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Support Luisa Ortega for auditor/recorder on Nov. 8

I have known Luisa Ortega since she was a junior at Marshalltown High School. At the early age of 17, Luisa demonstrated a desire to work toward a better community. As a high school student she worked as an interpreter for the Des Moines Police Department, and later started her own businesses ...

Steve Sodders has and will continue to work hard for us

I am highly motivated to our Democratic principles of good government. Big money given by the Koch brothers and other corporate groups takes away the democracy and political rights of our American people. Steve Sodders has improved our economic growth and our educational values and has worked ...

Hoffman is the well-respected choice

Some people say you should vote for the man, not the party. And in supporting Steve Hoffman for Marshall County Sheriff, that's what I'm doing because he is the opposite of the man his party chose to represent it at the top of the slate. Steve Hoffman is NOT a bigot, NOT a braggart, NOT a ...

Take a look at Dean Fisher

With the election coming soon, it's time to look at what candidates have done, not just at what they say. Dean Fisher doesn't just talk fiscal responsibility, he leads by example. He has donated many thousands of dollars back that he does not use from his per diem allowance. What a great idea. ...

Trump: The finest choice

I applaud Donald Trump and Mike Pence's stirring message of traditional patriotism.The United States should not be defined by its few and uncharacteristic missteps, but instead by its abundant, massive triumphs.America stands tall as an inspirational illustration of the glories free men can ...

Blum does what he says

Since Rod Blum was elected to Congress just two years ago, he has been busy. Congressman Blum didn't wait around for someone else to lead, he jumped in and immediately started fighting for the things he had campaigned on.A short list of what Congressman Blum has done over the last 22 months ...

Support Fisher on Nov. 8

I am writing in support of Dean Fisher for Iowa House District 72. I have come to know Dean well over the last few years and I know that he is worthy and capable of this office in many ways that transcend merely partisan politics. He even stood against the Governor when he closed the Iowa ...

Hoffman cares about Marshall County

I would like to put a letter to the editor in reference of Chief Deputy Steve Hoffman.Deputy Hoffman is running for sheriff and I would like to tell you what type of person Deputy Hoffman is.On Sept. 9, 1979 my Uncle Harry Davis was on duty as a Marshall County Jailer. In the early morning on ...

Price is not right as sheriff

This letter is concerning the race for Marshall County Sheriff. One of the candidates, Randy Price, claims that he worked for the town of Gilman for seven months. The facts are that Mr. Price was hired as the town police officer on Jan. 19, 2009. On April 13, 2009 the Gilman town council, ...

Raymond has a proven record

The Marshall County Auditor and Recorder certifies the tax rates for property taxes to be collected in Marshall County. Its very important to have a responsible person with a proven record of following procedures and meeting deadlines. Our current Auditor and Recorder Deanne Raymond has done it ...

Deanne Raymond: True public servant

Spotting the public servants on the ballot isn't always easy. Fortunately, this year Deanne Raymond for Auditor and Recorder is on your ballot. Deanne is a true public servant, and with her being a colleague of mine in the Marshall County Courthouse, I have a unique opportunity to see how ...

In Thanksgving, come out of the pig pen

The Bible is full of stories that give meaning to our lives. God's Parables (Spiritual Truth) are often steeped in two or more meanings, one is Spiritual and the other relates to an event. Consider the story of the Prodigal son. An unconcerned, worldly-minded farm-boy, asked his father to give ...

A vote for Steve Sodders is a vote for Iowa

I'm a farmer, small business owner, and for all intensive purposes a Republican.Recently, a friend of mine was endorsed by the Iowa Corn Growers Association. Basically, a committee comprised of three Republicans, and three Democrats, objectively looking at each candidate and their alignment ...

We’re in fine shape!

This season, I have assisted in broadcasting Marshalltown Bobcat football games on KFJB-AM. However, this letter is not about the team's won-lost record, its on-field performance, or even about the football team in general.Oct. 14 was "Senior Night" at MHS. Senior Night was the last time the ...

Support Fisher on Nov. 8

I'd like to express my support for Rep. Dean Fisher who represents House District 72.I've gotten to know Dean over the last several years and have found him to be an honest and trustworthy representative, working to do what he's promised. He's always answered my emails and taken the time to ...

Hoffman: A time proven professional

During the past 16 years of which I have served Marshall County as a death investigator, I have had the opportunity to work directly with Chief Deputy Steve Hoffman on several occasions. Undoubtedly, these events were some of the most tragic and difficult times a family has ever faced. Each ...

Cheers for park volunteers

There are many generous people in Marshalltown. Among them is the cadre of citizens who willingly volunteered to pick up the litter in all city parks except Riverview from May 1 to Oct. 1. Riverview is well cared for by the city.However, the remainder of the 25 city parks were kept clean by ...

An apology from the FOP

As many of you may be aware, the Marshalltown Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) phone fundraising campaign was recently concluded for the second half of 2016. It was a very successful effort, and we are thankful for your continuing support that you all show toward our organization, and the many ...

Hoffman: Leadership on full display

I first met Steve Hoffman in the early 1990s after I had found a meth lab in one of the rural areas of Marshall County while I was out hunting. Steve was assigned to the Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force and was very interested in catching the people that were responsible. Steve was always quick to ...

Elect Muller as supervisor

I write to encourage Marshall County voters to elect Jon Muller to the Marshall County Board of Supervisors. Jon is running for the board not as a politician, but as a public servant whose first instinct is to listen to the needs of citizens and who then acts to address those needs.Jon has ...