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T-R PHOTO BY ADAM SODDERS Marshall County Tree Service employees were hard at work Wednesday morning trimming hedges and tree limbs along Main Street.

Daily Record, June 22, 2017

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Marshall County Courthouse Court Wednesday • Jose Valdovinos made an initial appearance on a possession of methamphetamine with the intent to deliver charge, an unlawful possession of a prescription drug-oxycodone charge and a failure to affix a drug tax stamp charge. The public ...

People make their way into the building that houses the headquarters of Uber, Wednesday, in San Francisco. CEO Travis Kalanick is out as chief executive, resigning under pressure amid a federal investigation and claims of widespread sexual harassment at Uber.

Uber CEO is pushed out as company tries to clean up its act

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DETROIT — Under Travis Kalanick's leadership, Uber's "Animal House"-style business plan was to grow as quickly as possible, steamrolling regulators while flouting the rules of workplace conduct. Behavior at the male-dominated company didn't seem to matter. Riders embraced the app-based ...

Applause Calendar, June 22, 2017


June 22 Captioned Telephone presentation 10:30 a.m. Senior Citizens Center, 20 E. State St. Public invited Historical Society of Marshall County’s History on Third Thursday program “Marshall County Trivia Night” 6 p.m. at Iowa River Brewing Company, 107 N. First St. Opening ...


An order of the court

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Should firearms, including those held with concealed carry permits, be allowed in state courthouses? The Iowa Supreme Court banned firearms, except those of peace officers, from all of the state’s courthouses earlier this week. Marshall County Sheriff Steve Hoffman said county officials ...

California Legislature Things To Know

Oil falls again, despite decline in US supplies

Money & Markets

LONDON — Oil prices fell further Wednesday, with the international benchmark for crude sliding below $45 a barrel. The recent drop in price indicates that efforts by OPEC and 10 other oil-producing countries to cut their production to reduce a supply glut and push prices higher are falling ...

Bob Dorr and The Blue Band in Waterloo


WATERLOO — Bob Dorr and The Blue Band perform live at the Waterloo Center for the Arts’ RiverLoop Rhythms from 5:30-9:30 p.m. on June 30 at the Amphitheatre, 225 Commercial St. Admission is free with food and beverages available for purchase. Bob Dorr and The Blue Band have been playing ...


City Budgeting 101

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T-R PHOTO BY MIKE DONAHEY Marshalltown City Administrator Jessica Kinser addresses the audience during a “City Budgeting 101” presentation Wednesday night at the public library. Joining Kinser was Finance Director Diana Steiner. The two reviewed the tax levy for the fiscal year beginning ...

Flu vaccine ineffective for elderly last winter

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NEW YORK — The flu vaccine did a poor job protecting older Americans against the illness last winter, even though the vaccine was well-matched to the flu bugs going around. U.S. health officials on Wednesday released new vaccine data showing it did a so-so job overall. The vaccine was about ...

Pint Size Polka at the library


Pint Size Polka will present free family concerts at the library on June 28 and 29. This interactive presentation featuring sing-along polka tunes, “Name that Tune,” the “Chicken Dance” and more, will be held in the large meeting room at 6 p.m. on June 28 for all ages. A second show ...

Ret. Lt. Chuck Colwell served his country in the air and at sea.

Serving his country in the air and at sea

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Editor’s note: This is the latest in an ongoing series of articles profiling those who have ever served in the U.S. military, be it overseas or stateside. Every Thursday, a new profile will be published in the T-R. After graduating from Des Moines Tech, Chuck Colwell took his studies to Iowa ...

JJ Ace, seen here in this undated photo, will perform the first concert of the Orpheum’s “Live After Five” concert series on June 23.

Acts unveiled for 10-week free outdoor concert series


The Orpheum’s “Live After Five” concert series has been finalized for 2017. Beginning tomorrow and continuing every Friday until Aug. 25, 10 different musical acts will perform from 5:30-7 p.m. outside on the grounds east of the Orpheum’s facility. The free outdoor concerts will also ...

The YMCA-YWCA’s annual Downtown Cultural Walking Tours will be held at 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on June 29, free and open to the public. A free shuttle service from the Y to the downtown area and back will be available. Pictured are attendees of a past walking tour. Here Y staff members Cynthia Coury (center right) and Y CEO Carol Hibbs (center) take attendees on a tour of Maria’s Tacos.

Downtown Cultural Walking Tours slated for June 29

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The Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA will host its annual Downtown Cultural Walking Tours, visiting nine local, ethnic-based businesses, the afternoon of Thursday, June 29. “This is the Y’s third year hosting this, and it totally fits with our mission of commitment to being bridge builders and ...

‘Shiny, Sticky, Smooth’ art exhibition at Faulconer Gallery


GRINNELL — Summertime, and the livin’ is “Shiny, Sticky, Smooth” at Grinnell College’s Faulconer Gallery. “Shiny, Sticky, Smooth: Pop Art and the Senses,” from the collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation, will be open to the public from July 1, through Sept. ...

During Wednesday afternoon’s Parks and Rec. Advisory Committee meeting, Director Anne Selness (left) took committee members on a tour of Mega-10 Park, which has recently undergone a massive updating and renovating process. Committee member Kim Barnes (right) said she was amazed at the end result of the project.

Mega-10 Park ribbon-cutting on June 29

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Upgrading Mega-10 Park, located adjacent to the Marshalltown Aquatic Center, has been a community-wide effort. On Thursday, June 29, Marshalltown Parks and Recreation will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the grounds of the park from 4-6 p.m. The efforts in upgrading the park was the topic ...

Movies in the Coliseum


Marshalltown Parks & Recreation announces free movies in the Coliseum. The Veterans Memorial Coliseum will host Summer Movies in the Coliseum Gym beginning at 7 p.m. The June 24 movie is “Sing” starring the voices of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett ...

T-R phone system alert

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The Times-Republican phone system is currently experiencing some technical difficulties and repairs are under way. However, voice mail access for T-R staffers will be unavailable for the next 2-3 weeks. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Bill Cosby

Names of jurors in Cosby case released


NORRISTOWN, Pa. — The judge who presided over Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial on Wednesday ordered the public release of the identities of the jurors who deadlocked in the case but warned them not to divulge what other jurors said during deliberations. Judge Steven O'Neill granted a ...

The restored World War II bomber, a B-17G, arrived in Des Moines on June 19 to allow media and press representatives access to the plane, to interview the crew, and take a 30-minute flight over downtown Des Moines. It was an honor to be able to accomplish this task. This aircraft and it many model variants were produced between 1935-45. This plane was in production when the war ended in 1945 so it never saw combat duty.

Experiencing the ‘Flying Fortress’

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Editor’s note: Outdoors columnist and photographer Garry Brandenburg was invited to get an up close and personal view of the B-17G aircraft named the “Madras Maiden.” Father’s Day was last weekend. But you do not need to wait an entire year to give a gift to your father, grandfather, ...

Diageo to buy Clooney’s tequila brand in $1B deal


NEW YORK — Global liquor behemoth Diageo said Wednesday it will pay up to $1 billion to buy a tequila brand co-founded by movie star George Clooney. Clooney founded the Casamigos brand four years ago with partners Rande Gerber and Mike Meldma. Diageo said it will pay $700 million for ...