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Local VFW promoting 'all veterans' parade entry

July 6, 2015 Conventional wisdom dictates it is never to early to organize a parade - or a parade entry. That is why members of Marshalltown's VFW Harry C. more »»

Community rooted in Hoglan Elementary garden

July 6, 2015 “I got it Bubba. I got it under control,” 4-year-old Hayden Niedermann told her older brother Bryden. more »»

Seven injured including five children in late July 4 crash near Traer

July 6, 2015 The driver and six passengers, including five children, were hurt late Saturday night, July 4, south of Traer on US. Highway 63 according to the Iowa State Patrol. more »»

Summer Fiesta on First will offer food, games and music

July 6, 2015 St. Mary’s Catholic Church is hosting a Hispanic cultural celebration event Sunday along First Street in Marshalltown near the church. more »»

Haley says church shooting will forever change her outlook

July 6, 2015 COLUMBIA, S.C. — For five years, Gov. more »»

On 9th day, Kerry says Iran nuke talks could go either way

July 6, 2015 VIENNA — Nine days into marathon nuclear talks, U.S. more »»

Pope Francis on home turf urges defense of poor and planet

July 6, 2015 QUITO, Ecuador — Latin America’s first pope returned to Spanish-speaking South America for the first time Sunday, stressing the need to protect the poor and the environment from exploitation and to... more »»

Africans seeking better lives pass through Ethiopian town

July 6, 2015 METEMA, Ethiopia — The mood in the border town of Metema these days is quiet and watchful. more »»

Crowds celebrate America’s 239th in Marshalltown

July 5, 2015 For many at Saturday’s Marshalltown Fourth of July concert, the afternoon was a chance to just get out of the house, see fireworks and listen to live music. more »»

Ex-Garwin city clerk remains in jail following bond reduction

July 5, 2015 TOLEDO — Former Garwin City Clerk Anna Lori Leytham remained in the Tama County Jail as of noon Saturday on a reduced $40,000 cash bond amount. Tama County District Court Judge Mitchell E. more »»

Iowans of the Stage and Screen

July 5, 2015 Editor’s note: This article is the latest in a monthly series highlighting the personalities featured in the Exhibit Hall at the Orpheum Theater Cente. more »»

A year on, children caught on border struggle to stay, adapt

July 5, 2015 LOS ANGELES — At 1-year-old, a wide-eyed, restless Joshua Tinoco faces the prospect of deportation to his native Honduras, one of tens of thousands of children who arrived at the U.S. more »»

66 riders safely evacuated after 400-foot Ferris wheel stops

July 5, 2015 ORLANDO, Fla. — The largest Ferris wheel on the East Coast reopened Saturday, one day after 66 riders were stranded on The Orlando Eye and had to be evacuated from the towering 400-foot attraction. more »»

Greeks mull consequences of crucial bailout referendum

July 5, 2015 ATHENS, Greece — With the crucial austerity referendum a day away, Greeks contemplated Saturday how their vote will shape their future and the impact a “yes” or “no” will have on the country’s yout. more »»

Draft accords of sanctions relief at Iran nuke talks in hand

July 5, 2015 VIENNA — World powers and Iran have drawn up a draft document on the pace and timing of sanctions relief for the Islamic republic in exchange for curbs on Iran’s nuclear program, advancing on one of... more »»

After year of Washington legal pot sales, taxes top $70M

July 5, 2015 SEATTLE — Washington launched its second-in-the-nation legal marijuana market with just a handful of stores selling high-priced pot to long lines of customers. more »»

Slain woman’s parents focused on healing, not sanctuary law

July 5, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO — The parents of a woman killed at a San Francisco pier say they are focused on healing and not on the fact that the man accused of shooting her has been deported five times. more »»

Matt Stonie tops Joey Chestnut in hot dog eating contest

July 5, 2015 NEW YORK — Matt Stonie shocked the competitive eating world Saturday by upsetting Joey “Jaws” Chestnut at the Fourth of July hot dog eating contest at Nathan’s Famous in Coney Island, thwarting... more »»

Russian supply ship launched to International Space Station

July 5, 2015 MOSCOW — A Russian booster rocket on Friday successfully launched an unmanned cargo ship to the International Space Station, whose crew is anxiously awaiting it after the successive failures of two... more »»



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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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