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Gun rights

I am writing in regards to the letter to the editor from Mr. Beisner. I am a member of the NRA and have a permit to carry. We have a book full of rules to control these shootings which are deplorable. All of these laws have done nothing to deter these actions. It is not the guns that kill ...

Thank you!

Gary Fulton Marshalltown Trees Forever Thank you to all who helped promote our tree workshop at the Grimes Farm Conservation Center: Times-Republican (Mike Donahey), KDAO radio (Chuck Carpenter), MHS digital backpack, Marshalltown Community Calendar, flyers posted at Hy Vee, Park and ...

Understanding the consolidated tax levy

A letter to the editor was published on February 26th from Mark Eaton discussing the consolidated tax levy for a resident of Marshalltown and blame was cast upon the City for the ranking of 71st highest consolidated tax levy out of 943 cities. First, I would like to point out that the ...

Vote for Untiedt

There are not enough superlatives to describe Bob Untiedt. Quite simply, he is extraordinary. I’m supporting Bob for his bid to become our next city councilman for the Second Ward. Bob is someone Marshalltown can depend upon. Frankly, I will feel better knowing he’s in my corner ...

Vote for Isom

Gabriel Isom has been committed to helping Marshalltown thrive since he moved here five years ago. As a co-founder of the “I Give a Damn About Marshalltown” group, he promoted bringing young professionals to Marshalltown, and convincing them that Marshalltown is a place to put down roots. ...

The Real Picture

Mr. Fletcher’s analysis of Marshalltown’s tax rate in Saturday’s T-R does not illustrate the real picture. Using a spreadsheet called “tax concompare 16.xlx” found at the state website that he referenced (https://dom.iowa.gov) you can compare the consolidated tax rate, aka your total ...

Doing the tough work

How would you like to be doing your job where everything is going great. You love your work, you know what is expected of you and you do your best in all that comes your way. You work for your father who is kind, loving and giving; but you hear little snippets of talk that the family you ...

Carollo is the best candidate for city council

I have lived in the Second Ward for 45+ years and have had the privilege to know Jay Carollo longer than that. In this election, as in most if not all elections, candidates have an agenda they hope to be able to get passed and implemented; Jay does not have an agenda he would bring to the ...

Consider Electro Magnets

At my workplace, we had electro magnets on all doors that once closed would not let anyone in without permission but would let anyone out with a push of a button. In case of a fire, all doors would unlock and let everyone out. It worked on all the doors at my workplace very well. Why not apply ...

A Chamber apology

Lynn Olberding executive director Marshalltown Area Chamber of Commerce The Marshalltown Area Chamber of Commerce is currently updating our relocation publication, “Marshalltown Lifestyle Magazine and Resource Guide.” To do this, we are working with Chamber member, Town Square ...

Review the actual numbers

Ben Fletcher Marshalltown There has been much public discussion of the Marshalltown city budget and tax rates recently. I would like to add some information to that discussion. When compared to Iowa cities with populations between 15,000 and 60,000, the city of Marshalltown’s total ...

Vote for Bauder

Reed Riskedahl Marshalltown I endorse Leigh Bauder as our next second ward council person for Marshalltown City Council. She is very well prepared to help the entire council as they are faced with budgeting and the management of the city. Her education, experience and actions show her as ...

Vote for Untiedt

Moon Chaplin Marshalltown For me, Bob Untiedt is the singular candidate who exemplifies the work, the drive and dedication to serve as the Second Ward’s representative on the Marshalltown City Council. Bob is caring, compassionate and committed to seeing our community prosper. He is ...

No better choice than Untiedt

I am privileged and honored to know Bob Untiedt. He is, without question, a man of strength, honor and great character. Those traits are why I wholeheartedly endorse Bob as the next city councilman from the Second Ward. I’ve seen his great dedication to the work he has done at the Orpheum ...

Requiem for Second Ward

The other day as we walked Joel and Jess, my friends, we talked. Money issues, they did arise Budgets to balance, we’d heard the cries. Cash was short, expenses were high The Council Six, they wouldn’t lie? The previous Man said we weren’t broke But Reed, and Jim, and I, we ...

Arming teachers from a teacher’s perspective

Avoiding Stoneman Douglas student demands for banning the sale of AR-15s, President Trump diverted by saying: “Look at the possibility of giving concealed guns to gun adept teachers. Twenty percent of teachers armed would serve as a deterrent and cost less than guards.” This is NRAspeak ...

Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers?

LeRoy Lenz Marshalltown For something to be ‘found,” it must first be lost, or misplaced. Such is not the case with the original tax levy imposed to support all 911 services, wages, etc. This revenue was never lost, nor, as of yet misplaced, it belongs to the taxpayers of ...

Untiedt will change Marshalltown for the better

In examining the choices for the upcoming city council special election, it’s evident that one candidate is the most qualified and will be the most effective in representing Marshalltown’s second-ward residents. Bob Untiedt is far and away the best candidate who will make a positive ...

Vote for Carollo

I just recently moved out of the second ward, so unfortunately, I won’t be able to vote in the Feb. 27 special election for a city council representative for that ward. I wish I could. Nevertheless, I’m writing to express my support for Jay Carollo for the position, and to encourage ...

Thank you Marshalltown citizens

The city asked for your assistance with a referendum in 2016 and another referendum in 2017, and we can proudly say that what we predicted has turned into a positive outcome for the community. In August 2016, the Marshalltown voters approved the borrowing of $17.5 million to build a new ...