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Volunteers make a difference for seniors

January 3, 2014 On behalf of the staff at Home Instead Senior Care, I would like to thank everyone who helped with this year’s very successful Be a Santa to a Senior program. more »»

Obama is an embarrassment

January 3, 2014 Our president has embarrassed us again. He has cancelled an appearance at the Olympics, thumbing his nose at their lofty goals, in order to kowtow to that noisy segment of American sex perverts. Mr. more »»

Agency services will be impacted by United Way shortfall

December 21, 2013 As the year draws to a close we at the Marshalltown Area United Way have much to be thankful for. more »»

City council should form subcommittees

December 20, 2013 We will soon have a new mayor and city council taking office in Marshalltown. I would like to again pose this question to our new administratio. more »»

Local Catholic Radio celebrates 10 years

December 20, 2013 Ten years ago, on Dec. 23, a small group of people gathered to celebrate a special event. After a prayer, they flipped a switch and Catholic Radio of Marshalltown went on the air. more »»

Alternative ideas still under attack

December 18, 2013 Whatever happened to freedom of expression and to universities being bastions of open debate on diverse ideas? It is deplorable when a professor proposes new ideas and is ridiculed and often... more »»

Closing IJH is a waste

December 18, 2013 My experience with the Iowa Juvenile Home in Toledo goes back to 1973. As a human services professional, I valued the progress children made in school at IJH. I have volunteered there since 2004. more »»

Questioning Branstad’s decisions

December 17, 2013 Terry Branstad is closing the juvenile home in Toledo. When a juvenile gets in real bad trouble in Iowa he/she usually goes to Eldora. more »»

That’s some joke Mr. Greer

December 17, 2013 I have to say the testimony given was very graphic in the Times-Republican article “Boom, shot him right in the head,” but then I turned the page and read the article “Gun club asks for its own... more »»

Hospital questions left unanswered

December 17, 2013 Unfortunately I missed the town meeting on Dec. 4, but I did watch it on KDAO. It seems to me John Hughes really didn’t answer questions that were asked. more »»

Reply to Mr. Varnum — Skin Thickness

December 16, 2013 Hello Mr. Varnum. I read your editorial and you should know by now that things are not always as they seem. I was quite touched at your concern for the thickness of my skin, that’s a firs. more »»

Feel good

December 16, 2013 I have found myself feeling bad lately because my health care premiums have gone up by 47 percent. more »»

New hospital is vital to Marshalltown’s future

December 7, 2013 Wednesday evening I attended the town meeting sponsored by the Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center. more »»

American Cancer Society grateful for support

December 7, 2013 With the holiday season quickly approaching, the American Cancer Society would like to say thank you for the support over the past year. more »»

Positive steps forward a juvenile home

December 3, 2013 In my previous column I talked about a meeting between a delegation from Toledo and the governor’s office regarding the Iowa Juvenile Home (IJH). That meeting occurred the afternoon of No. more »»

Refusing to be rescued

December 2, 2013 This month, we celebrate the birth of Christ, the son of God who came to “rescue us” from the mess we have made of our lives. more »»

Let your voice be heard at MMSC town hall meeting

November 29, 2013 We are writing an open letter to Marshalltown citizens in support of the "Save Our Hospital" grassroots effort which is rapidly growing in our community. more »»

World AIDS Day is Dec. 1

November 29, 2013 Youth & Shelter Services will commemorate World AIDS Day Dec. 1, by covering the Icarus statue in front of its Jacobson Center YSS Headquarters at 420 Kellogg Avenu. more »»

Turn farmland into green space

November 29, 2013 The Marshall County farm is not the property of the Road Fund. It belongs to the whole county. Another cornfield is not an attraction for the county. more »»

Help those in Marshall County with critical needs

November 28, 2013 The United Way campaign for 2014 is quickly drawing to a close and at this writing they have raised 63 percent of their goal of $770,000. more »»



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