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Lack of communication from the city

I have enjoyed the recent series of interviews with candidates for mayor and city council. While I found points of agreement and disagreement with each candidate, my comment is regarding the need for improved communication between the current and future elected officials, and citizens in ...

A mother’s love

Part of restoring myself to better health is doing cardio exercise at the local hospital. That room is situated on the top floor, facing north. From that vantage one can see all entrances into the parking lot. Today, as I was watching, there is a set of steps leading west, from the hospital ...

Time for a change

The election for the at-large city council positions in Marshalltown gives the voters an abundance of choices. Careful consideration needs to be given by each voter before a final selection of two people is made. The incumbents have listed their contributions over the last years, and each can ...

Debate?

I sat in attendance at the debate of the council at -arge candidates for a little while until I couldn’t take it anymore. The first thought that came to mind was the fiasco that was the presidential debate. The questions for the most part were irreverent to the position or situation. I would ...

Who is paying?

News reported that Iowa Congressman Steve King went and saw the different prototypes of walls that would be built to keep illegal Mexicans from entering United States. So how much would this cost the taxpayers? I thought Mexico would pay for the wall. Or is that another president Trump lie?

MCBD will move forward without SSMID

The Marshalltown Central Business District (MCBD) has been a Main Street program since 2002. MCBD works to improve business relations, beautify downtown and restore buildings. To expand and increase programs, a SSMID was suggested to fund these specific efforts. While the SSMID was stopped by ...

Splash pad efforts moving forward

As we continue on our journey to raise the funds necessary to bring a splash pad to Marshalltown we have enjoyed the opportunity to partner with different groups and businesses around Marshalltown and Central Iowa. It has been exciting to meet new people and share creative ideas on how to ...

Oktemberfest car show woes

I go to car shows at Gladbrook, State Center, Iowa Falls and Marshalltown’s Oktemberfest. I know what a normal car show involves. I noticed at last year’s Marshalltown show, the awards and door prizes were less than in previous years. This letter is for whoever put on this year’s ...

No money from me

ewing habits has occurred. The pro-football game has become a political vehicle. However, college football has remained true to the sport. Most of my friends have develoved a similar attitude of disgust at the political protests of all the pro players and owners. NO GO PRO! NCAA Hurray!

A different view from the patio

I recently read the letter to the editor by a gentleman that sits on his patio and hears the same sounds he did when he was growing up! I don’t know this person’s age but he apparently is having memory problems or lives on a country road outside town! When I sit outside on my deck I hear ...

Health care in America

While living in the southwest for decades, I often joined a swarm of many American snowbirds (people from northern states who came down south during winter months) who would routinely cross the Mexican border to get quick, efficient, and very good health care at a very affordable price, ...

Join us for The Life Chain

Once a year there has been The Life Chain, a prayer vigil in support of life, on the first Sunday in October on Center Street. A small group of dedicated citizens stand on the sidewalk along Center Street from Olive Street north praying for the end of abortion. There are usually less than 100 ...

Understanding the severance issue

I have been asked many times in the past couple weeks why the people south of town want to sever from the city. The council person that indicated to the T-R that she doesn’t have city sewer and several people on the south side of Lincolnway doesn’t have city sewer, seems to have misled the ...

Another healthcare bill that hurts Americans

Here they go again! Republicans are going to make one more run at taking away healthcare for about 30 million Americans. I apologize for lack of specifics but Republicans, again, don’t want us to know what they are up to until they’ve done it to us. Call Grassley and Ernst’s offices and ...

Letter writer was right on track

I want to commend Bill Denison for the clear, concise message in his letter to the editor in the Sept. 13 T-R. I agree with his message. If we take time to look, listen and get to know our neighbors, we will find that we have so much in common. We have the same aspirations and goals in life and ...

Breast cancer screenings are important

Breast cancer ... a very scary set of words. There has been a lot of controversy lately on the benefits of mammography and talk about changing the recommendations. Patients would like the facts or odds about getting breast cancer. Here are some simple facts about breast cancer. Three-fourths of ...

Food for thought

As I understand it, wild deer spread mad cow disease. I want nothing to do with eating any deer meat. It had a different name depending if it is cows, sheep or humans. It is a forward bending prion and not a bacteria-virus. It is only killed by high heat. It was brought from an island near ...

West End kudos

This past Wednesday evening the 13th street improvement committee scheduled another great evening for the improving West End district. The Farmers market, a few new businesses and those already established businesses enjoyed a robust crowd. All ages were in attendance and were treated to great ...

Questions for the congressman

I’m responding to Congressman Rod Blum’s TV ad. If people hate paying taxes, why on school board election day did the news report a lot of expensive school bond issues in Iowa having passed? These bond issues needed 60 percent of voter approval to pass. Rod, should we go back to the ...

Just listen

A few years back I was taking care of my mom having to drive a 70-mile round trip just to check on her. I ended up buying a home just a 100 yards or so from her house, the house I grew up in. My yard now was the same yard I played baseball in as a child. People from my neighborhood over the ...