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Take advantage of U-Haul deal

As a native of Marshalltown and previously having served on the city council, I commend the council for working with the nationally well known quality firm U-Haul. Although we are not as fortunate like Ankeny and Bondurant in growth, we need to take advantage of a business firm willing to spend ...

Night of Stars big success

Night of Stars again was a huge success for our community. This wonderful event celebrated its 27th anniversary on April 13 to benefit Iowa River Hospice and The American Cancer Society. The entire Night of Stars Committee led by Susan Krough, Kyley Leger, Bryan Leger and Jonell Wittkop did a ...

Questioning Linn Creek trail

In review of Nona Eaton’s “Your View” about Linn Creek trail connector project, the grant applied for over $1 million which did not get approved. The project was put on hold for now. Shouldn’t we question the burden of using taxpayers to fund these projects? The taxpayers already have ...

Developer should pay for sidewalk

First I would like to comment on the Nona Eaton letter in the March 30 paper that I agree with her. Second, I think she left out the reason for the trail connection to start with. If I remember right, the developer may have come up with the idea to have the trail include a sidewalk for his ...

A must-see movie

I urge everyone to see the movie “Unplanned.” This movie gives a glimpse of how Planned Parenthood operates according to a person who was the director of a clinic. Over the years taxpayer money has been used to supplement the budget of Planned Parenthood so if you are a taxpayer, you should ...

Socialism in America

Upon reading Steve Corbin’s opinion piece in the March 31, 2019 edition of the Times-Republican entitled Socialism in America I am again motivated to respond. His definition of socialism is not the standard definition, which is “the collective or governmental ownership and administration of ...

The Golden Rule

rs have noted that “the golden rule” holds true most of the time. The most universal statement of the principle is this: “Whatever you do onto others, they will probably do unto you.” There is a lot of evidence to support this notion. This principle, which prevails more often than ...

Jesus is the only way

In every age, there are mockers who make fun of God and his creation. You may have heard them at times using their inexperienced, Biblical voices as they tell others how pathetic he is. Their minds float on a sea of unbelief, buoyed by the waves of anger and misconception. They don’t have a ...

Thank you Iowa Legislature for passing 2019 Iowa CARE Act

In life, we all assume a variety of roles, from son or daughter to spouse, parent and grandparent. An additional role many Iowans may take on — as our families and we all age — is that of caregiver. As a loved one is released from a hospital, it is often up to the family caregiver to ensure ...

Patrons, talk to your school board members

Patrons of Marshall County Schools please, make your voices heard. School administrators are making the recommendations through their school boards on ways to cut their budgets. In the past some vital class offerings or programs have been eliminated. If we want to maintain or increase ...

See the movie ‘Unplanned’

Everyone should go to see the movie 'Unplanned.' Whether you consider yourself left or right; Democrat, Republican, independent or no affiliation; Christian, Jew, Muslim, Buddhist, atheist or agnostic; you should go see it. It may surprise you what you walk away with.

Why not let U-Haul advertise?

Highway 14, for the most part, is commercial. Advertisements, signs and billboards line the highway. Why not let the old K-Mart building and parking lot continue to disintegrate right in front of our eyes? Missed opportunity? I hope not.

Thanks from the American Legion Auxiliary

The American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Unit #46 Marshalltown thanks the businesses listed below for providing merchandise and certificates for prizes for our annual St. Patrick’s Day card party. 3rd Generation Upholstery, Advanced Auto Parts, American Legion Lounge, Applebee’s, Arby’s, ...

Trail connector not best use of tax dollars

I recently read the Marshalltown grant application for the Linn Creek Trail Connector Project, a .8 mile connection from the current trail to the Freedom Rock at the Legion. The total cost was stated on the June 2018 grant application as $1,064,693 and the request was for $250,000, leaving a ...

Support the IVCCD Referendum

Iowa Valley Community College District has provided the perfect opportunity for me to obtain adequate knowledge and proper credentials for my career in nursing. With the short drive from my home to Marshalltown Community College, the small student to instructor ratio, affordable tuition and ...

Heartland has always had speakers in D.C.

In Monday’s paper, Adam Sodders wrote an interesting story about an entrepreneur from State Center, Afton Stout, going to appear before a committee in the U.S. Capitol last week. The committee is headed by Rep. Abby Finkenauer. It’s a good article until the last paragraph where Sodders ...

Blackface, immigration, jobs and national debt

My thoughts on blackface, immigration, jobs and the national debt. Blackface — Teaching a country school at 17, I can remember having a copy of the Ten Commandments above the blackboard (something young people today need badly). I also remember our production of a “Minstrel Show” and ...

More questions than answers

In response to Sen. Jeff Edler’s column titled, “Bill on educating savings grants should be supported,” I’m greatly concerned what this would mean for all parties involved. I think we can all agree that children with disabilities deserve the same high-quality education that children who ...

Support the IVCCD Bond Referendum

The Marshalltown Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors supports the Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Bond Referendum being brought before voters on April 2. After researching the bond proposal, board members believe it will strengthen our community through support of both ...

Vaccinate your children

In my opinion allowing parents to exempt their children from vaccinations for measles, mumps, chicken pox, rubella, influenza and other readily communicable diseases is idiotic. We must not allow our children to be placed at risk because of misguided “religious” or other beliefs. Arizona ...