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Give some love away

February 12, 2014 As Valentine’s Day draws near, my heart goes out to those that find themselves in the grieving phases of losing a loved one. more »»

Granting driver’s licenses doesn’t guarantee safety

February 11, 2014 A recent T-R article told of the police chief’s drive for temporary driver’s licenses for immigrants. more »»

Branstad — act like a governor

February 11, 2014 It is time for our illustrious governor to act like a governor, that is serve the people of this fine state, not dictate his wishes on his subjects. more »»

Iowa’s historic architecture is invaluable

February 11, 2014 The Mitchell County Courthouse was torn down last week. It was a red brick, Greek Revival building – complete with four columns and a silver-domed cupola. more »»

Lions appreciate fundraiser support

February 10, 2014 The Marshalltown Noon Lions wish to thank the 334 people who came out on a very cold and snowy Saturday morning, Feb. 1, to eat Belgian waffles. more »»

Special committees would help city council

February 4, 2014 As some may recall I recently penned a Letter to the Editor encouraging our incoming mayor and the city council to consider reinstating the council committee mode of operation that served this... more »»

Why garden with prairie wildflowers?

January 30, 2014 From pioneer times up to now, the Midwest’s prairie landscape has been dramatically altered. more »»

A jolt on Iowa Avenue

January 30, 2014 To the city leaders: This is a situation that will be very expensive to fi. more »»

Communities, legislators unite for IJH

January 28, 2014 I am proud to be a part of the Tama-Toledo communitie. more »»

Ways to communicate

January 28, 2014 In the Old Testament God confounded human speech. All they thought about was rebelling against God. more »»

Snap facts on American economy

January 24, 2014 • Superman’s slogan is no longer mentioned in Superman movies. • One out of five working-age men are not working. • 47 million Americans are on food stamps. Up 70 percent in 5 years. more »»

Crisis in American government

January 23, 2014 If we were to go back in history to see in 1867 the German Oligarchic forced resignation of Chancellor Bismarck when the citizens were pleased with his leadership as was Emperor William II until he... more »»

Deceived by the federal government

January 22, 2014 Have you ever noticed how our federal government rarely seems to do what is best for “We the People” anymore? Our founding fathers warned us about having a national bank (Federal Reserve. more »»

Community again shows support for veterans

January 16, 2014 I would like to once again thank everyone who supported last month’s Marshalltown Central Business District’s Adopt-A-Veteran Christmas Party. more »»

Sodders flip flopped on IJH

January 16, 2014 I have heard and read about Democrats blaming Governor Branstad for the problems at the  State Juvenile Home in Toled. more »»

Upcoming caucuses important to both parties

January 15, 2014 On Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m., both the Democrats and Republicans in Iowa will have Precinct Caucuses. The Caucus is the building block of the part. more »»

Let’s look for spiritual answers

January 15, 2014 I read with interest the letter by The Rev. Darrell Mitchell in the Times-Republican Sunday, Jan. 5. more »»

IJH closure is a failure for youth, state

January 7, 2014 Iowa’s adolescents in need of help lose again if the Iowa Juvenile Home (IJH) in Toledo is closed as planned by the governor. more »»

Too few good Republicans

January 7, 2014 Chuck Grassley says he is going to run for reelection to the senate in 2016 when he is 83 years old. more »»

Bible supports Phil Robinson's comments

January 5, 2014 In the United States we have freedom of speech as stated in the 1st Amendment even if what I say irritates you. Right? In the United States we have the Constitution as our source of authorit. more »»



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