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We thank our Y members for their understanding and flexibility while we work together to help with recovery. We are proud to be part of this community!

We must rebuild

I'm an eight-year bargaining-unit employee of Lennox here in Marshalltown and a UAW 893 union member. The Lennox facility is badly damaged and we can't work for a while. I was in a shelter inside the building when the tornado hit and thankfully no one was hurt. I daresay perhaps we had luck and ...

Minnesota Nurses Association statement on Marshalltown tornado

Nurses in Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin who are members of the Minnesota Nurses Association stand with community residents, hospital staff, and patients affected by yesterday’s destructive tornado in Marshalltown, IA. As the union representing nurses at UnityPoint Health in Marshalltown, ...

Devasting storm

My heart and prayers go out to all Marshalltown. For many year,I worked on either Center Street or First Avenue, directly across from the Courthouse. I have relatives and many friends there and Marshalltown was a second home for me, living in nearby Haverhill. It is really hard to comprehend ...

Condolences from Texas

My name is Ronnette, and I was once asked to be the bride of a young man from Marshalltown. That was 30 or so years ago. He made quite an impression, and so did his absolute doll of a mother. I hadn’t thought of him, his mom, or Marshalltown in a very long time. Today, I heard the news, ...

Response to co-op tax break

My advice to the current Marshall County Board of Supervisors (all Republicans): Don’t even think about giving a tax break to any business at this time. When other items in the budget have been squeezed to the limit and no one is brave enough to raise taxes, tax breaks for businesses that ...

Pet insulin overdoses

Two dogs and a cat died from insulin overdoses given to them by a preteen in Rhodes this past week. A local rescue group was called in to try and save them by getting them to a local veterinarian but it was too late. Now the question is, is this a chargeable offense by a preteen child? I say it ...

Positive response to Cath Lab letter

I read with interest the Letter to the Editor in the June 29 T-R by Gerald Ralston entitled “Cath Lab -minutes or hours” as his story is also my story. Some years ago I wrote a letter of support that the Cath Lab be permitted to be built in Marshalltown. With a family history of heart ...

Grateful for Marshalltown’s generosity

On June 13, JBS lent their time, their delicious ribs and not one but two ginormous grills to raise money for Iowa River Hospice, as part of the weekly Farmer’s Market in Marshalltown. As the barbeque-laced smoke billowed and ribs flew off those grills more than $3,800 was raised in only a ...

Support controlled legal immigration

Concerning the “Families Belong Together” demonstration; I wonder if anyone informed the people who were involved that the practice of separating families at the border has been stopped. Of course they know that; but they will continue to harp on the subject. We have a very grave problem ...

Conscientious paper carrier

I’m writing to tell the people about our paper deliverer. No, not to complain, just the opposite. We live in the 300 block of South 11th Street. We don’t even know who delivers the paper. But we are so happy about the wonderful way they make sure our paper is dry and close to the front ...

Concern for migrant children

Today all Iowa mourns the death of Gov. Robert D. Ray, the incomparable humanitarian leader who welcomed and resettled thousands of Asian refugees and asylum seekers to Iowa in the 1970s. Contrast Ray’s stunning demonstration of the historic American ideals of democracy, humanity and equality ...

What is the Fourth of July really celebrating?

I was happy to see and hear the rain and lightening come down after the Fourth of July fireworks. It seemed to clear away all the smoke in the air which hovered in the streets and lawns around my home. These were the fireworks which were set off by my next door neighbors. They were set off at ...

Family Fishing Derby is huge success

All of the staff, crew and Board of Trustees at Riverside Cemetery would like to say a big thank you to the community for the wonderful turnout at the recent Annual Family Fishing Derby. This is a favorite event of the cemetery every year, and judging by the attendance, it’s loved by families ...

A plea for objective facts

As someone with degrees in theology and biology, I smile at the worn-out rhetoric of the anti-life movement. But my smile is a sad one. You can find two such rhetorical dinosaurs in the AP article, Iowa court blocks 72-hour waiting period for abortion in the July 2 edition of the T-R. First, ...

Navy must right itself

According to an oped by Pat Buchanan, starting around 2009 the U.S. Naval Academy lowered its enrollment standards for incoming freshmen so the Navy could increase its racial diversity. The USNA is on a campaign to increase minority naval officers to approximate the nonwhite enlisted ...

Disagrees with immigration letter

“Bible is an immigration handbook” letter by a local preacher, Scott Lothe. He uses a lot of hyperbole in trying to get his point across. What a stretch to equate a stranger in our land to a horde of millions of people that break our laws and cross our borders illegally. You ...

Artificial intelligence at its finest

Then ... at the intersection of arrogance and ignorance (aka artificial intelligence) they abolished U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement flooding the U.S. with a deluge of MS-13, drugs, crime and the world’s impoverished. Then ... they deluded themselves into taxing America’s ...

Are we safer after the travel ban?

Trump’s recent travel ban’s on middle-east countries are suppose to make us safer, or will they? None of the countries that the 911 hijackers were from are on the travel ban. Fifteen were from Saudi Arabia, two were from the United Arab Emirates, one from Egypt and one from Lebanon. Could ...

Appreciates Pitts column on bigotry

Thanks to the T-R for printing the writings by Leonard Pitts especially his May 8 column challenging Sen. Marco Rubio’s support for Trump to answer the question “What is the functional difference between being a bigot and just voting for one?” I am thankful that I belong to the majority ...