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Let Freedom Ring!

July 4, 2015 Editor’s note: In honor of America’s 239th birthday, we present the entire text of The Declaration of Independence. more »»

 
 
 
Fireworks and music mark Independence Day

July 4, 2015 From Colo to Marshalltown to Nevada, Central Iowans have numerous opportunities today to celebrate our nation’s independence in grand fashio. more »»

Man arrested for vehicle break-in

July 4, 2015 A man has been arrested and charged after an eyewitness saw the man with what looked like an assault rifle and then subsequently break into a vehicle at a local department store parking lot. more »»

Lifting graves, lifting spirits

July 4, 2015 Riverside Cemetery in Marshalltown was established in 1863 and is home to around 22,000 permanent resident. more »»

15 Minutes

July 4, 2015 MISTY BUNN Resides: State Center Hometown: Le Grand — although the majority of my adult life has been in Marshalltown. FAMILY LIFE Family: I am married to Jeff Bunn. more »»

Volunteers making progress restoring Bettendorf school

July 4, 2015 BETTENDORF — A 142-year-old school in Bettendorf is getting a new look thanks to volunteers, grants and donations. more »»

10 of 11 speed tickets dismissed for Iowa man

July 4, 2015 CEDAR RAPIDS — Ten of 11 speeding tickets issued by the traffic camera system on Interstate 380 to a Cedar Rapids area man have been dismissed, but the city police chief said that’s normal procedure... more »»

Dubuque resident honors veterans with flag-filled yard

July 4, 2015 By flying 27 flags over his Carter Street lawn, United States Army veteran Jerry Meyers remembers the service members who’ve fallen, honors the living who served and supports those still fighting... more »»

Iran to US: Nuke deal could result in joint cooperation

July 4, 2015 VIENNA — In a message to Washington, Iran’s foreign minister on Friday called for an end to “coercion and pressure” at the nuclear talks, suggesting a deal acceptable to his country will open the... more »»

Hispanic leaders want GOP field to condemn Trump’s ‘idiocy’

July 4, 2015 WASHINGTON — Hispanic leaders are bristling at the largely tepid response by Republican presidential candidates to Donald Trump’s characterization of Mexican immigrants as rapists and drug dealers. more »»

Could insulin pills prevent diabetes?

July 4, 2015 CHICAGO — For nearly a century, insulin has been a life-saving diabetes treatment. more »»

US airline probe would need proof beyond business as usual

July 4, 2015 WASHINGTON — As the Justice Department launches an investigation into possible collusion in the airline industry, experts say the government faces the burden of proving that carriers were... more »»

Egypt marks 2nd anniversary of Islamist ouster with mourning

July 4, 2015 CAIRO — Two years to the day after the army overthrew Egypt’s Islamist president, the sounds coming from the mosque at Cairo’s Tahrir Square were sadly telling. more »»

Solar plane lands in Hawaii after record-breaking flight

July 4, 2015 KAPOLEI, Hawaii — A plane powered by the sun’s rays landed in Hawaii Friday after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan. more »»

‘Christmas in July’ fundraiser benefits Iowa Veterans Home

July 3, 2015 Visitors to the Marshalltown Public Library have done a double take upon entering the building, discovering a Christmas tree that now greets folks in the entranceway. more »»

Three school board members state intent to pursue re-election

July 3, 2015 The terms of four Marshalltown School Board members expire this year. Three said they will seek re-election on Sept. 8: John Johnson, Kay Beach and Ann Paullus. more »»

Inmate gives birth at Marshall County Jail

July 3, 2015 Marshall County Sheriff Officials had a surprise arrival at their facility Thursday evening. more »»

Hundreds of golf balls to fall from the sky!

July 3, 2015 Adding to the fun of the Central Iowa Fair is the local debut of a new and thrilling fundraising effort. more »»

Branstad vetoes school spending, bipartisan mental health deal

July 3, 2015 DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad announced a series of budget vetoes Thursday, using his powerful pen to cross out $5. more »»

Catholic leaders press GOP to heed pope on climate, poor

July 3, 2015 ANKENY — Roman Catholic leaders in the early voting state of Iowa implored candidates for president Thursday to take up Pope Francis’ call for “profound political courage” by focusing their campaign... more »»

Judge overturns sex assault conviction of ex-U. Iowa student

July 3, 2015 IOWA CITY — A judge has overturned the conviction of an imprisoned former University of Iowa honors student who is charged with raping a fellow student, citing misconduct by the prosecutor and error... more »»

 
 

Omelet and Pancake Breakfast July 4, 2015

at the New Providence Roundhouse until 10 a.m. Omelet made just for you with your choices, pancakes, pastries, fruit, juice and coffee. Cost is a free will donation. Proceeds go to supporting the historic New Providence Roundhouse. more »

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The Devil's Advocate

'God can help us'

June 29, 2015 Some Marshalltonians who have never met the Rev. Darrell Mitchell do not know he and the late Dr. Norman Vincent Peale had much in common. more »

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