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Media ignoring Sanders

September 17, 2015 What is the role of the media in an election? Is it to “mediate” or “manipulate”? In a perfect world, I would suggest it would be to MEDIATE by covering all candidates and reporting how a... more »»

Celebrate veterans during Oktemberfest

September 13, 2015 We would like to remind area veterans to participate in the veterans entry in the Oktemberfest parade. This is open to all veterans. more »»

WW II memorial: Let’s do it right!

September 13, 2015 Finally word has come that our World War II veterans will be honored with their own monument at the Iowa Veterans Home. more »»

Thank you, John Johnson

September 13, 2015 There are many things I can’t remember from my high school days. Sadly, it’s only been three years since I graduated Marshalltown High School. more »»

Pass Glass-Steagall now

September 12, 2015 What I’m about to write won’t be pleasing for all — those that make money on the Dow. It does affect a few of us that depend on past income. more »»

New CAFO, new roadway worries

September 9, 2015 I’m writing regarding the soon to open CAFO just southeast of Melbourne. Local elected officials have been contacted with the same information and request. On Sept. more »»

Ain’t this a wonderful world?

September 9, 2015 I am disgusted with the Marshalltown School System. Is it because they spend excessive tax dollars? No. Is it because they are part of a sanctuary city system? No. more »»

Vote for Janelle Carter

September 5, 2015 As the Marshalltown school board election quickly approaches, we urge all residents to get out and vote. more »»

Let’s ‘be the change’ we wish to see

September 3, 2015 Soon our U.S. Congress will be going to work. Let’s think seriously about supporting President Obama’s Iran’s nuclear deal. more »»

Marshalltown is a friendly town

September 3, 2015 After spending last weekend knocking on doors in your fair city of Marshalltown, I felt it necessary to let you know what a great town you have. more »»

Vote for Heitmann

September 2, 2015 Sean Heitmann would be an excellent addition to the Marshalltown School Board. I have known Sean for about 12 years, and he offers the qualities we need in our school board members. more »»

Thank you Jerry McCann

September 2, 2015 Sometimes in life you meet people with extraordinary passions. more »»

Support Bernie Sanders

September 2, 2015 There many major issues — climate change, immigration, foreign policy — to name a few. However, there is one issue that overshadows them all — having a government of, by, and for the people. more »»

Setting the right example

August 30, 2015 Bravo to Jeff Hutton for his editorial Aug. 21 (“A troubling trend in underage alcohol sales?”) especially in light of the Little League softball situation. more »»

Where is the outrage?

August 30, 2015 The latest information of the atrocities that are going on at Planned Parenthood are sickening. Baby body parts being taken from babies to be sold. more »»

Another successful year for ‘Stuff the Bus’

August 30, 2015 The House of Compassion “Stuff the Bus” school supply give-away held Aug. 8 and 10 was a huge success thanks to the community. more »»

A ‘right to assistance’

August 30, 2015 People have a fundamental right to call for help when they are being subjected to domestic abuse. Everyone understands this. more »»

A bias toward illegal immigrants evident

August 29, 2015 My parents taught us girls to treat people with respect, no matter what their station in life. They adopted a Vietnamese family sent here as refugees in the 1970s. A wonderful experience. more »»

A wrong kind of love

August 28, 2015 On occasion, we watch “48 hours.” One night, the show told about a very wealthy, woman who sought a man that would love her. She had married several men before but those marriages didn’t work out. more »»

Stolen lives

August 27, 2015 The Opinion/Editorial section on Sunday, Aug. 23, had a large picture along with the column titled “Civility needed in immigration discussion. more »»



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