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More volunteers needed for local park clean up

April 13, 2014 Dan Engesser of Marshalltown has been busy planning his spring cleaning. And for him, that means picking up litter and raking leaves in several of Marshalltown’s city parks beginning at 9 a.. more »»

Early literacy bill defines dyslexia for first time

April 13, 2014 DES MOINES — For the first time, dyslexia has been officially defined in Iowa law in an attempt to improve literacy among young students across the state. Following passage by the Legislature, Gov. more »»

Uniformed men occupy Donetsk police HQ

April 13, 2014 DONETSK, Ukraine — Men in the uniforms of Ukraine’s now-defunct riot police on Saturday occupied police headquarters in Donetsk, the eastern city that is one of the flashpoints of a wave of... more »»

Abortion in cases of rape: New rifts in old debate

April 13, 2014 NEW YORK — Poll after poll over many years has shown that Americans overwhelmingly support legal access to abortion for women impregnated by rape. more »»

Fire destroys rural Marshalltown home

April 12, 2014 A rural Marshalltown home was destroyed by a fast-moving fire Friday night. The fire originally started in the garage area at approximately 4:45 p.m. and spread to the home located at 2617 Taylor Ave. more »»

Salary raises granted while taxes rise

April 12, 2014 If a public entity plans to operate it has to pay its employees — whether property tax rates are raised, remain steady or dip that year. more »»

Innovative helmet launched by local entrepreneur

April 12, 2014 Countless hours on the open road — and superhero Tony Stark — have inspired a new idea from young Marshalltown entrepreneur Tyler Richard. more »»

A grandma to many

April 12, 2014 Mary Hall said her grandchildren are growing up and beyond that “young kid” stage. more »»

National Library Week celebrated locally

April 12, 2014 Next week the Marshalltown Public Library will celebrate National Library Week by partnering with a local organization. more »»

15 Minutes

April 12, 2014 JANELLE CARTER Resides: Marshalltown Hometown: I was born in Spencer, but raised in Arlington Heights, Ill. and Burlington. more »»

Some Iowa Republicans sour on Ryan budget plan

April 12, 2014 CEDAR RAPIDS — Republican U.S. Rep. more »»

Union chief says Iowa ‘do not hire’ list is flawed

April 12, 2014 IOWA CITY — A now-public list of workers who are supposed to be barred from returning to Iowa’s executive branch is filled with mistakes, including at least two names of individuals who currently... more »»

Chamber group takes local voice to Washington

April 11, 2014 A group of area leaders visited Washington D.C. this week to take local concerns to the offices of federal lawmakers as part of the annual summit trip of the Marshalltown Area Chamber of Commerce. more »»

3 juveniles escape from State Training School

April 11, 2014 ELDORA — Health officials say eight juveniles escaped a north-central Iowa facility that treats delinquent youth, and three remain at large. more »»

$30K in meth, pot seized from local home

April 11, 2014 Drug task force agents seized more than $30,000 worth of methamphetamine and marijuana from a Marshalltown home Monday. Hellive L. Neville, 27, David M. more »»



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