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New JBS training program touted by college

April 6, 2014 A new six-week training program which began in response to fill a need at JBS will start Monday as part of a partnership with Iowa Valley Continuing Education and Iowa Workforce Development The paid... more »»

Home and Garden Show ushers in spring

April 6, 2014 From long-standing businesses to the newest, nearly 30 vendors took time Saturday to display their goods and services at the Times-Republican’s Home and Garden Show at the Marshall Town Center. more »»

Dr. Bill Ormston skilled in animal chiropractic

April 6, 2014 A Marshalltown native is making a name for himself in chiropractic and veterinary circles by combining skills from both professions. Dr. more »»

Broadband bill could strip local authority

April 6, 2014 DES MOINES — A bill intended to expand broadband access to rural Iowans also includes language that could limit the ability of local governments to regulate the placement of cell towers, prompting... more »»

Rallies in cities across US decrying deportation

April 6, 2014 PHOENIX — Immigration advocates and supporters rallied Saturday in cities across the country in a renewed effort to push President Barack Obama to put a freeze on deportation. more »»

Conservationists claim victory on new farm bill

April 6, 2014 MINNEAPOLIS — Wildlife and environmental groups are claiming victory for conservation practices in the new farm bill, where two of their top priorities made it into law. more »»

Afghans defy Taliban threat to vote in droves

April 6, 2014 KABUL, Afghanistan — Millions of Afghans defied Taliban threats and rain Saturday, underscoring their enormous expectations from an election that comes as the country’s wobbly government prepares to... more »»

Hagel: US strongly committed to protecting Japan

April 6, 2014 YOKOTA AIR FORCE BASE, Japan — Against the backdrop of Russia’s takeover of Ukraine’s Crimean region, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Saturday he will convey to Japanese leaders that the U.. more »»

Local man finds compelling letter from fellow veteran

April 5, 2014 Tom Ross of Marshalltown described it as putting “a human face to a compelling story.” It is the story of Belgium villagers taking care of the graves of four U.S. servicemen killed in World War II. more »»

Jacobs campaign focuses on jobs, economic growth

April 5, 2014 While a couple of other U.S. Senate candidates from Iowa have been grabbing the headlines lately, Mark Jacobs is content with getting his message of jobs and economic growth out to Iowan. more »»

Local woman reigns as Ms. Czech-Slovak Iowa

April 5, 2014 Janna Waters really tapped into her Czech heritage while attending the University of Iowa the past few years. more »»

15 Minutes

April 5, 2014 REBEKAH TRAVER Resides: Marshalltown Hometown: Juneau, Alaska FAMILY LIFE Family: Living in Juneau with my five sisters and two brothers was a wonderful adventure. We never had dull moment. more »»

Vilsack: No secret payments when he was governor

April 5, 2014 JOHNSTON — No money was paid to anyone for secrecy during the years Tom Vilsack was governor, the Democrat who is now U.S. Secretary of Agriculture said Frida. more »»

Kerry: It’s ‘reality check’ time for Mideast talks

April 5, 2014 WASHINGTON — With Mideast peace talks on the verge of collapse, U.S. more »»

Health care bill helps add 3 million to Medicaid

April 5, 2014 WASHINGTON — Three million Americans signed up for Medicaid under President Barack Obama’s new health care law as of the end of February, the administration said Friday, offering its first full... more »»

Investigator gave nuke force positive 2013 review

April 5, 2014 WASHINGTON — A retired general chosen to explore flaws in U.S. more »»

Fort Hood gunman had argument with other soldiers

April 5, 2014 FORT HOOD, Texas — The Fort Hood soldier who gunned down three other military men before killing himself had an argument with colleagues in his unit before opening fire, and investigators believe hi... more »»

Coming soon: An all new MMSC

April 4, 2014 Dirt work has started and an official groundbreaking ceremony has been set for the $35 million phase one of the new Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Hospital on the southern edge of Marshalltown. more »»

Bauer honored as 2014 Citizen of the Year

April 4, 2014 More than 100 people gathered to honor Jane Bauer at the annual Morning Optimist Club’s 2014 Citizen of the Year roast Thursday night. more »»



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