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Not Trump!

March 26, 2016 The media quotes Trump saying if he doesn’t receive the GOP nomination, “my supporters will riot.” History studies recall similar remarks from the 1930s Germany and Italy. more »»

The Good News

March 26, 2016 We have Good News to share at Easter time. Christ has defeated death. Death came when Adam and Eve accepted the lie of Lucifer (Isa.14:12). more »»

Nothing to do with sport hunting

March 23, 2016 The Iowa Legislature legalized “silencers on guns. more »»

Shop locally?

March 23, 2016 We are told or asked to shop locally. I was told three times that if the items that were advertised I would have to go to their larger stores in large towns to get them. more »»

Don’t leave behind our veterans

March 19, 2016 I would like to ask your readers to publicize and participate in the “Vets Black Arm Band Day for PTSD” event on March 23. more »»

GIA singers reunion slated

March 19, 2016 I grew up in Marshalltown and graduated from MHS in 1982. I am now a special education high school teacher in Van Meter. I am also proud to say that I am a mother of two successful daughters. more »»

Celebrate National Ag Week

March 17, 2016 Where does your food come from? If you’re like many Americans, your answer is the grocery store. And frankly, that disturbs me. more »»

Time to retire Grassley

March 17, 2016 If we can get along for a year without a Supreme Court justice, why do we need a ninth one anyway? Sooner or later there will be seven and the balance will be restore. more »»

Thank you Marshalltown!

March 12, 2016 There are many old sayings about opportunity knocking at your door. Recently, I thought an opportunity was knocking at my door. It was. It just wasn’t the opportunity I thought it was. more »»

Hospital: Transparency or secrecy?

March 11, 2016 Dr. Dean Baker, Leon Lamer, Bill Walters, Dr. Carl Lester, Dr. Bill Wessels, Bob Downey, Dr. Russel Watt, Dr. more »»

Thank you Chief Tupper

March 10, 2016 I saw that Marshalltown’s active police chief was a finalist for the police chief job in Johnston. more »»

Say no to Patty

March 8, 2016 I was shocked when I read the headline that said Patty Judge is challenging Sen. Grassley. Before she can challenge Se. more »»

‘Exciting times’ at CIH

March 8, 2016 John Hughes, the administrator of our community hospital, has called these “exciting times. more »»

County supervisors need to re-evaluate trails request

March 6, 2016 In the Feb. 17 issue of the Times-Republican, a bewildering headline read “County supervisors decline request for Iowa River Trail funding. more »»

Time to ‘correct’ the economy

March 6, 2016 Well, it has calmed down here in Iowa now that the caucus is over. I stood alone at my caucus for Martin O'Malley. more »»

Not Trump, not Clinton!

March 4, 2016 Democrats overlooked their best leaders, Bayh of Indiana and Manchin of West Virginia, to select the con-man, Barack Obama. more »»

Grassley is not doing his job

March 4, 2016 Both Democrats and Republicans become downright angry when one or the other is perceived as tromping on the Constitution — except, of course, when it suits their own political purpose. So now Sen. more »»

Location sites for new police and fire station

March 2, 2016 Site #1: Of the sites listed, I feel the current fire station is the best with a complete remodel and expansion. Trucks can exit station with very little traffic. more »»

Clear thinking is needed in D.C.

March 2, 2016 Thomas Sowell has done it again ... hit the nail on the head with his story “Last chance for Americ. more »»

Medical cannabis for veterans

February 29, 2016 I am a Vietnam veteran, and I am so disappointed in our state government for denying medical cannabis to veterans with PTSD and thus turning its backs on the 22 veterans that commit suicide daily. more »»



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