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Thank you for contributing to United Way

Marshall County Sheriff Steve Hoffman and I would like to personally thank the thousands of community members who gave both their personal time and monetary donations to help us reach our goal of raising over $768,000 for the Marshalltown Area United Way Campaign in 2018. Not only were we able ...

All of America’s children?

I liked the fact that Nancy Pelosi invited lawmakers’ children to the dais when she was sworn in. Undoubtedly many heard her words with nodding approval and perhaps a tear as she opened the session “on behalf of all of America’s children.” How refreshing those words would be if they ...

Thanks for welcoming New Year’s baby

Thank you so much to the Times-Republican for your recognition of our Unity Point Health - Marshalltown 2019 New Year’s Baby! We would like to recognize the following businesses for their generous donation in helping us celebrate the first bundle of joy for the New Year. In Stitches, ...

The power of ignorance

Many of my friends and I are deeply concerned about what is happening in our democracy. A bipartisan group of former U.S. Senators voiced a similar concern. What I hear in discussion by pundits in the media (newspapers, magazines and television) is that we do need to be concerned. The ...

Have you seen ‘Ravaged?’

I want to compliment the people responsible for the book “Ravaged.” It was beautifully done and I have already given a few as gifts — some to friends who grew up here, but no longer live in Marshalltown. When one looks at the pictures it’s hard to believe no one was killed — no ...

Cartoon said it all

Thank you for the cartoon on page A4 printed Jan. 2. The only thing better would have been a photo of the stuffed shirts private jets lined up for fuel at Hypocrisy International Airport in France after the climate summit pep rally. To those prone to hysteria over climate cycles I suggest ...

Shutdown points to Trump’s lack of morals

It is apparent President Donald Trump has no moral compass and it appears the Republican party threw away its moral compass. There was no government shutdown during the Cuban Missile Crisis nor during the sneak attack on the World Trade Center. Both instances were far more serious that what is ...

Republicans can raise money for their wall

Simple, Trump and Republicans want a wall? Why don’t they start a fundraising campaign to build the wall? Let these Republicans put their checkbook where their mouth is. When are we going to deport all of Trump’s foreign wives he has had?

Meatpacking contributes to global warming

Do you know what contributes more to global warming more than fossil fuels? Raising animals and slaughterhouses. Read the statistics. If you want to help global warming especially in our area you would shut down the meatpacking plants. I am not a vegan but I am aware of what the operation of ...

Adopt a Family was a success

The 2018 Adopt a Family for Christmas event for the House of Compassion was a great success. Community members and organizations of Marshalltown and surrounding communities came forward to help our community. Last year 145 households / 569 people were adopted. This year 225 households / 902 ...

Great care at UnityPoint ER

I recently was a patient at UnityPoint Health - Marshalltown’s emergency room and was very impressed with everyone. Doctors or nurses who helped me were very concerned and very caring for your wellbeing.

Thanks for your public service

First, I want to thank the members of the Marshalltown School Board for the many hours of service they give freely to our public schools. I have been there and know how stressful it can be at times. But I also know how great it is to be a part of helping grow our next generation. I am very ...

There’s no such thing as settled science

I have been an avid reader during most of my 73 years, mainly to determine the truth both locally as well as nationally and internationally. Since I was born and raised three miles from the Marshall County courthouse, I have included the Times-Republican in my daily reading since day one. I ...

Humans are called to be stewards of creation

Thank you for publishing your bold editorial drawing a clear line between weather-related disasters such as Marshalltown’s July 19 tornado and the growing evidence of human-caused global warming. Exactly 50 years ago, in December 1968, at the end of a very troubled year, and during the Cold ...

National Climate Assessment is political, not scientific

Concerning the TR’s Sunday Our View story printed Dec. 16, 2018, I’m dismayed that more investigation into the subject of climate change was not done before just taking the report’s scare tactic scenarios and repeating them. This does a disservice to your readers. And trying to equate a ...

Need to work with other countries on global warming

My concern is why a coal miner was appointed to take charge of working in the Environmental Protection Agency. Coal is the worst environmental hazard when it comes to global warming. I was happy to see the Times-Republican printing an Our View column on global warming in our newspaper on Dec. ...