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‘I not even’

November 6, 2013 Cruising west, out of Pennsylvania, we stopped in a little community called Triadelphia, West Virginia. It was lunchtime and our driver needed to eat. more »»

Looking for former Anson students

November 6, 2013 From 1987 until 2005 my fourth grade students at Anson Elementary School wrote three to six page letters to themselves. Photos were also put in the envelopes. more »»

Remove Jackson’s name from fundraiser

November 5, 2013 This weekend, on Jefferson Jackson Day, I called on Iowa Democrats to remove the name of former President Andrew Jackson from its premiere fundraiser – the Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinne. more »»

Let’s allow the free market to work

November 5, 2013 Only in Washington, DC can an organization fail as miserably as Kathleen Sebelius’ Health and Human Services and not face any consequences. more »»

Law protects a corpse, but not human life

November 5, 2013 Recent reports in the news from central Iowa included the criminal offense of “abuse of a corpse.” Thankfully this happens infrequently. more »»

Shouldn’t helping people come first?

October 30, 2013 First I will tell you, I am aware that we can’t take money from one fund in government and apply it to another fund. I wonder why we can’t change that eventually. more »»

World Bank concerns about Area C are justified

October 28, 2013 Secretary of Defense John Kerry has a nine month peace study going between Israel and the Palestinians. A recent J Street Conference took place in Washington D.. more »»

Community support appreciated

October 24, 2013 Thank you Marshalltown! The Marshalltown Senior Citizens Center would like to thank the citizens of Marshalltown for their support and attendance at our Ham Ball Dinner. It was a great success. more »»

Taxpayers shouldn’t fund insurance for self-employed

October 24, 2013 Monday’s Times-Republican had a front page picture with an Associated Press article concerning one Michael Weaver, shown with an expensive camera at a football game. Mr. more »»

The IVCCD Orpheum Theater Center moving forward

October 23, 2013 The Iowa Valley Community College District administration’s perspective about the Orpheum is far different from some who have given their opinions in other Letters to the Editor. more »»

Community embraces Scouting for Food project

October 23, 2013 There is a saying, “it is better to give, than to receive.” On Saturday, Oct. more »»

Politicians have no skin in the game

October 20, 2013 Politicians have no skin in the game. Most never have. They have either not worked at all or they have worked for the government — in some cases, both are very similar. more »»

Sodders, Smith helped students succeed

October 20, 2013 My name is Maddison Wignall and I’m a native of Marshalltown, studying Chemistry and Finance, Pre-Law, at the University of Iowa. more »»

‘Because we are equal to the task’

October 20, 2013 The theme for National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2013 is “Because we are Equal to the Tas. more »»

Vision for Uncle Ike’s still thrives today

October 20, 2013 On Oct. 12 the Marshall County Conservation Commission, along with the Marshall County Izaak Walton League, celebrated 30 years with the Uncle Ike’s Progra. more »»

Obamacare means full disclosure

October 20, 2013 On the Times-Republican website you had a survey about Obamacare. I’m against it in principle because it is another example of the federal government collecting information about us. more »»

Thanks from the Caring Center

October 15, 2013 The Caring Center volunteers would like to thank Marshalltown and the surrounding area for all the clothes you have brought us this past year. more »»

Road improvements appreciated

October 15, 2013 I was back in June/July to help with my father, Dr. John Garland. I then returned to Marshalltown in late September for my 45th high school reunion. What a night and day differenc. more »»

Gordon wrongly attacked in recent article

October 14, 2013 I am writing about the recent article, “Orpheum Theater looking for Operational leader” (Oct. 3, 2013). more »»

MFD academy invaluable experience

October 14, 2013 My husband, Kerry, and I recently had the privilege of participating in the Marshalltown Fire Department’s Citizens Academy. more »»



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