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Thank you for Market support

Thank you for supporting 13th Street District Harvest Market. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Marshalltown community for your recent support of the Harvest Market held Sept. 10 on 13th Street. With beautiful weather we were thrilled to see more than 2,000 attendees who ...

Strengthen our power grid

We must do more to strengthen our power grid against an electromagnetic pulse event. Such an event can result from an attack by terrorists or by another country — China may already have the capability — or it can occur naturally. It could result in devastating loss of life. There is ...

District has patriotism

Thank you for the article and two photos of the traditional Flag Raising Ceremony on the first day of school at the GMG Elementary in Green Mountain. The article and photos appeared on page A2, Sunday, Aug. 29. It is reassuring to know that at least one school district continues to promote ...

Please appreciate people who help

More stories of businesses on Main might be interesting, such as Marla’s story as she stood on her feet for years performing her style of art on hair and still standing at more than 70 years old. She told me she had always wanted to live on Main so one day, a realtor friend who knew that ...

What does life offer?

Sixty years ago I sat in the usher’s pew at the Iowa River Church, wondering how my life could help the church in its ministry. I remember telling the Lord that I was ready for service, whatever he had in mind. Now in retirement, I sit in the same pew, not as an usher but still waiting on ...

Time to stop the lies

In the article Laura Hollis wrote, “Lies, lies, lies,” it made me think how important it is for us to listen, to have dialogues, if we want to save our democracy. Let’s be fair and honest in what is being said these days. In one translation of Isaiah 1:18, we read, “Come now. Let us ...