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Student helps with classroom garden

April 6, 2015 Kindergarten is a time when children like five-year old Austin Odom absorb ideas and concepts, sparking what is hopefully a life-long thirst for knowledge. more »»

Local woman wants stolen cross returned

April 6, 2015 Jasmine Davis does not understand why someone would steal a cross honoring her late step-mother. more »»

Pancake breakfast for historic building slated for April 11

April 6, 2015 ELDORA — The Youth to Restore the CCC/POW Building will be hosting a pancake breakfast at the Hardin Co. Fairgrounds Youth Building, 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. April 11. A free will donation is requested. more »»

Obama defends Iran deal as ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity

April 6, 2015 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama staunchly defended a framework nuclear agreement with Iran as a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to prevent a bomb and bring longer-term stability to the Middle... more »»

Writer of article on rape apologizes

April 6, 2015 RICHMOND, Va. more »»

Pope, thousands brave rain for Easter in St. Peter’s Square

April 6, 2015 VATICAN CITY — In an Easter peace wish, Pope Francis on Sunday praised the framework nuclear agreement with Iran as an opportunity to make the world safer, while expressing deep worry about bloodshe... more »»

Gunman in Kenyan massacre was government official’s son

April 6, 2015 GARISSA, Kenya — One of the gunmen who slaughtered 148 people at a college in Kenya was identified Sunday as the law-school-educated son of a Kenyan government official, underscoring the inroads... more »»

After Tikrit victory, Iraq’s new challenge: Win over Sunnis

April 6, 2015 BAGHDAD — Iraq won the battle to retake the city of Tikrit from the Islamic State group, backed by a coalition of the unlikely in Iranian advisers, Shiite militias, and U.S. more »»

Vote no on police building

April 5, 2015 There is no rational argument against building a new police station. However, rational arguments exist against the proposed location at the former Crosby Pool site. more »»

Ignorance is costly

April 5, 2015 In response to the lobbyist who criticized my letter regarding the fuel tax, I stand by the information I submitted. more »»

Easter gives mankind free choice of hope

April 5, 2015 The human spirit in our body is created to live forever by the breath of Life that returns to the Father. Each person has a recorded life. A birth certificate records both parent. more »»

Support new MPD facility

April 4, 2015 Let me admit for the record, I never wanted to be a police officer when I was a kid; I’ve never watched an episode of “CSI,”much less “COPS”; and I never spent the night at a Holiday Inn Express. more »»

Give MPD a new home

April 4, 2015 I arrived in Marshalltown in 1979.The Hawkeye Bank Corporation had purchased The City National Bank in Marshalltown and I was transferred from Boone to become chairman of the board and CEO. more »»

Vote yes for new police facility

April 4, 2015 We support the need for a new police station. As members of the business community, we feel a new police station is something that impacts all of us. more »»

Vote yes for MPD building

April 2, 2015 It is with great pleasure that I write this letter of support for the Marshalltown Police Department headquarters project bond referendum on May 5. more »»

Support a strong patent system

April 2, 2015 As a patent attorney and son of an inventor, I am passionate about providing legal guidance and service to private inventors and small businesses to try to demystify the whole process so they may... more »»

Vote yes for new police building

March 31, 2015 The decision to support the police department bond issue was easy after an informative and eyeopening tour of the current police facility. more »»

Angle parking downtown needed

March 30, 2015 The last couple of years medium to large cities are spending thousands of dollars for consultants to advise them to get rid of one-way streets that lead people away from downtown, get as much parkin... more »»

There is a way out

March 28, 2015 The least observant person can see that the whole world is under chaos. North Korea, Iran, Afghanistan, Russia and Syria; now the whole Middle East, are countries with violent ambitions. more »»



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