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GOP using smokescreen to hide real issue: school funding

February 6, 2015 Iowa’s lack of school funding will have catastrophic long lasting effects for our state. more »»

Concerns overs Palestinian Israel conflict

February 5, 2015 Janet Lahr Lewis, who works for the Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church, has worked in Israel and Palestine for the past 20 years, dealing with peace and justice issues and has... more »»

Ernst has proven to be a disappointment

February 5, 2015 When Joni Ernst was running for the Senate, I heard her say on TV, on minimum wage, $7.25 is good enough for the people of Iowa. more »»

A theory for everything

February 1, 2015 Recently, Plaza Nine Theaters showed a movie about a scientist who wanted to trace the history of matter, to its original starting point — the movie was named: “The Theory Of Everything. more »»

Keep those convicted locked up

February 1, 2015 After hearing of a couple arrests in the recent murder case, I can’t help but wonder if our county attorney will do as she has done in the past and allow the perpetrators of a crime to be prosecuted... more »»

The dance before the crash?

February 1, 2015 Gas can be bought for $1.85 today; today is cheaper than yesterday. more »»

Six more years of hypocrisy

January 26, 2015 Too bad there’s no do-over on the recent election! While campaigning, Joni Ernst conned Iowans into believing that she wanted to: 1) create American jobs, 2) ensure American energy independence, and... more »»

Thank you for the support

January 26, 2015 The members of the Mid-Iowa Triumph Recovery Center wants to thank the 1st Presbyterian Church and St. Mary’s Church for our meeting place. more »»

Stop with the rhetoric

January 24, 2015 Keep smiling and mixing the Kook Aid Chief Tupper. Many citizens aren’t going to drink i. more »»

Thank you Chief Tupper

January 24, 2015 Wow, what a few months that we have experienced here in our hometown of Marshalltown! We have all read and seen some of the headline grabbing stories that have been a part of our local news cycle... more »»

A thank you to the community

January 21, 2015 The Emergency Food Box Board on behalf of the volunteers and clients says “Thank You” to the Marshalltown community for their generous support during 2014. more »»

Branstad wrong on mental health facility closures

January 21, 2015 Every Iowan should be upset that Gov. more »»

Don’t build new, re-use

January 15, 2015 Today I was talking to an old friend and neighbor. The subject of the new hospital, fire station and the police department were mentione. more »»

Condemn purveyors of bigotry and hatred

January 15, 2015 Our world has seen far too many tragedies in recent years — killings in Paris, at schools and various other places. There are a variety of factors which led to these terrible events. more »»

There Branstad goes again

January 15, 2015 In his Condition of the State address, Gov. Branstad again spoke against bullying. It seems hypocritical. He apparently thinks it only impacts young people in school and on the internet. more »»

Benefit a great success

January 13, 2015 JOB VERY WELL DONE to the many people that organized the benefit for Stephanie and Greg Keen! The benefit on Jan. more »»

Raise the gas tax

January 13, 2015 Coming legislature is talking about fixing Iowa roads, either by raising the gas tax or having toll roads. more »»

Thank you Marshall County

January 12, 2015 Retirement has started and it’s time for me to thank all of you great Marshall County folks for the great support you gave me while I was Marshall County Treasurer for 24 years and the four years I... more »»

Freedom of the press in France and the U.S.

January 12, 2015 We join the rest of the world in mourning the brave staff of the magazine Charlie Hebdo, gunned down by religious fanatics for defending freedom fo the press. more »»

Per diem money to support police?

January 12, 2015 Recently I attended the town hall meeting at the Marshalltown Library with Sen. Grassley. A number of interesting topics were brought up by members of the audienc. more »»



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