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Lying to ourselves

October 26, 2014 I bought a health insurance policy in 2005. It is a $4,000 deductible, $2,000 per individual, four-person policy. In late 2009 when Obamacare passed the House, I was paying $436.50/month. more »»

A sign of the sale

October 24, 2014 Dear Heloise: I always feel sorry for the people who put up garage- or estate-sale SIGNS that are unreadable from passing cars. Here are some hints: * Never use a yellow marker on white poster boar. more »»

In Kentucky, a constitutional moment

October 24, 2014 LOUISVILLE, Ky. more »»

Ben Bradlee, nonpareil editor

October 24, 2014 WASHINGTON — The death at 93 of the Washington Post’s incomparable editor Benjamin C. more »»

Light-duty vs. full-duty

October 22, 2014 This letter is to describe my experiences with our postal service. If this is typical, then postal managers need to take a serious look at home it is functioning. more »»

Ag tour series a success

October 21, 2014 Marshall County Farm Bureau’s “Making the Connection” ag tours provided a unique opportunity for adults unfamiliar with agriculture to learn about life on today’s family-owned farms and in ag-relate... more »»

Don't vote for Ernst

October 19, 2014 Our son spent most of last year in Shanghai, China. The pollution there was awful, with the polluted air sometimes looking like dense fog. more »»

Pooped out at the parade

October 19, 2014 I attended the Oktemberfest parade a while back. Was a nice parade except there being horses before the bands. more »»

MFD does an excellent job

October 19, 2014 I was one of eight citizens who were privileged to participate in the Marshalltown Fire Department Citizen's Academy sponsored by the Marshalltown Fire Department and organized by then-Acting Fire... more »»

Youthful arrogance wins out over integrity

October 19, 2014 Is it just me or are we sick and tired of hearing of the selfish, immature and idiotic antics of another privileged athlete, one being Jameis Winston, starting quarterback of the Florida State... more »»

Branstad’s actions have hurt IVH; vote for Hatch

October 18, 2014 These are my views as to why Iowa veterans should vote FOR Jack Hatch for governor and AGAINST Terry Branstad. more »»

Thanks to all for supporting Scouting for Food effort

October 17, 2014 When a young boy joins the Boy Scouts of America, he is encouraged to live by the Scout Law, the Scout Oath, and the Scout Slogan. The last one, the Scout Slogan is “do a good turn daily.” On Oct. more »»

Thank you Marshalltown residents

October 17, 2014 The Emergency Food Box board and volunteers want to express our appreciation to all those who contributed to the 24th Scouting for Food Drive Oct. 11. more »»

Veteran appreciates Marshalltown’s kindness

October 14, 2014 Ever notice that some of the best memories of your life come at unexpected times? Usually in very simple formats as well. more »»

We should all want Constitutional Carry

October 14, 2014 Those of us that live west of the Mississippi River Should be thankful for our guns, and thankful that we’re not speaking Japanes. more »»

Thank you Marshalltown!

October 9, 2014 I am writing about the recent entry in the Oktemberfest parade. It was a “Thank you and Welcome Home” for Vietnam veteran. more »»

Making a difference for kids

October 9, 2014 Most of us care about giving to charities that make a difference locally, and we’ll have many opportunities before the end of the year. more »»

Vote for Democrats in November

October 7, 2014 what we had before. more »»

Do the Koch Brothers need money?

October 7, 2014 The multi-billionaire Koch brothers’ warm and fuzzy commercials require some truth. more »»

Support Ernst for Senate

October 2, 2014 To the Sept. 29 letter endorsing Rep. Bruce Braley, I’d like to respond that one does not necessarily need only to be a dedicated Republican to support Joni Ernst. more »»

 
 
 

 

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