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The choice for sheriff is clear

October 4, 2016 After nearly serving 30 years as Marshall County Sheriff, along with having been selected by my peers to be the president of the Iowa State Sheriff’s & Deputies Association and as the president of... more »»

Why I trust Steve Hoffman

October 3, 2016 It was July of 1998; I was the new police chief in State Center. Coming from a different county, I didn’t know the standard operating procedures in Marshall Count. more »»

A different light

October 3, 2016 I suggest that the letter writer from Oct. 1 (or perhaps the editorial staff of the Times-Republican) do some fact checking regarding Hillary Clinton’s role in the Taylor case from 1975. more »»

The wrong message

October 1, 2016 In today’s mail, I received (unsolicited) a pro-Hillary Clinton mailer from the Iowa Democratic Party. Several partial quotes of Donald Trump were highlighted. more »»

Support Vernon for Congress

October 1, 2016 I worked hard for years and with each paycheck, little by little, I contributed to Social Security with the promise that it would be there when I retired. more »»

Why I’m voting for Steve Hoffman

October 1, 2016 Steve Hoffman was one of the officers on duty the day my husband passed away. Steve was the one that had to tell me that my husband had passed awa. more »»

Hooray for Hillary?

October 1, 2016 I’ve been watching Hillary Clinton’s ads about her love for children. She says standing up for children is her life’s work. She wants all children to be able to “live up to their God-given potential. more »»

Thank you Hank Bradbury

September 29, 2016 On behalf of the Marshalltown High School Class of 1961, I would like to publicly thank Marshalltown native and resident, Hank Bradbury, for his tireless efforts in maintaining communication with hi... more »»

Hoffman is the ONLY choice for sheriff

September 29, 2016 For me, Steve Hoffman is the singular candidate who exemplifies the hard work, dedication and drive it takes to lead the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office. more »»

Quilts of Valor a great success

September 29, 2016 Local persons, groups and business helped make the second annual Quilts of Valor Presentation at Marshalltown Mall a reality for 15 men and two ladies. The 17 area veterans were honored on Sept. more »»

Unfair implication

September 28, 2016 A letter to the editor recently criticized the Marshall County Attorney and how her office handled the prosecution of Chad Bryant. more »»

Trump’s bottom line: Disgusting

September 28, 2016 Trump has suggested that some NATO members aren’t paying their “fair share” and has implied that he would consider not coming to their aid until they do. more »»

Living life, right

September 27, 2016 Many years ago, we bought a classic car and restored it. It never really functioned right. Classics have carburetors and not fuel injectors. more »»

Homeless Americans need local assistance

September 27, 2016 Thank you for your articles highlighting problems with the House of Compassion. Homelessness is a growing problem across the United States. more »»

Thank you Steve Sodders

September 27, 2016 I am not a Democrat or a Republican. I believe our choices for president insults our intelligence as Americans. more »»

Water quality efforts will make a difference

September 26, 2016 Our economy and quality of life depend on a healthy environment. That’s why we’re always looking for solutions to Iowa’s water quality challenges. more »»

New leadership needed

September 24, 2016 After reading that Mr. Bryant received PROBATION, instead of PRISON, says a whole LOT about our county attorney! It is time to replace that her. more »»

The Clintons are villains

September 24, 2016 One of the most obvious factors about the election is that Hillary and Bill are the most devious and immoral people ever to appear on the international stage. more »»

Vote for Sodders

September 23, 2016 Sen. Steve Sodders has earned my vote for re-election to the 36th District of Iowa! Steve represents all that is good in what we need in our elected officials. more »»


September 22, 2016 Some working class folks here in the United States will vote for Trump because they have bought into his lies. He says he will help them somehow. more »»



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