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The enablers

els of government. Trump is now the voice of the Republcan Party. Trumpism is Republicanism. The only recourse we have is to vote it out. Listen carefully to what our President is telling us: Vote for Republicans to enable him and fellow Republicans to continue Trumpism. The Washington ...

Mark Smith repays borrowed money

On Oct. 23, 2018, many people in Iowa House District 71 received a flyer from James Perez that said Rep. Mark Smith voted to borrow $131 million from reserves and then did not vote to repay the money. The flyer gives reference to a bill that spent other money and Mark was a no on that bill. ...

Protect state and federal retirement programs

It’s about retirement — that time people hope to enjoy and the reason they save money for those years. Now we have Mitch McConnell telling us that Congress must “address” entitlements, meaning cut Social Security and Medicare. There is a better idea — both parties need to quit raiding ...

Make time to vote

order and county treasurer have managed to hold property taxes steady for the past several years (10 years in some cases). In fact, just this past year, they reduced the County’s property tax rate by the amount that will soon be collected on a new Emergency Management (911) Levy. They have ...

Vote Thompson and Patten

Our current County Supervisors up for re-election – Dave Thompson and Bill Patten - have done exactly what they said they would. They have, with the help of fellow supervisor Steve Salasek, former Supervisors Deane Adams and Denny Grabenbauer and the County staff, been able to create a more ...

Benson a dedicated, experienced leader

Over the past year as the county treasurer, I have had the opportunity to work alongside Marshall County Auditor/Recorder Nan Benson. It is not the most glamorous elected position, but it is probably the most crucial position to the success of our county government organization. With Marshall ...

Thompson offers fiscal responsibility and long-range planning

I have lived in Marshall County for 50 years. In that time I have observed the county government evolve from a kind of “good old boy” management approach to one of disciplined leadership and vision. When Dave Thompson joined the supervisor team in 2010, he brought private business ...

Mark Smith is dedicated to Marshall County

We would like to recommend you vote for Mark Smith on Nov. 6. Mark has been our legislative representative for 18 years. His hard work and dedication to Marshall County has proven him to be a very effective legislator. Mark has advocated for better mental health services, children’s health ...

Mike Naig helps Iowa farm families

Over the last few months I've gotten to know our current Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig and I am impressed with his understanding of Iowa's agriculture industry and his commitment to keeping Iowa moving forward. Secretary Naig is the kind of person that listens and takes action. Secretary ...

Dave Thompson is reliable

I’m voting to re-elect Dave Thompson for many reasons. Dave is honest, reliable and always listens to constituent’s questions. I’ve always received an answer, might not be the answer I wanted, but an answer, plus the explanation of the reasons behind it. Dave has been good for the fiscal ...

Time for new energy with Thomas Thurston

It’s time to open the doors at the courthouse to let in fresh ideas and new energy. I think that can best be done by the voters when we elect Thomas Thurston to one of the two open seats on the Board of Supervisors. Thomas Thurston operates his own successful landscaping business here in ...

Additional Firefighters Foundation thank you

A thank you was placed in the TR on October 20, 2018 of the businesses that helped out the Albion Fire Fighters Foundation. Raymon Donco Air Distribution Equipment was left out of the list. We regret the error and would like to take this time to thank them for their donation and anyone else we ...

Thompson and Patten manage the county well

I support the re-election of Dave Thompson and Bill Patten for Marshall County Supervisor. Under their leadership the county has become one of the best managed counties in Iowa and debt free. Their management of the county’s budget has kept the county from raising the county portion of ...

MCSO and MCC/IVCCD are “Marshalltown Strong”

de and appreciation to the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office and Marshalltown Community College/Iowa Valley Continuing Education for their help and support following the tornado on July 19, 2018. This devastating event severely damaged our treasured courthouse, as well as many homes and ...

Disappointed in reporting on dangerous buildings

On Oct. 2, 2018, the Times-Republican was delivered, featuring a front page article reporting concerns by Marshalltown residents for three visibly dangerous downtown properties. Our building was among one of three cited as dangerous, but it is not. We share a wall with the Goldenland Asian ...

Thank you volunteers

We have passed the three-month anniversary of the Marshalltown Tornado. The board would like to publicly thank the many volunteers who made adjustments in order to serve the Emergency Food Box clients which included many who had suffered huge losses. It takes nearly 100 volunteers to keep the ...

You can trust Dennis Evans with your tax money

As a conservative, independent voter in Reinbeck I will be voting for Dennis Evans, our Democrat candidate for District 50 in the Iowa House in November. For the past 23 years, prior to his retirement this summer, Dennis has been our Trust Officer, financial advisor, trusted friend and ...

Re-elect Gov. Kim Reynolds

We need to re-elect Kim Reynolds to be the governor of Iowa. I was Marshall County Treasurer and worked with Kim when she was the Clarke County Treasurer. We had many projects, but I believe the biggest was putting property taxes online in every county in Iowa and paying with credit card or by ...

James Perez is leader

I am not a resident of the 71st District Iowa House of Representatives. To the voters in the 71st District, Iowa House of Representatives: over the past several years I have, via a business association, become well acquainted with a resident of Marshalltown and the 71st Iowa House District, ...

Albion Firefighters thank you

The Albion Firefighter’s Foundation Inc. would like to thank those who attended its annual breakfast on Oct. 13 as well as thank the businesses for their past, present and hopeful future support. Businesses of special notation include: The Spot, JBS, Theisens, Jiffy Lube, Old Timer, Taco ...