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Slices of Life - My secret indulgence

November 13, 2015 What do you do with your free time? If given an extra hour or two on a Saturday afternoon, some people will go out and play a round of golf or tennis. (There’s never time for both. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Two lane highways

November 13, 2015 Driving down the blacktop with the wind blowing through my hair is an experience. A two lane highway with open terrain on both sides is a better experience. more »»

3 New Laws Help Vets in Need

November 13, 2015 Veterans Day is Wednesday, November 11—a time to honor those who have served our country and made great sacrifices in their military duty. more »»

It's no trick: Cellulosic ethanol a treat for Iowa

November 13, 2015 Iowa is widely known for our first-rate hospitality, first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses and first-class production of corn, soybeans, pork and eggs. more »»

Rein in Washington's Overgrowth

November 6, 2015 Families across Iowa look forward to fall traditions, from school homecoming events to apple-picking, pumpkin patches and trick-or-treating. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Board Games

November 6, 2015 Family game night is a blast from the past. This is the night board games entertain families for hours, and it is not as popular as it was in the past. more »»

Slices of Life - Life sans canine

November 6, 2015 When you no longer have a dog the world is a different place. The barks of other dogs resound and seem louder than they were before. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Cable

October 16, 2015 ESPN, MTV, Comedy Central, the list goes on and on. Cable television has been a staple of television landscape for thirty-some years. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Hairstyles

October 9, 2015 Hairstyles are big contribution in perceiving someone. A nice ‘do impresses or drives away the opposite sex. While hairstyles evolve over time, some hairstyles stick around. more »»

Slices of Life - Living the fantasy

October 9, 2015 My daughter and I live with a bunch of guys, so it wasn’t much of a surprise when they suggested a family fantasy football leagu. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Five and Dime

October 2, 2015 Going to the local five and dime would have been a wonderful experience. more »»

Slices of Life - Who is Hoover?

September 25, 2015 Years ago, someone at our house (okay, me) gave my husband the nickname, “Hoover,” and like a piece of toilet paper on a tennis shoe in a restaurant bathroom, the name stuc. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Music Battle Royale 2

September 25, 2015 A battle between two forces from the past has come to fruition. Time for another edition of the Dengler Domain Music Battle Royale. more »»

Widespread support for water quality improvements

September 25, 2015 The Iowa Farm Environmental Leader Award was presented during a ceremony at the Iowa State Fair. more »»

Q&A: Know Before You Owe

September 25, 2015 Q: How can students avoid graduating with an overwhelming debt burden? A: A new school year is under way and a fresh crop of students has started a new chapter on college campuses across the country. more »»

Letter to the Editor: Safe harvest

September 18, 2015 Dear Editor, Fall is the time of Harvest. Colors of the landscape rapidly change from shades of green to various shades of red, yellow and brown. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Cars

September 18, 2015 Cruising down the blacktop is an activity every American and Tama County resident has don. more »»

Slices of Life - Towing the car

September 18, 2015 We had car issues last weekend. Namely one of the kid’s cars wouldn’t start. more »»

Letter to the Editor: EPA rules

September 18, 2015 Dear Editor, As a farmer in the United States of America, it deeply affected me when the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) overstepped its bounds by establishing new rules and regulations to th... more »»

Slices of Life - A letter to me 20 years ago

September 11, 2015 We all change a little each day. Our experiences mold us. I’m not the same person I was 20 years ago. Hardly - and I’m not just referring to my pants size. more »»



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