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Local Columns

On Nature: Predictions of Climate Change

Over two decades ago, Gene Takle, director of Iowa State University’s Climate Science Program, used a NASA climate model to explore what would happen if the carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere doubled. With additional carbon added to the atmosphere since then, his predictions that were ...

Dengler Domain: Voting

It would be an understatement to say this upcoming presidential election does not have the electorate fired up. Each candidate has their flaws, and neither feel like a once-in-a-lifetime, straight-from-central-casting presidential candidate. With it being a runback of 2020 no one was clamoring ...

Petal Pusher: ‘Everlasting’ flowers back in vogue

Dare I say dried flowers are making a comeback? If social media is an indicator, with posts of dried wedding bouquets and dried flower installations, then it must be true, right? (As we all know, everything on the internet is true, haha!) Now, some of you might be thinking “I didn’t know ...

Dengler Domain: Dollar General

The recent news of Bobby’s Grocery and BBQ in Dysart asking for support illustrates locally the perils of running a small-town grocery store. As noted by KWWL, the derecho did not help but more importantly, Dollar General came to town. While Americans love a good ...

Happy Birthday, Michael D. Davis!

Tama-Grundy Publishing wishes the HAPPIEST of birthdays to our very own cartoonist, local correspondent, & Master Columnist (have you checked out Magic Mike 6XL yet??), Michael D. Davis! Happy Baa-thday to ewe, Mike! ;) We appreciate all you do to keep local journalism alive & well in ...

Petal Pusher: Talking Flowers with Holly

Hello! I’m Holly Robertson of Five R Farm located in rural Reinbeck. I’m a late-blooming flower farmer and by no means an expert! I’ve been growing flowers and veggies for five years for both CSAs (weekly or bi-weekly veggie and/or flower share deliveries) and the Reinbeck Farmer’s ...

On Nature: Good News for Migratory Birds

Congress recently passed and President Joe Biden has signed the Migratory Birds of the Americas Conservation Enhancements Act that will provide funding throughout the Americas for partnerships to benefit migratory birds and their habitats. This bipartisan legislation reauthorizes and ...

Dengler Domain: Picture Perfect

Picture perfect is a cliché term. It has been referred to many times in moments which may not actually be the best definition of picture perfect. This is where subjectivity comes in, but there is one picture perfect setting. It is often taken for granted. This is the Iowa landscape. Living ...

A Christian Voting Guide: Three Priorities

This Fall brings another Presidential election cycle, which I’ve learned means one thing: spiritual warfare. In the lead up and aftermath of a Presidential election, things always get really hard in a hundred different ways in people’s everyday lives that are seemingly disconnected from ...

Dengler Domain: Kolaches

When traveling around the country or the world, it is always important to try new foods. Each part of the country has their own specialty like the South and barbecue, New York City and pizza, or coastal regions and fish. No matter where else one has these foods, it always tastes better in these ...