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Taking exception to letter’s comments

April 29, 2014 As an immigrant (don’t panic though — I am white and middle class) living and working in Marshalltown, I take great exception to the comments expressed by Timothy Patrick aimed specifically at... more »»

Disappointed, angered by letter

April 29, 2014 I am very disappointed and angered by Thomas Patrick’s letter on “immigration invasion” as he calls i. more »»

Are immigrants really hurting Marshalltown?

April 27, 2014 Perhaps it’s time to check the facts. According to city data, crime rates, in fact, by any scientific standards have decreased rather than increased on almost every type of crime. more »»

Another side to immigration

April 27, 2014 While it was painful to read the misguided opinions of the letter printed on April 22, I do not believe that this viewpoint is representative of our community. more »»

Letter writer isn’t racist, but ignorant

April 27, 2014 This letter is in response to Timothy Patrick’s letter, “Opening arms to immigrants has hurt Marshalltown. more »»

Sons of the American Revolution celebrate 125 years

April 26, 2014 The National Society Sons of the American Revolution was organized and established April 30, 1889. more »»

Child abuse prevention is a community effort

April 25, 2014 I know we all agree that children deserve a chance at a bright future. To achieve this, we must create a community that invests in their safety and well-being. more »»

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 »»



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