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Humans are called to be stewards of creation

Thank you for publishing your bold editorial drawing a clear line between weather-related disasters such as Marshalltown’s July 19 tornado and the growing evidence of human-caused global warming. Exactly 50 years ago, in December 1968, at the end of a very troubled year, and during the Cold ...

National Climate Assessment is political, not scientific

Concerning the TR’s Sunday Our View story printed Dec. 16, 2018, I’m dismayed that more investigation into the subject of climate change was not done before just taking the report’s scare tactic scenarios and repeating them. This does a disservice to your readers. And trying to equate a ...

Need to work with other countries on global warming

My concern is why a coal miner was appointed to take charge of working in the Environmental Protection Agency. Coal is the worst environmental hazard when it comes to global warming. I was happy to see the Times-Republican printing an Our View column on global warming in our newspaper on Dec. ...

Odds of ice age greater than continued warming

Did the T-R Editorial Board drink Kool Aid before publishing the Dec. 16 article connecting global warming with the July 19 tornado? Individual weather events have been totally discounted as being a result of global warming. This is even admitted by global warming fear mongers. There are ...

Santas change a flat tire

My wife and I met two Santa Clauses on Dec. 10 at State and Third Street. We had a flat tire and I had a can of blow out to see if it would work. As we were trying to get it to work, a young man stopped and wanted to help. As we were working on that, another car stopped and said he would go ...

Shop local means taking advantage of local hospital

I wanted to add my voice to supporting our local doctors, medical professionals and hospital following recent Times-Republican articles and supportive letters to the editor on this subject and after my recent surgery here in Marshalltown. Very similar to encouraging all to “shop local” to ...

Iowa isn’t the worst at mental health

In the Dec. 6 T-R’s “Our town, Our people,” Creighton Jenness said when asked what changes he felt needed to be made in the community?: “I would like to see more family and mental health services here in Marshalltown.” Being in education, he said in the last figures he saw Iowa was ...

A way to double check our votes

Is there no way to double check the voting system? As a past auditor for Lennox Industries and national Red Cross, would this idea work? Every vote in every state would be numbered — then you could go to the county courthouse and see your number posted stating what party you voted for. This ...

What is a family

In the beginning, God created man and woman and told them to multiply themselves and subdue the rest of his creation. In Genesis 2:24-25 God gives a vivid example of what a family should be. The male should leave his birth-home and marry the woman of his desire; thus they become one spiritual ...

Snow storm miracle

By now, you may have heard about how the words Jesus spoke above played out before our very eyes this past week. In one of the worst snow storms since my arrival we encountered many who were hungry, who were strangers and who needed a warm place to rest their heads. Late Sunday afternoon I was ...

No FEMA funding, no surprise

The recent announcement that residents of Marshalltown whose homes and business were damaged by the tornado will not be receiving FEMA individual assistance money comes at no surprise. The huge Trump tax breaks for the top 1 percent and wealthy, giant national and international corporations are ...

Sound Off — What is your favorite holiday?

Sound Off is back! Check the Sunday opinion section each week to see how some residents answered the question of the week. Sound Off is compiled and written by Ashlyn Ruiz, a junior at MHS. She enjoys writing and learning about history and plans on pursuing a career in journalism.

Dear people in the Army

My name is Kaelyn M. Coleman. I am writing this letter to you because I know I probably won’t be able to talk to you anytime soon, so I decided to write this letter to you about how grateful I am that you are serving, risking your lives and fighting to protect our rights. You must be very ...

Scouting for Food a success

Last month during the week of October 12–20, the Boy Scouts of America and the Prairie Winds district held their annual Scouting for Food drive. This year the food drive was that much more important because of the July 19 tornado. It was the Boy Scouts turn to step up and help the community. ...

UnityPoint made me 100 percent better

In response to your very recent story about our local UnityPoint hospital, I want to relate my recent experience there. After two bad nights and a day of difficulty “breathing,” at my wife’s suggestion, we went to the Urgent Care center at 55 Central Iowa Drive, on the south side of town. ...

How UnityPoint and the community can work together

In its editorial the T-R calls for public forum and cooperation between community members and UnityPoint Health. That is a valid and valuable position. UnityPoint is apparently hiring a consultant to figure out their lack of patients. Perhaps this writer can add a perspective to that ...

An open letter to corporate media

Thank you for printing “An Open Letter to Our Newly Elected Officials” Sunday Nov. 11 Page C3. Although I think all elected officials need a regular reminder to work on their constituents behalf it was a valuable piece. I ask you to go a step further and reprint it with the words ...