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Opinion

Solar development has minimal impact on ag land use

Editorials

As renewable energy development grows in rural areas, so do concerns about protecting agricultural land, especially from utility-scale solar projects. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) estimates that by 2050 solar will occupy 10.3 million acres of land nationally, 90% of which will be in ...

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 ...