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Trump is a con man

Sorry Mrs Dates, but the election is over and Trump lost and that’s very clear. As I read this letter from Mrs Dates I had to ask myself how can two people look at Trump and see two completely different people. Where she sees the “People’s President,” I see a narcissistic con man and ...

Trump is ‘People’s President’

The election for President has already taken place. Whether President Trump remains for a second term is still not clear. As Princess Diana is remembered as the “People’s Princess,” I predict Trump in later years will be remembered as the “People’s President.” No one has ever ...

Leave Iowa River Hospice alone

I have been reading about the proposed plans that will destroy one of the most wonderful places in Marshalltown. For those of you who have not had any dealings with Iowa River Hospice, let me share with you. A few years ago, my wonderful mother was in need of help that was above and beyond ...

Please abandon Fifth Avenue project

From the opening of the Iowa River Hospice Home in the year 2009, the prevailing comment from patients, family and visitors has been, “this is such a nice, peaceful place.”   The Hospice House was situated in such a way, and built with a veranda that allows access for patients and their ...

Reynolds has failed Iowans

Did you see it? If you didn’t don’t worry, you didn’t miss anything important. Six minutes of old failed strategy, and pleas to her own constituents to “do the right thing and wear masks.” With hospitals filled to capacity, and essential medical personnel working under terrible ...

Planned road still a problem

It seems that the plan to build the road for South Fifth Avenue continues to be a problem. I am a registered nurse who works at the Iowa River Hospice Home. I can’t believe that this could even be an issue as it is proposed to go right through the ambulance patient unloading area, as well ...

Bring faith and belief into your lives

Given on a Chicago street corner in 1934 by Charles Albin: Thanksgiving is just around the corner, urging us to call family and friends to our table. Jeremiah had this task of speaking to a nation of longtime-sinners. They would rather do harmful things to others than to do good for anyone. ...

Mask mandate needed in Iowa

We’re in the midst of a pandemic with Iowans testing at a 48 percent positivity rate, Marshall County testing at a 20 percent rate and hospitalization numbers setting records. The White House Coronavirus Task Force issued a report to Iowa in October noting “many preventable deaths in the ...

Trump lost popular vote

Donald Trump said he was robbed because he wasn’t reelected. Trump lost the popular vote by around 4 million votes, which also cost him the electoral college. Should we have the electoral college to elect other government officials? That would give the person who loses the popular vote a ...

Iowa River Hospice provides quality care

When curative care turns to comfort care please consider your choices of hospice provider carefully. You do have a choice in hospice care and all hospices aren’t the same. We are the only local hospice, founded in 1983 by a dedicated group of volunteers that saw a need and worked diligently ...

Please protect Iowa River Hospice

I grew up in Marshalltown and knew Charlie, Mid, and Lisa Lander very well. From the first capital campaign request in 2007, I realized that Lisa Lander Holmberg, Kris Johnson Geiger and Carmi Trullinger Olson were going to easily fulfill Mid Lander’s dream of a Hospice Home in ...

Fascism beginning in our country

This 92 year old minister, who lived during World War II, saw how fascism came into being. Hitler and the Nazi Party would tell lies — one right after another — until the people began to believe those lies. Christian people living in Germany believed those lies. In many ways, this is ...

Grieving has nothing to do with politics

People of Iowa, we are in deep trouble. We cannot get the truth from most public people. Joe Fisher’s article, “Iowa Dems target Ernst for COVID relief” - the articles mixes the pain of death with the confirmation of a court justice. If you are mourning a family death, politics should ...

Napolitano column was concerning

Editor’s note: The incorrect version of this letter was previously published. I understand and support the need for newspapers to present different points of view, and I’m thankful that the T-R does so. However, I feel that the column “What if We Ignore the Government?” by Andrew ...

Enjoys T-R coverage, columnists

I really enjoyed Times-Republican reporter Joe Fisher’s report Mental Health strain on our residents during COVID, derecho and politics. We are all trying to handle it in our own way. I like Paul Daniel’s statement that “Hope is not Canceled” in the lives of people who are willing to ...

Abolish two party system

There is certainly plenty of hypocrisy, fault and blame to go around with our current political parties. Both have put party before country which we as American citizens shouldn’t allow to continue. As an Independent I can cast my ballot for the better candidates rather than as a block like ...

Napolitano column was concerning

I understand and support the need for newspapers to present different points of view, and I’m thankful that the T-R does so. However, I feel that the column “What if we ignore the government?” by Andrew Napolitano, which was published on Oct. 15, was alarmingly provocative.  There ...

Hold elected representatives accountable

Upon receipt of our property tax bill due 2020/21, we were shocked at a 20 percent increase. This, while corn, soybean, and cattle prices have been decreasing; a derecho struck and caused damage to crops, trees and structures in Marshall County; and we continue to suffer under the impact of the ...

Please vote for Tony Reed

I write in support of District 71 candidate for state representative, Tony Reed. I find Tony less of a “politician” and more of a “regular guy.” We need more of the latter. He listens to people and does not rush to judgment. He strives to understand their point of view. I find this very ...

Sad to see protest covered

What a sad note in the Times-Republican’s article Oct. 7. They gave a very small group of six or eight kids a very large space in their newspaper. These kids protested against a church that has put out crosses on church property for years to remember millions of aborted babies that will never ...