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Left not lawless

The headline on Laura Hollis’ editorial (Nov. 30) drew my attention to what was an absurd rant. Her second paragraph was exactly a map of right wing policies although blaming the left. She continues as she whines that capitalism is threatened when actually it often fails the society. This is ...

Support small-town USA by backing the LJSA

Please join me in honoring our Veterans this Week as we celebrate Veterans Day. Our community is rich with the honor and bravery these men and women have displayed and continue to display. We honor those who have served in our armed forces and those who currently serve. Please also thank those ...

Democrats hypocritical on border

Our southern border has been in the news often. It can be helpful to look back a few years to see what some elected officials have said. Recently, I read three quotes that got my attention. In 2005, Senator Barack Obama said, “We simply cannot allow people to pour into the United States ...

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 ...