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Black Dirt Days a success

Well, the game is over. The turnout was great, the food was fantastic and the weather could not have been better. The 2018 Black Dirt Days Event is in the history books and I am so happy with the way that it turned out. As the chairperson of the committee I can honestly say that the ...

Disinformation on Trump accomplishments

I normally read the “Our Views” section, shake my head and move on but the disinformation in “Trumps accomplishments since inauguration” were just too much to ignore. Lie No. 1 Obama was a millionaire before entering office made possible by authoring two books. Lie No. 2 Adolf Hitler ...

Noon meetings don’t work

Looks like having a noon council meeting didn’t work this time to railroad something through. This town needs more people like Mark Eaton to run for city council. I think its time for the current council to put a end to these noontime meetings.

Bible is an immigration handbook

In recent days, high ranking federal government officials have quoted from the Bible to justify current U.S. policy and practice on issues concerning immigration. I, for one, am pleased they are reading and quoting the Bible on such matters. However, we all need to know the whole picture the ...

Trump immigration policy cruel

The Trump policy of separating children from their parents at boarder crossings is both inhumane and immoral. This a humanitarian issue and should not be politicized. The secrecy of the locations of the detention centers just adds to the horribleness. The “Zero Tolerance” policy is cruel ...

Human trafficking is very real

In response to the article regarding the “Red Sand Project” (the anti-human trafficking campaign) in Marshalltown in your Saturday’s paper I will relate three incidents close to home. My neighbor related that the secretary of her real estate office, shopping at the Merle Hay Mall in Des ...

Another successful ‘Cowboys In The Sky’

Our scholarships of $1,000 each, were awarded this past weekend to Judd Grover, of Cresco and Dallen McIntire, of Thayer. This brings our accumulated total to $69,000 awarded. All of these were made possible by the supporters we have had over the years. The “Cowboys In The Sky” Calf Roping ...

Quilt of Valor fundraiser a huge success

The Central Iowa Quilt Sew-ciety “Quilts of Valor” fundraiser last Saturday at Consumers Energy was very successful because of the generosity of our community and guild members. We shared our day with nationally known quilt celebrities and leaders in the Quilts of Valor movement, Marianne ...

A great day at Kids Safety Camp

On June 8, the Marshalltown Police Department and the Marshalltown YMCA/YWCA held its annual Kids Safety Camp for second, third and fourth grade kids. More than 90 kids enjoyed the day, filled with fun and learning about different areas of safety. The day started with a Life flight helicopter ...

Concentration camps for kids?

Concentration camps. Concentration camps for children. President Trump’s administration is looking for a site to build a tent city concentration camp for children of undocumented immigrants forcibly separated from their parents. This is wrong. It is immoral. It is inhumane. Forcibly ...

Trumps accomplishments since inauguration

A football team has a coach. That coach expects his team members to listen to what he tells them to do. If they don’t, they either sit on the bench or are removed from the team. Does President Trump require undo “loyalty” from his team (staff members, members of his cabinet)? I think not. ...

Comments and Candidates

The candidates for the November elections have been chosen. We have already heard from them what a terrible job Gov. Reynolds is doing. A couple of the candidates have stated what their goals are (paraphrased). Candidate Hubbell has already stated he would run against Gov. Reynolds on her ...

Proper trash disposal

I am writing this because as I drive around town, I see trash thrown out on our streets. Please be responsible and dispose of your trash properly. But, in the meantime, if one person in each block where you live could pick up your block to help keep our town looking good. It will take a ...

Supports Hubbell for governor

Some people say that they do not “begrudge Fred Hubbell for his wealth.” However, that is exactly what they are doing. They even cite Citizen’s United that only dealt with spending for political campaigns by organizations, not by the candidate. Should Hubbell be excluded from spending ...

Arrest Hunger a success

On June 2, the Marshalltown Police Department participated in the “Arrest Hunger” food drive to benefit the Marshalltown Emergency Food Box. During this event, members of the Marshalltown Police Department accepted food and monetary donations to help feed hungry people in the community. The ...

Reynolds, a forward thinking governor

I know its campaign time and there is going to be a lot said but former Gov. Tom Vilsack was in Marshalltown over the weekend and tried to define Gov. Reynolds saying she will have a hard time articulating what the next four years will be, is not true. That is not the way I would define her ...

Supports Riverside Cemetery efforts

In regards to the letter to the editor “Appearance of Riverside Cemetery” on June 5. I believe there’s been a misunderstanding or a lack of information about maintenance at the cemetery. To compare Riverside to Rose Hill is like comparing apples to oranges. Riverside is a much older ...

The changing path to health care

My family owes a great debt of appreciation to our local hospital and staff. Jody and I have eight grandchildren ranging in age from 8-months to 18-years old, and every one of them was born at the local Marshalltown hospital. The hospital has gone through many changes and difficult times. ...

The culture behind school shootings

The culture behind America’s school shootings. So far this year, we have had more than 20 school shootings in the United States. What is going on in American culture and in the schools? For one thing, we have cut back in mental health services. There are multiple reasons why American culture ...

Social Darwinists today

As the 2018 national election season is now upon us, I want to try to inform as many of my fellow Americans as possible about how the 2018 national Republican Party is different from the one that I grew up knowing in the 1950s and 1960s. The major difference is that back then “conservative” ...