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Sing National Anthem with dignity

May 14, 2015 With Memorial Day and July holidays coming up, let me pass long this item from a Marine Corps colonel in Afghanistan: “So with all the kindness I can muster, I give this one piece of advice to the... more »»

May in Mental Health Month

May 14, 2015 In the state of Iowa, one in four individuals have a mental illness according to NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness). more »»

Abolish involuntary unionization

May 11, 2015 Collectivists at the UAW Local 893 have been rightly criticized for harassing individualists who refuse to subjugate themselves to leftist thinking. more »»

Let’s continue on police facility

May 9, 2015 What went wrong with the vote? I believe it is very simply a lack of proper communication by the city, the council and especially the “Special Study Committee. more »»

Honoring Marshall County jailers

May 8, 2015 This week (May 3-9) is officially “National Correctional Officers Week. more »»

This isn’t Kansas

May 8, 2015 I am very pleased with the results from the new police station vote. I agree, we do need a new police station, but not as elaborate as the one proposed. This is Marshalltown, Iowa, not Kansas. more »»

Poppy Days is May 14-16

May 8, 2015 American Legion Auxiliary Department President Diana Shadduck has as her theme for this year, “Heart and Hands for Veterans. more »»

Looking to the future

May 7, 2015 I am writing to publicly thank everyone who took the time to help with, or educate themselves about, the police department building project. more »»

Voters want fiscal responsibility

May 7, 2015 Hello city council members, city manager, mayor: Two out of three taxpayers in Marshalltown are against the proposed $13 million police station — NO — that’s not right — they are against higher... more »»

Defending union workers

May 7, 2015 Recently, state Rep. more »»

No more dairy products

May 5, 2015 We all look forward to this Sunday when we celebrate Mother’s Day and the cherished bond between mother and child. more »»

Wake up! Say no to bond issue

May 4, 2015 Regarding the upcoming vote for a new police station, I find it hard to justify the expenditure. more »»

Support the bond issue

May 2, 2015 Regarding the vote on the new police building, I will leave the debate on costs and appearance to others. However, I would like to address the deficiencies of the old building. more »»

Check the facts; vote YES

May 2, 2015 In regards to the half page ad recently placed about the bond issue/Marshalltown PD in this paper, I find it to be very misleading. more »»

Move forward with MPD project

May 2, 2015 It was almost 35 years ago when I was hired by the Marshalltown Police Department. When I started, the police department was at 22 1/2 N. Center St. more »»

Too much confusion: Vote NO

May 2, 2015 The more I read, and the more I hear, the more confused I get about the police station bond issue. more »»

Safe and secure: Vote YES

May 1, 2015 The city council and the local Police are seeking voter approval to build a new police facility. more »»

It’s all about the location: Vote NO

May 1, 2015 Vote on Tuesday, May 5. Marshalltown needs a new police station and a fire station. Yet, it’s the LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION that will find me casting a NO vote for this bond issue on May 5. more »»

Vote yes on new police station

May 1, 2015 At Wednesday night’s community meeting regarding the upcoming bond election for a new police facility, several questions were raised regarding the budget established to construct the project. more »»

Say no to hog confinement

May 1, 2015 This Sunday, May 3, at 6 p.m., at the rec center in Melbourne, there will be a meeting about a factory hog farm. I’m writing because I’m opposed to it. more »»



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