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In response to Peter Rogers

I’d like Peter to understand that I would rather shop local, especially since I’m of an age where I don’t drive a lot. I had a Younkers ad and a Penney’s ad and shopped at those stores a lot for good products at fair prices. But alas, they’re gone from Marshalltown now, a great ...

Make an informed vote

As you consider who you will vote for this November, please choose your candidates based upon their track records and the plans they have for improving our state. Do not choose your leaders based upon party affiliation. The fact is that over the past forty years, neither party has served Iowans ...

America now a banana republic

Who would have ever thought that our country would ever turn into a banana republic? Well, we are seeing firsthand when you weaponize the DOJ and the FBI to go against your political opponents. We see what happens again when an outsider disrupts the establishment. They are like a pack of wolves ...

This kid wasn’t feeling so ducky

(Editor’s note: This story originally ran in Our Iowa Magazine, and because the author now resides in Marshalltown, a reader requested that it be reprinted in the T-R. We have received Our Iowa’s blessing to publish it.) My family lived in one of the older, close-knit neighborhoods of ...

The Fisher family legacy needs to be preserved

Two gentlemen recently, Harvey Varnum and Dick Naughton, wrote letters to the editor about not changing the name of the Fisher Community Center and the Martha-Ellen Tye Theater. I join my voice with them. I remember Martha-Ellen Tye growing up in Marshalltown. We were aware of the family ...

Thank you MCSD!

We received basic skills test results for our son this week. He just completed the third grade at Hoglan Elementary. We are very proud of our son and how well he did. He is achieving at a very high level. We know this does not happen accidentally. Our children are blessed to attend school in a ...