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Letter to the Editor: Samaritan’s Purse

Letters to the Editor

I am writing to thank Reinbeck​​​-area residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season. Generosity throughout contributed to a successful shoebox gift collection season at drop-off locations for the Samaritan’s Purse project Operation ...

District 53 Newsletter: Jan. 26, 2023

Editorials

On Monday of this week both chambers of the House passed House file 68, the Students First Act. On Tuesday Governor Reynolds held a formal public signing ceremony for that bill with hundreds of supporters in the Rotunda to witness it. I’ve written about this bill in detail in past ...

District 53 Newsletter: Jan. 6, 2023

Editorials

It’s a new year, and that means a new legislative session is upon us. It is an honor and a privilege to be able to serve the new Legislative District 53, thank you to all my constituents for putting your trust in me. The Iowa Legislature has already been at work developing plans and ...

Pastor Column: Smash Your Smartphone Part I

Local Columns

Some call it digital minimalism. I call it digital monasticism. What started as an annual Lenten fast from social media slowly shaped my desires and called me to the desert. After COVID, I finally deleted my social media accounts. My wife and I ditched the smartphones and both use the Light ...

Dengler Domain: Upcoming

Local Columns

This upcoming Iowa state legislative session will be one of the most consequential ones in years. This may be hyperbole, but the potential impact this session could have on public education in Iowa indicates otherwise. Iowa has long been the face of public education. For Pete’s sake, our ...

Dengler Domain: Happy New Year!

Local Columns

It is the end of the year and time to reflect on what the year was. Learn from the good and the bad to make next year a different one from the past. It is cliché, but why not make some new year’s resolutions? I have never been one to make firm and hard resolutions, but they can be a good ...

Christmas Joy, Christmas grief

Editorials

By now, I’m usually humming along every time I hear “Carol of the Bells” and looking forward to watching my favorite Christmas movie. No, it’s not “A Christmas Carol” or “It’s a Wonderful Life.” It’s Ice Cube’s “Friday After Next.” Yes, “Friday After Next” is ...

Who would refuse to help a woman in labor?

Editorials

When I read the Christmas story, I always wonder: How was it that Mary came to give birth in a barn? The Gospels say simply: “There was no room in the inn.” But could it be that the real reason was there wasn’t enough room in people’s hearts? Ever since I was a boy participating ...

Letter to the Editor: Linda Moeller

Letters to the Editor

As taxpayers, we entrust the County Treasurer to properly account for our tax payments and license fees. We also expect the County Treasurer to have the necessary education, experience, and objectivity to do the job to serve taxpayers. Independent candidate for Tama County Treasurer Kathy ...