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MPACT making a difference

MPACT, the Marshalltown Police and Community Team, has been a wonderful collaboration between YSS of Marshall County and our police department. This pilot project began in 2021 and is among the first of its kind in Iowa. Advocates in the police department provide support and outreach for ...

Paper ballots important

I ask how can I be certain my vote counted and can we program a plan for recounting our votes in a close election? Could it be as simple as this? When we vote in a national election, we find two additional papers on our envelopes — one stating how we voted and another regarding ...

Let’s catch up with Coach Bell

Calling all former Marshalltown Bobcat Cross Country runners who ran under Coach Tim Bell from 1981 — 2013. We are having a reunion this summer to reminisce on our past successes and catch up with each other and Coach Bell himself. Coach Bell led the Bobcats for 32 years, amassing 25 state ...

United Way Golf Tournament a great success

On behalf of the Marshalltown Area United Way we would like to say thank you to everyone who came out and supported our golf tournament this past Friday. A huge thank you to Gary Schaudt SagePoint Financial for graciously being the event sponsor again this year and Woodruff Construction for ...

Grateful for caring community

This letter is to say thank you to all the volunteers who helped us plant trees this spring in Riverview, Anson, Little League and Bicentennial Parks, and on our street terraces. We lost more than 700 trees in our parks during the 2018 tornado and the derecho of 2020. Volunteers came from ...

Conservatives only care about wealth

I regularly read editorials in the TR, such as Tim Ebersole’s letter to the editor on June 12 that hysterically claim that the sky is falling in. He, and folks like him, ignore the harm done to our democracy by the previous administration culminating in the insurrection of Jan. 6. ...