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Vital flow of information is threatened

February 17, 2017 A public notice published by the government is not really public Once a year, all local governments in Iowa are required to publish a public notice in a newspaper listing the salaries of every one o... more »»

 
 
 
The Dengler Domain: Fad or No Fad #3

February 17, 2017 Beep, bop, boop. The super scientific analysis gizmo has awakened. This means it is time for FAD OR NO FAD! The first item is the slinky. more »»

Slices of Life: The Table

February 10, 2017 The Table has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. When I was a child, it was my fortress; I crawled under it, learning every crack and crevice from the underside. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Music Battle Royale #10

February 10, 2017 It is time to enjoy a nice walk on the beach. The waves hitting the sand creates a calm noise. Nothing beats this moment, but I hear a sound in the distance. This is not a peaceful soun. more »»

Q&A: Balanced Budget Amendment

February 10, 2017 Q: Why are you co-sponsoring an amendment requiring Congress to pass a balanced budget? A: The founders authorized a federal amendment process with Article V of the U.S. more »»

Q&A: Collecting Taxes Owed

February 3, 2017 Q: What is the IRS Whistleblower Office? A: With tax filing season under way, millions of U.S. taxpayers are getting their ducks in a row to complete their tax returns and sent in by April 15. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Wallpaper

February 3, 2017 The home is the most important part of the American way of life. It signifies our greatest accomplishment by humans settling down and making a living. more »»

Slices of Life - Taking a sick day

February 3, 2017 I hardly ever get sick. I guess I’m lucky that way. Besides, I’m a mom. Despite what the commercial says, we don’t get sick day. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Outhouses

January 20, 2017 The porta potty, life’s last resort. These vessels do not conjure good memories for most people. more »»

Slices of Life - Vacation foibles

January 20, 2017 We’d been looking forward to the week for months. We planned and packed and prepared to play. more »»

Blum reflects on first term in Congress

January 20, 2017 As I begin my second term as your Representative in Congress I want to take this opportunity to review the progress we made the last two years as well as discuss some of the opportunities we have in... more »»

The Dengler Domain: Dogs

January 13, 2017 Woof! Woof! This is the sound of my favorite pet. Sorry cat, gerbil, or rock, but dogs are my favorite pet. Their excitement around humans is unmatched. more »»

Letter to the Editor: Only in America

January 13, 2017 Dear Editor, Since my retirement from chairing the Tama County Museum I have been going through all the things I have found and researched. Here is one of them. ONLY IN AMERICA; 1. more »»

Q&A: RFS Drives Clean Energy Economy

January 13, 2017 Q: Are you satisfied the incoming administration will stand strong for the Renewable Fuel Standard? A: The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is the law of the land. more »»

Expanded trade opportunities are critical for Iowa

January 13, 2017 Iowans proudly lead the nation in the production of many agricultural commodities – corn, soybeans, eggs, pork, ethanol and biodiesel. more »»

Slices of Life - Greetings!

December 23, 2016 Like the Terminator, we are back! You may have missed our holiday letter last year because we didn’t send one. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Desserts

December 23, 2016 With cold weather comes warm desserts, it is a joyful time of year. I love eating fresh out of the oven chocolate chip cookies, hot chocolate, or chocolate brownies. more »»

Q&A: Counterfeits Spoil Gift-Giving

December 23, 2016 Q: Are counterfeit goods a bigger risk during the holiday gift season? A: Americans work hard for their money and look for ways to stretch their dollars, especially when household expenses go up... more »»

Slices of Life - Oh topiary, oh topiary

December 16, 2016 Each year at about this time I find myself face to face with an issue. It has to do with one aspect of the holidays. In two words - the tree. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Music Battle Royale #9 (Christmas Edition)

December 16, 2016 Snowflakes have fallen, and the air is colder. Days are shorter, and Thanksgiving is in the rearview mirror. Christmas time is here, and nothing is better than the cheer. more »»

The seasonal bells are tolling again

December 16, 2016 The sound of bells signals that The Salvation Army Kettle Campaign is once again in full swing. more »»

 
 

 

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