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For every story there’s a helping hand

July 14, 2011 If there is one thing we’ve learned from Monday’s disastrous storm it’s that everyone has a story. And for every story, there’s a helping hand. more »»

Marshalltown’s Skatepark needs support

July 2, 2011 Last Saturday Marshalltown’s Parks and Recreation department held a fund raising event for the Marshalltown Skatepark. more »»

A bold vision for education

June 19, 2011 Education was the centerpiece of the annual meeting of the Marshalltown Area Chamber of Commerce this week. more »»

Extreme underage drinking

June 12, 2011 While it’s no secret that teens experiment with alcohol, a growing national trend shows teens — some as early as junior high school — are engaging in extreme underage drinkin. more »»

On Memorial Day, remember our soldiers

May 28, 2011 Three day weekend! The start of summer vacation! Let’s party! This Memorial Day weekend many of us will enjoy the luxuries of time off, travel and spending time with famil. more »»

Wake up calls illustrate effort to think outside the box

May 17, 2011 At first glance, the new wake up call program MHS will implement to get tardy students to class looks like the interworkings of a Hilton. more »»

Pitching in

April 29, 2011 On Sunday the Marshalltown Central Business District will hold its annual downtown clean-up in preparation of the many activities planned on our Main Street this spring and summer. more »»

Week of the Young Child

April 11, 2011 Many of us have special memories of childhood. more »»

A long, indefinite path to U.S. citizenship

March 30, 2011 As Martha Garcia tells her story, she does so with a smile that reflects six years of gratitude for her U.S. citizenshi. more »»

The Japanese need our help

March 17, 2011 For years, we’ve all heard about the “Big One.” The earthquake that is supposed to strike in Southern California at some point in the near future. more »»

Honor Buckles and all WW I veterans

March 3, 2011 More than 4.7 million Americans served in uniform during World War I. Now, they are all gone. The last, Frank Buckles, died this week at 110 years of age. more »»

Beautiful blossoms deserve our bucks

February 25, 2011 For the past 10 years downtown Marshalltown has been enhanced by the beauty of hanging floral baskets on Main Street. more »»

Marshalltown needs Lennox

February 12, 2011 It’s apparent that these are uncertain times. They are for many of us. But for Marshalltown, the strain of a union contract negotiation has made us pause. more »»

For our safety and well being

January 29, 2011 The routine of the Marshalltown Fire Department appears to be pretty standard — responding to medical calls, smoke detector activations and alarm systems. However, this is just at a glance. more »»

Leaving a footprint

January 15, 2011 Henry Anson. Dave Lennox. Paul Norris. These are key names in Marshalltown — names that remind us of our past and where we come from. more »»

Without public notices, the public loses

January 8, 2011 Iowa is not unique in requiring public notice advertising. The legislatures of every state require such paid advertising in newspapers. And for a very good reason. more »»

Glory to the newborn king

December 25, 2010 It’s Christmas! It’s finally here — the day to celebrate. As we have prepared for this day, many of us had time to reflect on the joy of the birth of Jesus Chris. more »»

City made the right decision on driving time

December 15, 2010 Well done, Marshalltown City Council. An outdated city requirement had restricted public service workers to live within a 15-minute driving time for both the police and fire department. more »»

Giving thanks

November 25, 2010 As we celebrate Thanksgiving this year, we take a moment to reflect on central Iowa, its people and its many reasons to “give thanks. more »»

Remembering our veterans

November 11, 2010 “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with lots of pride in the heroism of those who died in the country's service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of th... more »»



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