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The cost of salvation

Many years ago I worked for Fisher Controls. As I was securing two units together with a large hammer and chisel, a burr spun off and pierced my arm. It was a burning, painful wound. As soon as it hit, blood spurted out of a severed vein. As I made my way to the nurse’s office she took one ...

Is timing right for a library expansion?

The T-R recently published an article informing the public that head librarian Sarah Rosenblum would present details to the city council of a proposed expansion to the buildings north side by way of adding a multipurpose room to “better meet youth programming needs and increased demands for ...

All for naught

Senate will vote and Trump will be stronger than ever, because America is Great thanks to his administration. Wait until 2020 and see how it goes. He did it against a dozen so called politicians and defeated Hillary who thought she had it made in the shade. Charge the circus to Democratic ...

What I have learned this past month

The Council can take money from the general storm water fund to fix High Street, freeing up funds bonded for the Police Station for the purpose of fixing the storm water problems on High Street. They can then reallocate that money to furniture and a drone, both of which are non-vertical ...

Sad to lose Central Iowa Square Club

I was sad to read in the Times-Republican that the Central Iowa Square Club just closed the door. My husband, Jim Connley was the first president and old doc Willard Marble was vice president as we first formed the club back in the 1950s — so it has been around awhile. The YWCA and YMCA ...

What’s wrong here?

On Thanksgiving, I read about a new law passed that will apply to all 5O states and the 16 U.S. territories. The law basically says that causing pain or serious bodily injury to any living nonhuman mammals, birds, reptiles or amphibians is a crime and could result in a fine and up to seven ...

Release impaired waters report

Finally, we know why the Department of Natural Resources has been delaying the 2018 impaired waters report: Since 2016, Iowa’s water has gotten worse, not better. The agricultural industry is to blame and has managed to avert negative information like this from disseminating over and over. ...

Put more pupil money into elementaries

There is an excellent article in the Dec. 1 paper about Tara Klass. I don’t know her, but she sounds like a great teacher and I know most Central Iowa schools have a lot of great teachers and we should because that’s whats important for us. When Klass lists her biggest challenges, one is ...

Best customer service

If you want to go somewhere that has extraordinary customer service, go to the Wolfe Clinic frame service area. They are the best!

Watching impeachment hearings

Watching the impeachment of Donald Trump. The people that are testifying against Trump are people working in his administration. That says it all. With friends like that who needs enemies?

Christmas: Remembering the birth of a savior

he most important season of any in the world. It is the time when the world will celebrate Christmas, while remembering the birth of a child. Not just any child but the one who stepped out of the throne room of Heaven, to be our savior. Christmas starts right after Thanksgiving. Stores have ...

World poverty is real

As a supporter of the Borgen Project, I want to explain the importance of supporting increased funding to the international affairs budget. Specifically, I want my congress leaders Sen. Joni Ernst, Sen. Chuck Grassley and Rep. Cindy Axne to know what I, their constituent, is wanting. I urge you ...

A letter To Grandma

Dear Grandma, It’s been nearly 80 years since I wrote to you last. I wanted to tell you how much I love and have missed you-us Norwegians sometimes, won’t tell you what is on their heart. Remember 1937-38 when my sister, mother and I stayed with you in your beautiful country? We would ...

Community support makes successful Trunk or Treat

Recently the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary Post #46 hosted a Halloween celebration with great success. The event never would have been possible without the overwhelming support of the community. With heartfelt appreciation sponsors included: Mitchell Family Funeral Home, ...

Proposed use for the UnityPoint north

Why destroy a hospital that could be a safe place to treat the mentally ill, acute patients and ones who need medication management? Mary Greeley in Ames has an excellent hospital floor plan. I was there four times and saved. I especially found comfort in front of the big, south windows, warm ...

Donations to IVH make a difference

Thank you so much to those Iowans who graciously donate to the veterans and their spouses at the Iowa Veterans Home. All the extras we provide to our veterans and their families, are made possible through generous donations. Your Iowa Veterans Home staff do a great job supporting the 500+ ...

Marshalltown act of kindness

As were so many in Marshalltown who suffered loss from the tornado, my brother recently witnessed the grace of God directly. Due to the kindness of Adkins Roofing, my brother, Nov. 6, received a new roof on his garage at no expense to him. This is another example of how Marshalltown has pulled ...

The Lord is coming

Isaiah was one of the few preachers the Lord could rely on. God was pretty set on showing some justice to his people. From the beginning of sin, the world has waited for the day of “The coming of the Lord.” The Jews believed that in that moment, God would destroy the world and make right ...

MHS ‘Little Mermaid’ among the best of all

I have lived in Marshalltown for 39 years and have seen almost all of the high school musicals. I believe “The Little Mermaid” presented last weekend is among the very best of them all. Every part of the production was strong and that means the drama and music directors and the student ...

November is National Hospice Month

There comes a time in many of our lives when we either take or are given the responsibility of caring for a seriously or terminally ill family member. It is a hard job and unfortunately can be made harder by our confusing and fragmented healthcare system. November is National Hospice and ...