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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 »»

White House grapples with terrorism language

January 31, 2015 WASHINGTON — Twice this month, the White House has publicly grappled with the politically fraught language of terrorism. more »»

Marshalltown snow ordinance begins at 9 p.m. Saturday

January 31, 2015 In anticipation of significant snowfall forecasted for the Marshalltown area this weekend, Marshalltown will be placing the snow ordinance into effect beginning at 9 p.m. today. more »»

NFL’s Goodell seeks to look past ‘tough year,’ to future

January 31, 2015 PHOENIX — As if wishing made it so, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell described his league — and himself — as having addressed missteps on difficult matters such as domestic violence and being ready to... more »»

Murder trial begins 35 years after 6-year-old vanished in NY

January 31, 2015 NEW YORK — Thirty-five years after the disappearance of a 6-year-old boy in Manhattan ushered in an era of protectiveness for America’s children, trial began Friday for a mentally ill man with a low... more »»

US mulls Middle East-N. Africa category for 2020 Census

January 31, 2015 DETROIT — The federal government is considering allowing those of Middle Eastern and North African descent to identify as such on the next 10-year Census, which could give Arab-Americans and other... more »»

Artillery fire kills at least 12 civilians in Donetsk

January 31, 2015 DONETSK, Ukraine — Artillery fire killed at least 12 civilians in the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Friday amid fierce fighting between pro-Russia separatists and government troops as hopes fo... more »»

S. Africa grants parole to apartheid death squad leader

January 31, 2015 JOHANNESBURG — The South African government Friday granted parole to Eugene de Kock, the head of an apartheid state covert unit responsible for dozens of deaths, saying his freedom is in the interes... more »»

Canada to criminalize public terror threats

January 31, 2015 TORONTO — Canada announced a new anti-terror law Friday that will make it a crime for people to call for a terrorist attack, even if they don’t make a specific threat. more »»

Choosing the education they want

January 30, 2015 To many at Marshalltown Christian School, School Choice Week represents more than a national campaign to inform parents of their options as they decide where their children should receive a K-12... more »»

Area legislators await proposed fuel tax bill

January 30, 2015 DES MOINES — Marshall County area legislators say they will consider the merits of a bill to increase Iowa’s fuel tax after a proposal is released. Announced by state Sen. more »»

City approves new Menards manufacturing facility

January 30, 2015 The city of Marshalltown and Menards have agreed for the company to build a $7 million manufacturing and distribution center. more »»

Martinez-Velazquez trial date set

January 30, 2015 A trial date has been set for the man accused of shooting a woman in the chest at a local motel earlier this month. more »»

Local woman receives ‘Friend of the Arts’ award

January 30, 2015 Super volunteer Mary Giese of Marshalltown will have to make room for another award. more »»

Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline

January 30, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan bill to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying a presidential veto threat and setting up the first of many... more »»



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