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School board race should draw local attention

August 27, 2009 They oversee thousands of students and millions of dollars. more »»

Staying vigilant in the face of H1N1

August 21, 2009 When Marshall County was hit with the H1N1 virus this spring and quickly set the state’s record number of cases, local officials jumped into action for the protection of our community. more »»

Reasons to believe in our young people

July 18, 2009 You hear the question posed often. “What is wrong with our youth nowadays?” People call them disrespectful, lewd and vulgar. more »»

Coach Thomas represented Aplington-Parkersburg spirit

June 25, 2009 Words cannot describe the horror Central Iowans felt when they first heard about the senseless killing of Aplington-Parkersburg Football Coach Ed Thomas Wednesday mornin. more »»

History Lesson for Independence Day

June 23, 2009 Celebrating the Fourth of July has been more in the public eye this year in Newton because in a very tight budget year the City Council wasn’t sure it had the money to pay for the usual fireworks... more »»

Aliant Energy’s other option is still a good investment for community

March 8, 2009 Marshalltown and all of Central Iowa received some bad news last week when local officials learned the much anticipated coal-fired power plant proposed two years ago by Alliant Energy will not be... more »»

The best ‘change’ isn’t tax and spend

January 8, 2009 It has become accepted wisdom in Washington that soon after President-elect Barack Obama takes office, he and Congress will team up to implement a truly gigantic “stimulus” program that will spend a... more »»

O night, divine

December 24, 2008 ‘Twas the night before Christma. more »»

Let there be peace

December 23, 2008 A phrase we often hear this time of year is one wishing all “peace on earth.” We couldn’t agree more. more »»

Request for financial relief for Senior Citizens Center deserves City Backing

December 21, 2008 The Senior Citizens Center in Marshalltown has long served an important purpose for the older citizens of our community. We’d like to see that continu. more »»

Our Take

December 20, 2008 The Times-Republican rolls out a new editorial feature this week – Our Take on the News. more »»

No sand, no safety

December 18, 2008 Another snowstorm, another disappointment. more »»

Economic recovery? Not with this plan

December 10, 2008 In many ways, the so-called “recovery plan” being discussed by liberal leaders in Congress sounds very much like political payback, not economic stimulus. more »»

Who's next?

December 9, 2008 Everywhere we turn these days, someone is talking about bailouts. more »»

Take some time to stop and ‘smell the roses’ this Holiday Season

December 4, 2008 We can’t help but enjoy this time of year. Oh sure, snow and ice on the streets can be a bit frustrating, but it can’t overcome the joy the holiday season brings. more »»

Marshalltown taxpayers deserve better than just salt on the streets this winter

November 29, 2008 Marshalltown — and the entire Midwest, for that matter — will soon enter another winter season and once again, snow removal will be a main concern for local resident. more »»

Another Bailout

November 25, 2008 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid have been wasting no time in their campaign to impose even more socialism on the American economy. more »»

It’s our money and we have a right to know how it’s being

November 23, 2008 Treasury Department officials continue to refuse to disclose details of their emergency loan program for big financial institutions. That is wrong, plainly and simpl. more »»

The bailout bill was rotten enough to begin with, now it’s just mushroomed into corporate welfare

November 20, 2008 Some companies receiving money through the government’s program to “bail out” beleaguered financial institutions do not seem to have been in trouble at al. more »»

Law enforcement shouldn’t punish any form of America’s free press

November 16, 2008 After the Penn State football team beat Ohio State on Oct. 25, a large, unruly crowd surged into the streets of State College, Pa., to “celebrate. more »»



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