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Branstad has been in office too long

March 30, 2014 Terry Branstad and I have a lot in common. We’re both 67-year-old white males, native Iowans, raised on family farms and registered Republicans. We both attended the University of Iow. more »»

Get a fresh start with a healthy diet

March 30, 2014 After several months of crippling snowstorms and flooding, I really look forward to spring weather, green grass and flowers in bloom. more »»

Borrowed time

March 29, 2014 One of the shows I watch is the History Channel — when they are not talking about religion, that is. It seems that Biblical truth seldom agrees with human wisdom coming from their programming. more »»

STEM relegates humanities to second-class status

March 25, 2014 The March 16 Times-Republican editorial praises the Marshalltown school district as a leader in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, but neglects to mention other... more »»

Community support continues for K-9 unit

March 25, 2014 On March 18-20, The Marshalltown Police Department K-9 Unit hosted the State of Iowa United States Police Canine Association’s annual Narcotic Detector Dog Certification and Tracking Dog... more »»

All Iowans have opportunity to watch unveiling of Borlaug statue

March 22, 2014 March 25, 2014, will mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of the greatest heroes of the 20th century: Dr. Norman Borlaug. more »»

Tax increases will hurt seniors

March 22, 2014 I compliment Patrick Walsh on his March 16 letter “Taxed to the max.” I guess Marshalltown School Superintendent Marvin Wade doesn’t buy tha. more »»

Fixing of the fix

March 18, 2014 Great news, our president just announced the latest fix to fix the fix that wasn’t fixed the first time. I am referring to the mid-December fix. It was called ironically “The Fix. more »»

Commence pothole dodging event

March 17, 2014 This was a particularly bad winter with a lot of snow falls and extreme cold, stay in the house kind of temperatures. more »»

Taxed to the max

March 16, 2014 It is about time for all our taxing authorities (city, county, state, federal) to realize that the ordinary private citizen is taxed to the maximum. more »»

Obama is but a symptom

March 16, 2014 I recently received an email which voices my thoughts exactly, and which I would like for others to see. more »»

Arizona veto demands Christians love ‘the sin’

March 6, 2014 The First Amendment protects the right to wear a tattoo reading “Jesus Stinks. more »»

Welcome to Moosylvania

March 4, 2014 International diplomacy is simply defined as the respect a country demands; not for what the nation will do, but what the nation could do! The lack of such respect causes poor national judgement... more »»

Overwhelmed with gratitude for community

March 3, 2014 There are times in life where the words thank you are so insufficient in their ability to convey the level of gratitude you have for someone or a group of people based on what they have done for yo. more »»

Darn proud of Marshalltown

March 2, 2014 During the dog day of summer one may find any number of people participating in a variety of different activities around out community. more »»

School bus stop needs improvement

March 2, 2014 As a Marshalltown resident and taxpayer I choose to send my children to GMG schools, for my own personal reasons as do numerous other Marshalltown taxpayers. more »»

Youth, library partnership for tech help appreciated

March 2, 2014 Thank you to the “techies” and the Marshalltown Library for partnering together to provide answers to questions concerning one’s electronic devices. more »»

The obedience of a dog

February 25, 2014 Almost every day, I receive emails from friends and relatives who send videos of dogs and cats, all doing various activities. more »»

Marshalltown coat drive a success

February 19, 2014 The cold temperatures we have experienced these last few months has affected everyone in our community in one way or another. more »»

Marshalltown hosts first-class event

February 18, 2014 Marshalltown High School and the Marshalltown YMCA celebrated hosting the IHSAA boys state swim meet for the tenth time. more »»

 
 

 

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