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Supporting Eaton for city council

I’m supporting Mark Eaton for city council at large. If you read the local paper about council meetings you may have read about Mark asking questions. Many times I have read where he is asking why we do this and not something else that’s better for city at this time. And most times he gets ...

Elect Schneider for city council

I am wholeheartedly supporting Jeff Schneider for Marshalltown City Council in the upcoming election. When you are concerned about an issue in our community, you can confidently turn to Jeff Schneider. He is seeking support as one of our at-large city council members. You will find him to be ...

Mask-wearing shouldn’t evoke comment

I wanted to share an experience that I encountered at Wal-Mart on Sunday that I’m sure others may have as well. As I was walking into the store with my mask on, a man that was walking out of the store felt compelled to mumble to me “that’s a nice smile you got there.” I know everyone ...

Infrastructure bill will do much good

I recently read in the T-R where Sen. Grassley and Sen. Ernst are disagreeing on the infrastructure bill. Sen. Ernst is complaining about the cost of the bill at around $3 trillion. But, why didn’t she complain about the close to $10 trillion that increased our national debt in the four ...

Stop signs scream ‘little hick cow town’

I grew up in Marshalltown in the 40s and 50s and graduated from the old high school on 11th street in 1960. I loved Marshalltown and all the schools I attended, the teachers, and especially my classmates, but one thing has me puzzled. When I was in high school the mood of the town seemed ...

How do we become a Kingdom of Priests?

Throughout the Bible, God has been on a never-ending quest to keep His kingdom revealed to his people. Scripturally, he uses the picture of wandering sheep as an analogy of the human spirit. Sheep, as well as humans, always need a leader/shepherd to keep us safe and secure. Without a shepherd, ...