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Thanks for supporting ‘Amy’s Arbor’

Shortly before noon on June 9, 2017, a co-worker and cherished friend was abruptly taken away from us. Mrs. Amy R. Sanders, a beautiful wife of Aaron and loving mother of Izaiah, Savanah and Camden lost her life in the line of duty at the intersection of Church and Center Street in Marshalltown ...

Terrible conditions for immigrant children are appalling

rible conditions the immigrant children are experiencing in Texas, Florida and other states. This whole situation has been so poorly handled from the beginning. In many cases, we don’t even have an accurate count of how many children are being held or such basic information as their ...

Citizen Police Academy is eyeopening

I recently had the honor and pleasure of attending Marshalltown Police Department’s Citizen Police Academy and came away with some very strong impressions. First, our community is very lucky to have Chief Mike Tupper as the leader of our police department. He is clearly a progressive, ...

Marshalltown Police go above and beyond

I recently visited the Marshalltown Police Department with a question about an incident that occurred on July 4. Due to a mishap in communication at the station, we ended up waiting for much longer than we should have. The officer that assisted us was very helpful in answering my question and ...

Justice provides opportunity to repent

In the Bible there are scriptures about judgment, judging and being just. Ever since man’s failure in the garden, God has been at work getting the attention of humans. Judgment comes because we need to know the correction of God’s justice. In John 9:39, Jesus says that for judgment, he has ...

Limelight Leadership Academy brings entrepreneurial spirit

Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Iowa Valley Community College District, WIOA Title I and IowaWORKS partnered together for the 2019 Limelight Leadership Academy, our third annual program. The week-long event focused on self-employment and entrepreneurship, where young adult participants ...

Cowboys in the sky a success

On May 18 & 19, we held the 17th Annual Sid Roseland Calf-roping and Steer Wrestling “Cowboys In The Sky” Event at the Central Iowa Fairgrounds. It was a success, and we would like to thank the following people for their support: Kendall & Janice Thompson, Pam Kunze, David Herbolt, ...

United Way Golf Tournament a great success

On behalf of the Marshalltown Area United Way we would like to say thank you to everyone who came out and supported our golf tournament on June 28th. We raised approximately $11,400. Even with the rainy weather, we were able to get nine holes in that day. If you were a golfer that day, please ...

We need harsher laws for embezzlement

Several times I have thought about employees embezzling and taking from businesses — feeling they are justified, feeling its earned. Many business and cities, schools, etc. have had it happen to them. This hits home to me as our business went through embezzling also. Over a three-year period, ...

Jury exemption should be allowed for caregiving

I’m writing this in regards to my jury service that I was scheduled for Tuesday morning. I showed up with my three 2.5-year-old triplets because my excuse for not having a sitter was denied and I am the primary caregiver to my children. I understand that some people try to get out of this for ...

MHS golf outing sees record turnout

On behalf of the MHS Athletic Department, we would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their contributions to our very successful MHS golf outing that was held at the American Legion Golf Course on June 13. Special thanks go to Emerson, JBS, Hy-Vee and of course, the ...

Speed limits need to be better enforced

Within the last year or so, at least two letters to the editor have been submitted to the Times-Republican in reference to Marshalltown’s dangerous streets. I would like to add my voice to the chorus. It is no secret that many people view speed limits as mere suggestions rather than laws. ...

Landlords should request lien’s exemption

The Marshalltown Water Works follows Iowa Code. Law states a landlord is responsible to pay a tenant’s water bill if the tenant does not pay. The Iowa Code also states that a landlord can request a lien exemption and the tenant will be responsible for their own water bill. It is a very ...

Narrative about climate change is untrustworthy

In Monday’s TR, an excellent point of view was expressed by Erick Erickson on page A4 concerning big media biases. In my many decades of reading and observation, I agree with the writer that the New York Times and others are more interested in the narrative than the truth. Stinky is still ...

Congress should be better protecting us

On June 6, our 1944 D-Day World War II heroes were honored. They were called by many the greatest generation in our country’s history. A group of U.S. Army rangers scaled one of the cliffs in re-enactment and said even with much better ropes, they had a hard time and they did it without ...

Remembering Rocky

The Remembering Rocky Times-Republican story on page A3 in Thursday’s paper brings back another interesting note to me in reference to Rocky Lavalle’s Marshalltown connection with Zeno’s Pizza. As T-R sports editor back in the 1965-66 season, I traveled to out-of-town games for the ...

Sharon Soorholtz Greer appointment is well deserved

The three of us served as bankruptcy counsel, special health care counsel and advisor/Chief Wind-down Officer to Central Iowa Healthcare in connection with the 2016 bankruptcy and successful sale transaction to UnityPoint Health – Waterloo. We, and on behalf of our firms, offer our heartiest ...

Governor’s use of power not consistent

The Iowa Legislature’s medical cannabidiol bill was vetoed by Gov. Kim Reynolds. Doing so she says she’s protecting Iowans from excessive amounts of THC. However, the governor’s political reasoning using a veto to overrule the legislature is not consistent. Restoring all ex-felon’s ...

Christians promise fellowship to God

Recently, we spent time in another town. While visiting with friends, we were seated near a table with a 9 year old and her guardian — probably her grandmother. When grandma left to fill her plate I thought I would try to engage the child in conversation. She looked straight ahead and ...

Trump’s tariffs are socialist

You have to laugh at President Donald Trump. He calls Democrats socialists. It is Trump who is hurting the farmers with his tariffs on China. Then socialist Trump uses the people’s tax money to bailout farmers for the loss taken with Trump tariffs. No wonder Trump went bankrupt in his past ...