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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 »»

Sharing our farm lifestyle made a connection

August 27, 2014 We are farmers. And, on Aug. more »»

Do more on tall grass issue

August 27, 2014 To the Marshalltown City Council: I am for a big fine on tall grass, grass In the street and long grass on the curbs. I have fought for this for the last two years. more »»

Stop putting drivers at risk

August 27, 2014 No reply from the Marshall County supervisor when complaints of rural and county road care is overdone and leaving roads unsafe. Look at the shoulders of County Road S-62 aka Hopkins Road. more »»

What’s going on with Ernst?

August 25, 2014 Joni Ernst has on Facebook wanting Bruce Braley to take down ads she calls false about her. This is telling me Joni is running scared. more »»

A good place to buy a house?

August 25, 2014 Why is it that Marshalltown was voted as a town to buy a house in? I don’t know who voted it as such but the T-R recently reported it. more »»

In search of some lights

August 19, 2014 I recently went to get groceries and there were several young kids out on bikes without lights. It was very hard to seem them. Please parents, don’t allow kids to ride their bikes without lights. more »»

Thanks for helping ‘Stuff the Bus’

August 19, 2014 The House of Compassion “Stuff the Bus” school supply give-away held Aug. 11 and 13 was a huge success thanks to the communit. more »»

Putney made state fair shine

August 16, 2014 I recently saw in the paper that John Putney resigned from his position after 20 years as executive director of the Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Committe. more »»



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