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American, Italian hostages killed during US drone strike

April 24, 2015 WASHINGTON — Blaming the “fog of war,” President Barack Obama revealed Thursday that U.S. more »»

FBI captures disbarred lawyer long wanted for fraud charges

April 24, 2015 IOWA CITY — A disbarred Iowa lawyer’s long run from the law is over. more »»

Bird flu cuts into egg, poultry exports in Iowa, Midwest

April 24, 2015 DES MOINES — Some international trade partners are declining to buy egg and poultry products from Midwestern states that have been affected by a deadly strain of bird flu, while others are excluding... more »»

Loretta Lynch wins confirmation as attorney general

April 24, 2015 WASHINGTON — Loretta Lynch won confirmation as the nation’s first black female attorney general Thursday from a Senate that forced her to wait more than five months for the title and remained divide... more »»

Grandma Barb’s extended family

April 23, 2015 “Did you miss me yesterday?” Barbara Wilder asks. She directs her question to Jonathon Aquino, who has joined Wilder at her desk in a secluded corner of the Lenihan Intermediate School library. more »»

Fiorina: ‘Ready to make tough choices’

April 23, 2015 Former Hewlett-Packard Chief Executive Officer Carly Fiorina told Central Iowa Republicans Wednesday night at Legends American Grill she is prepared to make ‘tough choices’ in domestic and foreign... more »»

New bridge classes starting at Senior Citizens Center

April 23, 2015 LeRoy Hollingworth is trying to revitalize interest in the game of bridge. more »»

Linn Creek Arts Festival will cater to kids’ artistic interests, too

April 23, 2015 While adults will have a wide selection of art to peruse and purchase, youth will be entertained and educated by a plethora of activities during the Linn Creek Arts Festival (LCAF) set for July 18... more »»

Annual Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros planned

April 23, 2015 The annual celebration of Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) is planned for 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 30 at the Marshalltown Public Library. more »»

CDC eyeing bird flu vaccine for humans, though risk is low

April 23, 2015 MINNEAPOLIS — Federal officials said Wednesday they’re taking steps to create a human vaccine for the bird flu virus that’s slammed the Midwest poultry industry, though they still consider the dange... more »»

Authorities seize wrong Mexican girl for forced return to US

April 23, 2015 MEXICO CITY — A 14-year-old Mexican girl who was taken by authorities and sent screaming to live in the United States was returned home Wednesday after DNA tests showed she is not the daughter of th... more »»

Anti-human trafficking bill passes Senate

April 23, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Senate unanimously passed legislation Wednesday to help the victims of human trafficking, ending a tortuous partisan standoff over abortion that also delayed confirmation of... more »»

In Libya’s anarchy, migrant smuggling a booming trade

April 23, 2015 CAIRO — Libya’s chaos has turned it into a lucrative magnet attracting migrants desperate to make the dangerous sea voyage to Europe. more »»

Drone found on roof of Japanese prime minister’s office

April 23, 2015 TOKYO — Japanese authorities said they were investigating after a small drone laced with traces of radiation was found Wednesday on the roof of the prime minister’s office, sparking concerns about... more »»

May 5 opening for local Dunkin’ Donuts

April 22, 2015 The Marshalltown area will soon be running on Dunkin’ Donuts. The store at 10 LaFrentz Lane will open at 5 a.m. more »»

Kloppenborgs gift Lincoln Valley Golf Course to State Center

April 22, 2015 STATE CENTER — It’s not every day a town with a population of 1,468 residents are given property that has the potential of making money for the community. more »»

Leedy, Harnack to sculpt the town

April 22, 2015 Renowned ceramics artists James Leedy and Tom Harnack are visiting Marshalltown May 1-3. On May 1, they will lead a demonstration for students at Marshalltown High School’s ceramics studio. more »»



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