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Festival helps cultivate student interest in STEM

April 20, 2014 Nearly 600 students and parents attended the Tama County Family STEM Festival March 30, doubling last year’s attendance and matching a growing trend nationwide of an increased interest in STEM... more »»

Couple starts endowment for future of community center

April 20, 2014 LE GRAND — You don’t have to ask how much the Le Grand Community Center means to Mack and Chylena Germa. more »»

Branstad priorities not approved as adjournment nears

April 20, 2014 DES MOINES — As the end of the legislative session draws near, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is pushing lawmakers to keep some of his priorities in mind. more »»

At barricades, Ukraine insurgents await Easter

April 20, 2014 DONETSK, Ukraine — Pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine on Saturday prepared to celebrate Orthodox Easter at barricades outside government offices seized in nearly a dozen cities, despite an... more »»

Confusion, anger as sunken ferry’s relatives wait

April 20, 2014 JINDO, South Korea — The informal briefing by a South Korean coast guard rescuer started calmly enough. more »»

Iran vice president says row over nuclear reactor resolved

April 20, 2014 TEHRAN, Iran — Iran will redesign its Arak heavy water reactor to greatly limit the amount of plutonium it can make, the country’s vice president said Saturday, marking a major concession from the... more »»

NASA’s Robonaut finally getting legs

April 20, 2014 CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Robonaut, the first out-of-this-world humanoid, is finally getting its space legs. For three years, Robonaut has had to manage from the waist up. more »»

Iowa Premium Beef project lands $4M in tax credits

April 19, 2014 DES MOINES — The Iowa Economic Development Authority board approved $4 million in state tax credits for the $48.6 million Iowa Premium Beef project in Tama during a meeting Friday. more »»

Success of Diffie show has Oktemberfest board thinking big

April 19, 2014 The hugely successful show by country musician Joe Diffie during last fall’s Oktemberfest has organizers thinking big again for the 2014 Marshalltown festiva. more »»

Longtime Younkers shopper reflects on fire

April 19, 2014 When the building that was the former home of the Younkers flagship store in Des Moines caught fire March 29, nine decades of memories went up in smoke for Marshalltown resident Mary Gift. more »»

Iowa River Rail Trail continues to develop

April 19, 2014 TRAILS Inc. and the Hardin County Trail Commission joint committees and have been spending the last few months working on the development of the 34-mile long trail from Marshalltown to Hardin Count. more »»

15 Minutes

April 19, 2014 BILL RAKERS Resides: Marshalltown Hometown: Mankato, Minn. FAMILY LIFE Family: My wife Becky, and our son, Kristofer. Pets: Puddles, the ca. more »»

Officials announce plan for Microsoft data center

April 19, 2014 WEST DES MOINES — Microsoft will begin construction on a new data center in West Des Moines, state and local officials announced Friday, bringing the company’s total investment in Iowa to nearly $2... more »»

Iowa cases against felons for voting to proceed

April 19, 2014 IOWA CITY — An Iowa prosecutor said she will pursue pending cases against convicted felons accused of voting illegally in 2012 despite a new Iowa Supreme Court ruling that makes it unclear whether... more »»

MIT honors officer slain after bombs went off

April 19, 2014 CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Like many other youngsters, Sean Collier wanted to be a police officer. more »»

Marshalltown named Iowa Great Place

April 18, 2014 Two Marshalltown projects have been awarded funds totaling $350,000 from the Iowa Great Places Citizens Advisory Board of the Department of Cultural Affairs. more »»

Tama beef plant gets $4M in tax credits

April 18, 2014 DES MOINES - The Iowa Economic Development Authority board approved $4 million in state tax credits for the $48.6 million Iowa Premium Beef project in Tama during a meeting Friday. more »»

Animal control a burden for MPD

April 18, 2014 This time of year the temperature will increase and so will the calls the police receive for animals at-larg. more »»

 
 

 

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