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Say no to Patty

March 8, 2016 I was shocked when I read the headline that said Patty Judge is challenging Sen. Grassley. Before she can challenge Se. more »»

‘Exciting times’ at CIH

March 8, 2016 John Hughes, the administrator of our community hospital, has called these “exciting times. more »»

County supervisors need to re-evaluate trails request

March 6, 2016 In the Feb. 17 issue of the Times-Republican, a bewildering headline read “County supervisors decline request for Iowa River Trail funding. more »»

Time to ‘correct’ the economy

March 6, 2016 Well, it has calmed down here in Iowa now that the caucus is over. I stood alone at my caucus for Martin O'Malley. more »»

Not Trump, not Clinton!

March 4, 2016 Democrats overlooked their best leaders, Bayh of Indiana and Manchin of West Virginia, to select the con-man, Barack Obama. more »»

Grassley is not doing his job

March 4, 2016 Both Democrats and Republicans become downright angry when one or the other is perceived as tromping on the Constitution — except, of course, when it suits their own political purpose. So now Sen. more »»

Location sites for new police and fire station

March 2, 2016 Site #1: Of the sites listed, I feel the current fire station is the best with a complete remodel and expansion. Trucks can exit station with very little traffic. more »»

Clear thinking is needed in D.C.

March 2, 2016 Thomas Sowell has done it again ... hit the nail on the head with his story “Last chance for Americ. more »»

Medical cannabis for veterans

February 29, 2016 I am a Vietnam veteran, and I am so disappointed in our state government for denying medical cannabis to veterans with PTSD and thus turning its backs on the 22 veterans that commit suicide daily. more »»

Stop the finger-pointing

February 29, 2016 I read Rep. Smith’s recent Letter to the Editor about setting Supplemental State Aid with great interest. There is much that Rep. Smith isn’t telling the reader. more »»

Leave Anson Park alone

February 27, 2016 I was shocked to read that Anson Park would ever be considered a possible location for the new police and fire projec. more »»

Deeply honored

February 26, 2016 What a humbling experience it was to be center court at the Roundhouse on Feb. 12, surrounded by former basketball players, fans, Bobcat athletes and my family. more »»

A story of faith, Jacob

February 26, 2016 Being involved in a church, allows one to hear all the stories of the Bible. From an early age I was intrigued by the stories about healing. more »»

Fisher and the GOP need to follow the law

February 24, 2016 In a Feb. 12 Times-Republican article, Rep. Dean Fisher finally admitted that he was in violation of Iowa law by not setting basic school funding within the first 30 days of the legislative session. more »»

Majority of workers are responsible

February 24, 2016 In response to the letter about traffic issues on 18th Avenue, aka “Mad Max Boulevard,” I would first like to thank the citizens of Marshalltown and the surrounding areas for making myself and... more »»

Definition of hate

February 18, 2016 In an article from the T-R on Feb. 16 “For some, school facility rental to Trump campaign evoked disappointment” a sign was mentioned that said, “A vote for Trump is a vote for hate. more »»

Thank you Coach Funk

February 17, 2016 Friday night’s dedication of the Roundhouse, the tribute to our 1966 State Champs. and the honoring of Coach was wonderful. more »»

The GOP? Communists?

February 17, 2016 The Republicans must be communists. They keep talking about building a wall. It was the communists who built the Berlin Wall. The Great Wall of China is in a communist country. more »»

Swim meet a great success

February 17, 2016 Marshalltown High School and the Marshalltown YMCA celebrated hosting the IHSAA boys state swim meet for the 12th year on Feb. 13. more »»

18th Avenue aka ‘Mad Max’ Boulevard

February 10, 2016 I have no complaints regarding the professionalism and job performance of our local law enforcement authorities. more »»



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