Times-Republicanhttp://www.timesrepublican.comTop Headlinesen-usThu, 28 May 2015 16:23:32 EDTThu, 28 May 2015 16:23:32 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssGoldfinch named state bird 60 years agohttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/587537.htmlAMERICAN GOLDFINCHES are not hard to spot, the males that is, with its bright yellow body and black top knot on its head.Sat, 23 May 2015 00:00:00 EDTThat time of yearhttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/587538.htmlArea schools are set to close the doors on yet another school year. That means one thing, kids will have a lot of free time in the upcoming summer months. It is a perfect time to schedule a trip with a child to take them fishing.Sat, 23 May 2015 00:00:00 EDTSand prairies: Rare landscapes preservedhttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/587232.htmlThe MARIETTA SAND PRAIRIE PRESERVE is a unique natural area. It is filled with a wide variety of native plants, some common, some not so common and a few that are so unique that they are classified by botanists as endangered.Sat, 16 May 2015 00:00:00 EDTGo fishing for the fun of ithttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/586889.htmlLARGEMOUTH BASS (Micropterus salmoides) is a member of the sunfish family Centrarchidae. They are one species of 25 sunfishes, all with spiny rayed dorsal fins. These fishes are native only to the North American continen.Sat, 9 May 2015 00:00:00 EDTFishing at Pine Lakeshttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/586890.htmlEldora is the home of these two little lakes which are located about 30 minutes north of Marshalltown. These are a couple of lakes located within a short drive that can give Marshalltown residents a place to get away and enjoy nature and fishing.Sat, 9 May 2015 00:00:00 EDT