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Legislative events Friday and Saturday

February 4, 2016 Two legislative events will be held in Marshalltown on Friday and Saturday. First, the Marshalltown Area Chamber of Commerce will host three area state legislators — Sen. more »»

‘For the Love of Binford’ dinner & auction set for Feb. 13

February 4, 2016 Love is in the air at Marshalltown’s historic Binford House, located at 110 N 2nd St. On the evening on Feb. more »»

Grimes Farm photo contest ceremony slated for Feb. 9

February 4, 2016 The Grimes Farm and Conservation Center will hold its 15th annual photo contest awards ceremony and chili supper from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9 in its meeting room. more »»

Trump, accusing Cruz of fraud, calls for Iowa election do-over

February 4, 2016 NASHUA, N.H. — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is accusing rival Ted Cruz of stealing the Iowa caucuses and is demanding a do-over. more »»

First lawsuit in lottery-fixing scandal seeks millions

February 4, 2016 DES MOINES — It was one of those dreams-come-true moments that lotteries love to promote when “Lucky Larry” Dawson smiled as he claimed a $9 million jackpot, surrounded by his kids and grandkids. more »»

Audit: State agency paid $97,000 to fictitious companies

February 4, 2016 DES MOINES — A state audit has revealed that Iowa Workforce Development paid more than $97,000 in unemployment benefits to people in the state who claimed to work for companies that didn’t exist in... more »»

Obama visits US mosque, says impression of Muslims distorted

February 4, 2016 CATONSVILLE, Md. — President Barack Obama sought Wednesday to correct what he called a “hugely distorted impression” of Muslim-Americans as he made his first visit to a U.S. mosqu. more »»

US Zika case sparks questions about sex and mosquito germs

February 4, 2016 NEW YORK — A sexually transmitted case of Zika in Texas has scientists scrambling to understand how much of a risk infection through sex is for the usually mosquito-spread illness. more »»

To honor longtime coach, school board finds way to play within the rules

February 3, 2016 In his heyday, George Funk was the kind of guy you either loved or hated. more »»

‘Quilts of Valor’ event slated in Eldora

February 3, 2016 ELDORA — A patriotic “Quilts of Valor” presentation will salute four Hardin County veterans at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Eldora American Legion, 1215 Washington St. more »»

Book origami workshop slated for Saturday

February 3, 2016 The Marshalltown Public Library not only promotes the reading of books, but also encourages folks to turn old, discarded ones into works of art. more »»

Iowa Democrats face criticism over caucus missteps

February 3, 2016 DES MOINES — Four years after the Iowa Republican Party was criticized for mishandling an extremely close caucus, Democratic Party leaders faced similar scrutiny Tuesday over how they and their... more »»

Generals: Women should have to register for draft

February 3, 2016 WASHINGTON — The top Army and Marine Corps generals told senators Tuesday that it will take up to three years to fully integrate women into all combat jobs, adding that women also should have to... more »»

Explosion forces plane to make emergency landing in Somalia

February 3, 2016 MOGADISHU, Somalia — An explosion and fire blew a gaping hole in a commercial airliner, forcing it to make an emergency landing at Mogadishu’s international airport late Tuesday, officials and... more »»

Marshall Co. voters select Sanders, Cruz

February 2, 2016 Marshall County Democrats have spoken. With 18 of 19 precincts reporting, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders led Hillary Clinton, 52.6 percent to 47.4 percent. Former Maryland Go. more »»



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