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The only option

April 25, 2015 This is a letter to all of those 50 years and younger; to those that sort out the good from the bad and find positive solutions. I was born a Franklin D. Roosevelt Democrat. more »»

Perhaps a different option for public safety

April 25, 2015 I have had another thought/approach for the new police and fire department building needs during this tight bonding/funding crises in Marshalltown. more »»

A heartfelt thank you

April 24, 2015 As a relative newcomer to the community I now call home, there are always new people to meet and new things to discover. Saturday night was no exception. more »»

Boon or burden?

April 24, 2015 Is the offer of the golf course to State Center a boon or a burden? Golf courses all over the United States are closing. Going broke. Many were built in housings communities to attract buyers. more »»

No bullying here

April 24, 2015 How is a name on a list bullying? I am proud to have my name on the list of union members. more »»

A new police station needed for the community

April 24, 2015 There have been a lot of questions on the proposed new Police Station: Why does it have to have so many windows? Why don’t they just move into another building? Why are they paying so much for this... more »»

Do not reward police with new building

April 23, 2015 I’m finding it a little odd that a new donut shop is to open on the very same day the vote is on (May 5) for a new police station. It must be in the lining of the stars for a few. more »»

If I could talk to the president

April 23, 2015 I would ask him why as Americans we are letting the people in the Middle East suffer the way they do. We should be fighting mad. more »»

It’s not bullying

April 23, 2015 I wonder if Rep. Dean Fisher is trying to tell our local union what we can and can’t print in our local union paper. more »»

A blatant disrespect for life

April 23, 2015 I was appalled by the cartoon you published on the front page of the Matter of Opinion section of the Times-Republican on Sunday, April 12 depicting a death gurney to be used to killed the Boston... more »»

What about bullying in the unions?

April 22, 2015 Bullying in our schools and our community has been a hot topic for several years. more »»

Be safe and put your phone away

April 21, 2015 On Saturday I attended my grandson’s soccer game at the complex on 18th avenue and I have some observations to share. First and foremost people need to slow down in the parking lot. more »»

Funding needed for trails system

April 21, 2015 Spring has arrived and Iowans have taken to the many great recreational trails our state has to offer. more »»

Sleeping on the job

April 21, 2015 Rand Paul and other Republicans running for president knock Hillary for Benghazi. more »»

New police facility needed

April 20, 2015 As a proud member of the Marshalltown business community, I recognize that a viable community requires dedicated law enforcement officials who protect and serve its citizens. more »»

Heartbroken over hog confinement

April 20, 2015 I remember the day we looked at our house back in 2011. We stood in the kitchen with the realtor and our moms visualizing the place. The kitchen window was open and it had the most amazing breeze. more »»

Save Melbourne from hog confinement

April 20, 2015 I’m writing as one of many who will be negatively impacted if the proposed 3,600 head (7,200 head annum) hog confinement/factory farm outside of Melbourne comes to pass. more »»

Vote ‘YES’ for the new police facility

April 19, 2015 Vote ‘YES’ for the new police facility Having served more than 27 years as sheriff, most people either don’t know or they forget that I once was a police officer on the Marshalltow... more »»

A ‘special’ thank you

April 19, 2015 The Central Iowa Special Olympics-Spring Games were held April 11 at the Marshalltown High School comple. more »»

Vote yes on May 5

April 19, 2015 I have been serving as a member of the Public Safety Building Advisory Committee appointed by the City council. more »»



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