Midwifery is more than merely assisting women through the childbirth experience; it’s addressing the healthcare needs of women at all ages of life. At UnityPoint Health Marshalltown Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., (OB-GYN), three women serve the community as midwives, including Melissa Koch, OB Clinical Educator, left, and Chris Fishel, a certified nurse midwife (CNM) and advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP). Not pictured is Autumn Schmoker CNM, ARNP.

Empowering women

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Midwifery is more than merely assisting women through the childbirth experience; it’s addressing the healthcare needs of women at all ages of life. Midwives specialize in pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, women’s sexual and reproductive health, and newborn care. “We take care of women ...

Daily Record, Nov. 22, 2017

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Marshall County Courthouse Court Tuesday • Jay Shannon Bear made an initial appearance on a possession with the intent to manufacture or deliver marijuana charge, a failure to affix a drug tax stamp charge, a possession of drug paraphernalia charge, an operation without interlock device ...

FILE - In this March 15, 2017, file photo, a sign marks a pick-up point for the Uber car service at LaGuardia Airport in New York. Uber is coming clean about its cover-up of a year-old hacking attack that stole personal information about more than 57 million of the beleaguered ride-hailing service's customers and drivers. The revelation Tuesday marks the latest stain on Uber's reputation. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Uber reveals cover-up of hack affecting 57M riders, drivers

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SAN FRANCISCO — Uber is coming clean about its cover-up of a year-old hacking attack that stole personal information about more than 57 million of the beleaguered ride-hailing service's customers and drivers. So far, there's no evidence that the data taken has been misused, according to a ...

Disney Animation, Pixar chief John Lasseter taking leave


LOS ANGELES — Just days before Pixar's "Coco" is set to hit theaters, Pixar co-founder and Walt Disney Animation chief John Lasseter announced he is taking a six-month leave of absence citing "missteps" with employees. The boisterous, Hawaiian shirt-wearing personality behind some of the ...

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Taking shape

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The new addition being built onto the Gutekunst Public Library in State Center will nearly double the size of the structure, and provide more space for patrons to read, write or research. ABOVE: Pictured here is the second level of the addition, which will include a fireplace and several ...

AT&T suit may herald a new antitrust era

Money & Markets

NEW YORK — The Trump administration's decision to oppose the $85 billion AT&T-Time Warner merger may be clouded by suspicions of political influence. But considered on its merits, it could mark a significant departure in antitrust policy, one that might block or modify a broader set of ...


Thursday’s T-R to offer largest selection of shopping deals

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The calories will barely be wearing off as the area begins looking toward the holiday shopping season and all of the local deals can be found Thursday morning in the Times-Republican. “We have found that the Thanksgiving edition of the Times-Republican is a holiday tradition with thousands ...


Kester: ‘I enjoyed my time on the city council’

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Former First Ward Councilor Dan Kester was unsuccessful in his re-election bid earlier this month, but that will not stop him from being involved in some capacity with city government again. “It depends what the opportunity would be,” said Kester, “but I would consider it.” He ...

Students throughout Marshalltown Christian School, including these fourth- and fifth-graders, wrote letters to children in the West African country of Sierra Leone Tuesday. The letters will be personally delivered by Mark Boland of My Kinsmen Ministries when he visits the country later this week.

Letters to Sierra Leone

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The small West African country of Sierra Leone is more than 5,000 miles and an ocean away from Marshalltown Christian School (MCS), and students are forming a connection with children in that country. “They don’t feel alone, and they feel like there is someone out there who cares for ...


Argument in local motel leads to man’s arrest

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TIMES-REPUBLICAN A disturbance involving a man and a woman at a local motel late last week resulted in a host of charges, including child endangerment-bodily injury, filed against a male suspect. Cody James Heinrichs, 28, listed in court records as homeless, was arrested by the ...

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Getting ready for Turkey Day

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Volunteers at the Salvation Army, located at 107 W. State St., spent Monday afternoon getting ingredients in order for Thursday’s free community meal, which will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A total of 46 turkeys were donated for the meal. Jerry Gratopp, left, owner of Smokin’ G’s, smoked ...

Daily Record, Nov. 21, 2017

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Marshall County Courthouse Court Monday • Cameron Dominique Patton made an initial appearance on a willful injury-causing a serious injury charge. Jeff Hazen is appointed as counsel. The preliminary hearing is scheduled at 1 p.m. on Dec. 8. Patton is released on his promise to appear. A ...

Justice Dept. sues to stop AT&T’s $85B Time Warner deal

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NEW YORK — The Justice Department is suing AT&T to stop its $85 billion purchase of Time Warner, setting the stage for an epic legal battle with the telecom giant. It could also create a new headache for President Donald Trump, whose public statements have raised suspicions that he ...

Quarter in review

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With winter break for Marshalltown Schools rapidly approaching, data on the first quarter of the 2017-18 school year was presented at the Marshalltown School Board meeting Monday evening. District Director of Instruction Dr. Lisa Stevenson led the presentation, which covered attendance and ...


Holiday meal questions?

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An Iowa State University Extension & Outreach foursome are ready and eager to help consumers with holiday meal preparations. All one has to do is call toll-free 800-262-3804. or send an Callers will get help from an experienced and friendly professional and not a recording. ...

Prevent turkey fryer fires

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Frying food is the greatest risk of cooking fires. The Marshalltown Fire Departments asks the public to consider the dangers or risks before using a turkey fryer. Turkey fryers can easily tip over, spilling hot cooking oil over a large area. An overfilled cooking pot will cause cooking oil ...

Marshalltown High School freshman Marek Jablonski is back to lighting up his yard with Christmas lights after a similar project turned heads in 2017. One major addition this year is a donations drop-box, and all money will go toward the House of Compassion. The display and drop-box can be found at 1737 Country Club Lane.

Lighting up the neighborhood

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When an interest in tinkering with electronics and a love of the holiday season combine, the results can be vivid. Marshalltown High School freshman Marek Jablonski, 14, has put his talent for creating bright, intricate Christmas light displays to work for a second year, with the project set ...

Owen Eaton, 11, a fifth grader at St. Francis Catholic School, completes advanced level coursework, with the goal of mastering seventh and eighth grade math. When he grows up, he would like to be a long snapper for the Denver Broncos.

Student is proficient in math

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Owen Eaton, 11, a fifth grader at St. Francis Catholic School, is the type of student that teachers enjoy having in the classroom. “He is a strong student,” said teacher Peg Davis. “He is always on task, and is caring, helpful, kind-hearted, and has impeccable manners.” Owen’s ...

Mallards, one of the hardiest of waterfowl, will wait until optimum weather fronts form, including a surge of very cold air from Canada, to begin one of the most prized spectacles of nature, a huge influx of waterfowl into Midwestern states. Flyways along major rives such as the Mississippi and Missouri are obvious corridor of travel. Wildlife refuges and other public wetland sites along these routes will see accumulating ducks and geese in significant numbers. They will use habitat sites to rest and exploring local feeding areas. Mallards, such as this  preening pair, illustrate wild birds using resting time to get ready for more travel time to come.

Waterfowl wait for cold winds

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WATERFOWL migrations can be a bit fickle. Where are they now? When will they make a big migration push to show up at any local marshes, ponds, lakes or rivers? Avid waterfowlers want to know. So in this day in age, computer tracking and posts from other waterfowl watchers keeps a fairly good ...