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Make no assumptions ... vote YES!

July 28, 2016 By all outward appearances it seems that there isn’t any significant organized opposition this time to the proposed joint Marshalltown Police and Fire public safety building and the bond referendum... more »»

Vote yes Aug. 2 and save tax money

July 27, 2016 Thank you, Jon Thomas, for the letter of July 19. Let us save our taxes by building NOW. Why? 1) Construction costs will rise in the next 10 years. 2) Bond interest will go u. more »»

Support our public servants

July 27, 2016 As the Marshall County Attorney, I am extremely proud of the men and women of the Marshalltown Police and Fire departments for the professionalism and dedication they demonstrate on a daily basis. more »»

Cannot support Aug. 2 bond vote

July 27, 2016 First, as much as they want it, I believe we cannot afford a huge 38-stall garage for our police. more »»

Unwilling to hear

July 27, 2016 My wife and I are great people/watchers. They are the source of so many good stories. One Sunday while in Church, children were called to the front for a Bible message. more »»

Thank you Marshall County

July 27, 2016 There were many quality entries in the 2016 Central Iowa Fair Open Class Department. We would like to thank everyone that participated. more »»

Public safety facility a necessary priority

July 26, 2016 Among the priorities stated by community members before the 2013 municipal elections were the needs to secure replacement of both our police and fire facilities and major improvements to our city... more »»

Vote yes and support our public servants

July 26, 2016 Naysayers have arisen to a new combined police/fire station. I, for one, cannot understand their attitude. more »»

Putting safety first

July 26, 2016 Safety, it is something that we often take for granted. more »»

George Washington was right

July 24, 2016 Part of George Washington’s farewell address: Washington warns against foreign influence in domestic affairs and American meddling in European affairs. more »»

A heartfelt thank you

July 24, 2016 I am a new resident to Marshalltown and a proud employee of Central Iowa Healthcare. Late last week I was given some information that made me very uncomfortable. more »»

Vote yes on Aug. 2

July 23, 2016 Recently, the Marshall County Historical Society’s monthly program was presented by the Marshalltown Fire Department. Lt. more »»

Perspective needed on World War II monument

July 23, 2016 Referring to the July 12 Times-Republican item “More work completed at local World War II monument” I applause the addition they are doing. more »»

Thank you to everyone!

July 22, 2016 Thank you to all those involved in the “Grimes Farm Run … A Walk in the Park.” Over 100 runners and 50 volunteers enjoyed the spectacular weather on July 9. more »»

Not the America I envisioned

July 22, 2016 Republicans have met and they have revealed “what they stand for. more »»

Sodders is an exemplary politician

July 19, 2016 The first time I saw state Sen. Steve Sodders was a few years ago when he was being lauded and recognized for his work on behalf of Iowa Valley. more »»

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

July 19, 2016 On Aug. 2, Marshalltown voters will have the opportunity to vote for a new public safety building. The importance of the timing of this building could not be more relevant or urgent. more »»

An amazing experience

July 16, 2016 I had the opportunity to listen to the community band play on the courthouse lawn. It was an impromptu opportunity so I didn’t get to stay as long as I would have liked. more »»

Thank you for the rebuttal

July 14, 2016 Thank you for printing Dean Brittenham’s excellent rebuttal (T-R July 7, 2016) to a recent guest editorial in which the writer listed firearms he felt “common people” should be allowed to own. more »»

Cemetery officials respond

July 1, 2016 Editor’s note: This is a copy of a letter sent to a local veteran who recently penned a letter to the editor about Riverside Cemetery. more »»



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