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What does science offer?

There was a very good article in the T-R on June 8. It was by Laura Hollis titled “No God, no science.” She says the percent of Christians is way down in the U.S. She also says there is a strong correlation between higher levels of education and lower levels of religious belief. In my ...

Freeze new nukes

I don’t know if nuclear first strike capability is possible. We need to determine if an arms race with Russia could lead to our annihilation; and if so, we need to have both countries agree to a freeze on new nuclear weapons — at least if such a freeze is verifiable. There should of ...

Come listen to the band

For the past two Thursdays I had not looked forward to being outside in the heat to support the Marshalltown Municipal Band. I have been pleasantly surprised that it’s been comfortable in the shade with a nice breeze at the 13th Street park. Join me most Thursdays in June and July at 7 pm ...

MPACT making a difference

MPACT, the Marshalltown Police and Community Team, has been a wonderful collaboration between YSS of Marshall County and our police department. This pilot project began in 2021 and is among the first of its kind in Iowa. Advocates in the police department provide support and outreach for ...

Paper ballots important

I ask how can I be certain my vote counted and can we program a plan for recounting our votes in a close election? Could it be as simple as this? When we vote in a national election, we find two additional papers on our envelopes — one stating how we voted and another regarding ...

Let’s catch up with Coach Bell

Calling all former Marshalltown Bobcat Cross Country runners who ran under Coach Tim Bell from 1981 — 2013. We are having a reunion this summer to reminisce on our past successes and catch up with each other and Coach Bell himself. Coach Bell led the Bobcats for 32 years, amassing 25 state ...