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Celebrate National Ag Week

March 17, 2016 Where does your food come from? If you’re like many Americans, your answer is the grocery store. And frankly, that disturbs me. more »»

Time to retire Grassley

March 17, 2016 If we can get along for a year without a Supreme Court justice, why do we need a ninth one anyway? Sooner or later there will be seven and the balance will be restore. more »»

Thank you Marshalltown!

March 12, 2016 There are many old sayings about opportunity knocking at your door. Recently, I thought an opportunity was knocking at my door. It was. It just wasn’t the opportunity I thought it was. more »»

Hospital: Transparency or secrecy?

March 11, 2016 Dr. Dean Baker, Leon Lamer, Bill Walters, Dr. Carl Lester, Dr. Bill Wessels, Bob Downey, Dr. Russel Watt, Dr. more »»

Thank you Chief Tupper

March 10, 2016 I saw that Marshalltown’s active police chief was a finalist for the police chief job in Johnston. more »»

Say no to Patty

March 8, 2016 I was shocked when I read the headline that said Patty Judge is challenging Sen. Grassley. Before she can challenge Se. more »»

‘Exciting times’ at CIH

March 8, 2016 John Hughes, the administrator of our community hospital, has called these “exciting times. more »»

County supervisors need to re-evaluate trails request

March 6, 2016 In the Feb. 17 issue of the Times-Republican, a bewildering headline read “County supervisors decline request for Iowa River Trail funding. more »»

Time to ‘correct’ the economy

March 6, 2016 Well, it has calmed down here in Iowa now that the caucus is over. I stood alone at my caucus for Martin O'Malley. more »»

Not Trump, not Clinton!

March 4, 2016 Democrats overlooked their best leaders, Bayh of Indiana and Manchin of West Virginia, to select the con-man, Barack Obama. more »»

Grassley is not doing his job

March 4, 2016 Both Democrats and Republicans become downright angry when one or the other is perceived as tromping on the Constitution — except, of course, when it suits their own political purpose. So now Sen. more »»

Location sites for new police and fire station

March 2, 2016 Site #1: Of the sites listed, I feel the current fire station is the best with a complete remodel and expansion. Trucks can exit station with very little traffic. more »»

Clear thinking is needed in D.C.

March 2, 2016 Thomas Sowell has done it again ... hit the nail on the head with his story “Last chance for Americ. more »»

Medical cannabis for veterans

February 29, 2016 I am a Vietnam veteran, and I am so disappointed in our state government for denying medical cannabis to veterans with PTSD and thus turning its backs on the 22 veterans that commit suicide daily. more »»

Stop the finger-pointing

February 29, 2016 I read Rep. Smith’s recent Letter to the Editor about setting Supplemental State Aid with great interest. There is much that Rep. Smith isn’t telling the reader. more »»

Leave Anson Park alone

February 27, 2016 I was shocked to read that Anson Park would ever be considered a possible location for the new police and fire projec. more »»

Deeply honored

February 26, 2016 What a humbling experience it was to be center court at the Roundhouse on Feb. 12, surrounded by former basketball players, fans, Bobcat athletes and my family. more »»

A story of faith, Jacob

February 26, 2016 Being involved in a church, allows one to hear all the stories of the Bible. From an early age I was intrigued by the stories about healing. more »»

Fisher and the GOP need to follow the law

February 24, 2016 In a Feb. 12 Times-Republican article, Rep. Dean Fisher finally admitted that he was in violation of Iowa law by not setting basic school funding within the first 30 days of the legislative session. more »»

Majority of workers are responsible

February 24, 2016 In response to the letter about traffic issues on 18th Avenue, aka “Mad Max Boulevard,” I would first like to thank the citizens of Marshalltown and the surrounding areas for making myself and... more »»



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