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Teachers train as students learn

July 31, 2014 Teachers in training have been honing their skills at the same time young students are getting some summer reading instruction as part of a new program this summer in Marshalltown through Buena Vist... more »»

Plans for Seberg festival on track

July 31, 2014 Organizers of the Jean Seberg International Film Festival are finding ways to keep it fresh as well as provide the annual favorites as it approaches its fourth year. This year’s festival will be No. more »»

Pound of weed, pills seized from a local home

July 31, 2014 A pound of marijuana and 14 oxycodone tablets were found inside a local house following a search by the Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force. more »»

Domestic violence increases, funding decreases

July 31, 2014 The state has cut the amount of grant money given to the city to help combat violence against women. more »»

Reclaiming its former glory

July 31, 2014 The Tallcorn’s stature continues to grow. An open house Wednesday revealed that the facility only has a few vacancies left to fill. It’s predicted that all units will be occupied in about a month. more »»

South Tama board OKs public hearing on possible property sale

July 31, 2014 The South Tama School Board addressed a number of issues during its meeting this week, including the possible sale of some district property. more »»

Norwalk murder, missing woman remains unsolved

July 31, 2014 DES MOINES — Investigators hoping for a break in the 2011 death of an elderly Iowa man and his missing wife reached out to the public Wednesday, saying they need more information to solve the case. more »»

Deadly Israeli strikes hit UN school, market area

July 31, 2014 GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israeli artillery shells tore through the walls of a U.N. more »»

Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead

July 31, 2014 WASHINGTON — A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his... more »»

House approves VA health care overhaul

July 31, 2014 WASHINGTON — The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care that have plagued the Veterans Affairs Department for years. The $16. more »»

Powell maybe not told early about CIA techniques

July 31, 2014 WASHINGTON — A Senate report on the CIA’s interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks concludes that the agency initially kept the secretary of state and some U.. more »»

A more vigorous US economy appears to be emerging

July 31, 2014 WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy has rebounded with vigor from a grim start to 2014 and should show renewed strength into next year. more »»

Clashes prevent experts from reaching bodies

July 31, 2014 DONETSK, Ukraine — Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was blown out of the sky, the remains of some passengers are feared rotting in the 90-degree (32-degree Celsius) midsummer heat,... more »»

Filipino hostages’ release sparks hope for talks

July 31, 2014 MANILA, Philippines — The release of four police officers abducted by Filipino communist guerrillas has sparked hopes that stalled peace talks will resume, a government official said Wednesday,... more »»

Peace Corps evacuates over Ebola as 2 isolated

July 31, 2014 MONROVIA, Liberia — The largest recorded Ebola outbreak in history has led the U.S. more »»

Excitement builds for Mousehole Days

July 30, 2014 Excitement is building in the small town of Melbourne as Mousehole Days arrives this weeken. more »»

Council considers expansion of food truck hours

July 30, 2014 Food trucks in Marshalltown could be open as early as 4 a.m. more »»

Wolfe Ranch summer camps spread positive message

July 30, 2014 This summer the Wolfe Ranch Life Enrichment Center, located three miles east of Marshalltown on Highway 30, has held more than 15 different day and overnight camps. more »»

Supervisors stick to personnel decision with jailer

July 30, 2014 The Marshall County Board of Supervisors agreed to stick with the decision to deny the change of status of employment request by a county staff member during a meeting Tuesday. more »»

JBS donates mosquito spray

July 30, 2014 A check today may keep the mosquitoes at bay. JBS has donated a check to the city of Marshalltown to purchase spray in order to keep the annoying insects away. more »»


Pepper Tournament July 31, 2014

at the Senior Center, first floor. Shuffleboard courts open daily. Coffee and other refreshments available. more »

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