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Clean water should be a priority

December 9, 2014 As our water continues to get more and more polluted, only a handful of our elected officials are stepping up and taking action to begin holding polluters accountable. Last week, state Rep. more »»

Body cameras prevent mistreatment

December 8, 2014 The massive public reaction to the tragic deaths of three black teens at the hand of white police officers has led to a national call for use of body cameras to record and prevent any future... more »»

Clean up our act with a new life

December 5, 2014 Each year, we head to Pennsylvania to see friends and visit the history of that state. We stay about a month then try to head home a different way. more »»

United Way campaign nearing the finish line

December 5, 2014 As they say in NASCAR races: “… the white flag is out ...” for the 2015 campaign for the Marshalltown Area United Way. more »»

MEGA-10 seeks ideas, new members

November 30, 2014 MEGA-10 was founded 25 years ago to fund projects through generous contributions from people like you who believe in helping Marshalltown strive to be a “perfect 10” in its appeal to those people wh... more »»

The ‘Smoking Gun’ revealed

November 30, 2014 The “Smoking Gun” of Obamacare has come forth, his name is Jonathan Gruber. He is an MIT Economist Professor and one of the chief architects of Obamacar. more »»

A tough day for the Republicans

November 30, 2014 For months, Republicans have been fuming about President Obama’s promise to take executive action on Immigration if Congress didn’. more »»

Enough with the Christmas lights

November 30, 2014 As a newcomer to Iowa, I noticed Christmas lights on many of the houses. more »»

The choice is ours

November 30, 2014 Recently we heard on the national news that China has announced that they had a Silk Road Train. In China, Ms. LaRouche is known as the “Silk Road Lady. more »»

Football coverage was excellent

November 30, 2014 To the sports writers and editors of the Times-Republican: Thank you for all of your outstanding coverage of the Gladbrook-Reinbeck football team’s trip to the playoffs and the runner-up in the stat... more »»

Thank you from Iowa River Hospice

November 25, 2014 November is National Hospice Month, a time for us to educate about our services and reflect on how we deliver our care. More than . more »»

Why not skip the turkey

November 22, 2014 Next week, President Obama will pardon two turkeys to promote the turkey industry. Every one of us can exercise that same pardon power by choosing a non-violent Thanksgiving observance. more »»

Delivery drivers needed

November 22, 2014 If you have ever felt the urge to do some good for people in need in our community, then we have just the thing for you. more »»

Make time to quit smoking

November 19, 2014 Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 marks the 38th anniversary of the Great American Smokeout. Smokers who want to quit for at least one day can participate in the hope that they will quit forever. more »»

Musings from a retired editor

November 18, 2014 Listening to the radio in the mornings, while waiting for the morning paper, as this is what old guys do, I have noticed certain problems among announcers: Some can’t pronounce VULNERABLE. more »»

Honoring Jean Seberg

November 17, 2014 This is the week a town honors and celebrates a girl who became a star, and while she shines in flickering screen light every evening somewhere in the world, she shines brightest in our hearts. more »»

Wake up people!

November 11, 2014 Have you ever really wondered: Who in the world is really running America? I mean it is not us, we the people. We are not the ones starting war after war. more »»

Halloween party a great success

November 11, 2014 The Albion Betterment Committee and the Friends of the Library have so many businesses to thank for the success of the City Halloween Party. more »»

Thank you to our local health care providers

November 8, 2014 For the second time in my life, I wound up being a patient at our local hospital. I never chose that but a failure with my heart put me ther. more »»

The First Amendment revisited

November 5, 2014 Atheism is the “religion” that doesn’t promote its theology and teaching (unbelief in God) but attempts to tear down and destroy other religions. more »»



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