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A pocketful of lives

December 30, 2014 I carry a treasure trove of people in the pockets of my suit jackets and coats. I didn’t intentionally start this habit but it shows how I think about people who have passed from earth, to eternity. more »»

A brighter new year

December 27, 2014 How did we allow the “GIFT of our Founding Fathers slip away?” They gave us a Republic that had never been experienced before in the world, to the extent that it doesn’t anywhere resemble that Gift. more »»

A healthy new year

December 27, 2014 It‘s time for New Year‘s resolutions, particularly those about our health. Although gun violence remains the leading cause of death among young people, our most dangerous weapon is still our fork. more »»

Thank you from Upward Basketball

December 20, 2014 Upward Basketball recently completed its 14th season in Marshalltown with a record number of 330 children participating. more »»

Intolerant of my intolerance

December 18, 2014 Now that the “Not In Our Town” Brown-shirts are now an official government agency, I guess we’ll all have to click our heels and give the salute of unquestioning obedience. more »»

A musical gift

December 10, 2014 Thanks to the Central Iowa Choral Society, choir members, conductor Janet Collison and organist Chad Mussig for their presentation of George Fredrick Handel’s “Messiah” on Dec. more »»

Clean water should be a priority

December 9, 2014 As our water continues to get more and more polluted, only a handful of our elected officials are stepping up and taking action to begin holding polluters accountable. Last week, state Rep. more »»

Body cameras prevent mistreatment

December 8, 2014 The massive public reaction to the tragic deaths of three black teens at the hand of white police officers has led to a national call for use of body cameras to record and prevent any future... more »»

Clean up our act with a new life

December 5, 2014 Each year, we head to Pennsylvania to see friends and visit the history of that state. We stay about a month then try to head home a different way. more »»

United Way campaign nearing the finish line

December 5, 2014 As they say in NASCAR races: “… the white flag is out ...” for the 2015 campaign for the Marshalltown Area United Way. more »»

MEGA-10 seeks ideas, new members

November 30, 2014 MEGA-10 was founded 25 years ago to fund projects through generous contributions from people like you who believe in helping Marshalltown strive to be a “perfect 10” in its appeal to those people wh... more »»

The ‘Smoking Gun’ revealed

November 30, 2014 The “Smoking Gun” of Obamacare has come forth, his name is Jonathan Gruber. He is an MIT Economist Professor and one of the chief architects of Obamacar. more »»

A tough day for the Republicans

November 30, 2014 For months, Republicans have been fuming about President Obama’s promise to take executive action on Immigration if Congress didn’. more »»

Enough with the Christmas lights

November 30, 2014 As a newcomer to Iowa, I noticed Christmas lights on many of the houses. more »»

The choice is ours

November 30, 2014 Recently we heard on the national news that China has announced that they had a Silk Road Train. In China, Ms. LaRouche is known as the “Silk Road Lady. more »»

Football coverage was excellent

November 30, 2014 To the sports writers and editors of the Times-Republican: Thank you for all of your outstanding coverage of the Gladbrook-Reinbeck football team’s trip to the playoffs and the runner-up in the stat... more »»

Thank you from Iowa River Hospice

November 25, 2014 November is National Hospice Month, a time for us to educate about our services and reflect on how we deliver our care. More than . more »»

Why not skip the turkey

November 22, 2014 Next week, President Obama will pardon two turkeys to promote the turkey industry. Every one of us can exercise that same pardon power by choosing a non-violent Thanksgiving observance. more »»

Delivery drivers needed

November 22, 2014 If you have ever felt the urge to do some good for people in need in our community, then we have just the thing for you. more »»

Make time to quit smoking

November 19, 2014 Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 marks the 38th anniversary of the Great American Smokeout. Smokers who want to quit for at least one day can participate in the hope that they will quit forever. more »»



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