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Say no to Bakken pipeline

March 24, 2015 The proposed Bakken Crude Oil pipeline to cross Iowa should be of concern to everyone. more »»

Say no to new police station

March 21, 2015 I mean no disrespect to anyone but this is my honest opinion. I remember way back when Marshalltown had the national drug-capital label just a few years ago on TV by Peter Jennings, now deceased. more »»

Splitting from Marshalltown

March 20, 2015 My wife and I are both lifelong residents of this area with most of our ancestors and two of our children buried here. We have strong ties to both Marshalltown and my ancestral village namesake. more »»

Extending health care to veterans

March 20, 2015 The Veterans Affairs Administration has issued a new ruling that total assets will not be used in determining eligibility for VA Health Care. more »»

Don’t follow Graham or Ernst

March 18, 2015 “What different military powers do the president and Congress have? “Only Congress has the right to declare war, but the president is the supreme commander of all of the U.S. more »»

Vote ‘Yes’ for police building

March 18, 2015 I took the tour of the Marshalltown Police station (which I encourage everyone to do). I was dismayed at the facilities we provide such an essential government function. more »»

MPD building, location a win-win

March 16, 2015 In response to a recent letter to the editor, I think we need re-examine, through the letter writer’s mind’s eye picture, traffic action from the MPD structure. more »»

Reconsider location of new MPD facility

March 13, 2015 It is exciting to have new construction in our community, and the proposed building of a new police station promises the opportunity for overall improvement to Marshalltown. more »»

All talk and no action

March 11, 2015 Congressman Rod Blum says he believes in term limits. Will he run against Chuck Grassley in the Republican primary for U.S. more »»

Vote ‘yes’ for MPD facility

March 11, 2015 “In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothin. more »»

Police station need; change location

March 9, 2015 Chief of Police Mike Tupper and the entire Marshalltown Police Department do an excellent job. The police station is small and outdated. more »»

Keep dollars local

March 9, 2015 As spring grows closer, construction projects pick up. The city has proposed a new police station — which from my understanding will have a price tag around $15 million ... more »»

Branstad is out of control

March 7, 2015 It seems to me that when somebody doesn’t agree with Mr. Branstad or he doesn’t like them, their salary gets cut, they get laid off or fired. more »»

Adequately fund our schools

March 4, 2015 The older I get the more thoughtful I am about taking on responsibilities. It is not that I loathe to being responsible; it is just that I count the cost. more »»

Traffic lights needed

March 4, 2015 $210,000 to replace a stoplight at Ingeldue and South 6th Street that never should have been removed in the first place? At least this time I noticed the study was at least 12-14 hours a day for... more »»

Sad situation in Gladbrook

March 3, 2015 What a sad day for Gladbrook. It is so devastating to be forced to close a school. Schools are most often the life blood of a community. more »»

Letter writer just doesn’t understand

March 3, 2015 A letter writer (Feb. 28 T-R) suggests the legislature failed to offer long-term solutions to Iowa’s road funding crisis; but like many others, she fails to offer any viable alternatives. more »»

Long-term solutions needed for roads and bridges

February 28, 2015 I intended to send this letter before a vote was taken but legislators and county officials rushed to increase our gas tax. more »»

Rise up and act!

February 28, 2015 I just turned 85. Are we an empire? If not when do “We the People” demand that our Constitution be restored. Not for me, but for my grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and yours. more »»

Taken advantage of

February 27, 2015 Lately, we have received phone scam-messages. You grow suspicious of certain numbers because they come mostly from the same area — either the East or West Coas. more »»



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