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Letters to the Editor

Message From Our Mayor

It is Sunday, November 30, and Jo is busy in the kitchen preparing Thanksgiving dinner for our family. We will have all of Craig’s and Stacey’s families here. That includes seven grandchildren - five of them are five years old and under. It will get wild! It’s great to have all of ...

Vaughn wins Vikings Punt, Pass & Kick Championship

Emily Vaughn of Garwin brought home first place in the 10 and 11 year old NFL Punt, Pass and Kick Championship. She competed in Minneapolis at the Viking's training facility on November 29. Emily was announced the winner during the during the Minnesota Vikings versus Carolina Panthers football ...

Tama Co. Court News

Suspended prison term for Tama burglary, Chelsea meth lab Before Judge Patrick R. Grady in Tama County District Court in Toledo: Stephanie Ann Blanchett, 36, Cedar Rapids, entered guilty pleas in plea agreements on charges of conspiracy with intent to manufacture or deliver methamphetamine - ...

Stand Up, Be Proud We Are the Rebels!

CEDAR FALLS - Matt Straight gave it a second thought and even used two timeouts to mull it over.Facing fourth-and-2 from the Rebels' 9 with just over a minute to play, the Panther coach trusted his team's season and the fate of a championship in the hands of the compact Brady Charbonneau.The ...

Letter to the Editor-Iowa River Hospice

Dear Editor November is National Hospice Month, a time for us to educate about our services and reflect on how we deliver our care. More than 1.65 million Americans and their families seek hospice care each year and that number is growing. The focus is on comfort and living life to the fullest ...

Playing for Noah By ANDY HEINTZ Times-Republican

REINBECK - Despite all the pomp and pageantry that accompanies playing for the Class A state championship at the UNI-Dome - a veritable Mount Parnassus or Mecca for high school football teams - one former teammate never strays far from the busy minds of the players that ornament the ...

Garwin Library celebrates 1st anniversary

The Garwin Public Library recently celebrated the first anniversary in the new location.According to Librarian Lola Sllingluff, "We had 530 people visit the Library in October and have been averaging well over 500 persons each month. At the former location we averaged about 300."The road to ...

Gladbrook City Council By Marcy Knaack

Monday evening the Gladbrook City Council met and Chris Fleshner, project manager of Peterson Contractors informed the Council the bridge northwest of town will be replaced next summer and PCI will be providing the fill material. They wish to purchase some property in the northwest corner of ...

Letter to the Editor-Angie Deters

Dear Editor: No one likes to think about death and dying, but it’s something everyone has to face eventually. There’s an incredible resource in this community that provides comfort, dignity and respect to all those coping with a serious or life-limiting illness. It’s Care Initiatives ...

Letter to the Editor-Phil Harms

Dear Editor, My name is Phil Harms. I am the supervisor of the Genesis Development Discovery Program in Toledo. This program is a day habilitation program that serves persons with disabilities. Genesis Development creates choices, opportunities and provides supports for the folks we serve. ...