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Offended by anti-immigration letter

April 24, 2014 In response to the letter, “Opening arms to immigrants has hurt Marshalltown,” I would like to say that several Marshalltown residents and I are very offended. more »»

Lioness Card Party fundraiser a success

April 24, 2014 Thanks so much to the many merchants who generously donated items for door prizes or raffle prizes at the April 11 Lioness Fundraiser Card Party. more »»

Opening arms to immigrants has hurt Marshalltown

April 22, 2014 Perhaps it’s time to rethink Marshalltown’s apparent “open arms” policy regarding immigrants. The facts are clear ... more »»

American Legion Auxiliary thanks locally supporters

April 22, 2014 The American Legion Auxiliary Unit #46 Marshalltown thanks the businesses listed below for providing merchandise and certificates for prizes and the public for their attendance and support at the... more »»

Branstad doubling retirement pension?

April 22, 2014 Governor Branstad earned $54,749 from the state’s retirement pension fund from his earlier service as governor, lieutenant governor and legislator. more »»

GOP lawmakers balk when spending cuts turn real

April 20, 2014 Congress overturned proposed cuts to military pensions so quickly because trying to cut spending on the backs of veterans was the wrong thing to do. more »»

Big bank bailout didn’t work

April 20, 2014 John Quincy Adams was the most significant architect as Secretary of State under President James Monroe to share our American system with the sovereign states of Central and South America. more »»

Immigration reform critical to Iowa’s economic health

April 20, 2014 Although it is easy to associate immigration with border security alone, it is actually an issue of significance to Iowans. more »»

Volunteer educators needed for day camp

April 20, 2014 We are in the final stages of developing an exciting experience for youth in Marshall County, the Community Youth Teaching Garde. more »»

Factory farms ruin quality of life

April 13, 2014 Factory farms stink and it’s not just the smell. There have been 728 manure spills in Iowa since 1996 and Iowa now has 630 polluted waterways. more »»

Tyranny, oppression in the U.S.

April 13, 2014 At what point do we as citizens of the United States of America say enough is enough? When has government crossed the line and become a tyrant? Is it when government no longer secures the rights of... more »»

Finding remedies for inequality

April 13, 2014 On April 3 the T-R published an opinion piece entitled “The Myth of Inequality. more »»

Lawmakers turning their backs on aging, disabled

April 13, 2014 “The True Measure of Any Society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members” – Gandhi If this statement is true, then Iowa would surely be judged very poorly at present in its... more »»

Reasonable people must govern our country

April 8, 2014 Democrats are idea politicians not tactical problem solvers. They throw sticky legislation at the wall of government. more »»

April is National Car Care Month

April 8, 2014 Many vehicles were neglected during the recent brutal winter months and could use a little extra care by now. more »»

Time for smarter spending at our schools

April 6, 2014 On the front page of the March 18 Times-Republican a story about a purposed school tax increase appears. A few years ago the school district spent millions on school additions. more »»

‘Noah’ attacked as unfaithful to the Bible

April 6, 2014 TV host Glenn Beck and other stalwarts of the Christian right have attacked the recent blockbuster “Noah” as being “pro-animal” and unfaithful to the Bible. Well, yes and no. more »»

Youth need education in healthy parenting

April 6, 2014 In my role as a child advocate and former foster parent, I meet victims and learn of experiences that highlight the tragic and horribly profound impact resulting from child abuse and neglect through... more »»

2014 Bowl For Kids Sake a success

April 6, 2014 Heart of Iowa Big Brothers Big Sisters held its annual Bowl For Kids Sake event on March 1 and March 8 at the Marshalltown Totem Bowl. more »»

We should take cae of grieving Iowa families

April 1, 2014 We have an opportunity to once again show the nation our quality of life. A bill has been written to help grieving Iowa families who have lost a child. more »»

 
 

 

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