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Long-term solutions needed for roads and bridges

February 28, 2015 I intended to send this letter before a vote was taken but legislators and county officials rushed to increase our gas tax. more »»

Rise up and act!

February 28, 2015 I just turned 85. Are we an empire? If not when do “We the People” demand that our Constitution be restored. Not for me, but for my grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and yours. more »»

Taken advantage of

February 27, 2015 Lately, we have received phone scam-messages. You grow suspicious of certain numbers because they come mostly from the same area — either the East or West Coas. more »»

Too much money

February 27, 2015 It’s about time we check out the water department and our bills. My bill was $27 for water and $62 for sewe. more »»

IVH events were successful

February 26, 2015 I’d like to thank everyone that supported this year’s Central Business District Adopt-a-Vet program. more »»

No need for tax increase

February 26, 2015 OUR City Council met this past Monday and displayed the 2015-16 budget with a shortfall of $693. more »»

The GOP’s view of history

February 24, 2015 American Exceptionalism has become a Republican mantra! Speakers can’t talk about history as it occurred, but have to paint America in only a positive light. more »»

It’s nothing but EVIL

February 24, 2015 We won the war in Iraq and then we surrendered and left. The void that we left behind was filled by Islamic terrorists. more »»

Enough with property tax increases

February 21, 2015 The proposed 10-cent per $1,000 increase in property taxes is one of many reasons we chose to relocate out of Marshalltown. more »»

Thanks from the Noon Lions

February 21, 2015 The Marshalltown Noon Lions wish to thank those people who braved the cool but sunny Saturday recently to support their annual Belgian Waffle fundraise. more »»

Support Lincoln Highway project

February 17, 2015 Editor’s note: This is a reprint of a letter of support from state Sen. more »»

Letters of support sought

February 17, 2015 The Lincoln Highway Bridge Park Tama-Toledo organization is applying for grant funds to help with the planned improvements of the Lincoln Highway Bridge and Park. more »»

Swim meet a great success

February 16, 2015 Marshalltown High School and the Marshalltown YMCA celebrated hosting the IHSAA boys state swim meet for the 11th year on Feb. 1. more »»

The Diet of Lent

February 16, 2015 This Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period before Easter, when many Christians abstain from animal foods in remembrance of Jesus’ 40 days of fasting in the desert before launching... more »»

Ernst loyal to the Koch Bros.

February 11, 2015 Joni Ernst pays her political debts. She recently voted against subsidies for wind energy. Iowa is No. 1 nationally in wind energy. Eighty-five percent of Iowans favor wind energy. more »»

Let your voice be heard

February 11, 2015 The Reinbeck City Council failed to appoint members to two vacated Park Board positions within 60 days afforded by State Code, which requires a special election. more »»

IOUs exaggerate the wealth disparity

February 6, 2015 A childhood friend and I once tried to set the world record for longest game of Monopoly. The problem was that somebody eventually would run out of money. So we resorted to using IOUs. more »»

GOP using smokescreen to hide real issue: school funding

February 6, 2015 Iowa’s lack of school funding will have catastrophic long lasting effects for our state. more »»

Concerns overs Palestinian Israel conflict

February 5, 2015 Janet Lahr Lewis, who works for the Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church, has worked in Israel and Palestine for the past 20 years, dealing with peace and justice issues and has... more »»

Ernst has proven to be a disappointment

February 5, 2015 When Joni Ernst was running for the Senate, I heard her say on TV, on minimum wage, $7.25 is good enough for the people of Iowa. more »»



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