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Ernst serves Iowa and our USA

May 29, 2014 I am supporting Joni Ernst as I value her ability to represent Iowans in Washington, D.C. more »»

Supporting Dandekar on June 3

May 29, 2014 Swati Dandekar believes in the importance of education, and hers has served her well as a member of the Linn-Mar school board, the Iowa legislature, state Senate, the Iowa Utilities Board and as... more »»

Letter Carriers Food Drive a success

May 29, 2014 The Emergency Food Box and Salvation Army would like to thank everyone who generously donated to the successful Letter Carriers Food Drive that was held May 10. more »»

Immigration laws are not written in stone

May 28, 2014 Without wading into the social and economic arguments regarding immigration, I want to address a theme in several recent letters. more »»

Dave Thompson for county supervisor

May 25, 2014 Four years ago I wrote an editorial in support of Dave Thompson and his campaign to serve as our Marshall County Supervisor. more »»

Government should close the borders

May 25, 2014 It appears to me the only winners in the immigration quandary are the employers, including a local plant. The workers must be grossly underemployed. more »»

MCS appreciates community support

May 25, 2014 Marshalltown is growing and thriving, with many new and exciting projects. One of those new projects is the building plan of the Marshalltown Christian School. more »»

Armored vehicle is ‘Tupper’s Folly’

May 25, 2014 Because of USFS connections, Iowa DNR Forestry administers an Excess Federal Property Program. more »»

Remember the sacrifices of our veterans

May 25, 2014 Thanks Marshalltown community for pitching in to help make our recent Poppy Days a huge success. more »»

Caiman MTV is designed for war

May 18, 2014 Want to see what Marshalltown Police Chief Mike Tupper thinks is necessary for police officers to be safe? Here’s an address to a Youtube blurb. more »»

America is addicted to cheap labor

May 18, 2014 Although my family and I have lived in Brownsville, Texas on the US-Mexico border for more than 20 years I have read with interest the numerous recent letters in your newspaper concerning Hispanics... more »»

Why wait? Participate now

May 13, 2014 Election time is once again here and many of you find the excuse that you didn’t have time, or forgot or even didn’t know who to vote for. Well, folks those are awful excuses for a variety of reasons. more »»

Cinco de Mayo Carnival fundraiser a success

May 13, 2014 The Cinco de Mayo Carnival fundraiser on May 2 was a big success! Thank you to everyone who volunteered – and we had MANY volunteers — volunteering time, talents, items, food, games, sound system,... more »»

Concerned about illegal immigration

May 13, 2014 On the subject of immigration, I believe the letters regarding it here in Marshalltown all have the same basic complaint — illegal immigrants are here by breaking the laws of the United States. more »»

Exchange program provides valuable experiences

May 11, 2014 I am a high school student from Saudi Arabia and I have spent the 2013-14 school year living in Marshalltown and going to Marshalltown High School. more »»

MPD seeking biggest toy in sandbox

May 11, 2014 The police department is interested in obtaining a refurbished war relic because it is cheap (to obtain) and “you never know when critical events are going to arise. more »»

What happens when Liberalism fails?

May 11, 2014 We don’t have to wait. We are staring at the failure. Just as Obamacare has become the icon for big government incompetence, Detroit has become the icon of unchecked liberalism. more »»

Postal patrons should rise up against foolishness

May 11, 2014 On page A3 of your April 28 issue, you carried an Associated Press article entitled “Smaller towns adjusting to post office changes. more »»

Marshalltown Poppy Days approaching

May 10, 2014 The theme for this year is “A Poppy says - Remembrance.” Remember the sacrifices of our veterans. more »»

Times to stand up against factory farms

May 10, 2014 When it comes to factory farms, the deck is stacked against everyday Iowans. more »»



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