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Remember Our Veterans

Letters to the Editor

The Promise of a Flag......by Richard StenderThis cloth that shields our fallen comrade,This banner that we fold, This symbol of our nation,Makes a pledge that must be toldOur flag now speaks for all of us, harken, hear it tell."Thank you for defending me,Good-bye my friend, sleep well."And ...

Letter to the Editor-Robert Lemke

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Although the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) is not perfect, it is certainly better that what we had before. Here are some of the advantages: (A) No longer can an insurance company dent you coverage because of pre-existing conditions. (B) No longer can an insurance ...

Letter to the Editor-Bob Krause

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Dear Editor, These are my views as to why Iowa veterans should vote FOR Jack Hatch for governor, and AGAINST Terry Branstad. Veterans need to vote for Jack Hatch because of Branstad's work against the Iowa Veterans Home (IVH). IVH supports over 600 disabled and retired veterans. It is NOT a ...

Tama Co. Supervisors By: Joyce Wiese

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Monday morning, October 27, at the weekly Board of Supervisors meeting, County Engineer Lyle Brehm had three sealed bids to open. These bids were taken for resurfacing to be done on the Columbia Stub road (340th Street). Three bids were received. High bid was for $1,343,422.18, second bid ...

Trees Forever plants trees to enhance downtown Gladbrook

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An Alliant Energy Branching Out grant enabled Gladbrook Trees Forever to plant five trees near the downtown business area. The four ornamental serviceberry trees will enhance the Gould Street entrance to Matchstick Marvels, Gladbrook Theater, City Hall, Serendipity, Great Western Bank, and ...

MCC sends care packages to troops overseas

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The Collegiate Veterans Association (CVA), Marshalltown Chapter, gathered at Marshalltown Community College Tuesday afternoon to put together a special care package for troops overseas. The care package included donations from the community and MCC faculty, staff, students, as well as the ...

Special Olympics

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Every year our school has been sending special education students to compete in the"Special Olympics". Our school is co-joined with a team from Cedar Falls, called "The Tigers".There's three different sports that students can compete: bowling, basketball, and track & field.Our school ...

Letter to the Editor-Dallas E. Wiese

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Dear editor, Just a quick note on some issues in the upcoming election on the Minimum wage. First: shouldn’t the market and the employee skills determine the wages? Second: Shouldn’t the minimum wage be a state issue, not a federal issue due to the extreme difference in the cost of ...

Tama Co. Court News

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Tama County District Court Before Judge Ian K. Thornhill in Tama County District Court in Toledo: Dustin Lee Ritter, 26, Tama, pleaded guilty to willful injury causing bodily injury. He was sentenced to a suspended five-year prison term and was fined $750. Ritter was ordered to reside at ...

Jim Doorley

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor,Iowa farmers should reconsider voting for Governor Branstad again.Governor Branstad portrays himself as a friend of Iowa Farmers. If he is a friend, why does he support the Rock Island Clean Line and its plan to pick the pockets of Iowa farmers for millions of dollars? Iowa farmers ...