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Juvenile Home makes strong impact on girls

January 5, 2014 I am a student at the Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa, and from August through December of last year I helped facilitate a weekly creative writing group on the Iowa Juvenile Home campus... more »»

Let’s work for peace in 2014

January 5, 2014 As I sit down on these last few days of 2013 and face the New Year of 2014, my thoughts go out to that great “Peace Poem,” by Amanda Bradley. more »»

IJH is important for youth, community

January 4, 2014 The news of the Iowa Juvenile Home’s closing was a shock to the Tama-Toledo community. At a recent town hall meeting, the program included a few former clients of the IJH. more »»

What happens when faith dies?

January 4, 2014 Recently, “The Christmas Candle” was shown at the Plaza Theater. There is a risk when critiquing a movie; you might wind up in a place different from the author. more »»

Let’s strive for better water policies

January 3, 2014 The recent water main break in State Center (“Boil advisory issued for State Center,” December 23, 2013) should suggest a need to rethink the status quo. more »»

Pleased with local service

January 3, 2014 If you want good, helpful, patient clerks — I have found Theisen’s and Hy-Vee Drugstore to be the place to go! The checkout people are also very helpful. more »»

Thanks to Southard Implement

January 3, 2014 I would like to take some time to thank Southard Implement for their many years of service to the Marshalltown area. more »»

Volunteers make a difference for seniors

January 3, 2014 On behalf of the staff at Home Instead Senior Care, I would like to thank everyone who helped with this year’s very successful Be a Santa to a Senior program. more »»

Obama is an embarrassment

January 3, 2014 Our president has embarrassed us again. He has cancelled an appearance at the Olympics, thumbing his nose at their lofty goals, in order to kowtow to that noisy segment of American sex perverts. Mr. more »»

Agency services will be impacted by United Way shortfall

December 21, 2013 As the year draws to a close we at the Marshalltown Area United Way have much to be thankful for. more »»

City council should form subcommittees

December 20, 2013 We will soon have a new mayor and city council taking office in Marshalltown. I would like to again pose this question to our new administratio. more »»

Local Catholic Radio celebrates 10 years

December 20, 2013 Ten years ago, on Dec. 23, a small group of people gathered to celebrate a special event. After a prayer, they flipped a switch and Catholic Radio of Marshalltown went on the air. more »»

Alternative ideas still under attack

December 18, 2013 Whatever happened to freedom of expression and to universities being bastions of open debate on diverse ideas? It is deplorable when a professor proposes new ideas and is ridiculed and often... more »»

Closing IJH is a waste

December 18, 2013 My experience with the Iowa Juvenile Home in Toledo goes back to 1973. As a human services professional, I valued the progress children made in school at IJH. I have volunteered there since 2004. more »»

Questioning Branstad’s decisions

December 17, 2013 Terry Branstad is closing the juvenile home in Toledo. When a juvenile gets in real bad trouble in Iowa he/she usually goes to Eldora. more »»

That’s some joke Mr. Greer

December 17, 2013 I have to say the testimony given was very graphic in the Times-Republican article “Boom, shot him right in the head,” but then I turned the page and read the article “Gun club asks for its own... more »»

Hospital questions left unanswered

December 17, 2013 Unfortunately I missed the town meeting on Dec. 4, but I did watch it on KDAO. It seems to me John Hughes really didn’t answer questions that were asked. more »»

Reply to Mr. Varnum — Skin Thickness

December 16, 2013 Hello Mr. Varnum. I read your editorial and you should know by now that things are not always as they seem. I was quite touched at your concern for the thickness of my skin, that’s a firs. more »»

Feel good

December 16, 2013 I have found myself feeling bad lately because my health care premiums have gone up by 47 percent. more »»

New hospital is vital to Marshalltown’s future

December 7, 2013 Wednesday evening I attended the town meeting sponsored by the Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center. more »»

 
 

 

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