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Historic figures from area past at Tallcorn ballroom

February 16, 2015 Two prominent Marshall County organizations have joined forces with a local business to prevent an evening of unique entertainment showcasing Marshalltown’s “movers and shakers” in 1898. more »»

Senior bittersweet about graduation

February 16, 2015 Eighteen year-old Maggie Carnahan excels academically, has played several sports and is musically inclined. more »»

Iowa’s broadband expansion will take time, more money

February 16, 2015 DES MOINES — Even as lawmakers work through Gov. more »»

Flurry of sign-ups at health law deadline; web glitch fixed

February 16, 2015 WASHINGTON — After a computer glitch got patched up, supporters of President Barack Obama’s health care law were out in force Sunday trying to get uninsured people signed up by the official deadline... more »»

Shooting suspect slams various religion while defending liberty

February 16, 2015 CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — If his Facebook page is any indication, Craig Hicks doesn’t hate Muslims. more »»

Ukraine cease-fire largely holding, Debaltseve still tense

February 16, 2015 LUHANSKE, Ukraine — A cease-fire that went into effect Sunday in eastern Ukraine appeared largely to be holding, although continued fighting over a bitterly contested railway hub is threatening to... more »»

Video purports to show IS militants beheading hostages

February 16, 2015 CAIRO — A video purporting to show the mass beheading of Coptic Christian hostages was released Sunday by militants in Libya affiliated with the Islamic State group. more »»

Police say Copenhagen gunman had criminal record, gang past

February 16, 2015 COPENHAGEN, Denmark — The slain gunman suspected in the deadly Copenhagen attacks was a 22-year-old with a history of violence and may have been inspired by Islamic terrorists — and possibly the... more »»

World War II monument goal at halfway mark

February 15, 2015 A group of Grinnell leaders have taken the bull by the horns in raising money for a World War II monument to be installed on the grounds of the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown. more »»

Candidate alleges Iowa law unfair to veterans

February 15, 2015 Bob Krause, president of the Veterans National Recovery Center (VNRC) of Fairfield and an announced Democratic candidate in 2016 against incumbent Republican Sen. more »»

Local triathlon canceled

February 15, 2015 Triathletes near and far, fond of competing indoors will have to find another venue. The Feb. 28 Hy-Vee My Y Tri, named for its one time sponsor, Hy-Vee Inc. more »»

2 deadly shootings within hours in Copenhagen

February 15, 2015 COPENHAGEN, Denmark — A shooting at a free speech event featuring an artist who had caricatured the Prophet Muhammad and a second shooting hours later outside a synagogue left two dead and five... more »»

Both sides claim violations after Ukraine cease-fire starts

February 15, 2015 KIEV, Ukraine — A cease-fire was declared in eastern Ukraine at a minute after midnight Sunday, kindling slender hopes of a reprieve from a conflict that has claimed more than 5,300 live. more »»

Suspect in Halifax mall plot confessed

February 15, 2015 TORONTO — Canadian police have foiled a plot by three suspects who were planning to go to a mall in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and kill as many people as they could before killing themselves on... more »»

Millions in health coverage gap seek to avoid tax penalty

February 15, 2015 FORT WORTH, Texas — Stephanie Daugherty earns too much from her part-time job at a doctor’s office to qualify for Medicaid, but not enough to comfortably afford one of the health plans for sale... more »»

Another storm blankets winter-weary New England

February 15, 2015 BOSTON — A Valentine’s Day storm bought snow and dangerously high winds to New England for the fourth time in less than a month, the latest blow to a region that has already seen more than 6 feet of... more »»

Bisexuals hopeful as 1 of their own becomes a governor

February 15, 2015 NEW YORK — “LGBT” has become a household term amid sweeping advances for gay rights, and yet the “B’’ sometimes seems like an awkward fit. more »»

Study: Oklahoma’s daily small quakes raise risk of big ones

February 15, 2015 SAN JOSE, California — Small earthquakes shaking Oklahoma and southern Kansas daily and linked to energy drilling are dramatically increasing the chance of bigger and dangerous quakes, federal... more »»

Surprise serenade

February 14, 2015 more »»



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