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In search of some lights

August 19, 2014 I recently went to get groceries and there were several young kids out on bikes without lights. It was very hard to seem them. Please parents, don’t allow kids to ride their bikes without lights. more »»

Thanks for helping ‘Stuff the Bus’

August 19, 2014 The House of Compassion “Stuff the Bus” school supply give-away held Aug. 11 and 13 was a huge success thanks to the communit. more »»

Putney made state fair shine

August 16, 2014 I recently saw in the paper that John Putney resigned from his position after 20 years as executive director of the Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Committe. more »»

Food, fuel, fiber

August 14, 2014 What is a common thread that connects food, fuel, and fiber? AGRICULTURE. If you wear clothes, you the consumer, are involved in agriculture. more »»

Donations sought for World War I cemetery

August 13, 2014 This is the 100th anniversary of World War I, and Des Moines Glendale Cemetery is honoring the date by restoring Iowa’s largest veterans cemetery to steam clean the 3,300 markers of the decades of... more »»

Sadly, crime does pay

August 13, 2014 I read the Aug. 6 T-R article concerning the promotion of driver’s license cards for unauthorized illegal aliens in Iow. more »»

Issuing licenses will not make us safer

August 9, 2014 In a recent T-R article “Tupper discusses immigration issues in Des Moines” Police Chief Tupper asked people to write letters to the editor. After reading the article, I took his advice. more »»

Care needs to be accessible locally

August 8, 2014 As one who made the 80-mile round trip to Ames for radiation therapy 37 times in 2013, I was happy to write a letter of support for the efforts of MMSC to bring the service to Marshalltow. more »»

City needs to clean up its messes

August 5, 2014 Recently the city complained about so-called junked cars. Some of those are just cars waiting to be restored. Maybe the city should clean up their own messes. more »»

Thank you from a veteran

August 5, 2014 I accepted the invitation and attended the July 25 “In Honor of Korean War Armistice Day” free lunch at Glenwood Place Retirement Community. more »»

Realizing a brighter future

August 2, 2014 I recently had the privilege to attend the opening of the new Democratic headquarters at 127 E. Main in Marshalltown. more »»

Protect Medicaid this election

August 2, 2014 I am a resident at Westbrook Acres Nursing Home in Gladbrook. I get excellent care here. Excellent care, though, is expensive. more »»

Pray for peace in the Middle East

August 1, 2014 The people of Gaza are now without power, water and sewage treatment. Their only power plant was destroyed. more »»

Family deserves apology from school district

August 1, 2014 Recently the T-R and WHO radio reported about a family from my church and their son being accused by the school administration of being racist. more »»

Don’t miss out on community theatre

July 29, 2014 In the Sunday T-R, the new editor gives kudos to Marshalltown. One treasure chest he did not mention is the Marshalltown Community Theatre. more »»

Marshalltown should be proud of arts festival

July 26, 2014 I heard a comment last weekend at the Linn Creek Arts Festival that community support of the arts in Marshalltown is decreasing. more »»

LaRouche is right

July 26, 2014 The July 7 edition of the T.R. brought sad news and good news in that Abigail Pelzer was moving away. I wish to thank her for being open to free speec. more »»

Let’s support the Boy Scouts

July 25, 2014 My husband and I enjoy the Marshalltown fireworks and we have parked at the MICA parking lot for the last three years to view them. The Boy Scouts have been there for the last three years as well. more »»

Support cancer center in Marshalltown

July 25, 2014 I am a 37+ year member of the medical staff at MMSC and a cancer survivor. more »»

Youngster a good samaritan

July 22, 2014 I received a good samaritan hand from a young Marshalltown lad last week. I was returning a collapsible wheelchair for a friend who lives in the 400 block of West Main in Marshalltown. more »»



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