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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 »»

MOBI continues its success

February 18, 2014 The Marshalltown Optimist Basketball Invitational, or MOBI as we call it, completed recently two successful weekends when 24 girls’ and 24 boys’ teams competed in grade divisions 5–8. more »»

Impeach Obama, avoid war

February 14, 2014 I have always thought that the 14 nations in the European Union have never had sovereignty. At least all government transaction was handled in Brussels. more »»

Quarterback Club needs support

February 14, 2014 To all Bobcat parents, Bobcat Boosters and Bobcat friends, Please consider coming to the Quarterback Club meetings held every Friday at noon at the Junction Lounge. more »»

Propane exports hit record high

February 13, 2014 How many families are starting out the day either by robbing their savings, doing away with a short vacation, or borrowing to support big oil, or unable to do anything but go to bed cold because... more »»

Concentration of political power is the enemy

February 13, 2014 “Economic inequality” is the political hot topic. No doubt the rich get richer and the gap between “us” and “them” gets wider and wider. more »»

House of Compassion seeks shelter monitors

February 12, 2014 As you may have seen on TV or read in the newspaper lately, the House of Compassion is experiencing high numbers of guests in our emergency shelter this time of year. more »»

Give some love away

February 12, 2014 As Valentine’s Day draws near, my heart goes out to those that find themselves in the grieving phases of losing a loved one. more »»

Granting driver’s licenses doesn’t guarantee safety

February 11, 2014 A recent T-R article told of the police chief’s drive for temporary driver’s licenses for immigrants. more »»

Branstad — act like a governor

February 11, 2014 It is time for our illustrious governor to act like a governor, that is serve the people of this fine state, not dictate his wishes on his subjects. more »»

Iowa’s historic architecture is invaluable

February 11, 2014 The Mitchell County Courthouse was torn down last week. It was a red brick, Greek Revival building – complete with four columns and a silver-domed cupola. more »»

Lions appreciate fundraiser support

February 10, 2014 The Marshalltown Noon Lions wish to thank the 334 people who came out on a very cold and snowy Saturday morning, Feb. 1, to eat Belgian waffles. more »»

Special committees would help city council

February 4, 2014 As some may recall I recently penned a Letter to the Editor encouraging our incoming mayor and the city council to consider reinstating the council committee mode of operation that served this... more »»

Why garden with prairie wildflowers?

January 30, 2014 From pioneer times up to now, the Midwest’s prairie landscape has been dramatically altered. more »»

A jolt on Iowa Avenue

January 30, 2014 To the city leaders: This is a situation that will be very expensive to fi. more »»

Communities, legislators unite for IJH

January 28, 2014 I am proud to be a part of the Tama-Toledo communitie. more »»

Ways to communicate

January 28, 2014 In the Old Testament God confounded human speech. All they thought about was rebelling against God. more »»

Snap facts on American economy

January 24, 2014 • Superman’s slogan is no longer mentioned in Superman movies. • One out of five working-age men are not working. • 47 million Americans are on food stamps. Up 70 percent in 5 years. more »»

Crisis in American government

January 23, 2014 If we were to go back in history to see in 1867 the German Oligarchic forced resignation of Chancellor Bismarck when the citizens were pleased with his leadership as was Emperor William II until he... more »»



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