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A shy horse and a six-foot-five chicken

May 27, 2015 Deacons, in most churches, are a core group of members that offer their time, sharing ideas and making plans that might help the total congregation. more »»

A recipe for self-reliance

May 27, 2015 We had a fish fry the other night and I was reminded of that old saying, “If you give a man a fish you feed him one meal, but if you teach a man to fish you feed him for life. more »»

Demand better

May 26, 2015 I can’t believe that in this United States according to “60 Minutes” on May 17, that not one soul has an answer regarding to today’s dilapidated infrastructure and not one person amongst all of the... more »»

Letter carriers’ food drive a success

May 26, 2015 The Emergency Food Box and Salvation Army would like to thank everyone who generously donated to the successful Letter Carriers Food Drive that was held May 9. more »»

Thank you!

May 21, 2015 The Marshalltown American Legion Auxiliary, the American Legion, Sons of the Legion and Legion Riders want to extend a huge thank you to all of our community for their support for making the Memoria... more »»

May is Mental Health Month

May 21, 2015 In the state of Iowa, one in four individuals have a mental illness according to NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness). more »»

Thank you to anonymous donor

May 15, 2015 We wish to thank the person who dropped off a dwarf red delicious apple tree in memory of our son James Randell Springer, who died March 24. We saw an old white van pull out of our drive. Thank you. more »»

Hypocritical actions

May 14, 2015 Republican candidates are on the warpath against the Clinton Foundation, raising questions about whether Hillary and Bill Clinton sold influence to foreign entities in exchange for donations. more »»

Sing National Anthem with dignity

May 14, 2015 With Memorial Day and July holidays coming up, let me pass long this item from a Marine Corps colonel in Afghanistan: “So with all the kindness I can muster, I give this one piece of advice to the... more »»

May in Mental Health Month

May 14, 2015 In the state of Iowa, one in four individuals have a mental illness according to NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness). more »»

Abolish involuntary unionization

May 11, 2015 Collectivists at the UAW Local 893 have been rightly criticized for harassing individualists who refuse to subjugate themselves to leftist thinking. more »»

Let’s continue on police facility

May 9, 2015 What went wrong with the vote? I believe it is very simply a lack of proper communication by the city, the council and especially the “Special Study Committee. more »»

Honoring Marshall County jailers

May 8, 2015 This week (May 3-9) is officially “National Correctional Officers Week. more »»

This isn’t Kansas

May 8, 2015 I am very pleased with the results from the new police station vote. I agree, we do need a new police station, but not as elaborate as the one proposed. This is Marshalltown, Iowa, not Kansas. more »»

Poppy Days is May 14-16

May 8, 2015 American Legion Auxiliary Department President Diana Shadduck has as her theme for this year, “Heart and Hands for Veterans. more »»

Looking to the future

May 7, 2015 I am writing to publicly thank everyone who took the time to help with, or educate themselves about, the police department building project. more »»

Voters want fiscal responsibility

May 7, 2015 Hello city council members, city manager, mayor: Two out of three taxpayers in Marshalltown are against the proposed $13 million police station — NO — that’s not right — they are against higher... more »»

Defending union workers

May 7, 2015 Recently, state Rep. more »»

No more dairy products

May 5, 2015 We all look forward to this Sunday when we celebrate Mother’s Day and the cherished bond between mother and child. more »»

Wake up! Say no to bond issue

May 4, 2015 Regarding the upcoming vote for a new police station, I find it hard to justify the expenditure. more »»



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