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Thank you to all working in tornado recovery

When I visited Marshalltown in September, it was clear that just two months after the tornado the city was well on its way to recovery. As you mark the six-month anniversary, that progress appears to be continuing. Many factors come together to make this possible, from the involvement of ...

Support the Iowa State Fair this tax season

Throughout its history, the Iowa State Fair has been a unique institution, serving to educate, inform and entertain people from all walks of life. From the first fair in Fairfield in 1854, to 1886 when it found a permanent home, to today, the Iowa State Fair has been our state’s outstanding ...

Come see the Messiah

Historically excited and emotionally spent, Phillip found Nathaniel and proclaimed, “We have found the Messiah, the man Moses spoke about.” This was not just a coincidence that happened, it was a promised event the Jews knew was going to come about. For hundreds of years, they expected this ...

Thank you, Albion

If you drove through Albion during the holiday season, you saw that it shone brightly thanks to city volunteers who lit up Main Street, a Christmas tree on the town park and all those who decorated their homes. We’re proud that the holiday decorating contest we sponsored helped encourage ...

Prayers for Corey Brown’s return

As most everyone knows at this time, the community is waiting to hear that Corey Brown has been found. Until that time we remember him, his family and all who are out searching for him in our prayers. Let us pray. Dear heavenly father, you have promised to never let your children go or to be ...

Updates for House District 72

The legislative session is well underway.  As always, the first week is filled with ceremony and speeches, but this year we also saw the inauguration of Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg on Friday.  On Monday we were sworn in to the 88th General Assembly with 22 new members to the ...

Keep an eye out

Your child’s growth and development is dependent on many different factors. We often take for granted that all of the different parts are working together. Often overlooked is a child’s vision. Signs of eye and vision problems According to the American Public Health Association, about 10 ...

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?