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Hypocrisy with tax returns

The latest Kim Reynolds attack ad says Fred Hubbell will not release his tax returns. When will Kim Reynolds attack president Trump for not releasing his tax returns?

Lone Ranger finds sunset

Recently, we lost Senator John McCain. Years back when Senator McCain was running for the presidency, he came to a rally at the MCC campus. After he spoke, he walked through the crowd and I had the opportunity to speak with him for a moment. I asked him if he listened to the “Lone Ranger” ...

Thank you for donations

We want to thank the Marshalltown community for generous donations of money, food and fresh produce after the July 19 tornado. The Marshalltown community has a history of supporting the work of the Emergency Food Box to make it possible to carry out their mission Matthew 25:35 “…for when I ...

Preserving America by seeking the truth

I am a registered political independent. I have supported both Democrats and Republicans alike in an effort to elect the best public servants we can. Like many, I try to be a student of history and current events. I read, I listen, I talk with folks on both sides of the aisle and I tune in to a ...

Able to hear

Many years ago, my grandmother had a unique way of calling her husband. They were from the farmlands of Missouri and she would call, “aw Marvin!” He would never be far from her voice. That worked for them because it was her own distinct way to say, come on home, supper is on or I need you. ...

Reflecting on McCain

I wonder if losses are felt more deeply in a year where one loses someone close. With the passing of my Dad early this year, it seems each loss since is felt more severely, more genuinely, more thoughtfully. Now, reflecting on the passing of Sen. John McCain, the loss to his family and to this ...

Work off old studies for master plan

As I read the story about the Tye Foundation donating $100,000 to funding a downtown master plan study, my thought was, “here we go again.” It is wonderful that we have such funding available for whatever reason, but we tend to forget. I served on the city council many years ago. It was a ...

Many may be suffering from Compassion Fatigue

For the world, July 19, 2018 is just a date on a calendar. But for a specific group of people, in Marshalltown, Iowa, it is not just numerals, but characters that remind us of a specific moment that altered the course of our hometown. This date will be branded in our memories. The EF-3 ...

Helping our youth get back to normal

Can you help our youth return to a sense of “normalcy” after the tornado? Do you have an unused musical instrument in your closet? Could you sponsor a student to play in one of our many sporting or cultural extra-curricular activities? Many families are hurting emotionally and ...

Reality about business

I want to thank the Times Republican for letting writers like Laura Hollis put their findings in our local paper. Her timely article on “A Business Lesson for Socialists” was very interesting. She said the anti-business thoughts that socialists have made her want to pull her hair out. She ...

Trump does not attack journalism, he attacks fake news

First let me refresh everyone about the Times-Republican’s response on how they refer to the President: i.e. We reference the person’s title (President) in the first paragraph of the article and thereafter as his/her name! Read the T-R’s “Our view” is a case in point — first ...

A man who stood above the crowd

Once in a person’s liftetime someone will come into your life who will stand head and shoulders above the crowd. I knew such a man for 70 plus years. He was a devoted husband, a great dad and a wonderful grandpa. Besides this, he held down a full-time job. Most men would quit at this time, ...

‘Stuff the Bus’ a success

The House of Compassion “Stuff the Bus” school supply distribution was held Aug. 18 and 20 and was a huge success thanks to the community. After the postponement, we weren’t sure all those HoC clients and people affected by the tornado would get the word, but thanks to social media and ...

Mollie was a piece of Iowa

I didn’t know Mollie, but since hearing of her disappearance, I had thought of her every day. I had hoped that she was alive and that she was enduring whatever situation she was possibly in. In Iowa, all the communities tend to blend together, we often joke while driving through small towns, ...

Helping children with trauma from tornado

An issue that I get asked about since the tornado of July 19 is how to help children deal with this event that has occurred in their lives. As a mental health professional, who has headed the children's services at Center Associates in the past, I have had a good deal of experience working with ...

Marshalltown Proud about Marshalltown Strong

My friends and family will verify that I am fond of bragging about quite a few things about Marshalltown, but especially about one thing really stands out: when you have a good idea, and get the right people to promote it, generous contributions will follow. Most recently, it has been ...

Shocked by Marshalltown tornado

I was shocked, even horrified, when I learned my former hometown had been hit by a tornado. Thank God nobody was killed. I understand the old Fantles building, and many others, were destroyed. The loss of the courthouse tower cupola was especially sad. In my new home state of Arizona we worry ...

Thank you from the Red Cross

More than 400 members of the American Red Cross came to Marshalltown in the days after the tornado hit on July 19. Members of the Red Cross here in Iowa were joined by Red Cross staff and volunteers from around the country as we joined many other agencies taking on the massive task of helping ...

Response: How do we achieve ‘trade policy that works?’

The first page of the T-R “Matter of Opinion “ section on Sun. Aug. 5 featured an “Our View” opinion piece entitled “America needs trade policy that works.” After more than a singular reading, I remained aware that the contributors to the article either voluntarily or more probably, ...