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The Dengler Domain: Ice Cream Flavors

December 1, 2017 Over a year ago I discussed my favorite place to get ice cream. Update! It changed. If one ventures to the big city of Des Moines, go to Black Cat ice cream and be amazed. more »»

Slices of Life - Family

December 1, 2017 Family: Flawed and Fabulous, Adoring and Amusing, Messy and Magnificent, Important and Irreverent, Loyal and Loud and Yay, it’s Year-round. more »»

Q&A: Federal Judiciary

December 1, 2017 Q: How is the federal judiciary unique from the legislative and executive branches of government? A: Our nation’s founders designed the three branches of the federal government with the premise... more »»

The Dengler Domain: Dodge Rampage

November 17, 2017 The Dodge Rampage was the greatest car ever made. This wonderful beast was built from 1982-1984. Was it a car built as a truck or a truck built as a car? No one knows. more »»

Slices of Life - Lost in time

November 17, 2017 Our family calendar is an information multi-taske. more »»

The Case for Tax Reform

November 17, 2017 Since well before we became a country to the present day, America has attracted people who are willing to leave behind everything and everyone they know and settle in a strange land just to have the... more »»

The Dengler Domain: Celebrate Life

November 3, 2017 Life is worth celebrating. We as humans often forget this part of life. Getting caught up in busy work and making it through the work day after day is common human trait. more »»

Let's move Traer forward -- vote YES Nov. 7

November 3, 2017 Much has been said recently about the municipal ownership of the natural gas system. Some of the main points I see recurring and being debated are: 1. more »»

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 »»



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