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Pick up your library card

September 2, 2016 September is Library Card Sign-up Month — a time when the Marshall County Libraries Association reminds parents that a library card is the most important school supply of all. more »»

Resign already!

September 2, 2016 These are people who are planning for our children’s education? Resign already! OR SHOULD WE START HAVING SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS AT THE JAIL?... more »»

Glass-Steagall now!

August 30, 2016 I happened on an interesting fact recently, in a very colorful diagram of our National Debt. more »»

Create a better reality

August 30, 2016 The article on the House of Compassion expressed concern over how to deal with the mentally ill. It did not mention addicts. more »»

Back-to-school food

August 30, 2016 With the new school year starting, parents‘ to-do lists are now filled with shopping for school clothes, school supplies, and school food. more »»

A contradiction

August 30, 2016 I saw a Rod Blum television ad saying his parents didn’t depend on the government. Government is too big and he believes in free enterprise. more »»

When life ends

August 28, 2016 When the phone rings, sometimes there is a sense of dread. One never knows what the message is. That happened recently; the grandfather of a relative, passed away in a commercial place. more »»

Another successful year for ‘Stuff the Bus’

August 23, 2016 The House of Compassion “Stuff the Bus” school supply distribution was held Aug. 6 and 8 and was a huge success thanks to the community. more »»

Support the cemetery

August 22, 2016 I read with interest the July 31 Times-Republican letter to the editor by Max Graves in regard to care at our Riverside Cemetery. His article was enlightening; only thing he never went far enoug. more »»

Governor’s priorities out of order

August 20, 2016 Recently, in a special meeting of the Iowa Economic Development Authority, $11.5 million in incentives was approved for the construction of a meat packing plant in Wright County. more »»

Only hope

August 18, 2016 Our founding fathers knew what would happen to America if she turned her back on the God that set them free. more »»

Vote for Vernon

August 16, 2016 I recognize the hard choices we’ll have to make to keep our national spending in check. But cuts to vital benefits, like Social Security, that so many Iowans rely on shouldn’t be on the table. more »»

Vote for Trump

August 15, 2016 Donald Trump appeals to a broad patriotic swath: voters who are actually proud to be American. more »»

Back the Blue embraced!

August 13, 2016 Thank you to the community for purchasing T-shirts to support our local police department and thanks to those who made donations. more »»

Some things never change

August 12, 2016 Our youngest son cleans empty houses in Minnesota, and in one house he found needles, pins, hook and eyes and thread. Some thread was wrapped around folded pieces of newspape. more »»

‘Let your conscience be your guide’

August 9, 2016 I got my paper out of the mailbox and read the AP story that Amy Pollpeter got fired from her job. more »»

Open mouth, insert foot

August 9, 2016 Donald Trump’s worse enemy is his mouth. Trump keeps putting his foot in his mouth. Trump, there is a saying: “Silence is golden. more »»

Thank you

August 9, 2016 The Eldora Welcome Center has had a busy month. Thank you to all for the hard work and effort to make the events successful. more »»

Vote for change Nov. 8

August 2, 2016 We need change in Iowa Senate district 36. I have worked alongside Jeff Edler on the board of directors for our rural electric coop, Consumers Energy. more »»

Vote no on Tuesday

August 1, 2016 Two wrongs don’t make a right. We are being asked to approve a bond issue for a joint police and fire structur. more »»



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