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Don't turn middle class workers against each other

September 7, 2014 Iowans should take any claims from the Public Interest Institute with less than a grain of salt. They have a clear right-wing agenda and are out to smear hard working public employees. more »»

Alternative to ALS research

September 7, 2014 Recently, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has gained attention and raised awareness of ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. It has, undoubtedly, secured many donations to ALS research. more »»

'Make the connection' and visit a farm

September 7, 2014 I work with individuals across the state of Iowa. Twenty years ago most people I encountered had either grown up on the farm or had a close family member on the farm. more »»

Keep Iowa growing: Utilizing farmland to create a legacy of giving

September 3, 2014 Iowa’s farmland holds both our state’s heritage and our history. more »»

Quick response appreciated

September 3, 2014 In response to my recent letter to the editor, I want to thank Dave Thompson for his quick and sincere response. more »»

Beaman Bingo needs a boost

August 31, 2014 The Beaman Lions Club needs help from our surrounding communities or a worthwhile community service project and fundraiser may come to an end. Every Monday night the club sponsors Beaman Bingo. more »»

The idoltry of money at the heart of our problems

August 31, 2014 I can't find anyway of improving on the following statement but I'd like to follow up with a question. more »»

Sharing our farm lifestyle made a connection

August 27, 2014 We are farmers. And, on Aug. more »»

Do more on tall grass issue

August 27, 2014 To the Marshalltown City Council: I am for a big fine on tall grass, grass In the street and long grass on the curbs. I have fought for this for the last two years. more »»

Stop putting drivers at risk

August 27, 2014 No reply from the Marshall County supervisor when complaints of rural and county road care is overdone and leaving roads unsafe. Look at the shoulders of County Road S-62 aka Hopkins Road. more »»

What’s going on with Ernst?

August 25, 2014 Joni Ernst has on Facebook wanting Bruce Braley to take down ads she calls false about her. This is telling me Joni is running scared. more »»

A good place to buy a house?

August 25, 2014 Why is it that Marshalltown was voted as a town to buy a house in? I don’t know who voted it as such but the T-R recently reported it. more »»

In search of some lights

August 19, 2014 I recently went to get groceries and there were several young kids out on bikes without lights. It was very hard to seem them. Please parents, don’t allow kids to ride their bikes without lights. more »»

Thanks for helping ‘Stuff the Bus’

August 19, 2014 The House of Compassion “Stuff the Bus” school supply give-away held Aug. 11 and 13 was a huge success thanks to the communit. more »»

Putney made state fair shine

August 16, 2014 I recently saw in the paper that John Putney resigned from his position after 20 years as executive director of the Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Committe. more »»

Food, fuel, fiber

August 14, 2014 What is a common thread that connects food, fuel, and fiber? AGRICULTURE. If you wear clothes, you the consumer, are involved in agriculture. more »»

Donations sought for World War I cemetery

August 13, 2014 This is the 100th anniversary of World War I, and Des Moines Glendale Cemetery is honoring the date by restoring Iowa’s largest veterans cemetery to steam clean the 3,300 markers of the decades of... more »»

Sadly, crime does pay

August 13, 2014 I read the Aug. 6 T-R article concerning the promotion of driver’s license cards for unauthorized illegal aliens in Iow. more »»

Issuing licenses will not make us safer

August 9, 2014 In a recent T-R article “Tupper discusses immigration issues in Des Moines” Police Chief Tupper asked people to write letters to the editor. After reading the article, I took his advice. more »»

Care needs to be accessible locally

August 8, 2014 As one who made the 80-mile round trip to Ames for radiation therapy 37 times in 2013, I was happy to write a letter of support for the efforts of MMSC to bring the service to Marshalltow. more »»



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