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Adequately fund our schools

March 4, 2015 The older I get the more thoughtful I am about taking on responsibilities. It is not that I loathe to being responsible; it is just that I count the cost. more »»

Traffic lights needed

March 4, 2015 $210,000 to replace a stoplight at Ingeldue and South 6th Street that never should have been removed in the first place? At least this time I noticed the study was at least 12-14 hours a day for... more »»

Sad situation in Gladbrook

March 3, 2015 What a sad day for Gladbrook. It is so devastating to be forced to close a school. Schools are most often the life blood of a community. more »»

Letter writer just doesn’t understand

March 3, 2015 A letter writer (Feb. 28 T-R) suggests the legislature failed to offer long-term solutions to Iowa’s road funding crisis; but like many others, she fails to offer any viable alternatives. more »»

Long-term solutions needed for roads and bridges

February 28, 2015 I intended to send this letter before a vote was taken but legislators and county officials rushed to increase our gas tax. more »»

Rise up and act!

February 28, 2015 I just turned 85. Are we an empire? If not when do “We the People” demand that our Constitution be restored. Not for me, but for my grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and yours. more »»

Taken advantage of

February 27, 2015 Lately, we have received phone scam-messages. You grow suspicious of certain numbers because they come mostly from the same area — either the East or West Coas. more »»

Too much money

February 27, 2015 It’s about time we check out the water department and our bills. My bill was $27 for water and $62 for sewe. more »»

IVH events were successful

February 26, 2015 I’d like to thank everyone that supported this year’s Central Business District Adopt-a-Vet program. more »»

No need for tax increase

February 26, 2015 OUR City Council met this past Monday and displayed the 2015-16 budget with a shortfall of $693. more »»

The GOP’s view of history

February 24, 2015 American Exceptionalism has become a Republican mantra! Speakers can’t talk about history as it occurred, but have to paint America in only a positive light. more »»

It’s nothing but EVIL

February 24, 2015 We won the war in Iraq and then we surrendered and left. The void that we left behind was filled by Islamic terrorists. more »»

Enough with property tax increases

February 21, 2015 The proposed 10-cent per $1,000 increase in property taxes is one of many reasons we chose to relocate out of Marshalltown. more »»

Thanks from the Noon Lions

February 21, 2015 The Marshalltown Noon Lions wish to thank those people who braved the cool but sunny Saturday recently to support their annual Belgian Waffle fundraise. more »»

Support Lincoln Highway project

February 17, 2015 Editor’s note: This is a reprint of a letter of support from state Sen. more »»

Letters of support sought

February 17, 2015 The Lincoln Highway Bridge Park Tama-Toledo organization is applying for grant funds to help with the planned improvements of the Lincoln Highway Bridge and Park. more »»

Swim meet a great success

February 16, 2015 Marshalltown High School and the Marshalltown YMCA celebrated hosting the IHSAA boys state swim meet for the 11th year on Feb. 1. more »»

The Diet of Lent

February 16, 2015 This Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period before Easter, when many Christians abstain from animal foods in remembrance of Jesus’ 40 days of fasting in the desert before launching... more »»

Ernst loyal to the Koch Bros.

February 11, 2015 Joni Ernst pays her political debts. She recently voted against subsidies for wind energy. Iowa is No. 1 nationally in wind energy. Eighty-five percent of Iowans favor wind energy. more »»

Let your voice be heard

February 11, 2015 The Reinbeck City Council failed to appoint members to two vacated Park Board positions within 60 days afforded by State Code, which requires a special election. more »»


Church Women United March 6, 2015

Will begin its 2015 meeting at the Central Christian Church, 300 W. Main St. This forum will celebrate the "World Day of Prayer." This year's theme is "Celebrating Together in 2015." All are welcome to attend. more »

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