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Farewell to Marshalltown

July 5, 2014 Marshalltown has been my home for the last nine years. I came as the result of my being appointed pastor of St. Mary Catholic Church. more »»

Impeach Obama, save America

July 1, 2014 Forget party politics. The only goal in the country, “Save our Constitution.” Impeach Obama. Save our county. Wipe out national debt. Activate Glass Steagall Now Thank God for our blessings. more »»

Bobcat Athletics fundraiser a success

July 1, 2014 I am writing this letter in appreciation for all of the people who participated in the 2014 Bobcat Athletics golf fundraiser June 17. more »»

Ryan budget cuts hurt seniors

June 28, 2014 Paul Ryan’s 2015 budget cuts Medicaid by more than a quarter and shifts costs onto already cash-strapped states by forcing them to provide funding or cut benefits. more »»

Budget breaks America’s promise to seniors

June 28, 2014 The latest Paul Ryan budget repeals affordable care act leaving 24 million people without health insurance and forcing senior to pay more for preventive health services and prescription drug. more »»

Reform should start with politicians

June 25, 2014 Evelyn Jenness Marshalltown I was shocked when I saw the heading June 18 “State to reform Eldora schooling.” I worked at the State Training School, Eldora twice, and they had a good school. more »»

Senior Center grateful for recent fundraising effort

June 25, 2014 The Marshalltown Senior Citizens Center would like to thank community members, businesses and organizations who have contributed to our 2014 Friends of the Senior Citizens Center fundraising campaign. more »»

Ryan budget shifts costs to seniors

June 25, 2014 The newest incarnation of the Paul Ryan budget once again proposes privatizing Medicare and turning it into a voucher system while lowering tax rates on the wealthy and corporations. more »»

Iowa should strengthen efforts for clean water

June 15, 2014 In 2013 there were 51 manure spills in Iowa. Des Moines Water Works recently spent nearly $1,000,000 in a three month period to remove nitrates from the city’s drinking water. more »»

Businesses are data mining, soliciting

June 15, 2014 Is anyone else annoyed by the underhanded data mining and soliciting that local businesses are doing? Earlier I had an experience with two local banks selling my phone number to telemarketers,... more »»

Appreciates effort to keep park clean

June 15, 2014 Myself and many others would like to thank a man whose name we do not know. There were many dead fish at the Glenwood Park Pond. Nobody wanted to do anything about it. more »»

Roseland family says thank you

June 15, 2014 On May 17 and 18 at the 12th annual “Cowboys In the Sky” Sid Roseland Memorial Calf Roping and Steer Wrestling event was held at the Marshall County Fairgrounds in Marshalltown. more »»

57 million and counting

June 15, 2014 Fifty-seven million is a large number whether you are talking about money, miles or minute. more »»

High taxes presenting serious problems

June 15, 2014 In the June 7 Times-Republican an 8-page section was needed to list all the properties with delinquent taxes. They are holding a tax sale at the courthouse in an attempt to recover these unpaid taxes. more »»

International law must be observed

June 15, 2014 One week ago, Pope Francis said a prayer at the Apartheid Wall in Bethlehem, a 14-year-old Palestinian boy was writing a positive statement on the wall, to the Pope, while an Israeli soldier was... more »»

A great day for Kids Safety Camp

June 14, 2014 On June 6, nearly 100 second, third and fourth grade kids came together and spent the day at the Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA campus for the 2014 Kids Safety Camp. more »»

Arresting Hunger Food Drive a success

June 11, 2014 I would like to take this opportunity to thank the community at-large for the overwhelming support shown during the inaugural Arresting Hunger Food Drive. more »»

Grateful for volunteers

June 11, 2014 Riverside Cemetery would like to thank the Matin Kiwanis, Marshalltown Collegiate Veteran Association and all volunteers that helped with the raising and lowering of the Memorial Day flags. more »»

Impressed with community theater

June 11, 2014 Marshalltown Community Theater has produced an excellent and enjoyable 2014 Gala. Great applause for the singers/dancers and production crew of the show. more »»

Impressed with local youth

June 7, 2014 I am writing this letter because many people feel our teens are discourteous and unhelpfu. more »»

 
 
 

 

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