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Pie in the face?

May 1, 2014 My opinion of the House of Compassion having a pie in the face event is that it’s almost a sin. There are so many people going hungry these days. more »»

Letter Carrier’s Food Drive is May 10

May 1, 2014 Just a reminder to the community that the Letter Carrier’s Food Drive will be taking place Saturday, May 10. This year marks the 22nd anniversary of the NALC’s “Stamp Out Hunger” national food driv. more »»

Social Security to implement changes

May 1, 2014 Social Security’s goal is to provide the best service possible to everyone who comes to us for help, whether they’re applying for disability benefits or getting verification of their Social Security... more »»

Let’s open our arms, eyes and minds

April 30, 2014 Believe it or not, we live a country that offers a lot more opportunities and freedoms for people than many other countries d. more »»

Community supports VFW, veterans

April 30, 2014 The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 839 would like to express its heartfelt thanks to the Marshalltown community. more »»

Immigration is an asset to the country

April 29, 2014 Immigrants are a real asset to our community of Marshalltown. Whether the immigrants are Hispanic, Sudanese, Burmese or of another nationality or group of people they bring many God-given gifts to us. more »»

Taking exception to letter’s comments

April 29, 2014 As an immigrant (don’t panic though — I am white and middle class) living and working in Marshalltown, I take great exception to the comments expressed by Timothy Patrick aimed specifically at... more »»

Disappointed, angered by letter

April 29, 2014 I am very disappointed and angered by Thomas Patrick’s letter on “immigration invasion” as he calls i. more »»

Are immigrants really hurting Marshalltown?

April 27, 2014 Perhaps it’s time to check the facts. According to city data, crime rates, in fact, by any scientific standards have decreased rather than increased on almost every type of crime. more »»

Another side to immigration

April 27, 2014 While it was painful to read the misguided opinions of the letter printed on April 22, I do not believe that this viewpoint is representative of our community. more »»

Letter writer isn’t racist, but ignorant

April 27, 2014 This letter is in response to Timothy Patrick’s letter, “Opening arms to immigrants has hurt Marshalltown. more »»

Sons of the American Revolution celebrate 125 years

April 26, 2014 The National Society Sons of the American Revolution was organized and established April 30, 1889. more »»

Child abuse prevention is a community effort

April 25, 2014 I know we all agree that children deserve a chance at a bright future. To achieve this, we must create a community that invests in their safety and well-being. more »»

Offended by anti-immigration letter

April 24, 2014 In response to the letter, “Opening arms to immigrants has hurt Marshalltown,” I would like to say that several Marshalltown residents and I are very offended. more »»

Lioness Card Party fundraiser a success

April 24, 2014 Thanks so much to the many merchants who generously donated items for door prizes or raffle prizes at the April 11 Lioness Fundraiser Card Party. more »»

Opening arms to immigrants has hurt Marshalltown

April 22, 2014 Perhaps it’s time to rethink Marshalltown’s apparent “open arms” policy regarding immigrants. The facts are clear ... more »»

American Legion Auxiliary thanks locally supporters

April 22, 2014 The American Legion Auxiliary Unit #46 Marshalltown thanks the businesses listed below for providing merchandise and certificates for prizes and the public for their attendance and support at the... more »»

Branstad doubling retirement pension?

April 22, 2014 Governor Branstad earned $54,749 from the state’s retirement pension fund from his earlier service as governor, lieutenant governor and legislator. more »»

GOP lawmakers balk when spending cuts turn real

April 20, 2014 Congress overturned proposed cuts to military pensions so quickly because trying to cut spending on the backs of veterans was the wrong thing to do. more »»

Big bank bailout didn’t work

April 20, 2014 John Quincy Adams was the most significant architect as Secretary of State under President James Monroe to share our American system with the sovereign states of Central and South America. more »»



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