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Sheriff should submit resignation

Many questions have been raised with respect as to how can Sheriff Hoffman effectively perform the rigorous requirements of two full-time jobs. Marshall County residents deserve a full-time dedicated sheriff. Let’s revisit the timeline of events. Sheriff Hoffman was sworn into office as the ...

UnityPoint provides great care

We received great care in the ER at UnityPoint from 9:30 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Feb 6-7. The correct tests were performed which revealed an unknown problem, referral and transport took place to get us needed services and all is well. Thank you, local medical facilities and personnel.

Many questions about sheriff in 2 counties

On Feb. 9, the Polk County Board of Supervisors approved the hiring of a new employee in the Sheriff’s Office. His name is Steve Hoffman, and he was hired with a respectable taxpayer funded salary of $141,786 per year. There’s just one problem, Mr. Hoffman already has a job as the sheriff ...

God help our country

Keep up the good work, Biden, you fossil. You are doing a bang-up job. You will have our country so screwed up that we might be past the point of no return. We will be so far in debt that we will never get out of debt. God help us.

‘School Choice’ is wrong for Iowa

Iowa Senator Jeff Edler representing us in District 36 has voted to raise our property taxes and decrease the quality of public education in Iowa, but the bill has not passed the Iowa House, yet. Edler voted in favor of Senate File 159 “School Choice” (taxpayer-funded private education). ...

Let’s get America working again

During her recent visit, Rep. Ashley Hinson shined a light on technical education, and the role community colleges play in training today’s students for tomorrow’s careers. Hinson spent time with the gas technician students in particular, many of whom will receive job offers from around the ...

Please watch ‘Absolute Proof’

We are living in a country where doing what we are told to do, almost without question, is becoming commonplace. We cannot be passive about truth, faith, or our freedoms. We need to stand up and speak out, even if there is a cost for doing so. Mike Lindell, CEO of My Pillow, is standing for ...

Oppose Vilsack’s nomination

Tom Vilsack’s nomination as secretary of agriculture does not belong within Joe Biden’s progressive agenda. Vilsack has served as governor of Iowa, secretary of agriculture under President Obama, and chief lobbyist for the dairy industry. His candidacy is opposed by a vast coalition of ...

Bill would prevent 1619 Project in classrooms

Thankfully Trump’s Republican right wing coup failed but the perpetrator Trump remains unpunished. With a huge percentage of Republicans still believing that the election was stolen by Democrat skulduggery and since I have not seen a huge public display of outrage from Republican religious ...

Hinson should place focus on jobs

I read with some interest that our new Congresswoman, Ashley Hinson, visited MCC recently and toured the facility to the obvious delight of the chancellor and other college staff. They were flattered and responded very positively to her visit, “after only a month in office.” Curiously, ...

Some articles worth noting

Thank you for printing the following articles recently. I wish to note them and add comments. “Outdoors today,” Feb. 7; Gary Brandenburg plainly describes earths climate cycles. In the next to last paragraph he accurately describes politicians attempts to distract the public into ...

Republicans need to do what is necessary

Newly elected Congresswoman Hinson is going to fit in very nicely with Iowa’s Republican delegation as she is, of course, sounding the alarm about federal spending. I realize she wasn’t there with her Republican cohorts who, for the last four years, said nothing about the overspending by ...

Do not ignore factory farm abuse

hysical torture of animals in Iowa’s industrial confined animal buildings has been reported and ignored in our supposedly humane state. This involves chickens, turkeys, cattle and in the largest part, pigs, who are known to have mental and emotional capacities at or above that of our beloved ...

Grassley runs mouth

Eighty-seven-year-old Chuck Grassley works? He is against raising the minimum wage but he also gets over $100,000 a year for running his mouth on the Senate floor. Let’s see these Congressman and Senators work for $10 an hour and have to use a time card for their work.

Work together to strengthen families

In response to JIm Lamb’s letter that appeared in the Times-Republican on Jan. 27, I too ask for a plea for empathy. As a person who believes in the value of every life, it is easy for me to empathize with anti-abortion activitists. But I do not support a return to the criminalization of ...

A plea for empathy

Empathy is the capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing from within their frame of reference, that is, the capacity to place oneself in another’s position. COVID-19 teaches empathy. We need not go far to place oneself in another’s position. We or someone we ...

Please reflect on Roe v. Wade

Jan. 22 marks the anniversary of the Roe v Wade Supreme Court decision. I pray that everyone, no matter what side of the issue they are on, take time to think about the impact that decision has had on pregnant women, fathers, grandparents and our American society. I think that we can all ...

Trump must be impeached

To Sen. Grassley, I am writing today to plead with you to please hold Donald Trump accountable by supporting impeachment. He has tried to throw democracy “under the bus” so that he can stay in power, with his false claims of an illegal election. You have to know that there is not one iota ...

Swamp creatures are vicious

During the last four years we have seen what happens when an outsider comes in to drain the swamp - the swamp creatures become brutal and vicious. It doesn’t matter if you have a D or R behind your name. The swamp creatures don’t like it when you try to change their scam. It is pretty ...

Capitol riot similar to Night of Broken Glass

Shame on the comments in the T-R Jan. 11 editorial “Worst day for Trump, Trumpists” by syndicated writer Pat Buchanan , thoughts by Rep. Dean Fisher on Jan. 12 and the Jan. 13 letter “Case of riotous chaos “ by Richard Hill of Marshalltown. Pat never mentioned the death of the ...