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Allow guns in schools

For much of last week, residents of Littleton, Colorado, paused to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre. Two student gunmen murdered a dozen students and a teacher that spring day, then committed suicide, the culmination of a plot designed to kill 500 people ...

SOUND OFF — What’s your ideal dream job?

Check the Sunday opinion section each week to see how some residents answered the question of the week. Sound Off is compiled and written by Ashlyn Ruiz, a junior at MHS.

SOUND OFF — What are some of your pet peeves?

Check the Sunday opinion section each week to see how some residents answered the question of the week. Sound Off is compiled and written by Ashlyn Ruiz, a junior at MHS.

Guest column: Sometimes tragedy happens and no one is to blame

This past week our community was dealt yet another horrific blow. Corey Brown was a good kid from a great family. This tragedy will forever alter the Brown family and in many ways our community. All of us who call Marshalltown home are hurting. If you are a parent, the senselessness of this ...

Grow the workforce … grow the community

In today’s economy the idea of “growing your workforce” is paramount to “growing your community.” Serving as a catalyst for collaboration and coordination of community and economic development efforts that enrich and grow the region, is the strategic priority of the Marshalltown ...

Remembering Fannie Lou

The summer of 1964 — known as Freedom Summer — was a grassroots movement in the Deep South that sought to help African-Americans overcome legislative and communal barriers in registering to vote. Knowing Mississippi’s establishment Democratic Party would bar them from participating in the ...

DACA is crucial

I’ve worked in law enforcement in Iowa for the past 25 years (14 years as a police chief). I have spent the past six+ years as the chief of police in Marshalltown. I can tell you without a doubt that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is crucial to the security and overall ...

There’s a proper forum for ‘M’ discussion

In response to Mr. Latham’s letter to the editor in the Nov. 18 edition concerning the F4 Veterans Memorial on American Legion grounds, I would first like to say I apologize if the location chosen for the “M” offended any of my fellow veterans. Diminishing the meaning of the memorial was ...

Move the ‘M’

I totally agree with Col. Joe Latham’s letter regarding the inappropriate placement of the large promotional Marshalltown M in the memorial site where the F-4C Phantom Jet fighter is located on S. 6th St. As a retired veteran who thinks the site was so well done, I was surprised and greatly ...