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Thank you for support

After 40 years, the Marshalltown Lioness Club, which has been serving the Marshalltown area and financially supporting Lions projects for the past four decades, has come to the end of an Projects underway will be continued by Lions Clubs. The Lioness Club would like to thank the ...

Go veggie for the Fourth

The scarcity of animal meat caused by the COVID-19 pandemic will keep our outdoor grills safer this Independence Day. Folks who grill hamburgers and hot dogs face a nasty choice. The U.S. Meat and Poultry Hotline advises grilling at high temperatures to avoid food poisoning by E. coli and ...

No more factory farms

In Iowa, the number of animals packed into factory farms produce as much waste as 168 million people, or 53 times that of our state’s population — that’s 53 times. Manure waste is housed in giant lagoons that sometimes flood, and that, along with the applied nitrate run-off from the ...

God wants us to speak to him

As I came into the church on my first Sunday back from recovery, I walked through the west door, through the office and there on the bulletin board, someone hung a letter from a woman in Missouri. In the pioneer-days of The Iowa River Church community, many of her relatives settled here and ...

What does science offer?

There was a very good article in the T-R on June 8. It was by Laura Hollis titled “No God, no science.” She says the percent of Christians is way down in the U.S. She also says there is a strong correlation between higher levels of education and lower levels of religious belief. In my ...

Freeze new nukes

I don’t know if nuclear first strike capability is possible. We need to determine if an arms race with Russia could lead to our annihilation; and if so, we need to have both countries agree to a freeze on new nuclear weapons — at least if such a freeze is verifiable. There should of ...