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Eight to vie for school board

July 31, 2015 Eight Marshalltown Community School District residents hope to serve the public as school board members. But only four of seven board seats are up for a vote. more »»

Recovery center takes stigma off mental illness

July 31, 2015 The Mid-Iowa Triumph Recovery Center (MITRC) opens its doors to any adults dealing with mental and emotional issues who need a safe place to spend an afternoon and make friends. more »»

Local woman warns of telephone scam

July 31, 2015 Betsy Macke of Marshalltown told the caller “it sounded too good to be true.” The “it” was a supposed $9,000 deposit to be made to Macke’s checking account from the “Economic Recovery Act” of 2009. more »»

Web and multimedia business hits Marshalltown

July 31, 2015 Two Marshall County natives have made a business out of helping others with web development, web designs, photography and videography, and have brought their business to the area. more »»

Wing part could help solve what happened to MH370

July 31, 2015 SAINT-ANDRE, Reunion — A barnacle-encrusted wing part that washed up on a remote Indian Ocean island could help solve one of aviation’s greatest mysteries, as investigators work to connect it to the... more »»

Afghan Taliban confirm Mullah Omar’s death

July 31, 2015 KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban confirmed the death of longtime leader Mullah Mohammad Omar and appointed his successor Thursday, as a new round of peace talks was indefinitely postponed amid... more »»

Perry dials back Christian appeal in Iowa, cites job record

July 31, 2015 CLEAR LAKE — Rick Perry bragged to an Iowa barbecue crowd about the strong economy back in Texas, drew laughs comparing President Barack Obama to Jimmy Carter and won applause vowing to secure the U. more »»

Iowa regents create new No. 2 job, with higher pay than boss

July 31, 2015 URBANDALE — The Iowa Board of Regents is creating a new position to run its daily operations, with a base salary that’s more than $85,000 higher than what its executive director can receive by law. more »»

Number of gunfire reports on the rise in Dubuque

July 31, 2015 DUBUQUE — Police data show that Dubuque is on pace to see more reports of gunfire this year compared to 2014. more »»

Interim U. Iowa president hopes for smooth transition

July 31, 2015 IOWA CITY — Veteran University of Iowa administrator Jean Robillard said Thursday that he hopes his term as interim school president will be short and free of controvers. more »»

Local artist paints concrete horse for state fair

July 30, 2015 For Missy Sharer-Pieters, art isn’t just her profession, it’s her way of life. more »»

Three more candidates pursuing election to school board

July 30, 2015 Two newcomers and one school board member are to be added to the ballot in the Marshalltown Community School District election. more »»

Iowa State Fair won’t let magician use doves in his act

July 30, 2015 DES MOINES — Bird flu restrictions are forcing a young magician to come up with new tricks in his act, because the Iowa State Fair says he can’t use his pet doves. more »»

Grassley seeks DOJ review of sale

July 30, 2015 WASHINGTON — Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, sent a letter this week to the Department of Justice pressing the Antitrust Division to review JBS USA’s proposed acquisition of Cargill Inc.’s pork unit. more »»

Charges dropped against Chinese woman in trade secrets case

July 30, 2015 DES MOINES — A judge has dismissed charges against the wife of a Chinese billionaire who was accused of conspiring to steal trade secrets from U.S. seed companies. more »»

Immigrants, poor fish for their dinner, unaware of mercury

July 30, 2015 DES MOINES — It’s midday and the white bucket balanced on the rocky shore at Mountha Uppasay’s feet holds five or six white bass, moving sluggishly in the water she scooped from the Des Moines Rive. more »»

US official: Debris in Indian Ocean belongs to Boeing 777

July 30, 2015 WASHINGTON — Air safety investigators have a “high degree of confidence” that aircraft debris found in the Indian Ocean is of a wing component unique to the Boeing 777, the same model as the Malaysi... more »»

Ohio cop indicted on murder charge in traffic stop shooting

July 30, 2015 CINCINNATI — A University of Cincinnati officer who shot a motorist during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate was indicted Wednesday on a murder charge, with a prosecutor saying the... more »»

Planned Parenthood seeks fed study of fetal tissue research

July 30, 2015 WASHINGTON — Under fire for its role in providing fetal tissue for research, Planned Parenthood asked the government’s top health scientists Wednesday to convene a panel of independent experts to... more »»

Young area actors prepare for showcase

July 29, 2015 Dozens of aspiring young actors and stage setters are participating in “Kids Acting Academy” at the Marshalltown Community Theatre this week. more »»



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