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Love and Compassion

December 29, 2015 I love history! If anything historical is being shown, I will watch it. more »»

Christmas traditions ... what is happening to them?

December 22, 2015 This year I thought it’d be fun to have mistletoe in the house as my 2-1/2-year-old grandson would be here and it was time to introduce him to “kissing under the mistletoe. more »»

Thank you to Upward Basketball parents and volunteers

December 19, 2015 Upward Basketball recently completed its 15th season in Marshalltown with 317 children participating. more »»

A term too far?

December 18, 2015 Today, Gov. Branstad entered the history books as the longest serving governor in American history. Mission accomplished! Congratulations, governor. You must feel very good about yourself tonight. more »»

Thank you to the community

December 18, 2015 As the anniversary date of Dec. 23 for Marshalltown Catholic Radio approaches, we would like to take this opportunity to thank the community for its continued support. more »»

Support the United Way

December 15, 2015 The support that people in this community provide to the Marshalltown Area United Way makes a dramatic difference in the lives of Marshall County’s most vulnerable residents. more »»

Support the United Way

December 15, 2015 With our bells ringing the toy shop taking shape and the set up next week for distribution here at The Salvation Army I am compelled to just drop a line or two to remind everyone to give to the... more »»

The true ‘warriors’ for the babies

December 12, 2015 Robert Lewis is not a “warrior for the babies.” He is a deranged murderer. more »»

Move the monument

December 12, 2015 After visiting the WWII monument at Riverside Cemetery, the men and women whose names are inscribed here are being dishonored and have been for some time. more »»

Reasonable drug prices

December 9, 2015 I am increasingly concerned about the cost of prescription drugs. New drugs are good things; they mean new treatments for the serious illnesses we all face, but they often come with high prices. more »»

The right to bear arms

December 8, 2015 To our illustrious politicians: We are in a war so take away all of our guns. How many people with conceal and carry permits have committed acts of terror or went into schools, shopping malls, etc. more »»

War danger

December 8, 2015 In the wake of the Paris carnage of Nov. 13, I wonder what is the reaction of “WE the PEOPLE,” to the fact that the 9/11 network hit our United STATES is still INACTION and still wrecking havoc. more »»

Do not privatize Medicaid

December 8, 2015 For the first time in his adult life, a good friend of mine was able to afford health insurance because of the Affordable Care Act and expanded Medicaid in the state of Iowa. Recently, though, Gov. more »»

Turn your light blue

December 5, 2015 Hey Marshalltown — Marshall County, NOW more than ever we ALL need to stand behind and show our appreciation and support for our local public safety personnel. more »»

Support the United Way

December 5, 2015 Marshalltown has had the support of The Compassionate Friends, for any parent regardless of their age, for 31 years in the Marshalltown Community and is one of the agencies receiving funding from... more »»

Ask Bush the questions

December 2, 2015 Jeb Bush said if he is president he will have us fight ISIS. more »»

Working together for the benefit of all

December 2, 2015 On behalf of Iowa’s 5,299 supporters of the non-partisan and not-for-profit “No Labels” ( Dear Sens. Grassley and Ernst: This is to request that you co-sponsor Senate Resolution 19. more »»

Stand tall

December 1, 2015 ISIS said they would send Islamic terrorists into Europe posing as refugees and they did. One of the Paris terrorists was a recent refugee. more »»

Lost in Marshalltown

December 1, 2015 This is a phrase that eludes the city council, the mayor, the city administrator and numerous committee’s formed by the mayor to promote his “VISION” of Marshalltown. more »»

Rage and Grief

November 29, 2015 In reading an article from Mondoweiss website, by an American Jewish author and lawyer, Michael Leshner, I wish to share his wonderful insight about Jewish violence with Palestinians today. more »»



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