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Scam alert

Once again our community is being targeted by a group called the Hospice Support Fund. Iowa River Hospice is NOT affiliated with this organization in any way. This group is headquartered out of Merrifield, Va. They solicited more than $2.5 million last year and over 72 percent of those ...

Golf tourney a great success

On behalf of the Marshalltown Area United Way we would like to say thank you to everyone who came out and supported our golf tournament this past Thursday. This year was the largest year since the United Way began hosting the tournament. We had 30 teams entered. Thank you to Gary Schaudt and ...

Safety seat event successful

On June 25, the Marshalltown Police Department and the Marshall County Sheriff’s office held its annual Child Car Safety Seat Check event at the Fareway parking lot. There were five certified Child Passenger Safety technicians working during the five-hour event. By the end of the day, 49 ...

A call to action

Trump is president. That’s a fact. Republicans say, “Cut him some slack. He’s a businessman not a politician.” They’re willing to let him malign NATO, Qatar and our most supportive allies. They keep silent when he allows/causes his family fortune to increase. They remain passive when ...

Grateful for the support

Thank you seems hardly enough here in Marshalltown anymore. At every turn, the community and surrounding areas show up in a big way to support the efforts of the many non-profits in our community. Last week was no exception. On June 14, JBS lent their time, their delicious ribs and one ...

Unfair depiction

Really? This is what passes for a “political cartoon” these days? I am referring to the June 15 editorial page wherein Jeff Sessions is depicted with large ears and reference to Keebler Elf Jeff Sessions. Then it includes a weak attempt at humor by including a quote about his testimony ...

Cycling event a great success

On behalf of the children and families that are served by YSS of Marshall County, we are grateful for the support of our 15th Annual Cycling event. YSS of Marshall County provides many different services to those in our community and the surrounding area. Some of these include Individual and ...

Support higher education

I have been a full-time student my entire life. I have been working summer jobs and relying heavily on the support of my parents and federal loans in recent years to continue to be able to further my education at Iowa State. Because I am from Illinois, I pay out-of state tuition. I first looked ...

Thank you for supporting academy

IowaWORKS Iowa Valley, Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services, IVRS Intermediary Program, and the Department for the Blind wish to thank the following businesses and individuals for their donations of time, food and prizes for the Limelight Leadership Academy summer youth event held at Iowa ...

Thank you for supporting prom

I just completed my junior year at Marshalltown High School. MHS Prom 2017 was a night to remember on April 29. It was my first time attending prom, and I was on the prom committee this year. I wanted prom to be perfect and couldn’t wait to start planning. I was so happy when I was told about ...

Food drive a success

The 2017 Arresting Hunger Food Drive results are in. Eight-hundred and forty-five food items were donated and $314.71 for milk vouchers was raised during the event. As always, the generosity of the community and its members was exemplary. I would like to thank HyVee and Fareway for their ...

Prince remembered

If you are looking for a weekend getaway, I highly recommend a visit to Chanhassen, Minn. Here, our three-generation fan group enjoyed a well-curated VIP Tour of Paisley Park, Prince’s private estate, home and sanctuary, where he created, produced and performed. I could feel Prince’s ...

Rise Above MS

Multiple Sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that interrupts the flow of information within the brain and between the brain and the body. It has seriously impacted my daughter’s life; she has determined to “Rise Above MS.” That is the ...

Reynolds loves Iowa

I would like to comment on Mark Smith’s recent column about our new Gov. Kim Reynolds. I share his feelings on wishing her well in Iowa as our governor to finish Gov. Branstad’s term. While serving as Marshall County Treasurer for 24 years, I served with Kim for half of those years as she ...

Marshalltown needs Target

I wish Target would come to Marshalltown and move into the Kmart spot, even if it means having to relocate the Hy-Vee Drugstore and the Mexican restaurant. Marshalltown is too big for only a Walmart. Either Target or Shopko should move into the Kmart space, but I’d rather see Target move ...

Act like adults

It has been one month since I watched Congressman Blum’s town hall in Marshalltown, and I think most would agree it was extremely rude behavior displayed toward our elected official. At that time, I really thought it was going to be the low point in political theatrics and the discussion ...

Nothing moral about Trump’s budget

If we listen to God’s word in holy scripture, the measure of a national budget for 2018, in our United State of America, and the next decade, is how we treat the ones Jesus calls the “least of these.” The latest analysis suggests that Trump’s budget would cut $193 billion from SNAP ...

Admitting the mistake and correcting it

With the school year over, parents and students are hearing urges to “keep reading,” or keep practicing something to do with education during the summer, but teachers can also use this time to work on how to eliminate teaching methods based on memorization (which they learned in their ...

‘Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way’

The new police body and vehicle cameras are a great idea and I fully support them. My issue is simply that with today’s technological advances, storage of records should NOT be an issue nor a reason to turn these cameras off at any time. Maybe our consultant or our police chief is the ...

Cowboy event a great success

The “Cowboys In The Sky” Sid Roseland Memorial Calf Roping and Steer Wrestling event was held on May 20-21 at the Central Iowa Fairgrounds. Our event brought cowboys to Marshalltown from Minnesota, Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and from many towns in Iowa. ...