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Aguilera perfects balancing act

September 24, 2013 WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Christina Aguilera said a season away from “The Voice” was the break that she needed to get reinvigorated — for herself, the show and the contestant. more »»

Pleased with MMSC

September 24, 2013 I just want to say a public thank you to all the personnel who tended to my needs while I was recently a patient in the Marshalltown hospital. I’m very pleased with the care I received. more »»

Trove of folk music unearthed in archive

September 24, 2013 DETROIT — Detroit is famous for its music, from the Motown hits of the 1960s to the cutting-edge punk of Iggy Pop to the rap of Eminem. more »»

Emmy’s had biggest audience in years

September 24, 2013 NEW YORK — The Nielsen Co. says Sunday’s Emmy broadcast scored a one-third audience spike over last year. Prelimary ratings figures indicate the 3-hour telecast on CBS averaged 17. more »»

Bicycle riders should follow traffic laws

September 22, 2013 It seems as though Marshalltown and Marshall County have a very well organized bicycle club and I am reaching out to this club to help with educating the bicycle riders in our area. more »»

Appreciates military band performance

September 22, 2013 Please accept our sincere thanks to the Times-Republican’s sponsorship of the Iowa Military Veterans Band on Sunday. It was an inspiring and fabulous concert from start to finish. more »»

Disappointed with Iowa Veterans Home

September 18, 2013 I am very disappointed with the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown. I drove 60 miles to donate 10 pairs of jeans that my grandson outgrew, two winter jackets and some shirts. more »»

The resurrected sparrow

September 18, 2013 Watching animals is a past-time I enjoy. You never know what will happen next. One would think that animals are smarter than humans but that is not always tru. more »»

Address bullying with positive thinking, actions

September 11, 2013 My name is Henry J. Seiler and the reason for this letter is to promote Marshalltown schools and the community as a whol. more »»

USDA is failing Americans

September 11, 2013 According to the lead story in Sunday’s Washington Post, the meat inspection program that USDA plans to roll out in meat and poultry plants nationwide has repeatedly failed to stop production of... more »»

Honor Louise at Friday vigil

September 11, 2013 A Vigil for American Justice will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at the Hall of Justice, 1701 Farnum St, Omaha, Neb. more »»

Branstad scandals numerous, troubling

September 11, 2013 A troubling pattern is emerging with the high-level managers that run Governor Branstad’s state government. more »»

Implementing Common Core State Standards at our schools

September 5, 2013 I am Laurie Rink, a reading teacher and the coordinator of the Not in Our Town student group at MHS. more »»

A response to Kaul column

September 4, 2013 In Viewpoints on Aug. 25, Donald Kaul attempted to blame “religion” for wars and mass killings. In his grossly oversimplified historical record, he failed to recognize the true reason. more »»

Authentic 9/11 memorial in Marshalltown, not NYC

September 4, 2013 Regarding the article “Piece of 9/11 tragedy stands tall” — it is ironic that a humble 9/11 memorial in central Iowa should include an authentic artifact of the World Trade Center. more »»

Candidates should represent voters, not senators

September 3, 2013 Republicans running for the U.S. Senate say if you elect them, they will not cancel Chuck Grassley vote. more »»

Let’s start living again

September 2, 2013 If you think that we are not at war to save our constitution, you should have been employed, both past and present in Detroi. more »»

Supports Iowa River Railroad Trail concept

September 2, 2013 When a railroad abandons a line and all the little towns along the line lose what little commerce they had, what else can be done? Well, converting small strips of rail right-of-way to a few rows of... more »»

Domestic Violence Alternatives/Sexual Assault Center closing

September 1, 2013 It is with much sadness that I write this letter. more »»

What a great season it was

September 1, 2013 From our first win in May to our final victory on the state softball fields in July, the girls of the AGWSR 2013 softball team would like to say thank you for all the support we received. more »»



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