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Boat ramps to be installed near Center Street bridge

October 22, 2014 Two boat ramps will be installed near the Center Street bridge for emergency operations. more »»

Wetmore will stay in Marshalltown

October 22, 2014 Randy Wetmore will stay in Marshalltown as the city administrator. Wetmore was one of four finalists for the city manager position in Joplin, Mo. more »»

Under construction but moving forward

October 22, 2014 Two buildings down, two more to go ... so far. The Blossom Building and McGregor’s building, both located on West Main Street in the Central Business District, have newly renovated facades. more »»

New speed limit approved by supervisors

October 22, 2014 Typically gravel roads in the county don’t have a posted speed limit and by Iowa Code the limit is 55 mph an hour. more »»

Vacant building catches on fire

October 22, 2014 A vacant building caught on fire this week, causing and $10,000 worth of damages. The Marshalltown Fire Department responded to the fire at 1011 Iowa Ave. West at about 7 a.m. more »»

Center Associates offers quality mental health services

October 22, 2014 Editor’s Note: This is the latest in a series of articles about the partner agencies affiliated with the United Way of Marshall County. more »»

Local woman’s senior recital slated

October 22, 2014 Eliza Smith of Marshalltown will perform her senior recital — a major benchmark in her vocal music career — at 4:30 p.m. more »»

Don’t wait, see your doctor right away

October 22, 2014 Editor’s Note: This is the latest in a series of stories highlighting the personal stories of those who are fighting or have battled cancer. more »»

North Korea frees US man; 2 more still detained

October 22, 2014 WASHINGTON — North Korea’s reclusive government abruptly freed an American man Tuesday, nearly six months after he was arrested on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, but Pyongyang refused to... more »»

US expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans

October 22, 2014 The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Fending off demands to ban travel from Ebola-stricken West Africa, the Obama administration instead tightened the nation’s defenses against Ebola by requiring that... more »»

Graceland University placed on brief lockdown

October 22, 2014 LAMONI — Officials say a student is being questioned after the school was briefly on lockdown. more »»

Michelle Obama rallies voters in Iowa, Minnesota

October 22, 2014 MINNEAPOLIS — First lady Michelle Obama stumped for Democrats in Iowa and Minnesota Tuesday, calling on the young and minority voters who powered her husband’s rise to the presidency to help the... more »»

Schools scoured in search for ambush suspect

October 22, 2014 SWIFTWATER, Pa. more »»

Top mortgage firm accused of abuses

October 22, 2014 One of the nation’s largest servicers of home loans may have denied struggling borrowers the chance to fix loan problems and avoid foreclosures, New York’s financial regulator has alleged. more »»

Wyoming gay couples get marriage licenses

October 22, 2014 CHEYENNE, Wy. more »»

FBI: Denver girls may have tried to join jihadis

October 22, 2014 DENVER — The FBI said Tuesday that it’s investigating the possibility that three teenage girls from the Denver area tried to travel to Syria to join Islamic State extremists. more »»

‘Blade Runner’ Pistorius gets 5 years in prison

October 22, 2014 PRETORIA, South Africa — Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from an acclaimed sprinter at the 2012... more »»

IS fighters seize weapons cache meant for Kurds

October 22, 2014 BEIRUT — Islamic State group fighters seized at least one cache of weapons airdropped by U.S. more »»

Turkey says it helps Kurdish fighters to enter Syria

October 21, 2014 SURUC, Turkey — Turkey said it was helping Iraqi Kurdish fighters cross into Syria to support their brethren fighting Islamic State militants in a key border town, although activists inside embattle... more »»

Student enrollment up slightly in MCSD

October 21, 2014 The student enrollment figure ticked up slightly in the Marshalltown Community School District, the school board learned during a meeting Monda. more »»


Marshalltown Alcoholics Anonymous October 22, 2014

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