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From Iowa to Havana

March 4, 2015 DES MOINES — A resolution to authorize enhanced trade between Cuba and Iowa has passed the Iowa Senate — a step closer to realizing possible opportunities for Iowa farmers and businesses to export... more »»

Fueling for academic success

March 4, 2015 After B.R. Miller Middle School administrator installed two food kiosks in school hallways last fall — loaded with cereal, mini-bagels, cheese, apples or milk — student breakfast consumption triple. more »»

Fuel tax revenue to pump almost $800,000 in road department budget 

March 4, 2015 A 10-cent increase on Iowa’s fuel sales tax is set to increase the Marshall County Secondary Road Department’s operating budget. That is welcome news to Marshall County Engineer Paul Geilenfeld. more »»

Making sure everyone is ‘Safe at Home’

March 4, 2015 Everyone, especially victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking or stalking, should feel “Safe at Home. more »»

Judge denies joinder request in lawsuits against school district

March 4, 2015 A district court judge has denied the request of attorneys representing two high school students to join civil lawsuits against the Marshalltown Community School District. more »»

Increased law enforcement out for St. Patrick’s Day weekend

March 4, 2015 St. Patrick’s Day revelers who dare drink and drive impaired must be prepared to face the consequences. more »»

Not the oldest trick in the book

March 4, 2015 It’s 3 a.m. and you receive a frantic call from your grandson, saying he’s been arrested and needs money wired immediately. more »»

US report finds racial bias in Ferguson police

March 4, 2015 WASHINGTON — A Justice Department investigation found sweeping patterns of racial bias within the Ferguson, Missouri, police department, with officers routinely discriminating against blacks by usin... more »»

Facing scrutiny on sex assault, college asks feds for review

March 4, 2015 IOWA CITY — Facing scrutiny over its practices for responding to sexual assault, a liberal arts college in Iowa has taken the unusual step of asking federal investigators to review whether three... more »»

Iowa Senate panel OKs plan for caucus time off

March 4, 2015 DES MOINES — A bill requiring employers to give time off to non-essential workers so they can attend Iowa’s presidential caucuses received preliminary approval in the Iowa Senate on Tuesda. more »»

Netanyahu warns US would put Iran on nuclear path

March 4, 2015 WASHINGTON — In a direct challenge to the White House, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood before Congress on Tuesday and bluntly warned the U.S. more »»

Email issue revives old questions about Clintons

March 4, 2015 WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton is facing a new set of questions about ethics and transparency — the sort that have dogged her and husband Bill for decades. more »»

Nitrogen gas executions approved by Oklahoma House

March 4, 2015 OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma would become the first state to allow the execution of death row inmates using nitrogen gas under a bill overwhelmingly approved on Tuesday by the House of Representatives. more »»

As Nemtsov buried, Russian opposition faces gloomy future

March 4, 2015 MOSCOW — After paying their final tributes Tuesday to slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, many members of Russia’s beleaguered opposition are looking into the future with gloom. more »»

Mines, bombs slow Iraqi advance on Islamic State-held Tikrit

March 4, 2015 BAGHDAD — Iraqi troops and Shiite militias battled the Islamic State group on Tuesday on the outskirts of militant-held Tikrit, unable to advance further on Saddam Hussein’s hometown as roadside... more »»

NASA spacecraft making first visit to dwarf planet Ceres

March 4, 2015 PASADENA, Calif. — A NASA spacecraft is about to reach the end of a nearly eight-year journey and make the first rendezvous with a dwarf planet. more »»

Police station generates active public discussion

March 3, 2015 The proposed new Marshalltown Police Department could cost an estimated $13.5 million to $14.7 millio. more »»

Lower tax asking evaluated

March 3, 2015 City of Marshalltown Finance Director Lori Stansberry presented more information on budget options to the city council at a special noon meeting Monday. She used a tax asking of . more »»

Timeline proposed for principal hiring

March 3, 2015 Administrators in the Marshall Community School District hope to have a new high school principal selected in April. more »»


Marshalltown Lenten Breakfast and Message March 4, 2015

will be at First United Methodist Church, 202 W. Main St. The message will begin at 7:15 a.m. This years suggested theme is "Lessons of the Cross. more »

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POW/CCC museum progressing

March 2, 2015 A nearly 80-year-old building in Eldora that once housed Civilian Conservation Corps workers, and later Italian and German POW's, is being re-purposed as a museum. more »

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