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Check your voter status

Are you registered to vote? Maybe. Maybe not! School Board and City Council elections are slated to take place November 2. The laws for registering to vote in Iowa have changed recently, and even though you may have registered to vote, your name may have been moved to the inactive list or ...

Silence in the Christian world

It has always been the desire of God to reveal Himself to His people. From the day that we left Eden, God has offered forgiveness and salvation. Scripture reveals the times God offered forgiveness, but His people refused. He offered forgiveness when our sins drove us out of the Garden. He ...

Marshalltown Community School District ‘Good Old Boys Club’

A friend told me to look at the school board in my high school yearbook. He told me the school board in his yearbook was made up of local businesspeople, farmers and community professionals. There were no school related professionals. He said he would bet the school board in my yearbook was ...

Trump’s election lies still dangerous

If there was any question whether Trump is a cult figure, just read the Associated Press article “Iowa’s GOP Leaders stand by Trump as he repeats false claims” in the Times Republican from Monday, Oct. 11. It leaves no doubt. After the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, the ...

Don’t forget to vote

We are all bearing witness to the new laws limiting access to voting options, to the ongoing practice of gerrymandering manipulating our electoral districts, and to the endless allegations of fraudulent elections. These events affect us all, and it is easy to become discouraged about the act of ...

Endorsing school board candidate Becky Kouang

Becky Kouang has been a strong child advocate for the 20 years I have known her. She has educated her children in the Marshalltown Public schools. Becky and her family have deep roots in Marshalltown, and she has been a leader in providing quality in-home child care combined with Early ...