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MEGA-10 helps to fund and grow good ideas

September 11, 2016 MEGA-10 was begun 27 years ago and has continued to fund projects through generous contributions from people who live in or have an interest in Marshalltown and desire to contribute to helping... more »»

Then and now

September 10, 2016 The July issue of the “Journal of the Historical Society of Marshall County” outlined the story of the St. Thomas Mercy Hospital and the Deaconess Hospital. more »»

Following the law

September 9, 2016 While vacationing recently in a national park, our family met a very interesting young man from Poland. As we chatted with him, we learned more about when he came to the United States. more »»

Blum will not help middle class

September 7, 2016 I found myself wondering this weekend how many young people know why they have a holiday on Monda. more »»

Cannot support Grassley

September 7, 2016 Thursday I went to the Jones County Court House for a town hall meeting to confront Sen. Grassley on the CARERS Act (S. more »»

Trump real option for racial justice

September 7, 2016 Like many in Iowa, my wife and I are an interracial couple. We are sensitive to how issues impact particular communities. When politicians speak on matters that touch our lives, we listen. more »»

Thank you to the street department

September 7, 2016 May I facilitate your newspaper to brag about our street department? Last week, the street light right on my driveway (which I LOVE!) went out. more »»

Gas price woes continue here

September 7, 2016 The “Futures File” column in Saturday’s issue: “Gasoline Drops For Labor Day” was sure misleading - at least for Marshalltown and the area. And I quote some in part: “... more »»

It’s not about the plane ...

September 4, 2016 I have been following with vested interest the Times-Republican reporting on the painting project of the American Legion'’s F4. I say vested because I have been lucky enough to assist in the projec. more »»

Pick up your library card

September 2, 2016 September is Library Card Sign-up Month — a time when the Marshall County Libraries Association reminds parents that a library card is the most important school supply of all. more »»

Resign already!

September 2, 2016 These are people who are planning for our children’s education? Resign already! OR SHOULD WE START HAVING SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS AT THE JAIL?... more »»

Glass-Steagall now!

August 30, 2016 I happened on an interesting fact recently, in a very colorful diagram of our National Debt. more »»

Create a better reality

August 30, 2016 The article on the House of Compassion expressed concern over how to deal with the mentally ill. It did not mention addicts. more »»

Back-to-school food

August 30, 2016 With the new school year starting, parents‘ to-do lists are now filled with shopping for school clothes, school supplies, and school food. more »»

A contradiction

August 30, 2016 I saw a Rod Blum television ad saying his parents didn’t depend on the government. Government is too big and he believes in free enterprise. more »»

When life ends

August 28, 2016 When the phone rings, sometimes there is a sense of dread. One never knows what the message is. That happened recently; the grandfather of a relative, passed away in a commercial place. more »»

Another successful year for ‘Stuff the Bus’

August 23, 2016 The House of Compassion “Stuff the Bus” school supply distribution was held Aug. 6 and 8 and was a huge success thanks to the community. more »»

Support the cemetery

August 22, 2016 I read with interest the July 31 Times-Republican letter to the editor by Max Graves in regard to care at our Riverside Cemetery. His article was enlightening; only thing he never went far enoug. more »»

Governor’s priorities out of order

August 20, 2016 Recently, in a special meeting of the Iowa Economic Development Authority, $11.5 million in incentives was approved for the construction of a meat packing plant in Wright County. more »»

Only hope

August 18, 2016 Our founding fathers knew what would happen to America if she turned her back on the God that set them free. more »»



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