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Opinion

Dengler Domain: Memorial Day

Local Columns

With May ending, it is time to remember why the last Monday of the month is a holiday. Memorial Day is a time to remember all those United States military personnel who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. While it might be a day off for many, this holiday should mean the most ...

The Missing Link: Lincoln Highway Bridge and Community Involvement

Editorials

What a great weekend down in Tama for the Lincoln Highway Bridge Festival! The weather was beautiful and it appeared to me that everyone was having a great time. I had the pleasure of helping Tama EMS raise money to better serve their communities by getting dunked numerous times in the Dunk ...

Dengler Domain: Wealth

Local Columns

“Kids these days do not remember a time before the internet.” “They do not know what it is like to not have a device in their pocket which connects them with the world.” “Kids are too addicted to YouTube.” These are paraphrased quotes I have heard from time to time to describe the ...

Wulf’s Weekly Roundup: 2024 Legislative Session Accomplishments

Editorials

The 2024 legislative session ended in climatic fashion at 4:23AM on April 20, 2024. We were able to pass good legislation that will have a positive impact for the people of Iowa. Here are some of the major accomplishments from this year’s session. *Raised beginning teacher pay to the 5th ...

Pastor’s Corner: Salem Church of Lincoln May Message

Local Columns

In I Corinthians 1:10ff, we read, “Now I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you be in agreement and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same minds and the same purpose.” Paul continues with the understanding ...

On Nature: Combat Climate Change with a Carbon Tax

Local Columns

Taxing carbon pollution is a favored way to combat climate change because it is easy to apply. Put a tax on the carbon emitted by a manufacturing process and let the market decide whether the extra cost of a product is worth it. A carbon tax is also fair. Manufacturers should pay for the ...

Dengler Domain: Rain

Local Columns

This year’s weather feels different. With farming, paying attention to the weather is key. Three tabs are open on my phone’s web browser with weather related information which does not include also checking the weather app. The previous two years were so easy. Look at the forecast, see no ...