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Observe Teacher Appreciation Week

The Conrad American Legion Auxiliary Unit 681 encourages the BCLUW community to take time to thank the BCLUW teachers for the work they do and guidance they provide to the students during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 7-11. The week is dedicated to the BCLUW teachers, as well as, all ...

A search for missing classmates

The Marshalltown High School Class of 1968 50th Class Reunion is fast approaching — Aug. 24-25 at the Orpheum Theater/Black Box Theater and Midnight Ballroom. The committee is asking for the public’s help in locating the following classmates: Patricia Bergland, Diane Shollenbarger, Deana ...

Thank you to the community

Just a reminder to the community that the Letter Carrier’s Food Drive will be taking place Saturday, May 12. This will be the 26th 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 ...

A different approach to spending

Ed Richey Marshalltown While eating at Taylor’s Maid-Rite here in Marshalltown, I was talking to my daughter on the phone, and possibly was overhead by a woman sitting next to me. I was commenting to my daughter about a story in the Des Moines Register, about the Iowa Legislature ...

Thanks for the support

The Marshalltown Lioness greatly appreciates all the generous donations of prizes that helped make our April 20 Family Game Night/Card Party a success. Among the local merchants that donated prizes were: Anderson Funeral Home, Applebee’s, Arby’s, Arnold Motor Supply, Ben’s Tire, ...

ALEC and Iowa taxes

As Iowa Republicans debate which extreme version of “tax reform” they impose on Iowans, It is helpful to realize where this obsession is coming from. The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is an organization of state legislators dedicated to the principles of limited government. ...

We can disagree, but we can still work together

The opinion pages of the T-R have had an ongoing discussion about unity and diversity. We need unity if we are to remain the United States of America. The word diversity to many people only applies to ethnicity, race and culture. Diversity of opinion is also needed. A recent comic strip ...

‘As if the money were his and not yours’

I found reading Rep. Mark Smith’s column of April 20 quite interesting, in a laughable sort of way. Rep. Smith bemoans the fiscal irresponsibility of the current GOP controlled legislature because their conservative budgets exceeded the revenue forecasts provided by the nonpartisan Iowa ...

Forty-five years of delightful luncheons

I would like to extend an invitation to all to join us in celebrating the spring season with food, fun, and fellowship at the 45th annual salad luncheon sponsored by the Methodist Women and First United Methodist Church on 2nd and Main in Marshalltown, on Thursday, April 26. Lunch is served ...

A funny thing?

It’s a funny thing. Try to protect your home, you’re labeled. Expect to breath clean air, you’re labeled. Want a clean lake to take your kids to, you’re labeled. Fight for your rights, someone calls you names, someone “warns” you about what you’re doing. Ask your legislators for ...

I don’t need diversity

Sal Wright Marshalltown, Iowa, USA I don't need diversity. I don't need to live in a nation so blessed, so admired, so many others wish to come here to live and work beside me. I don't need to live in a nation so gracious, welcoming, reflecting the heart of God. I don't need to live in a ...

Should we ‘elevate the conversation?’ Let’s not, Jeff

The modern day definition of diversity in my opinion is chaos. Diversity is a rallying cry for groups that want all the benefits of America, but don’t want to be American or assimilate into the American culture. The very culture that they ran from, and could not change at home, they bring ...

Saluting school board members

The Marshalltown Community School District will join public education systems throughout the state to salute their local school board members and celebrate public education during Iowa’s annual School Board Recognition Month in May. The commemorative month is designed to recognize the ...

Something to be proud of

Did you know that Marshalltown is home of the 3X National Power Tumbling Team? That is something Marshalltown should be proud of! MAT Tumbling and Trampoline is a tumbling/trampoline gym that coaches area youth the sport of power tumbling and trampoline as they travel around the state competing ...

Thank you Jim Wares

I’ll come right to my point here: Jim Wares is a treasure. When he began occasionally writing whimsical columns for the T-R, I found that I enjoyed his subtle tongue-in-cheek humor. But when he took on the role of providing commentary in the Sunday edition, the depth of his wit and insight ...

A letter of thanks

I would like to take a moment to send thanks to the supporters of my special election campaign for Iowa’s 25th Senate District. While the results didn’t turn out the way we had hoped, we will do everything possible to change that fact in November. The level of excitement for the April 10 ...

An enormous thank you

A big thank you to the 40+ volunteers and four employees of the city’s Parks and Recreation Department who participated in the clean-up of the Iowa River Trail corridor The event, organized by Charlie Smith, was a great success. The enormity of the volume of debris that was removed can be ...

Rethink food consumption for Earth Day

With the 50th observance of Earth Day on April 22, each of us can contribute by reducing our driving, use of electric energy and consumption of animals. Yes, that. Last Fall Oxford University’s prestigious Food Climate Research Network and Germany’s Heinrich Bolle Foundation concluded ...

Celebrate!

As Albert Einstein said, “The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.” How true! You can learn, discover, connect, be entertained and so much more at our library. Help me in celebrating National Library Week (April 8-14) by thanking our wonderful staff ...

Fiscal responsibility

We are so fortunate in Marshall County to have a Board of Supervisors and all county employees who dedicate themselves to making our county a wonderful place to live, raise our families and enjoy our employment. Thank you so much! Our local county government is truly run like a private ...