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Iowa’s historic architecture is invaluable

February 11, 2014 The Mitchell County Courthouse was torn down last week. It was a red brick, Greek Revival building – complete with four columns and a silver-domed cupola. more »»

Lions appreciate fundraiser support

February 10, 2014 The Marshalltown Noon Lions wish to thank the 334 people who came out on a very cold and snowy Saturday morning, Feb. 1, to eat Belgian waffles. more »»

Special committees would help city council

February 4, 2014 As some may recall I recently penned a Letter to the Editor encouraging our incoming mayor and the city council to consider reinstating the council committee mode of operation that served this... more »»

Why garden with prairie wildflowers?

January 30, 2014 From pioneer times up to now, the Midwest’s prairie landscape has been dramatically altered. more »»

A jolt on Iowa Avenue

January 30, 2014 To the city leaders: This is a situation that will be very expensive to fi. more »»

Communities, legislators unite for IJH

January 28, 2014 I am proud to be a part of the Tama-Toledo communitie. more »»

Ways to communicate

January 28, 2014 In the Old Testament God confounded human speech. All they thought about was rebelling against God. more »»

Snap facts on American economy

January 24, 2014 • Superman’s slogan is no longer mentioned in Superman movies. • One out of five working-age men are not working. • 47 million Americans are on food stamps. Up 70 percent in 5 years. more »»

Crisis in American government

January 23, 2014 If we were to go back in history to see in 1867 the German Oligarchic forced resignation of Chancellor Bismarck when the citizens were pleased with his leadership as was Emperor William II until he... more »»

Deceived by the federal government

January 22, 2014 Have you ever noticed how our federal government rarely seems to do what is best for “We the People” anymore? Our founding fathers warned us about having a national bank (Federal Reserve. more »»

Community again shows support for veterans

January 16, 2014 I would like to once again thank everyone who supported last month’s Marshalltown Central Business District’s Adopt-A-Veteran Christmas Party. more »»

Sodders flip flopped on IJH

January 16, 2014 I have heard and read about Democrats blaming Governor Branstad for the problems at the  State Juvenile Home in Toled. more »»

Upcoming caucuses important to both parties

January 15, 2014 On Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m., both the Democrats and Republicans in Iowa will have Precinct Caucuses. The Caucus is the building block of the part. more »»

Let’s look for spiritual answers

January 15, 2014 I read with interest the letter by The Rev. Darrell Mitchell in the Times-Republican Sunday, Jan. 5. more »»

IJH closure is a failure for youth, state

January 7, 2014 Iowa’s adolescents in need of help lose again if the Iowa Juvenile Home (IJH) in Toledo is closed as planned by the governor. more »»

Too few good Republicans

January 7, 2014 Chuck Grassley says he is going to run for reelection to the senate in 2016 when he is 83 years old. more »»

Bible supports Phil Robinson's comments

January 5, 2014 In the United States we have freedom of speech as stated in the 1st Amendment even if what I say irritates you. Right? In the United States we have the Constitution as our source of authorit. more »»

Challenge Branstad to keep voice in gov’t

January 5, 2014 The Iowa Juvenile Home is slated to close in mid-January. Regardless of your opinion, for or against, there is a another very important issue. more »»

Juvenile Home makes strong impact on girls

January 5, 2014 I am a student at the Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa, and from August through December of last year I helped facilitate a weekly creative writing group on the Iowa Juvenile Home campus... more »»

Let’s work for peace in 2014

January 5, 2014 As I sit down on these last few days of 2013 and face the New Year of 2014, my thoughts go out to that great “Peace Poem,” by Amanda Bradley. more »»



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