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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 »»

Capitol focus on settlement agreements continues

April 7, 2014 DES MOINES — Settlement agreements are likely to continue to dominate the agenda at the Iowa Capitol this week as some lawmakers remain unsatisfied with discrepancies in testimony and answers they... more »»

Near Fort Hood, church service honors fallen

April 7, 2014 KILLEEN, Texas — The church program pictured an empty road being enveloped by the dark clouds of a sweeping thunderstorm, and the service’s lesson was from Isaiah 35:4, “Be strong, fear not. more »»

Heroin addicts face barriers to treatment

April 7, 2014 NEW YORK — As the ranks of heroin users rise, increasing numbers of addicts are looking for help but are failing to find it — because there are no beds in packed facilities, treatment is hugely... more »»

Obama actions test workplace ideas

April 7, 2014 WASHINGTON — Lacking congressional support to raise wages or end gender pay disparities, President Barack Obama is again imposing his policies on federal contractors, in keeping with presidents’... more »»

Afghan election hailed as Taliban threat remains

April 7, 2014 KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghans and the international community hailed its presidential election as a triumph of democracy over violence Sunday, despite complaints about ballot shortages and sporadic... more »»

Ships race to investigate signals in jet search

April 7, 2014 PERTH, Australia — A British navy ship with sophisticated sound-locating equipment arrived Monday in a patch of the southern Indian Ocean to determine whether underwater sounds picked up by a Chines... more »»

End of May will be end of school

April 6, 2014 CLEMONS — Thirty-four years as a learning institution is down to just two months for Clemons Lutheran School. more »»

Annual hydrant flushing to begin Monday

April 6, 2014 Marshalltown Water Works will begin to flush hydrants throughout the city of Marshalltown Monday. more »»

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 »»



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