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Thank you for celebrating World Food Day

For 28 years in October around World Food Day, the Marshalltown community has banded together to help feed local residents in need. In conjunction with World Food Day, the Scouts of the Prairie Winds District conducted their annual Scouting for Food Drive, which was a great success. There are ...

Can you lose your salvation

As a boy growing up, I came into a family who had no known scholars or people with a higher education. All my relatives were simple folks who labored hard in their perspective occupations. One joy that I always appreciated was sitting around the gas light in my grandfather’s home as the ...

We look for stability at UnityPoint

I read with interest the newspaper article about the UnityPoint VP resigning and the subsequent recap of the closing of the ICU as well as the cath lab. It seems that there are no patients to sustain services. Then I wondered why aren’t people using these services. Well, for one reason ...

Thank you for supporting our business

Our business, 3rd Generation Upholstery, was recently awarded grant money from donations for tornado relief for downtown businesses. We are so grateful for this money and are humbled by the generosity of the people of Marshalltown. With the money from the grant we were able to purchase ...

Why tear down the senior center?

I see the city council has elected to accept $692K for the senior center then spend $500K to tear it down. Why? If developers are so interested in the property let them tear it down. Unless you can prove you can recover the $500K and make more money selling bare land than selling as is; I go ...

Thank you for supporting veterans at IVH

Thank you so much to those who graciously donate to the residents at the Iowa Veterans Home. We currently have close to 500 residents with a variety of needs. Our Volunteer Advisory Committee is raising money for our Christmas Fund to purchase gifts for residents. Giving for Christmas will ...

Thanks from Friends of Marshall County Conservation

A multitude of thanks are due to many angels who helped facilitate the “Sunset Wine, Cheese and Auction” to benefit the Friends of Marshall County Conservation on Oct. 12. We are grateful that, when we learned our event had to be moved, Barb Hagstrand was willing to accommodate us ...

Oppose Alliant Energy Smart Meter

Iowa Consumer Advocate, Mark Schuling is opposing Alliant Energy’s smart meter rollout at an Iowa Utility Board hearing Nov. 5 in Des Moines. Attorneys General and state utility boards around the country have opposed smart meters due to many studies showing no cost benefit. Smart meters ...

The enablers

els of government. Trump is now the voice of the Republcan Party. Trumpism is Republicanism. The only recourse we have is to vote it out. Listen carefully to what our President is telling us: Vote for Republicans to enable him and fellow Republicans to continue Trumpism. The Washington ...

Mark Smith repays borrowed money

On Oct. 23, 2018, many people in Iowa House District 71 received a flyer from James Perez that said Rep. Mark Smith voted to borrow $131 million from reserves and then did not vote to repay the money. The flyer gives reference to a bill that spent other money and Mark was a no on that bill. ...

Protect state and federal retirement programs

It’s about retirement — that time people hope to enjoy and the reason they save money for those years. Now we have Mitch McConnell telling us that Congress must “address” entitlements, meaning cut Social Security and Medicare. There is a better idea — both parties need to quit raiding ...

Make time to vote

order and county treasurer have managed to hold property taxes steady for the past several years (10 years in some cases). In fact, just this past year, they reduced the County’s property tax rate by the amount that will soon be collected on a new Emergency Management (911) Levy. They have ...

Vote Thompson and Patten

Our current County Supervisors up for re-election – Dave Thompson and Bill Patten - have done exactly what they said they would. They have, with the help of fellow supervisor Steve Salasek, former Supervisors Deane Adams and Denny Grabenbauer and the County staff, been able to create a more ...

Benson a dedicated, experienced leader

Over the past year as the county treasurer, I have had the opportunity to work alongside Marshall County Auditor/Recorder Nan Benson. It is not the most glamorous elected position, but it is probably the most crucial position to the success of our county government organization. With Marshall ...

Thompson offers fiscal responsibility and long-range planning

I have lived in Marshall County for 50 years. In that time I have observed the county government evolve from a kind of “good old boy” management approach to one of disciplined leadership and vision. When Dave Thompson joined the supervisor team in 2010, he brought private business ...

Mark Smith is dedicated to Marshall County

We would like to recommend you vote for Mark Smith on Nov. 6. Mark has been our legislative representative for 18 years. His hard work and dedication to Marshall County has proven him to be a very effective legislator. Mark has advocated for better mental health services, children’s health ...

Mike Naig helps Iowa farm families

Over the last few months I've gotten to know our current Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig and I am impressed with his understanding of Iowa's agriculture industry and his commitment to keeping Iowa moving forward. Secretary Naig is the kind of person that listens and takes action. Secretary ...

Dave Thompson is reliable

I’m voting to re-elect Dave Thompson for many reasons. Dave is honest, reliable and always listens to constituent’s questions. I’ve always received an answer, might not be the answer I wanted, but an answer, plus the explanation of the reasons behind it. Dave has been good for the fiscal ...

Time for new energy with Thomas Thurston

It’s time to open the doors at the courthouse to let in fresh ideas and new energy. I think that can best be done by the voters when we elect Thomas Thurston to one of the two open seats on the Board of Supervisors. Thomas Thurston operates his own successful landscaping business here in ...

Additional Firefighters Foundation thank you

A thank you was placed in the TR on October 20, 2018 of the businesses that helped out the Albion Fire Fighters Foundation. Raymon Donco Air Distribution Equipment was left out of the list. We regret the error and would like to take this time to thank them for their donation and anyone else we ...