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Thank you for speaking frankly about tragedy

Regarding the ‘Guest column: Sometimes tragedy happens and no one is to blame’ from Marshalltown Police Chief Mike Tupper — thank you. Thank you for having courage to speak frankly to us about the Brown family tragedy. Thank you for directly confronting the pain of this reality with ...

Be kind and treat others with respect

People say that suicides are on the increase, they say there is one cause. Here is another reason — people should have more compassion, understanding, acceptance for others, listen to what people say and pay attention to what you hear and don’t believe everything. There are two sides to ...

Let us start honoring the truth

I would not rise up in support of abortion, but I will rise up in support of the truth. Last Sunday on TV an untruth was stated and I, at first believed it and it made me ill — and even at age 91 was ready to march to Washington D.C. in protest. It was stated New York voted a mother could ...

Thank you for editorial cartoons

I would like to thank the editorial staff for printing the two drawings of Corey Brown entering heaven. Corey’s death was a devastating loss to the whole community and I found them comforting. Knowing that the youth of Marshalltown believe that Corey is with out heavenly father gives ...

Cabin fever remedies

When you hear the word “fever,” what do you think of? I hear Patti Page crooning the song “Fever.” I see my youngest granddaughter at 3, cheeks flushed, temp at 101 degrees, eyes begging, “make it go away, Grandma.” I see my husband dying from complications caused by multiple ...

Marshalltown Strong is evident

I just wanted to say “thanks” to all those who sent retirement cards in response to the ad in the T-R back in December. It was great to hear from so many of you - I’ve been kind of waiting to send this thank you because cards have still been trickling in. I miss you great customers and ...

Concrete or steel to build the wall?

The Republicans are at it again, whenever they have a bad idea, they say the Democrats started it (like saying President Barack Obama proposed the wall 10 years ago). I think the idea of a wall dates back at least 200 years. Illegal immigration has always been a problem. Back then, intelligent ...

Phenomenal efforts of SHIIP counselors at UnityPoint

The team of dedicated volunteer SHIIP counselors at UnityPoint during their Open Enrollment Period for Medicare (Oct. 15 to Dec. 7) had 1,625 contacts with Medicare recipients. Counsel was given on plans they could choose from that may save them the most money throughout the year and through ...

Respect all life regardless of circumstance

During a recent Catholic online mass, I heard reference to Jeremiah 1:5: “Before I formed thee in the bowels of thy mother, I knew thee: and before thou camest forth out of the womb, I sanctified thee, and made thee a prophet unto the nations.” President Donald Trump and the Make America ...

God is not to blame for tragic death of Corey Brown

Mike Tupper’s Jan. 29 column concerning Corey Brown’s tragic death was a compassionate and accurate explanation of an otherwise inexplicable event. The community support described in the Feb. 1 article by Adam Sodders was appropriately reflective of the love that Corey’s family and ...

Disappointed in council decision on police headquarters

The recent decision of the city council to sell the police station to YSS for only $35 should catch the interest of every citizen. Let me first say that I fully support YSS and the services they provide. They have been a valuable asset in our community for many years and hopefully, for many ...

Presumptuous to blame man for climate change

According to information in a press release dated Jan. 8, 2018 from the American Meteorological Society “lightning strikes decreased to 17 million in the U.S. in 2018, an 11 percent drop from 10-year average.” It goes on to say “the likely reason for the reduction is simply that there ...

Thank you to all working in tornado recovery

When I visited Marshalltown in September, it was clear that just two months after the tornado the city was well on its way to recovery. As you mark the six-month anniversary, that progress appears to be continuing. Many factors come together to make this possible, from the involvement of ...

Support the Iowa State Fair this tax season

Throughout its history, the Iowa State Fair has been a unique institution, serving to educate, inform and entertain people from all walks of life. From the first fair in Fairfield in 1854, to 1886 when it found a permanent home, to today, the Iowa State Fair has been our state’s outstanding ...

Come see the Messiah

Historically excited and emotionally spent, Phillip found Nathaniel and proclaimed, “We have found the Messiah, the man Moses spoke about.” This was not just a coincidence that happened, it was a promised event the Jews knew was going to come about. For hundreds of years, they expected this ...

Thank you, Albion

If you drove through Albion during the holiday season, you saw that it shone brightly thanks to city volunteers who lit up Main Street, a Christmas tree on the town park and all those who decorated their homes. We’re proud that the holiday decorating contest we sponsored helped encourage ...

Prayers for Corey Brown’s return

As most everyone knows at this time, the community is waiting to hear that Corey Brown has been found. Until that time we remember him, his family and all who are out searching for him in our prayers. Let us pray. Dear heavenly father, you have promised to never let your children go or to be ...

Updates for House District 72

The legislative session is well underway.  As always, the first week is filled with ceremony and speeches, but this year we also saw the inauguration of Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg on Friday.  On Monday we were sworn in to the 88th General Assembly with 22 new members to the ...

Keep an eye out

Your child’s growth and development is dependent on many different factors. We often take for granted that all of the different parts are working together. Often overlooked is a child’s vision. Signs of eye and vision problems According to the American Public Health Association, about 10 ...