Times-Republicanhttp://www.timesrepublican.comTop Blogsen-usMon, 2 May 2016 15:29:23 EDTMon, 2 May 2016 15:29:23 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss"Thick as a Brick"http://www.timesrepublican.com/page/blogs.detail/display/2520/"Thick-as-a-Brick".html<P> With apologies to British rockers Jethro Tull in the blog title, brick paving was greatly favored by Iowa cities shortly before the dawn of the 20th Century.Mon, 25 Apr 2016 17:14:08 EDTSpring to stay reduxhttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/blogs.detail/display/2519/Spring-to-stay-redux.html<p>Spring officially started March 20 or 21 depending on the calendar. That was almost one month ago. Since then, most of our weather has been spring-like. We've even had some days with temperatures in the mid 80s.Mon, 18 Apr 2016 17:34:29 EDTThe late Harvey W. Gilberthttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/blogs.detail/display/2518/The-late-Harvey-W.-Gilbert.html<P> Over the years I have written many a story deservedly, about the late L/Cpl. Darwin Judge, a Marshalltown native and US Marine, who was one of the last two American soldiers to die in active duty in Vietnam.Mon, 11 Apr 2016 16:10:25 EDTMarshall County firstshttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/blogs.detail/display/2517/Marshall-County-firsts.html<P> I came across several interesting historical tidbits about Marshall County while researching World II information recently. <P> One can learn more about the county by reading the "History of Marshall County, Iowa." by Gerard Schultz.Mon, 4 Apr 2016 14:25:49 EDTThe late Paul Bacinohttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/blogs.detail/display/2516/The-late-Paul-Bacino.html<P> I draw upon again the resources of "Memorable People of a Half-Century as a Country Editor," by the late Paul G. Norris, Jr.Mon, 28 Mar 2016 15:16:12 EDT