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Tax increases will hurt seniors

March 22, 2014 I compliment Patrick Walsh on his March 16 letter “Taxed to the max.” I guess Marshalltown School Superintendent Marvin Wade doesn’t buy tha. more »»

Fixing of the fix

March 18, 2014 Great news, our president just announced the latest fix to fix the fix that wasn’t fixed the first time. I am referring to the mid-December fix. It was called ironically “The Fix. more »»

Commence pothole dodging event

March 17, 2014 This was a particularly bad winter with a lot of snow falls and extreme cold, stay in the house kind of temperatures. more »»

Taxed to the max

March 16, 2014 It is about time for all our taxing authorities (city, county, state, federal) to realize that the ordinary private citizen is taxed to the maximum. more »»

Obama is but a symptom

March 16, 2014 I recently received an email which voices my thoughts exactly, and which I would like for others to see. more »»

Arizona veto demands Christians love ‘the sin’

March 6, 2014 The First Amendment protects the right to wear a tattoo reading “Jesus Stinks. more »»

Welcome to Moosylvania

March 4, 2014 International diplomacy is simply defined as the respect a country demands; not for what the nation will do, but what the nation could do! The lack of such respect causes poor national judgement... more »»

Overwhelmed with gratitude for community

March 3, 2014 There are times in life where the words thank you are so insufficient in their ability to convey the level of gratitude you have for someone or a group of people based on what they have done for yo. more »»

Darn proud of Marshalltown

March 2, 2014 During the dog day of summer one may find any number of people participating in a variety of different activities around out community. more »»

School bus stop needs improvement

March 2, 2014 As a Marshalltown resident and taxpayer I choose to send my children to GMG schools, for my own personal reasons as do numerous other Marshalltown taxpayers. more »»

Youth, library partnership for tech help appreciated

March 2, 2014 Thank you to the “techies” and the Marshalltown Library for partnering together to provide answers to questions concerning one’s electronic devices. more »»

The obedience of a dog

February 25, 2014 Almost every day, I receive emails from friends and relatives who send videos of dogs and cats, all doing various activities. more »»

Marshalltown coat drive a success

February 19, 2014 The cold temperatures we have experienced these last few months has affected everyone in our community in one way or another. more »»

Marshalltown hosts first-class event

February 18, 2014 Marshalltown High School and the Marshalltown YMCA celebrated hosting the IHSAA boys state swim meet for the tenth time. more »»

MOBI continues its success

February 18, 2014 The Marshalltown Optimist Basketball Invitational, or MOBI as we call it, completed recently two successful weekends when 24 girls’ and 24 boys’ teams competed in grade divisions 5–8. more »»

Impeach Obama, avoid war

February 14, 2014 I have always thought that the 14 nations in the European Union have never had sovereignty. At least all government transaction was handled in Brussels. more »»

Quarterback Club needs support

February 14, 2014 To all Bobcat parents, Bobcat Boosters and Bobcat friends, Please consider coming to the Quarterback Club meetings held every Friday at noon at the Junction Lounge. more »»

Propane exports hit record high

February 13, 2014 How many families are starting out the day either by robbing their savings, doing away with a short vacation, or borrowing to support big oil, or unable to do anything but go to bed cold because... more »»

Concentration of political power is the enemy

February 13, 2014 “Economic inequality” is the political hot topic. No doubt the rich get richer and the gap between “us” and “them” gets wider and wider. more »»

House of Compassion seeks shelter monitors

February 12, 2014 As you may have seen on TV or read in the newspaper lately, the House of Compassion is experiencing high numbers of guests in our emergency shelter this time of year. more »»



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