Times-Republicanhttp://www.timesrepublican.comTop Headlinesen-usWed, 23 Jul 2014 22:28:48 EDTWed, 23 Jul 2014 22:28:48 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssPrairie blossoms outside of Marshalltown libraryhttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/574160.htmlA piece of Iowa's wildlife can be found just around the corner. Sarah Rosenblum, Marshalltown Public Library director, said the library has one of the few pieces of prairie left in Iowa.Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDTEducator's challenge motivated young writerhttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/574161.htmlA challenge, and subsequent encouragement from a high school principal five years ago opened not a door, but the floodgates of creativity for a young Laurel man. Five years ago, Charles Siefken was a student at East Marshall High School.Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDTVolunteers build K9 training equipmenthttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/574162.htmlTwo volunteers built essential equipment for the canine members of the Marshalltown Police Department. After 80 hours of work, Mike Nablo, 50, and John Helfer, 69, both of Marshalltown, recently finished building six wooden 4 ft. by 4 ft.Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDTRuff resigns from MMSC Foundationhttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/574163.htmlVal Ruff has resigned as the executive director of the Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center Foundation. Her last day on the job was last week. Ruff, 52, spent seven years leading the foundation. "I just resigned for personal reasons," Ruff said.Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDTFire crews respond to smoke at playhousehttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/574164.htmlWed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT