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Options dominate special council budget meeting

February 24, 2015 The Marshalltown City Council discussed 2016 budget options at length during Monday afternoon’s special meeting. more »»

Library levy, proposed police station on council docket

February 24, 2015 A request from the Marshalltown Public Library to conduct a levy to generate operating funds and a report on the proposed new police building dominated much of the city council agenda during a... more »»

Accident leaves one dead

February 24, 2015 State Center— The Marshall County Sheriff’s office continues to investigate a rollover accident near state center that has left a driver of a semi tractor-trailer dead. more »»

MPD seeks information to perform welfare check

February 24, 2015 The Marshalltown Police Department is seeking information on the whereabouts of Larry David Rogers (29) so that they may perform a welfare check. more »»

GOP leader offers immigration vote to try to resolve impasse

February 24, 2015 WASHINGTON — Days from a Homeland Security Department shutdown, Senate Republicans sought a way out Monday by splitting President Barack Obama’s contested immigration measures from the agency’s... more »»

Meaning of words at center of health law fight

February 24, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court next week hears a challenge to President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul that hinges on just four words in the massive law that seeks to dramatically reduce the... more »»

Historic US-Iran nuclear deal could be taking shape

February 24, 2015 GENEVA — Edging toward a historic compromise, the U.S. more »»

Brides-to-be walk down aisles at Sunday expo

February 23, 2015 Iowans throughout the region visited the Marshalltown Best Western Regency Inn for the Times-Republican Bridal Expo, Sunday. more »»

Junior high student interested in archeology

February 23, 2015 Thirteen year-old Angel Garcia is a middle-schooler with a bevy of interests. more »»

Big Brothers Big Sisters inspires adults as well as kids

February 23, 2015 Editor’s note: This is the first in an ongoing series of articles highlighting the 40th anniversary of the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization in Marshall County. more »»

World class ceramics at CIAA

February 23, 2015 G. Eason Eige has not forgotten his years in Marshalltown . Eige was director of the Fisher Community Center’s art collection in the early 1970s. more »»

Anti-vaccine mothers discuss their thinking amid backlash

February 23, 2015 LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. — One is a businesswoman and an MBA graduate. Another is a corporate vice president. The third is a registered nurse. more »»

Appalachia report cites progress, challenges after 50 years

February 23, 2015 The agency created five decades ago to fight poverty in Appalachia has helped county economies grow with nearly $4 billion in spending, but the region still lags in key measures of educational,... more »»

Governors: No clear plan if health care subsidies fall

February 23, 2015 WASHINGTON — Millions of people could lose health insurance subsidies in the coming months if the Supreme Court sides with opponents of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. more »»

Arquette, Simmons, ‘Ida’ take early Oscars

February 23, 2015 LOS ANGELES — Patricia Arquette and J.. more »»

Zionism debate at heart of bitter Israeli vote

February 23, 2015 JERUSALEM — What is Zionism? The ideological question, rooted in the 19th century, has gained surprising urgency in an Israeli election campaign that seems more open than had been expected. more »»

Somalia extremists urge attacks on multiple US shopping malls

February 23, 2015 JOHANNESBURG — A video purported to be by Somalia’s al-Qaida-linked rebel group al-Shabab urged Muslims to attack shopping malls in the U.S., Canada, Britain and other Western countries. U.S. more »»

Turkish military enters Syria to evacuate troops, tomb

February 23, 2015 ANKARA, Turkey — Hundreds of Turkish troops backed by tanks took part in an overnight operation into neighboring Syria to evacuate dozens of besieged soldiers guarding an Ottoman tomb and remove the... more »»

Searching for answers led to unspeakable truths

February 22, 2015 When author Craig Steffen’s adopted father passed away in 2011, the death served as the catalyst for his search for his own origins — a yen that went unfulfilled for years out of respect for his... more »»



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