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May 26, 2016 Marshalltonians have an another opportunity to comment on the former EconoFoods as site for the proposed joint police-fire building projec. more »»

New CVB director takes the reins

May 26, 2016 Val Ruff, the new executive director of the Marshalltown Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), has been on the job less than a month, but she has already rolled up her sleeves and begun the process... more »»

Memorial Day observances planned around Central Iowa

May 26, 2016 Memorial Day weekend: The time to honor the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. more »»

St. Francis talent show combats Lyme disease

May 26, 2016 Their exuberance was palpable as St. Francis Catholic School students assembled in the school’s gymnasium Wednesday afternoon to put on their annual talent show. more »»

Camping to ramp up as summer approaches

May 26, 2016 Late spring and early summer is a time for many to get outside and enjoy nature, and local parks are readying for a rush of campers in the Marshall County area. more »»

Students and tutors enjoy fiesta at Lenihan

May 26, 2016 Lenihan Intermediate School students and volunteer tutors from Emerson-Fisher enjoyed a fiesta to celebrate the end of the school year Wednesday afternoon. more »»

11 states sue over Obama’s school transgender directive

May 26, 2016 AUSTIN, Texas — Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. more »»

Inspector’s report: Clinton email use broke federal rules

May 26, 2016 WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton and her team ignored clear guidance from the State Department that her email setup broke federal standards and could leave sensitive material vulnerable to hackers, a... more »»

Obama, Abe heed politics of contrition on Hiroshima visit

May 26, 2016 SHIMA, Japan — Laying bare the complex politics of reconciliation and contrition, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday rejected the idea of visiting Pearl Harbor to reciprocate for... more »»

TSA: Help is on the way to address long airport lines

May 26, 2016 WASHINGTON — The Transportation Security Administration will add 768 new screeners by mid-June to deal with increasingly long airport security lines that have caused passengers to miss flights even... more »»

NASA’s yearlong spaceman still has sore feet, fatigue

May 26, 2016 CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s yearlong spaceman still is nursing sore feet, stiff legs and fatigue, even after nearly three months back on Earth. more »»

New owners of the Marshalltown hospital

May 25, 2016 The opening of a new, $35-million state-of-the art outpatient center and a switch from Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center to Central Iowa Healthcare are but two changes Central Iowans have seen... more »»

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May 25, 2016 Those who suffer from mental illness have long been portrayed by popular culture in unrealistic positive and negative ways: the moody, creative musician; the glamorous movie star; the temperamental... more »»

Summer cooking safety concerns

May 25, 2016 Mouthwatering burgers and steaks on a grill during a nice evening is something many people enjoy about the long Memorial Day weekend. more »»

Use of wasps to fight ash borer grows to 24 states

May 25, 2016 DES MOINES — Millions of tiny wasps that are natural parasites for the emerald ash borer have been released into wooded areas in 24 states as the battle against the tree-killing borer is now... more »»

In final drive, Obama seeks better relations with US foes

May 25, 2016 WASHINGTON — In his final stretch as president, Barack Obama is driving the United States toward friendlier relations with longstanding adversaries, working to consign bitter enmities with Vietnam,... more »»

US seeking death penalty in Charleston church massacre case

May 25, 2016 WASHINGTON — The Justice Department intends to seek the death penalty against Dylann Roof, the man charged with killing nine black parishioners last year in a church in Charleston, South Carolina,... more »»

Iowa Supreme Court ends suit over former floating casino

May 25, 2016 DES MOINES — The Iowa Supreme Court has ended a long legal battle between the owners of the former Argosy Sioux City riverboat casino and state regulators. more »»

House approves bill to regulate toxic chemicals

May 25, 2016 WASHINGTON — The House on Tuesday easily approved a bipartisan bill that would for the first time regulate tens of thousands of toxic chemicals in everyday products from household cleaners to... more »»

Wild Coyotes liquor license denied Discrimination alleged

May 24, 2016 Allegations of discrimination, and a threat to close his three Marshalltown business and move elsewhere did not deter the Marshalltown City Council from voting unanimously, 7-0, to deny a new Class ... more »»



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