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Thank you for the support

Last year when I wrote this letter, I was not sure that it could get any better. Today, I know that for this community, anything is possible! The 26th anniversary of Night of Stars was held last month to benefit Iowa River Hospice and the American Cancer Society. It was an incredible and ...

Thank you BCLUW school board

The Conrad American Legion Auxiliary Unit 681 is observing May 21-25 as a time to show the BCLUW school board their appreciation. Too often these men and women are forgotten as neighbors and community members. Most school board members have full time jobs outside of being a school board ...

We are all influential people

There have been many books written on leadership and how to influence people. This idea can be misleading. You see, I don’t think we have to learn how to influence people. We do that every day. We have an inevitable effect on our families, friends, co-workers, members of our community, etc. ...

No more dairy

cherished bond between mother and child, my mind wanders to dairy cows, world-wide symbols of motherhood, who never get to see or nurture their own babies. Newborn calves are torn from their mothers at birth and turned into veal cutlets, so we can drink the milk designed for them. The ...

‘I am native born; do not try to manipulate me’

There are not enough words allowed in this editorial to fairly explore the topic of today’s immigration issues. I do not mean to be one-sided or unkind but I deeply resent the use and abuse by radicals and activists who use emotionally-laden words to manipulate and divide the American ...

Search for classmates

The Marshalltown High School Class of 1973 is holding its 45th class reunion June 21-23. We need help locating the following classmates: Charla Anderson Baker, Sue Anderson Frary, Paul Bloomquist, Jamie Brezina Snyder, Pam Britian Morris, Robert Burns, Marlene Carter House, Barbara Church ...

A good bill

Adam Sodders did an excellent job of summarizing the new abortion bill with our three legislators from Marshall County. I’m sure there will be more time in court for the bill, but the state of Iowa has given the courts a good bill to look at.

Thank you for the assistance

On April 27, the Albion Fire Department was paged to 1831 Prairie Ave. Finding the house fully engulfed, we immediately page the departments in the communities of Liscomb, Beaman, Conrad, Green Mountain Fire, Green Mountain First Responders and two Marshall County deputies for mutual aide. ...

Observe Teacher Appreciation Week

The Conrad American Legion Auxiliary Unit 681 encourages the BCLUW community to take time to thank the BCLUW teachers for the work they do and guidance they provide to the students during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 7-11. The week is dedicated to the BCLUW teachers, as well as, all ...

A search for missing classmates

The Marshalltown High School Class of 1968 50th Class Reunion is fast approaching — Aug. 24-25 at the Orpheum Theater/Black Box Theater and Midnight Ballroom. The committee is asking for the public’s help in locating the following classmates: Patricia Bergland, Diane Shollenbarger, Deana ...

Thank you to the community

Just a reminder to the community that the Letter Carrier’s Food Drive will be taking place Saturday, May 12. This will be the 26th year of the NALC’s “Stamp Out Hunger” national food drive. Your letter carrier will be collecting nonperishable food donations left by mailboxes and in the ...

A different approach to spending

Ed Richey Marshalltown While eating at Taylor’s Maid-Rite here in Marshalltown, I was talking to my daughter on the phone, and possibly was overhead by a woman sitting next to me. I was commenting to my daughter about a story in the Des Moines Register, about the Iowa Legislature ...

Thanks for the support

The Marshalltown Lioness greatly appreciates all the generous donations of prizes that helped make our April 20 Family Game Night/Card Party a success. Among the local merchants that donated prizes were: Anderson Funeral Home, Applebee’s, Arby’s, Arnold Motor Supply, Ben’s Tire, ...

ALEC and Iowa taxes

As Iowa Republicans debate which extreme version of “tax reform” they impose on Iowans, It is helpful to realize where this obsession is coming from. The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is an organization of state legislators dedicated to the principles of limited government. ...

We can disagree, but we can still work together

The opinion pages of the T-R have had an ongoing discussion about unity and diversity. We need unity if we are to remain the United States of America. The word diversity to many people only applies to ethnicity, race and culture. Diversity of opinion is also needed. A recent comic strip ...

‘As if the money were his and not yours’

I found reading Rep. Mark Smith’s column of April 20 quite interesting, in a laughable sort of way. Rep. Smith bemoans the fiscal irresponsibility of the current GOP controlled legislature because their conservative budgets exceeded the revenue forecasts provided by the nonpartisan Iowa ...

Forty-five years of delightful luncheons

I would like to extend an invitation to all to join us in celebrating the spring season with food, fun, and fellowship at the 45th annual salad luncheon sponsored by the Methodist Women and First United Methodist Church on 2nd and Main in Marshalltown, on Thursday, April 26. Lunch is served ...

A funny thing?

It’s a funny thing. Try to protect your home, you’re labeled. Expect to breath clean air, you’re labeled. Want a clean lake to take your kids to, you’re labeled. Fight for your rights, someone calls you names, someone “warns” you about what you’re doing. Ask your legislators for ...

I don’t need diversity

Sal Wright Marshalltown, Iowa, USA I don't need diversity. I don't need to live in a nation so blessed, so admired, so many others wish to come here to live and work beside me. I don't need to live in a nation so gracious, welcoming, reflecting the heart of God. I don't need to live in a ...

Should we ‘elevate the conversation?’ Let’s not, Jeff

The modern day definition of diversity in my opinion is chaos. Diversity is a rallying cry for groups that want all the benefits of America, but don’t want to be American or assimilate into the American culture. The very culture that they ran from, and could not change at home, they bring ...