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Snow storm miracle

By now, you may have heard about how the words Jesus spoke above played out before our very eyes this past week. In one of the worst snow storms since my arrival we encountered many who were hungry, who were strangers and who needed a warm place to rest their heads. Late Sunday afternoon I was ...

No FEMA funding, no surprise

The recent announcement that residents of Marshalltown whose homes and business were damaged by the tornado will not be receiving FEMA individual assistance money comes at no surprise. The huge Trump tax breaks for the top 1 percent and wealthy, giant national and international corporations are ...

Sound Off — What is your favorite holiday?

Sound Off is back! 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. She enjoys writing and learning about history and plans on pursuing a career in journalism.

Dear people in the Army

My name is Kaelyn M. Coleman. I am writing this letter to you because I know I probably won’t be able to talk to you anytime soon, so I decided to write this letter to you about how grateful I am that you are serving, risking your lives and fighting to protect our rights. You must be very ...

Scouting for Food a success

Last month during the week of October 12–20, the Boy Scouts of America and the Prairie Winds district held their annual Scouting for Food drive. This year the food drive was that much more important because of the July 19 tornado. It was the Boy Scouts turn to step up and help the community. ...

UnityPoint made me 100 percent better

In response to your very recent story about our local UnityPoint hospital, I want to relate my recent experience there. After two bad nights and a day of difficulty “breathing,” at my wife’s suggestion, we went to the Urgent Care center at 55 Central Iowa Drive, on the south side of town. ...

How UnityPoint and the community can work together

In its editorial the T-R calls for public forum and cooperation between community members and UnityPoint Health. That is a valid and valuable position. UnityPoint is apparently hiring a consultant to figure out their lack of patients. Perhaps this writer can add a perspective to that ...

An open letter to corporate media

Thank you for printing “An Open Letter to Our Newly Elected Officials” Sunday Nov. 11 Page C3. Although I think all elected officials need a regular reminder to work on their constituents behalf it was a valuable piece. I ask you to go a step further and reprint it with the words ...

I’m not a veteran?

I volunteered four years from 1956 to 1960 in the United States Air Force and someone told me I’m not a veteran. Is it the men’s and women’s fault who served our country during that peace time that no country wanted to take us on in war? I’m proud of the time those people served our ...

Senior Center is a gem worth saving

Thank you T-R for your excellent coverage of the devastating tornado that struck Marshalltown July 19. The four front page articles featuring the Senior Citizen Center building since then have been eye openers. We learned much about it’s colorful past. Since its purchase by the City of ...

Best of both worlds on Senior Center property

The city wants to make money by selling the “desirable location” of the senior center. The public wants a senior center. Solution: sell the desirable location with a requirement that the ground floor includes a senior center. A nice lobby and elevators go to the commercial, office ...

Thank you for celebrating World Food Day

For 28 years in October around World Food Day, the Marshalltown community has banded together to help feed local residents in need. In conjunction with World Food Day, the Scouts of the Prairie Winds District conducted their annual Scouting for Food Drive, which was a great success. There are ...

Can you lose your salvation

As a boy growing up, I came into a family who had no known scholars or people with a higher education. All my relatives were simple folks who labored hard in their perspective occupations. One joy that I always appreciated was sitting around the gas light in my grandfather’s home as the ...

We look for stability at UnityPoint

I read with interest the newspaper article about the UnityPoint VP resigning and the subsequent recap of the closing of the ICU as well as the cath lab. It seems that there are no patients to sustain services. Then I wondered why aren’t people using these services. Well, for one reason ...

Thank you for supporting our business

Our business, 3rd Generation Upholstery, was recently awarded grant money from donations for tornado relief for downtown businesses. We are so grateful for this money and are humbled by the generosity of the people of Marshalltown. With the money from the grant we were able to purchase ...

Why tear down the senior center?

I see the city council has elected to accept $692K for the senior center then spend $500K to tear it down. Why? If developers are so interested in the property let them tear it down. Unless you can prove you can recover the $500K and make more money selling bare land than selling as is; I go ...

Thank you for supporting veterans at IVH

Thank you so much to those who graciously donate to the residents at the Iowa Veterans Home. We currently have close to 500 residents with a variety of needs. Our Volunteer Advisory Committee is raising money for our Christmas Fund to purchase gifts for residents. Giving for Christmas will ...

Thanks from Friends of Marshall County Conservation

A multitude of thanks are due to many angels who helped facilitate the “Sunset Wine, Cheese and Auction” to benefit the Friends of Marshall County Conservation on Oct. 12. We are grateful that, when we learned our event had to be moved, Barb Hagstrand was willing to accommodate us ...

Oppose Alliant Energy Smart Meter

Iowa Consumer Advocate, Mark Schuling is opposing Alliant Energy’s smart meter rollout at an Iowa Utility Board hearing Nov. 5 in Des Moines. Attorneys General and state utility boards around the country have opposed smart meters due to many studies showing no cost benefit. Smart meters ...