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The ongoing IVH debacle

August 22, 2013 Many hopes for positive change at the Iowa Veterans Home (IVH) died today (8-18-2013) as people read the front page story in the Marshalltown Times-Republican which headlined, “Tymeson steps into... more »»

Veterans need help

August 22, 2013 With abuses now disclosed at the Iowa Juvenile Home in Toledo, Governor Branstad calls for a culture change and new leadership to get things turned around. more »»

Appreciates Marshalltown community

August 13, 2013 Having moved to The Embers last year we have grown to know and appreciate this wonderful city more and more each day. more »»

Where’s your patriotism?

August 7, 2013 We veterans of our United States Military Armed Forces have given good portions of our lives defending this country for your freedom and wellbeing. more »»

It’s about time

August 6, 2013 We want to honor our local Vietnam veterans in the Oktemberfest parade Sept. 28. We have an entry with two trucks pulling trailers for those unable to walk in the parade. more »»

Supports Steve King

August 2, 2013 In response to “Talking to Steve King” a Mark Shields column published Monday: It is obvious to the casual observer that Mr. Shields doesn’t like Steve King. Is M. more »»

Orpheum meeting was only a good first step

July 31, 2013 I was among the community people invited by Chancellor Duree to meet this Monday, July 22 to discuss the financial future of the Orpheum. I would like to thank him and IVCCD for hosting us. more »»

LaRouche movement has Christian solution

July 30, 2013 I wish to thank the Marshalltown T-R for publishing my LaRouche Letters against the long-held secret of never allowing his name to be mentioned on national news. more »»

‘Annie’ is source of pride

July 30, 2013 The Marshalltown Community Theatre’s musical “Annie” was a pride for our state of Iowa. more »»

Surely, Netflix can’t be serious?

July 28, 2013 I’ve had “Airplane!” on DVD from Netflix for about two years now. Did I write a column more than a year ago that started out like this? Sure. more »»

Shame on Lennox

July 28, 2013 Shame on you Lennox. You have shamed your company and your employees and your town where Lennox was founded. more »»

How we’re playing the name game

July 28, 2013 Choosing a baby name is a fun way for pregnant couples to see each other in a new light – specifically, a gas station florescent that makes you look like Danny DeVito. more »»

Barney Fife did it right

July 28, 2013 Old people in town riled Barney Fife because a big car was parked illegally. Barney gave a ticket and then found out it was the governor’s car. more »»

Thanks for supporting PUSH America

July 28, 2013 I wanted to thank the many local businesses and people that assisted with the PUSH America/ Journey of Hope visit to Marshalltown on July 14. more »»

How the farm bill failed

July 28, 2013 Earlier this month the U.S. House of Representatives, on a party-line vote, broke with tradition by stripping from the farm bill the Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps). more »»

Could there be a better way to spend a Sunday?

July 23, 2013 Sunday was my fourth time as an author at the Linn Creek Arts Festival in Marshalltown. more »»

Support the SAFE Act

July 23, 2013 Iowa has become ground zero in the national debate on horse slaughter, now that the USDA has cleared a horse slaughter plant to begin butchering horses here. more »»

‘Who is my neighbor?’

July 18, 2013 This past weekend many churchgoers in Marshalltown heard pastoral reflections (sermons, if you will) based on Jesus’ parable of the good Samaritan. more »»

Flinstones was just a cartoon

July 18, 2013 I read with some humor Rev. Thoreson’s view “Tambrino needs a science book. more »»

Conservatives are correct

July 17, 2013 As a former dyed in the wool Democrat I’ve seen the light and finally came to the conclusion that the Tea Party is right, there is far too much big government. more »»



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