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Chuck Grassley works for all Iowans

Over the course of his tenure in the U.S. Senate, Chuck Grassley has run on the slogan “Grassley Works,” and I believe that there could not be a more fitting catchphrase to describe his service to Iowans. While other senators have gone to Washington to represent their own interests, Sen. ...

Grassley is a bipartisan public servant

Thank you, Sen. Grassley, for always working for what’s best for Iowans. Your bipartisanship has earned you many accolades, including being named one of the most bipartisan in the U.S. Senate (The Luger Center) and being awarded the bipartisanship award by nonpartisan group No Labels, which ...

Jeff Edler is our neighbor and a hard worker

We know Jeff Edler. He’s our neighbor and a local business owner and farmer. Jeff’s a family man who has been involved his entire adult life in making our community a great place to live, work and raise a family. Jeff is the father of five children, his oldest three children attend school ...

Steve Sodders works for all of us in Central Iowa

I have worked alongside Steve Sodders at the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office for a number of years and I can tell you he is both a hard-working deputy and state senator. He makes himself available hosting public forums throughout the year in all areas of Marshall and Tama counties. We have ...

Hoffman: Integrity defined

When I began my career at the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office several years ago, I remember the first time I met Steve Hoffman. I was in the administrative office when I noticed what I thought was a building and grounds worker due to the worn and stained clothing. Little did I know this was ...

Don’t think twice … vote for Randy Price

Lately I have been discussing politics with others as the election nears and I keep hearing one consistent theme. “We need a change.” I agree. We need leaders who can work within the system without compromising their values or those of their constituents. Many leaders lead by example by ...

Vote Edler for state senate

I’m supporting Jeff Edler for state senate because he has pledged to return common sense to our state government. Isn’t it time we had a representative that works for us, shares our values and works hard for our district? Jeff has experience leading with common sense. As president of ...

Vote no for judicial retention

The U.S. Supreme Court made a ruling that said life sentences without parole for some juveniles, depending on the severity of the case, was unconstitutional. In 2013 the Iowa Supreme Court took this a step further and made a decision to make mandatory life sentences without parole illegal for ...

Edler is experienced

Jeff Edler has the experience we need to tackle the challenges facing the future of our district and our state. Our current senator, Steve Sodders, has been in the senate for eight years. After eight years I believe it is time to give someone new the opportunity to represent us and share ...

Edler supports our Constitution

I’m supporting Jeff Edler because Jeff will stand up for our Constitutional rights as our state senator. Jeff is a strong supporter of our right to keep and bear arms. Our current senator, Steve Sodders, has blocked any meaningful gun legislation from even coming to a vote in the State ...

Voting for Hoffman is a moral imperative

I am privileged and blessed to have known and worked with Steve Hoffman for a number of years. He is, without question, a man of honor and great character.His candidacy for Marshall County Sheriff, in my estimation, has been long overdue. His leadership, talents and skill set, have been ...

Senior Citizens Center has much to offer

We would like to thank the citizens of Marshalltown for helping us celebrate our 44th anniversary last Saturday.People 55 and older have been enjoying the Marshalltown Senior Citizens Center since 1972.We are a non-profit organization funded through local donations and contributions from the ...

Support Randy Price for Sheriff

The race for sheriff in Marshall County is an important race that shouldn't go unnoticed. It has been a position that has been virtually uncontested since the outgoing sheriff entered the office.But now it is time for a change. A change, that should start with Randy Price as the Marshall County ...

Glass-Steagall for a better day

This is because of necessity of past letters to changes in the national debt. If Glass-Steagall isn't made powerful by Congress in this next session after this recess to save "US," we the citizens will be forced to pay for the national debt. Our economy is about to blow out. Glass-Steagall is ...

Without a doubt, my vote is for Hoffman

I have worked for the Marshall County Sheriff's Office for almost 11 years.Early on, I was not looking for a career in law enforcement. I grew up on a farm and fully planned on working in agriculture. However, while participating in a civilian ride-along program through the sheriff's office I ...

Vote Price for sheriff

I have known and been a friend of Randy Price and his family for more than a decade. I remember like it was yesterday when Randy was a sheriff's deputy. Randy used to work long and weird hours which the job requires. I know he will continue that if he becomes sheriff. He has told me he wants to ...

Don’t believe Edler’s negative ads; vote for Steve Sodders

My mailbox has been filled with Jeff Edler campaign literature, and there are Jeff Edler ads on every TV program. All of the expensive literature and all of the expensive ads have one purpose - to attack Sen.Steve Sodders.I know Jeff Edler to be a good man who cares about his community, and I'm ...

Dean Fisher is who we need back in Des Moines

I want to share with fellow community members an example of why I'll be voting for Dean Fisher for state representative. I own Hardon's in Tama, a family-owned plumbing, heating, cooling and electrical business. A few years ago, a bill came through the legislature that had so many restrictions ...

Fisher is the wrong choice; vote for Nate Wrage

I truly like Dean Fisher; I just don't like the way he votes. Cutting teachers, larger classes, dropping programs - our schools continue to be underfunded. Dean argues that we can't spend money we don't have. Then he should not have voted to send our money out of state to a virtual private ...

Great job T-R sportswriters on your exceptional stories

To T-R reporters Adam Ring and Stephen Koenigsfeld:Your reporting on local sports the past three days has been outstanding! Adam's story on the Trowbridge diving twins was exceptional. You got quotes from both young ladies and this is what makes the story personal and interesting to your ...