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MHS principal finalists meet with public

March 28, 2015 Members of the public had a chance to speak with Jared Smith, assistant principal at East High School in Waterloo, and Marshalltown High School Associate Principal Kenneth Hayes at the MHS library... more »»

Former resident pens debut novel

March 28, 2015 For an aspiring author, securing the backing of an agent and landing a book contract are lofty goals not everyone obtains. But Marshalltown native Elizabeth Collison did just tha. more »»

Tree ID sessions to be held

March 28, 2015 The Iowa Department of Natural Resources Forestry Bureau is working with the city of Marshalltown as part of a Forest Service grant called “Sustainable Urban Forestry Training and Assistance for... more »»

Local ‘Way of the Cross’ slated for Good Friday

March 28, 2015 Rev. Gregg Davison of Trinity Lutheran Church of Marshalltown is continuing his pledge to bring the teachings of Jesus to the people. more »»

15 Minutes

March 28, 2015 ANDREA NIXON Resides: On an acreage near Haverhill. Hometown: I was born in Story City, but raised in Marshalltown. more »»

Former Madison County attorney law license suspended

March 28, 2015 DES MOINES — The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday suspended a former county prosecutor’s law license for 18 months, finding he violated ethics rules long after he left public office by getting... more »»

Senate OKs GOP balanced-budget plan, following House

March 28, 2015 WASHINGTON — Republicans muscled a balanced-budget plan through the Senate early Friday, positioning Congress for months of battling President Barack Obama over the GOP’s goals of slicing spending... more »»

Astronauts dock with space station for 1-year mission

March 28, 2015 BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan — The capsule carrying a Russian and an American who are to spend a year away from Earth docked Saturday with the International Space Station. more »»

Colorado defends pot law, says states free to legalize weed

March 28, 2015 DENVER — States are free to legalize marijuana, Colorado argued Friday in a filing to the U.S. more »»

NY mayor: Someone may have ‘inappropriately’ tapped gas line

March 28, 2015 NEW YORK — Someone may have improperly tapped a gas line before an explosion that leveled three apartment buildings and injured nearly two dozen people, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday as... more »»

Pugnacious Reid retiring, wants Schumer as Senate Dem leader

March 28, 2015 WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a pugnacious and glamour-averse tactician who united Democrats to help deliver tough victories for President Barack Obama, said Friday he’s retiring... more »»

About 4,000 fishermen stranded on Indonesian islands

March 28, 2015 JAKARTA, Indonesia — The number of foreign fishermen stranded on several remote eastern Indonesian islands has spiraled to 4,000, including some revealed in an Associated Press investigation to have... more »»

Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned by Italy high court

March 28, 2015 ROME — Italy’s highest court on Friday overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend in the 2007 slaying of Knox’s roommate, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile... more »»

Sierra Leoneans to stay home in final push to stop Ebola

March 28, 2015 FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Sierra Leone’s 6 million people were told to stay home for three days beginning Friday, except for religious services, as the West African nation attempted a final push to... more »»

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 »»



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