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Bobcat pride was on full display last weekend

Extraordinary events, indeed, transpired at Southeast Polk Stadium on Saturday afternoon as the Bobcat boys soccer team punched its ticket to the state tournament. Times-Republican sports editor Ross Thede described the experience as a “lonely place, floating even-handed in a sea of ...

Patriotic businessman snookering politicians

There is easily available information that the climate cycle alarmists among your readers may find useful. For quite a while they have been blaming human activity for the western drought among many other things. While consulting the University of Nebraska – Lincoln Drought Monitor they will ...

Cartoon disrespected women

What a disgusting political cartoon in the May 16 paper. No matter how one feels about the abortion issue, there is no need to portray a female as the devil with horns and 666 tattooed on the shoulder. The image is gross and totally not necessary to make a point. I would hope that you would ...

Arresting Hunger turnout far exceeds previous years

The results are in from the Arresting Hunger Food Drive. A little over 2,100 food items were collected and just under $625 was collected toward milk vouchers. These results have completely surpassed any previous years’ results — by a long shot. This is a phenomenal turnout by the citizens ...

Letter Carriers Food Drive brings in 10K+ pounds of food

The Emergency Food Box and Salvation Army would like to thank everyone who generously donated to the successful Letter Carriers Food Drive that was held Saturday. Marshalltown’s response to this year’s drive was excellent — with a final total of 10,123 pounds. We are truly grateful for ...

We need new policies like FDR’s New Deal

In the March 31 column by Professor Steve Corbin, he discusses democratic socialism, but why did he fail to mention Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal farm policy? That was one of the most important pieces of government economic and cultural legislation in the 20th century. Could it be because he ...

If supporting family farms is socialist, count me in

Regarding Professor Steve Corbin’s March 31 column on democratic socialism, it should be obvious that precise use of words to describe our political choices is very important. For many decades, the word socialism has been used pejoratively to label almost any economic reform that challenges ...

Always be available

Have you ever considered how available you are in any given moment? Perhaps some member of the family is needing your attention or you see work that needs some action. What about God? Are you near enough that he could call you to help? If you look at all the prophets that have been called to ...

Nursing: Sustaining the joy

I suspect everyone remembers their first job. For me, that job and those that followed have an abundance of positive memories, from fantastic colleagues to life-altering interactions with patients. There was also stress — at times more than others. Over the course of my career, one lesson ...

Thanks to MHS After Prom contributors

hool After Prom Committee would like to extend its sincere thanks to all of the parents that helped by volunteering their time and to all of the community organizations and businesses that donated funds and/or products and gift cards to After Prom. Your time and donations made the event a fun ...

How far should lack of gun control go?

President Donald Trump doesn’t believe in gun control. A lot of Republicans say the more people with guns, the safer we would be. Does that mean Trump would like to do away with checking luggage at airports for weapons? Does that mean Trump would like to do away with checking people at ...

Where is the 10 cent gas tax going?

avel roads will get better after the frost goes out” did not happen this year. All rock roads in Iowa are in really bad shape. They have been getting worse for many years. It is known that most of us country folks fill our tanks at least once a week. Multiply that by two or more depending ...

Election-year politics

2018 must have been an election year. I say that because prior to election day, any complaints or concerns brought forward concerning rural gravel road conditions would get immediate attention and promises to match. Fast forward to today when 260th, between Highway 14 and Ridge Road, has had ...

Marshalltown Lioness fundraiser a success

The Marshalltown Lioness would like to thank all area merchants who donated prizes for our annual fundraiser card party event on April 12, as well as all the people who attended. Among the area merchants whose generous donations of prizes helped make this fundraiser a great success are: ...

County road to Grimes Farm hard surface

Marshall County has a wonderful bright spot for entertainment, fresh air, exercise, education and more right here on the west edge of Marshalltown. Marshall County Conservation and Grimes Farm offers all those things and more. Workshops on various topics are offered regularly for kids and ...

Support new business in U-Haul

I totally agree with former councilman Bill Zuercher regarding the U-Haul Company wanting to locate at the former Kmart location. Do what is necessary to encourage and cooperate with them to show that Marshalltown welcomes new and expanding business in our city.

Participate in Letter Carrier’s Food Drive

Just a reminder to the community that the Letter Carrier’s Food Drive will be taking place May 11. This will be the 27th year of the NALC’s “Stamp Out Hunger” national food drive. Your letter carrier will be collecting nonperishable food donations left by mailboxes and in the post ...

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 ...