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It's not worth the risk -- vote NO Nov. 7

November 3, 2017 To the citizens of Traer: I attended the meeting October 19th that Alliant put on. The following information came from questions & answers at the meeting along with information on handout papers. more »»

A NO vote November 7 keeps money in your pocket

November 3, 2017 Alliant Energy has proudly served Traer for more than 50 years with reliable service, reasonable rates and an impeccable safety record. more »»

Relationship with Alliant has been reliable -- vote NO

November 3, 2017 I’ve lived in Traer for most of my life and I’ve never had a problem with Alliant Energy’s gas service. The bill is reasonable and the company is easy to work with. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Cars 3

October 27, 2017 Everyone feels the need for speed. People love feeling the wind in their hair whether it be young teenagers or men having a midlife crisis or old ladies putting the pedal to the medal. more »»

Slices of Life - Miracle oil

October 27, 2017 The little pump dispenser sat on the sink in my bathroom for more than a month before I noticed the label. more »»

Letter to the Editor: Vote YES for the future of Traer

October 27, 2017 To the Citizens of Traer, There are lots of fun hobbies. Some people play golf, some people bowl and some go to polka dances. I have a unique hobby. more »»

Letter to the Editor: Natural gas prices

October 27, 2017 Dear Traer, Clayton Energy is a full-service gas natural gas supplier. more »»

Letter to the Editor: I plan to vote NO

October 27, 2017 On October 13th I received a letter from Alliant Energy personally inviting me to a town hall meeting on October 19 at the North Tama Activity Center at 6:30 p.m. more »»

Letter to the Editor: YES vote is a good call

October 27, 2017 A YES vote on November 7th for local ownership and operation of a natural gas utility franchise is a vote for Traer’s future! While attending the town hall meeting on October 4th, I found answers to... more »»

What I learned at the October 4 public meeting

October 27, 2017 1. All gas utility services are strictly regulated by federal and state agencies. These regulations apply to Alliant, MidAmerican, as well as to a local municipal utility operated by Traer. A. more »»

Letter to the Editor: Gas utility will cost homeowners more

October 20, 2017 I am a little confused. A letter addressed to my address was received with no return address. And, it had a preprinted label like it was from TMU or City of Traer. more »»

Letter to the Editor: The Benefits of Owning Our Gas Utility

October 20, 2017 A yes vote does not determine that the gas franchise is a good deal for Traer. A yes vote is required so we can find out the sum of money NEEDED to pay Alliant for the pipes and meters. more »»

Letter to the Editor: TMU Reliability and Community Support

October 20, 2017 Traer is envied by a lot of communities that don’t have a municipal utility. Why is that? Reliable electric service. Financial support, participation and leadership. more »»

Slices of Life - Storing the boat

October 20, 2017 There isn’t much that makes my husband nervous. Heck, he’s raised four teenagers, which included teaching three of them (so far) to drive. Anyone who can do that can do anything. more »»

Letter to the Editor: Vote YES on Nov. 7

October 13, 2017 CITIZENS FOR TRAER’S FUTURE. We’re a group of Traer citizens who believe that LOCAL ownership and operation of the gas utility franchise is in the best interest of our community’s future. more »»

Letter to the Editor: I know I'm voting YES

October 13, 2017 I attended the public meeting that was hosted by the VOTE YES group and I’m really glad I did. I’ve known for years that the TMU employees work hard to provide outstanding service for the community. more »»

Slices of Life - Home delivery

October 13, 2017 It’s no secret; technology is changing the way we do things. I don’t trust myself to get dressed in the morning before checking my weather apps (I have three). more »»

Q&A: Military Service Academies

October 13, 2017 Q: How can interested Iowans apply for admission to a U.S. military academy? A: As a U.S. Senator, it is a privilege to nominate young Iowans for admission to our nation’s prestigious U.S. more »»

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 13, 2017 October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and a great time to refresh your knowledge of the diseas. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Fall

October 6, 2017 Fall is an interesting time of year. The leaves change colors, the grass turns colors, and the fields change colors. Historically, fall is my least favorite season because winter is comin. more »»



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