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Public safety facility will serve our needs

July 30, 2016 On Aug. 2, Marshalltown has an opportunity to make a positive statement for our community by voting in favor of the joint police-fire station. more »»

Public safety facility exceeds our needs

July 30, 2016 I don’t claim expertise in this area, but am a concerned citizen with a desire to engage our community in making an educated decision on how to make the best use of our tax money. more »»

Vigilance needed with private Medicaid

July 30, 2016 Senate Democrats are listening and remain committed to addressing the difficulties private Medicaid has created for patients, health care providers and caregivers. more »»

Natural gas rises

July 30, 2016 Natural gas sprang to life this week, jumping up by 21 cents per million BTUs on Thursday. more »»

Shiny once again

July 29, 2016 Hello, Heloise: I read your column in The Villages (Fla.) Daily Sun. I have BLACK APPLIANCES, and when I clean them there is a cloudy film on the surface. more »»

The path ahead for Clinton

July 29, 2016 PHILADELPHIA — En route to fight one of his many duels, French politician Georges Clemenceau bought a one-way train ticket. Was he pessimistic? “Not at all. more »»

Bill addresses the Hillary deficiency

July 29, 2016 WASHINGTON — Perhaps in repayment for all the times Hillary Clinton has had his back, Bill Clinton held a typically winning “conversation” Tuesday night with the Democratic National Convention... more »»

Explore and protect

July 28, 2016 My husband and I run a small lawn mowing company. This year we have the pleasure of working at nine parks across Hardin County. more »»

WikiLeaks reveals media collusion

July 28, 2016 The radical leftist collective known as WikiLeaks tried to ruin the Democratic convention by posting a trove of Democratic National Committee emails that easily proved that party leader Debbie... more »»

Email leak outs DNC

July 28, 2016 Thanks to WikiLeaks, which has released nearly 20,000 emails hacked from the Democratic National Committee — with promises of more to come — we have proof the party that styles itself as inclusive,... more »»

What’s ‘Making America One Again’ about?

July 27, 2016 “Make America One Again.” That was the stated theme of the last night of the Republican National Convention. more »»

RNC Message: Be very afraid

July 27, 2016 My first up-close glimpse into the enduring power of political fearmongering came through a two-way mirror in 2006. more »»

The Rise of Cheeto Jesus

July 26, 2016 It is no easy thing being the Cassandra among friends and party faithful. Cassandra was the daughter of King Priam and Queen Hecuba of Troy. more »»

Ted Cruz and the Trump Takeover

July 25, 2016 The self-righteousness and smugness of Ted Cruz in refusing to endorse Donald Trump, then walking off stage in Cleveland, smirking amidst the boos, takes the mind back in time. more »»

It’s Midnight in America

July 25, 2016 In 1984, Hal Riney, a San Francisco advertising man, wrote and narrated ‘’Morning in America,’’ which became the signature television commercial of Republican Ronald Reagan’s winning re-election... more »»

The New Christian Black Leadership

July 25, 2016 All eyes should be on Florida to see the seeds of change in black America. more »»

Vote yes on Aug. 2

July 24, 2016 “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” — Jimmy Johnson Building a new public safety building should not be viewed as paying for brick and mortar. more »»

Stay cool with these refreshing salads

July 24, 2016 It’s too hot to cook anything in the oven, so fire-up the grill and make a salad. Cabbage Salad 1/2 c. chopped green pepper 1/2 c. chopped onion 3 tsp. mayonnaise 2 tsp. vinegar 1 ts. more »»

GOP Convention: The slog toward Trump

July 24, 2016 As I’m writing this we’ve just slogged through Day 3 of the Republican National Convention. And what a slog it was. more »»

 
 

Marshalltown Farmers Market July 30, 2016

until 11 a.m. at the corner of Second Avenue and State Street at the Cartwright Pavilion. more »

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