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Edler mailer shameful; re-elect Sodders

Unfortunately, I received a mailer a few weeks ago from the Jeff Edler campaign, calling Steve Sodders “unethical” for wearing his sheriff’s deputy uniform while he was working for the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office. I know Steve and I know he is proud to wear his uniform. He works ...

Edler is fiscally responsible

We need Jeff Edler in the State Senate to return fiscal responsibility to government and end the spending spree in Des Moines! Jeff Edler is the father of five, a business owner, a family farmer and the former president of Consumers Energy. In all of those roles Jeff has had to balance a ...

Vote for Sodders on Nov. 8

I’m a retired transport officer and reserve deputy for the Marshall County Sheriff Office. I have personally worked with Steve Sodders in both of these capacities. I received a flyer from Jeff Edler blasting Steve for wearing his uniform while he was on duty working for the sheriff’s ...

Edler promotes common sense

Jeff Edler is the type of hard working, pragmatic and common sense citizen we need representing us in the state senate. Jeff has promised to return common sense to our government. This means looking at the challenges we face, analyzing the facts, working across the aisle and coming to a ...

We need more politicians like Steve Sodders

Every time Donald Trump talks about immigrants or the wall, I have to calm myself. He doesn’t know what it’s like to be stereotyped by the color of his skin. He doesn’t know what it’s like to wonder how to put food on the table. He doesn’t know what it’s like to be me. We need less ...

Re-elect Dean Fisher – a man of high standards

I believe the one and only thing that most Iowa Democrat and Republican voters can agree with is that neither candidate for president represents our Midwestern values. In other words neither candidate has a stellar record of character. Some may ask “What do you mean by character? Abraham ...

Move forward on immigration reform

The United States exists today because of human migration. Migration populates cities and creates growth in every sector. This country is an influential economical power because of the collaboration of work from every individual. We need comprehensive immigration reform. There are millions of ...

Blum does what he says he’ll do

Since Rod Blum was elected to Congress just two years ago, he has been busy. Congressman Blum didn’t wait around for someone else to lead, he jumped in and immediately started fighting for the things he had campaigned on. A short list of what Congressman Blum has done over the last 22 ...

Chuck Grassley works for all Iowans

Over the course of his tenure in the U.S. Senate, Chuck Grassley has run on the slogan “Grassley Works,” and I believe that there could not be a more fitting catchphrase to describe his service to Iowans. While other senators have gone to Washington to represent their own interests, Sen. ...

Grassley is a bipartisan public servant

Thank you, Sen. Grassley, for always working for what’s best for Iowans. Your bipartisanship has earned you many accolades, including being named one of the most bipartisan in the U.S. Senate (The Luger Center) and being awarded the bipartisanship award by nonpartisan group No Labels, which ...

Jeff Edler is our neighbor and a hard worker

We know Jeff Edler. He’s our neighbor and a local business owner and farmer. Jeff’s a family man who has been involved his entire adult life in making our community a great place to live, work and raise a family. Jeff is the father of five children, his oldest three children attend school ...

Steve Sodders works for all of us in Central Iowa

I have worked alongside Steve Sodders at the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office for a number of years and I can tell you he is both a hard-working deputy and state senator. He makes himself available hosting public forums throughout the year in all areas of Marshall and Tama counties. We have ...

Hoffman: Integrity defined

When I began my career at the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office several years ago, I remember the first time I met Steve Hoffman. I was in the administrative office when I noticed what I thought was a building and grounds worker due to the worn and stained clothing. Little did I know this was ...

Don’t think twice … vote for Randy Price

Lately I have been discussing politics with others as the election nears and I keep hearing one consistent theme. “We need a change.” I agree. We need leaders who can work within the system without compromising their values or those of their constituents. Many leaders lead by example by ...

Vote Edler for state senate

I’m supporting Jeff Edler for state senate because he has pledged to return common sense to our state government. Isn’t it time we had a representative that works for us, shares our values and works hard for our district? Jeff has experience leading with common sense. As president of ...

Vote no for judicial retention

The U.S. Supreme Court made a ruling that said life sentences without parole for some juveniles, depending on the severity of the case, was unconstitutional. In 2013 the Iowa Supreme Court took this a step further and made a decision to make mandatory life sentences without parole illegal for ...

Edler is experienced

Jeff Edler has the experience we need to tackle the challenges facing the future of our district and our state. Our current senator, Steve Sodders, has been in the senate for eight years. After eight years I believe it is time to give someone new the opportunity to represent us and share ...

Edler supports our Constitution

I’m supporting Jeff Edler because Jeff will stand up for our Constitutional rights as our state senator. Jeff is a strong supporter of our right to keep and bear arms. Our current senator, Steve Sodders, has blocked any meaningful gun legislation from even coming to a vote in the State ...

Voting for Hoffman is a moral imperative

I am privileged and blessed to have known and worked with Steve Hoffman for a number of years. He is, without question, a man of honor and great character.His candidacy for Marshall County Sheriff, in my estimation, has been long overdue. His leadership, talents and skill set, have been ...

Senior Citizens Center has much to offer

We would like to thank the citizens of Marshalltown for helping us celebrate our 44th anniversary last Saturday.People 55 and older have been enjoying the Marshalltown Senior Citizens Center since 1972.We are a non-profit organization funded through local donations and contributions from the ...