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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 »»

Confident in leadership at IVH

September 1, 2013 After reviewing the problems and recent complaints about operations at the Iowa Veterans Home I would like to submit my view. more »»

Le Grand showed true patriotism

September 1, 2013 It was heart warming to see the patriotism of the spectators at the Pioneer Days parade in Le Grand. Our parade entry has a large United States Flag, plus smaller ones. more »»

Knights of Columbus golf event a success

September 1, 2013 The Knights of Columbus Council 966 held its annual charity golf outing at Collison’s Par Three Golf Course on Aug. 25. The weather was hot but fun was had by all. more »»

Juvenile home target of undue scrutiny

August 27, 2013 The front page article on the Aug. 20 Times-Republican “Sodders calls for hearing on Toledo home” left the reader with some incorrect information regarding the Iowa Juvenile Home in Toled. more »»

Schools should address lack of air conditioning

August 26, 2013 Many people in Marshalltown have the mistaken impression that all the schools in town are air conditioned. In fact, there are several schools here that are only partially air conditioned. more »»

Please volunteer at the Iowa Veterans Home

August 26, 2013 My husband spent 23 years at the Iowa Veterans Home and it was a very wonderful place for him to be. He made many friends, he just loved it there and all the staff was just wonderful als. more »»

A warped reflection

August 26, 2013 There was another warped reflection on the Trevon Martin tragedy in the Aug. 13 paper. more »»

Murderer shouldn’t be in the spotlight

August 24, 2013 Once again the T-R has given the criminal the spotligh. more »»

Concerned about smell from JBS

August 24, 2013 I’m wondering if there is anything that can be done about the smell from JBS. It’s Aug. 16 around 8:30 p.m. and the smell is so unbearable. more »»

Doctors should be present for medical procedures

August 24, 2013 Several weeks ago I read a letter to the editor by Robert Franklin in the T-R. more »»

Searching for the TRUTH: One governor/two scenarios

August 23, 2013 Scenario #1 features the Iowa Veterans Home, my home. more »»



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