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Getting out the vote is vital

Leaders of both major political parties agree on one thing: The presidential election scheduled for Tuesday is among the most important in American history. Its outcome will shape our government, economy, even our society for many years to come. Your life and that of your children and ...

Strength, resilience are Marshalltown hallmarks

Marshalltown Strong made its reappearance in full force after Monday’s derecho storm. The 99 mph winds and torrential rains brought back memories of the July 2018 tornado. The trauma of the tornado came back to residents as they heard the wind roar through neighborhoods and debris smash ...

Marshalltown schools provide exceptional response in crisis

The Marshalltown Community School District deserves our support and respect. Officials and staff have worked tirelessly to provide students with a quality education in an extremely challenging time. Students did not return to classrooms after spring break in March. The COVID-19 pandemic ...

Getting ready for tomorrow

Iowa’s economy was once dominated overwhelmingly by agriculture. It’s still a major component and will remain so. Today, however, our state is the home to an eclectic collection of industries. That diversity is making the Hawkeye State stronger and helping keep it prosperous. Gov. Kim ...

Support IVCCD bond referendum with ‘yes’ vote

Community colleges are often higher education’s backbone. They provide classes, degrees and job training necessary for local needs. For some, it provides an affordable way to start off before heading to a university. For others, it provides everything they need for their chosen profession. ...

New U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement will boost agriculture

America’s economy is strengthened when our nation is able to increase its sales internationally. The export of agricultural products has long been one of the most robust and successful parts of the trade picture for the United States. The foreign demand for what is produced in farm country ...