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Vote for those who can fix Democrats’ mistakes

October 27, 2014 The reason you should vote should be self evident. However, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Bruce Braley, Mark Smith are perfect examples as to why you shouldn’t vote for Democrat. more »»

Who’s badmouthing who?

October 27, 2014 Republicans don’t like what Bruce Braley said about Grassley. Let’s see — Braley said it once. The Republicans, meanwhile, have repeated it in ads a thousand times. more »»

Thanks for aiding VFW fundraiser

October 26, 2014 Our Veterans of Foreign Wars recently held a rummage sale at our Post 839 headquarters at 107 E. Meadow Lane. I am happy to report that our sale was a huge success. There are so many people to than. more »»

Koch Brothers have an interest in Iowa

October 26, 2014 Regarding the Koch Brothers support for candidate Joni Ernst, city folk may not realize that the Koch Brothers utilize a pipeline to supply anhydrous terminals in Iowa including one in Marshall... more »»

Vote for Mark Smith

October 26, 2014 I am concerned about the lack of fact checking occurring on the Iowa House race between Mark Smith and Jane Jech. Here are some statements that Ms. Jech has made: 1. more »»

Support Jane Jech

October 26, 2014 This letter is to inform everyone interested in Second Amendment rights to vote for Jane Jech in the upcoming election. Jane has received the endorsement of the NRA with an "A" rating. more »»

Lying to ourselves

October 26, 2014 I bought a health insurance policy in 2005. It is a $4,000 deductible, $2,000 per individual, four-person policy. In late 2009 when Obamacare passed the House, I was paying $436.50/month. more »»

A sign of the sale

October 24, 2014 Dear Heloise: I always feel sorry for the people who put up garage- or estate-sale SIGNS that are unreadable from passing cars. Here are some hints: * Never use a yellow marker on white poster boar. more »»

In Kentucky, a constitutional moment

October 24, 2014 LOUISVILLE, Ky. more »»

Ben Bradlee, nonpareil editor

October 24, 2014 WASHINGTON — The death at 93 of the Washington Post’s incomparable editor Benjamin C. more »»

Light-duty vs. full-duty

October 22, 2014 This letter is to describe my experiences with our postal service. If this is typical, then postal managers need to take a serious look at home it is functioning. more »»

Ag tour series a success

October 21, 2014 Marshall County Farm Bureau’s “Making the Connection” ag tours provided a unique opportunity for adults unfamiliar with agriculture to learn about life on today’s family-owned farms and in ag-relate... more »»

Don't vote for Ernst

October 19, 2014 Our son spent most of last year in Shanghai, China. The pollution there was awful, with the polluted air sometimes looking like dense fog. more »»

Pooped out at the parade

October 19, 2014 I attended the Oktemberfest parade a while back. Was a nice parade except there being horses before the bands. more »»

MFD does an excellent job

October 19, 2014 I was one of eight citizens who were privileged to participate in the Marshalltown Fire Department Citizen's Academy sponsored by the Marshalltown Fire Department and organized by then-Acting Fire... more »»

Youthful arrogance wins out over integrity

October 19, 2014 Is it just me or are we sick and tired of hearing of the selfish, immature and idiotic antics of another privileged athlete, one being Jameis Winston, starting quarterback of the Florida State... more »»

Branstad’s actions have hurt IVH; vote for Hatch

October 18, 2014 These are my views as to why Iowa veterans should vote FOR Jack Hatch for governor and AGAINST Terry Branstad. more »»

Thanks to all for supporting Scouting for Food effort

October 17, 2014 When a young boy joins the Boy Scouts of America, he is encouraged to live by the Scout Law, the Scout Oath, and the Scout Slogan. The last one, the Scout Slogan is “do a good turn daily.” On Oct. more »»

Thank you Marshalltown residents

October 17, 2014 The Emergency Food Box board and volunteers want to express our appreciation to all those who contributed to the 24th Scouting for Food Drive Oct. 11. more »»

Veteran appreciates Marshalltown’s kindness

October 14, 2014 Ever notice that some of the best memories of your life come at unexpected times? Usually in very simple formats as well. more »»

 
 
 

 

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