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Give reduced recess a chance

May 12, 2013 Hearing that your child is going to spend less time outdoors at recess is not welcome news. The community of Marshalltown made that point clear at this week’s school board meetin. more »»

Suspend Commandant, complete an investigation

May 8, 2013 The internal storm of controversy that has surrounded the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown for over two years came into full public view on Monday in Des Moines. more »»

Cutting council meetings would stifle public involvement

April 21, 2013 In an effort to make the city council a more attractive job, the mayor of Marshalltown has suggested reducing the number of meetings the council holds. more »»

Supporting our youth will pay dividends

April 14, 2013 Marshalltown is not unlike many communities investing in its youth. more »»

Time to prepare

March 24, 2013 This week marks an opportunity to prepare for whatever Mother Nature throws at us next. more »»

Sunshine laws are for you, too

March 10, 2013 Sunshine Week is a national initiative to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information. more »»

Community on board for Project Lead the Way

February 24, 2013 The Marshalltown community continues to take more ownership in the school district. Never has it been more clear than with the recent Project Lead the Way effor. more »»

Photo controversy packs powerful lesson for youth

February 17, 2013 It’s been a long week for the West Marshall Trojans. With its team in the spotlight, the high school wrestlers ended their team postseason with a seventh-place trophy and a hard-earned lesson. more »»

County supervisors are right to draw the line on wages

February 16, 2013 Marshall County Board of Supervisors voted appropriately this week to lower raise recommendations from the compensation board. more »»

Red Cross relief effort shows diligence

December 9, 2012 It’s been more than a month since the American Red Cross has been on the ground responding to Superstorm Sandy — the biggest U.S. disaster in more than five years. more »»

Your Life Iowa provides needed resource

December 2, 2012 There was no one, easy solution presented at Gov. Terry Branstad’s bullying summit this week. Nor did we expect one. more »»

Romney is the clear choice

October 17, 2012 Before casting your vote in the election for president, ask yourself two questions: First, is the United States better off today than four years ago? Even more important, will you be better off four... more »»

Marshalltown Y offers community solution that deserves support

September 9, 2012 Four children died in the Iowa River this past summer — a trauma the community is still trying to overcome. The silver lining in these shocking tragedies is Marshalltown’s perseverance. more »»

Join us in effort to eliminate bullying

August 26, 2012 If you haven’t jumped on board with the Not In Our Town Marshalltown Project, this is the week to do so. more »»

Taking pride in our city

July 29, 2012 Marshalltown, you did it. Entertaining thousands of RAGBRAI participants took months of planning, dozens of volunteers and a lot of good, old- fashioned hard work and sweat. more »»

Let’s put our best foot forward for RAGBRAI

July 15, 2012 How often do you get a chance to have a sleepover with 20,000 people? Well, if you’re Marshalltown not very often. more »»

Let All-America City status propel us forward

July 8, 2012 What truly makes up a community? Brick and mortar buildings, tourist attractions or how many restaurants are open for bite? To some extent all of these make up a community, but they are not the... more »»

Revitalization of East Main is vital

July 1, 2012 East Main Street is rebounding. more »»

Keep kids active this summer

June 17, 2012 Summer has come to Marshalltown. While this means longer days, higher temps and the occasional thunderstorm it means something entirely different to the children of Marshalltown. more »»

Not In Our Town

June 3, 2012 “You’re an idiot.” “You’re a complete scum bag.” “You’re different. And I hate you. more »»



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