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The Dengler Domain: Tama County

May 5, 2017 There are parts about Tama County which make it beautiful. Currently, I live in the big city of Des Moines, but Tama County will be my home. I will always have a special bond with my homelan. more »»

The Emerging Threats Subcommittee Matters to Iowa

May 5, 2017 Iowans from Sioux City to Davenport know why I serve on these committees: Armed Services; Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry; Environment and Public Works; and Small Business and Entrepreneurship. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Fad or No Fad #5

April 21, 2017 Doctor, is it going to make it?” “I do not know. I have not drank my morning coffee. more »»

Slices of Life - The purge

April 21, 2017 My husband and I recently took on the task of refinishing the wood floors in three rooms that constitute our downstairs living areas - family room, dining room and miscellaneous roo. more »»

Moving the point of obligation is the latest misguided ploy to undermine the RFS

April 21, 2017 Six billion gallons. That is the approximate amount of ethanol produced in Iowa and Illinois each and every yea. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Easter Candy

April 14, 2017 The time is near, and the time is right. Easter is around the corner so the bunny is hopping in the house. This mythical creature will provide candy to fill the mouth. more »»

Slices of Life - Grilling revisited

April 14, 2017 We never mastered the barbecue grill. Oh, we tried, of course - in the early years of our marriage. We charred countless chicken breasts and burned a multitude of steaks. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Photography

April 14, 2017 Taking photographs is an important part of society. Photographs encapsulate points in time for family and friends. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Cereal

March 31, 2017 This week’s article is not about the past because I need to start with a big, delicious bowl of cereal. This breakfast delight is important to start my day, and I have a fondness for cereal. more »»

Slices of Life - Not to be negative, but...

March 31, 2017 Most of us like to think of ourselves as glass-half-full types of people. Positive and optimistic and all that. I try to be positive. Except in one key area where I have no choice or voice. more »»

Slices of Life - Brothers, battles, and bullets

March 24, 2017 Last week my husband and I splurged on a little out-of-town get-away. We were only gone for one night. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Fad or No Fad #4

March 24, 2017 Bzzzzzzzzzzzzz, bang! The super scientific analysis gizmo is ready to go. Time for another edition of FAD OR NO FAD! The first fad is flagpole sitting. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Sports

March 10, 2017 Recently I attended a 1A basketball district final game, and it has been a few years since I have been in this type of environment. I realized the game’s atmosphere was phenomenal. more »»

Slices of Life - We just kept having babies

March 10, 2017 I don’t expect everyone to understand. Don’t even expect approval or a nod. Most smart, logical and common sense-driven people stop somewhere around 2.5 children. We did not. more »»

Q&A: Supreme Court Nomination

March 10, 2017 Q: What is the status of filling the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court? A: The Constitution gives the U.S. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Eating Lunch

March 3, 2017 Eating lunch is one of my favorite activities. Nothing like a hard-working morning to make the stomach rumble. Whether it is a light or heavy lunch, it does not matter. more »»

Slices of Life - You should never...

March 3, 2017 There are certain things in life that prudent, forward-thinking people avoid. Like putting their tongue on a frozen metal fence, or being outnumbered by their kids. more »»

Distracted drivers endanger everyone

March 3, 2017 Cellphones are everywhere. The notion of a telephone that could be instantaneously available anywhere was the stuff of science fiction in the quite recent past. more »»

Q&A: Education

March 3, 2017 Q: What does the U.S. Constitution say about education? A: The Constitution is very specific regarding the powers enumerated to the federal government. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Thinking

February 24, 2017 The power of thinking is a beautiful human activity. Escaping reality and dwelling on the meaning of life or what the next meal will be is fun. The power of thought accesses deep parts of the mind. more »»

 
 

 

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