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Ernst has the skills for Senate

September 23, 2014 I am writing in support of Joni Ernst, candidate for U.S. Senate. Joni Ernst has served our nation overseas, at one point commanding the largest battalion in the Iowa National Guard. more »»

Mendacity on display this election season

September 23, 2014 With election time rapidly approaching, this very old long -ime retired educator believes it is time for one more English lesson. more »»

Airport, manager important assets to Marshalltown

September 23, 2014 Just wanted the citizens of Marshalltown to know what a great airport they have. more »»

Work on park appreciated

September 19, 2014 A million thanks to the Parks and Rec crew for all the restoration work they did at Jaycees Park. It looks wonderful and is a safer place for the children who visit the park. more »»

I trust Joni

September 19, 2014 Seldom does a politician come along that truly reflects my values and beliefs. Joni Ernst was born on a farm, just like I was. more »»

Festival supporters appreciated

September 17, 2014 The St Mary Church Fall Festival Committee would like to thank the following businesses for their support of the 2014 Fall Festival: Theisens, American Legion Golf Course, Animal Clinic, Ben’s Tire,... more »»

Where’s the money coming from Branstad?

September 17, 2014 Watching Gov. Branstad’s political ads with their triumphant music playing in the background is quite amusing because they fail to tell the real story behind Iowa’s econom. more »»

Vote Democratic and expect higher prices

September 16, 2014 “OBAMA RAISED MY GROCERY PRICES 30 PERCENT” I made that statement to Dr. Ben Carson, potentially a presidential candidate, as I was getting my photo op with him recently. more »»

Show our veterans that we care

September 14, 2014 At the Oktemberfest Parade last year, Marshalltown did an outstanding job of “Welcoming Home” our Vietnam veterans. They were overwhelmed with all the flags waving and the handshakes of thanks. more »»

Senior Center has much to offer

September 13, 2014 Hey Seniors! Did you know you have one of the finest senior places to come to in Iowa — 20 E. State St., main floor, in Marshalltown. And it’s free! Opens at 10 a.m. and no admission. more »»

Thank you for the continued support

September 13, 2014 Again our community came together Aug. 22, in support of the Marshalltown High School Roundhouse renovation. more »»

Cutting food stamps is not the solution

September 8, 2014 The poorest segment of this nation’s population are children less than five years old. Every study on poverty shows that at least one out of every five children are not getting enough to eat. more »»

No more violence; focus on peace

September 8, 2014 When I traveled to the Holy Land in 2008, I heard a young Israeli soldier, now a member of “Breaking the Silence,” a group of 500 Israeli soldiers who left the Israeli Army for moral reason. more »»

Don't turn middle class workers against each other

September 7, 2014 Iowans should take any claims from the Public Interest Institute with less than a grain of salt. They have a clear right-wing agenda and are out to smear hard working public employees. more »»

Alternative to ALS research

September 7, 2014 Recently, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has gained attention and raised awareness of ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. It has, undoubtedly, secured many donations to ALS research. more »»

'Make the connection' and visit a farm

September 7, 2014 I work with individuals across the state of Iowa. Twenty years ago most people I encountered had either grown up on the farm or had a close family member on the farm. more »»

Keep Iowa growing: Utilizing farmland to create a legacy of giving

September 3, 2014 Iowa’s farmland holds both our state’s heritage and our history. more »»

Quick response appreciated

September 3, 2014 In response to my recent letter to the editor, I want to thank Dave Thompson for his quick and sincere response. more »»

Beaman Bingo needs a boost

August 31, 2014 The Beaman Lions Club needs help from our surrounding communities or a worthwhile community service project and fundraiser may come to an end. Every Monday night the club sponsors Beaman Bingo. more »»

The idoltry of money at the heart of our problems

August 31, 2014 I can't find anyway of improving on the following statement but I'd like to follow up with a question. more »»


Morning Optimists of Marshalltown September 23, 2014

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