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Don’t blame the cops

I’m tired of good cops being blamed for I think of them as heroes, risking their lives every day for us. As far as the last school shooting, viewing the video for the first time I could see why the policeman could not help the children since, I don’t know much about guns, the shooter had ...

People are great

I will start by saying I have to use a cane because of a bad foot and balance problems. People have opened and shut doors, tied my shoes, returned carts to the corral, pumped my gas, helped me across ice, let me go ahead in the check out lines and numerous other kindness. Thank you, I ...

Preserve the Fisher family legacy

In a recent Letter to the Editor, Harvey Varnum spoke of the Fisher family and what they had done for the Marshalltown community. We agree with his sentiments. I didn’t know Bill Fisher well, but I knew Martha-Ellen and Emily from dealing with them in my business and activities in the ...

It’s my body

It’s my body. From the moment dad’s sperm penetrates mom’s egg, I am unique and self-directed. It’s my body. I’m a boy. Mom is a girl. It’s my body. My blood type is different than mom’s. It’s my body. When I get to the uterus, I produce my placenta and umbilical cord, not ...

Your View: Why change the name of community center?

My wife has been bugging me if I knew who the clowns are that want to change the name of Fisher Community Center. She also said the clowns want to change Martha Ellen Tye Theater too. I’m not sure on that one, but I would think our leaders would like to keep those names who donated to ...

Rock Steady Boxing a blessing

I want to commend you on printing a story about Rock Steady Boxing for people with Parkinson’s disease on June 29. It was very informative, however I am disappointed that the article originated in the Fort Dodge newspaper. I was diagnosed in September of 2018 and it’s been quite a roller ...