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A near collision on the bike path

June 13, 2013 Monday, I headed out with my bike taking advantage of a warm, dry day. Heading down the Campbell Street trailhead, I crossed the bridge and immediately saw two people on the path heading toward m. more »»

Injustice at the Iowa Veterans Home

June 12, 2013 Our son, Brock Severson, who has special needs, has worked at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown for more than 10 years. more »»

Walk for Immigration Reform is Saturday

June 12, 2013 I would like to ask your readers to consider themselves as Latinos for just one day on Saturday, June 15. more »»

Reach Out and Read is a success

June 11, 2013 Reach Out and Read is a national early literacy program that partners with health care providers who perform well child exams for children 0-5 years old. more »»

Community support for Kiwanis garage sale appreciated

June 11, 2013 The P.M. Kiwanis members would like to express their gratitude to the community for its ongoing support of our semiannual garage sale. more »»

Appeal on behalf of the Iowa Veterans Home

June 9, 2013 The stubbornness and double standard shown by Governor Branstad in supporting the bullying and inappropriate behavior of the IVH commandant is unbelievable! With the tributes of Memorial Day behind... more »»

EPA is a threat to farmers

June 9, 2013 In the May 22 issue of the Times-Republican in a letter to the editor, John Halverson criticized my comments regarding keeping the Environmental Protection Agency off of farmers’ backs. M. more »»

An open letter to Gov. Branstad regarding IVH

June 9, 2013 Dear Governor Branstad, My name is Michael Croskey, and I am the current president of the IVH Resident Council. I have written you privately about problems with our commandant. more »»

Honor Flight was a wonderful privilege

June 9, 2013 After a long time of coming back to reality, I would like to express my most sincere thanks and gratitude to Rockwell Collins, Hy-Vee Food Stores, Pepsico/Quaker Oats, Roger P. more »»

Appreciates article on Glick

June 9, 2013 I have just read the account of Frank Lewis Glick in the June 2 edition of Past Times. It is an interesting tribute to a local hero. more »»

Lack of support for Glass-Steagall frustrating

June 5, 2013 I have been excessively mild in my letters. In a Republic citizens have to take part. That is what is meant by “self governing. more »»

‘Can Do-Benefit’ a success

June 5, 2013 The Emergency Food Box would like to express our sincere appreciation to Marshalltown and surrounding communities for the tremendous response to the Marshall Town Center “Can Do-Benefit. more »»

MEGA-10 needs your membership, ideas

May 29, 2013 MEGA-10 is a tax-exempt community foundation dedicated to the betterment of the Marshalltown community. We need your membership to assist our efforts. more »»

Abduction or values

May 29, 2013 We wonder why girls are being abducted; and what we should teach our children? The clues are obvious. more »»

Scientists agree about climate change

May 24, 2013 A review of 12,000 papers on climate change, in the May 15 issue of “Environmental Research Letters” found that 97 percent of scientists attribute climate change to human activities. more »»

Support for Poppy Days helps veterans

May 24, 2013 A big thank you to everyone who helped in any way to make Memorial Poppy Days in Marshalltown very successful. All poppy contributions received are donated to veterans’ rehabilitation projects. more »»

Veterans support Commandant Worley

May 23, 2013 We veterans are tired of reading newspaper columns from a small, vocal chorus of political malcontents with nothing but innuendoes, hearsay and rumors, supposedly from the “threatened, intimidated,... more »»

Community generous in food drive donations

May 22, 2013 The Emergency Food Box and Salvation Army would like to thank everyone who so generously donated to the successful food drive that was held May 11. more »»

Concerned about ‘vicious’ dog

May 22, 2013 Surely I’m not the only one wondering why the Marshalltown family would want a known viscous dog around a baby (“Sheriff’s deputy shoots pit bull” published in Saturday’s Times-Republican). more »»

Farmers should pay for nutrient reduction

May 22, 2013 This letter is in regards to the May 15 Times-Republican article “Branstad, Reynolds get up close with conservation,” which revealed that state agricultural leaders are lobbying for more state... more »»



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