Achievements

January 26, 2018 As a child, I loved to pretend I was in a big moment during a sporting event. It was the last second shot to win the basketball game, the catch to win the football game, or the home run to win it all. more »»



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