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Stand up, take a step

February 1, 2015 At 29 degrees on a 7 a.m. Saturday morning, it could be said that a large gathering of runners and walkers was a remarkable happening. more »»

Parents crucial in education budget negotiations, legislators say

February 1, 2015 Saturday’s Education Legislative Breakfast was a call to action for Marshall County area district administrators and educators. more »»

Romney’s exit unleashes race for donors among 2016 hopefuls

February 1, 2015 DES MOINES — Mitt Romney’s exit from the presidential campaign has unleashed a frenzy of fresh fundraising and set off a new race for the backing of donors who had remained loyal to the 2012... more »»

Islamic State admits defeat in Syrian town of Kobani

February 1, 2015 BEIRUT — The Islamic State group has acknowledged for the first time that its fighters have been defeated in the Syrian town of Kobani and vowed to attack the town again. more »»

More than a foot of snow possible for Midwest

February 1, 2015 CHICAGO — A storm gathering steam over the southern Rockies is expected to dump more than a foot of snow on parts of the Midwest, New York and New England, which is still recovering from a winter... more »»

Obama budget sets up battle with Congress

February 1, 2015 WASHINGTON — After a year of relative peace in Washington’s budget battles, President Barack Obama will lay out a $4 trillion budget on Monday that needles Republicans with proposals for higher taxe... more »»

Drive to repeal medical device tax no slam dunk in Congress

February 1, 2015 WASHINGTON — It flew through the Republican-run House in 2012, and a year later 79 of the Democratic-led Senate’s 100 members embraced it. more »»

Man arrested after body parts found in suitcase

February 1, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco police arrested a man on suspicion of murder Saturday in connection with a suitcase found on a downtown street stuffed with dismembered human remains. more »»

Drivers: Return to dealers for a 2nd air bag recall fix

February 1, 2015 NEW YORK — Drivers, bring your vehicles back to the shop for more work on faulty air bags. more »»

Video: Islamic State group beheads Japanese journalist

February 1, 2015 TOKYO — An online video released Saturday night purported to show an Islamic State group militant beheading Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, ending days of negotiations to save the man and heightenin... more »»

Civilians flee east Ukraine town as fighting intensifies

February 1, 2015 DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine — Outgoing heavy-caliber fire boomed incessantly, shaking the ground and rattling windows around the besieged town. more »»

NASA launches Earth-observing satellite

February 1, 2015 VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — A NASA satellite lifted off early Saturday with the hope it will transmit data that will help the world do a better job of preparing for floods and droughts. more »»

Groups: Iowa school bullying bill could use improvements

February 1, 2015 DES MOINES — Iowa groups monitoring Gov. Terry Branstad’s latest attempt to reduce school bullying say it’s improved from earlier proposals, but they see needs for additional changes. more »»

Team find success with idea that started in ISU classroom

February 1, 2015 DES MOINES — Michael Koenig, armed with three pocket-sized field guides, spent a summer five years ago scouting Iowa corn and soybean fields, identifying and marking down where crops were fighting... more »»

Schools ensure students get regular exercise

February 1, 2015 IOWA CITY — Feet flew and heart rates soared Friday at Coralville Central Elementary. more »»

World War II monument planned for IVH

January 31, 2015 A group of World War II veterans at Marshalltown’s Iowa Veterans Home eager to see a monument on the grounds dedicated to their service may not have wait long. more »»

MHS teacher organizing benefit for burn victims

January 31, 2015 Charlotte Santana, a Marshalltown High School Spanish teacher is holding a TIP benefit for local burn victims Betty Burch and Keyslea Hearnes at the Marshalltown Pizza Ranch from 5-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. more »»

Iowa public school enrollment rises for fourth straight year

January 31, 2015 DES MOINES — Enrollment in Iowa’s public schools rose for the fourth straight year, the Iowa Department of Education announced Friday. more »»

15 Minutes

January 31, 2015 MICHAEL OXLEY Resides: State Center Hometown: I was born in Des Moines, and grew up in Dubuque. FAMILY LIFE Family: My parents and siblings live in southeastern Wisconsin. more »»

Romney not running in 2016 race

January 31, 2015 WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney ended his rollercoaster return to presidential politics on Friday, declaring his party would be better served by the “next generation of Republican leaders” and concluding... more »»



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January 26, 2015 The past, present, and future of the Marshalltown Airport will be the subject of the February Past Times. more »

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