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Local education leaders update community members

March 27, 2015 About 50 people attended the second annual “State of the Schools” luncheon Thursday. Speakers included St. more »»

Local student gets reply from G.I. in Afghanistan

March 27, 2015 Oscar Morales, 11, a fifth grader at Lenihan Intermediate School in Marshalltown made a new friend recently. And he is half a world away. His new friend is Christopher M. Giordano, a U.. more »»

Juvenile playing with lighter causes house fire

March 27, 2015 A juvenile playing with a lighter in a bedroom caused an estimated $5,500 in damage to a multi-family home at 711 N. 4th Ave. in Marshalltown Wednesday evening. more »»

Making sure everyone is ‘Safe at Home’

March 27, 2015 DES MOINES — A bill designed to protect victims of domestic violence and others by keeping confidential their physical address from their abusers has passed the Iowa House unanimously. more »»

Former Marshalltown resident/author to visit library

March 27, 2015 The Marshalltown Public Library will host Elizabeth Collison, author and former Marshalltown resident, for a talk about her work at 2 p.m. today in the library meeting rooms. more »»

Branstad appointee faces conflict over pipeline

March 27, 2015 IOWA CITY — Gov. Terry Branstad’s pick to chair the Iowa Utilities Board acknowledged Thursday she has a potential conflict in a hotly-contested case on whether to build a major oil pipeline. more »»

Co-pilot deliberately slams plane in Alps; families ask why

March 27, 2015 PARIS — Passengers with moments to live screamed in terror and the pilot frantically pounded on the locked cockpit door as a 27-year-old German co-pilot deliberately and wordlessly smashed an Airbus... more »»

‘Take time to think’

March 26, 2015 GARWIN — If life is a looking glass and we’re able to learn by gazing at other people’s hardships, then there is a world of knowledge to gain from Jeff Yalden. more »»

Former Marshalltown resident/author to visit library

March 26, 2015 The Marshalltown Public Library will host Elizabeth Collison, author and former Marshalltown resident, for a talk about her work at 2 p.m. Friday in the library meeting rooms. more »»

Meet and greets planned with MHS principal candidates

March 26, 2015 Members of the public will have an opportunity to speak with two finalists interviewing for the position of Marshalltown High School principal this wee. more »»

Online sales transactions reminders

March 26, 2015 The Marshalltown Police Department frequently receives complaints and concerns regarding Internet fraud schemes. Last week a horrific crime in Longmont, Col. more »»

Concert ends after bomb threat

March 26, 2015 UNION — A BCLUW Middle School band concert was cut short after an unidentified caller phoned in a bomb threat. Individuals evacuated the school after administrators ended the concert Tuesday night. more »»

Iowa top officials on opposites sides in EPA lawsuit

March 26, 2015 DES MOINES — Iowa’s governor and attorney general were on opposite sides of a case argued Wednesday at the U.S. Supreme Court concerning new mercury and toxic air emissions standards for power plants. more »»

President Hadi of Yemen flees by sea amid rebel advance in south

March 26, 2015 SANAA, Yemen — President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi fled Yemen by sea Wednesday as Shiite rebels and their allies moved on his last refuge in the south, captured its airport and put a bounty on his... more »»

Bergdahl may face life in prison if convicted

March 26, 2015 FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held captive for five years by the Taliban, was charged Wednesday by the U.S. more »»

Iowa lawmakers vary in how much contact info they post

March 26, 2015 DES MOINES — Iowa lawmakers say proposed legislation requiring some elected officials to post more contact information online is aimed at transparency — though it’s not expected to change the... more »»

Lt. Gov. Reynolds holds local roundtable discussion

March 25, 2015 The Central Iowa Healthcare-MMSC board room was the setting Tuesday, but Lt. Gov. more »»

Finalists to interview for principal opening Friday

March 25, 2015 Selected from a pool of 23 applicants, four individuals are being considered for the position of principal at Marshalltown High School. Interview committees will meet with two candidates Friday. more »»

Problem weeds to see trouble in coming months

March 25, 2015 The Marshall County Board of Supervisors authorized a county noxious weed control plan at its regular meeting on Tuesda. more »»


Tama County Blood Drive March 27, 2015

212 N. Main St., Highway 63, Traer until 1 p.m. more »

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