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US will cut deployed nuke missile force by 50

April 9, 2014 WASHINGTON — The U.S. will keep its current force of 450 land-based nuclear missiles but remove 50 from their launch silos as part of a plan to bring the U.S. into compliance with a 2011 U.S. more »»

School board approves budget, increased tax rate

April 8, 2014 The Marshalltown School Board approved the school district’s fiscal year 2014-15 budget — along with a 62-cent tax rate increase — at its Monday meeting. more »»

Marshalltown's Portes wins People's Choice Award

April 8, 2014 Marshalltown's Carlos Portes has received the People's Choice Award during the Iowa Volunteer Hall of Fame ceremony today at the State Capitol. more »»

Jury awards $7,500 to domestic violence victim

April 8, 2014 A woman hospitalized by a domestic assault was granted $7,500 in damages during a civil trial last week. more »»

Private donors to pay for MHS pool renovation

April 8, 2014 With all the attention being paid to the Marshalltown High School Roundhouse, private donors have stepped up to make sure the pool also gets some renovation work this year. more »»

Man arrested with $1,500 in cocaine

April 8, 2014 A Marshalltown man accused of having 20 grams of cocaine and snorting lines in the bathroom of a local ballroom faces felony drug charges. more »»

G-R School Board approves budget, talks of more cuts

April 8, 2014 Last Wednesday the Gladbrook-Reinbeck School Board held a public hearing on the proposed school budget for fiscal year 2014-15. more »»

Univ. of Iowa sees surge in engineering students

April 8, 2014 IOWA CITY — Kevin Dubbins was the kid who always took things apart. He couldn’t help himself. If he found something around the house that was broken, say a TV or boom box, he tried to fix it. more »»

‘Promising lead’ emerges in hunt for Flight 370

April 8, 2014 PERTH, Australia — After a month of failed hunting and finding debris that turned out to be ordinary flotsam, an Australian ship detected faint pings deep in the Indian Ocean in what an official... more »»

Hagel tours China’s new aircraft carrier

April 8, 2014 BEIJING — The United States’ campaign to encourage China to be more open about its military growth and intentions got a symbolic boost Monday with a tour for Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel of the... more »»

Fukushima children start school, flee radiation

April 8, 2014 MATSUMOTO, Japan — The 12-year-old girl didn’t want to leave her younger brother, and her grandparents didn’t want her to go away. more »»

Gunman kills Dutch priest in Syrian city of Homs

April 8, 2014 DAMASCUS, Syria — A beloved, elderly Dutch priest who made headlines this year with a desperate plea for aid for civilians trapped in the besieged Syrian city of Homs was assassinated Monday by a... more »»

Rwanda marks 20 years since genocide

April 8, 2014 KIGALI, Rwanda — Displaying both pride and pain, Rwandans on Monday marked the 20th anniversary of a devastating 100-day genocide that saw packed churches set on fire and machete-wielding attackers... more »»

Pro-Russians call east Ukraine region independent

April 8, 2014 DONETSK, Ukraine — Pro-Moscow activists barricaded inside government buildings in eastern Ukraine proclaimed their regions independent Monday and called for a referendum on seceding from Ukraine — a... more »»

Car rental companies ramp up exotic offerings

April 8, 2014 LAS VEGAS — There’s a chance now for the middle class to feel like movie stars. Or for a movie star to feel like a movie star away from home. more »»

Carlos Portes to be feted at event

April 7, 2014 Carlos Portes of Marshalltown has been honored in venues spanning the globe for his achievements in commerce, politics and volunteer initiatives. more »»

Third grader works extremely hard

April 7, 2014 Of all the students Karen Roessler has taught in her 30-year career, current Woodbury Elementary School third grader Jessica Buenrostro stands out. more »»

More than 100 attend St. Francis trivia night

April 7, 2014 More than 100 people, including 14 teams, took part in the first-ever trivia night contest to benefit St. Francis Catholic School Saturday night. more »»



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