Many central Iowans got into their ice-coated cars to brave the roadways Monday morning after a night of freezing rain. Icicles could be seen dangling off of vehicles, overhangs and a myriad of other services across the state.

Iced in

Todays News

Families across the state awoke to a frozen world outside their door Monday morning, with many schools cancelled and businesses closed due to the weather and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The perhaps, unexpected, three-day weekend meant both children and parents had the opportunity to spend ...

Daily Record, Jan. 17, 2017

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Marshall County Courthouse Property Transfers Friday­ • Central Iowa Ready Mix Inc. to Manatts Inc., 101 Washington St. • Bank of America to Secretary of Housing & Urban Development, 906 S. Second Ave. • Vicki L. Hale and Jean M. Pfantz to Linda L. Farrell, 624 Ratcliffe ...

UK’s May signals EU clean break

Money & Markets

LONDON — Britain will make a clean break from the European Union and not seek to remain "half-in, half-out," Prime Minister Theresa May will say Tuesday, disappointing businesses and voters who want the country to stay in the bloc's single market. In her most detailed speech on the U.K.'s ...

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HaverChill Day slated for Saturday

Todays News

HAVERHILL — While cold winter weather makes people want to stay at home, the folks in Haverhill want people to come out and “chill” with them, Saturday, beginning at 8 a.m., with a series of all-day winter events, as part of the first-ever HaverChill Day, hosted and sponsored by the ...


Marty Mitchell of Marshalltown, owner-operator of the Mitchell Family Funeral Home, recently purchased property at 1201 Iowa Avenue West which once housed a Casey’s General Store. In the foreground is the Mitchell Family Funeral Home.

Mitchell Family Funeral Home to expand

Todays News

A local mortician who began his full-time career in 1987 with the former Estel-Perrin Funeral Home is expanding his business. Marty Mitchell, owner-operator of the Mitchell Family Funeral Home at 1209 Iowa Avenue West, announced late last week he had purchased adjoining property at 1201 Iowa ...

In this photo released by Por Esto de Quintana Roo, people react after a shooting at the outdoor venue Blue Parrot nightclub in the Caribbean coast resort of Playa del Carmen, Mexico, early Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. The deadly shooting occurred in the early morning hours at the club while it was hosting part of the BPM electronic music festival, according to police. (Por Esto de Quintana Roo, via AP)

Mexican resort shooting kills 5

Todays News

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico — Gunfire broke out in a crowded beachfront nightclub throbbing with electronic music before dawn Monday, causing five deaths and setting off a bloody stampede by screaming concertgoers at an international festival in this Caribbean resort. At least one person died ...

Officials: FBI arrests widow of Orlando nightclub shooter

Todays News

WASHINGTON — The wife of the Orlando nightclub shooter, who was extensively questioned by federal agents in the days after the massacre, has been arrested by the FBI in connection with the attack, authorities said Monday. Noor Salman was taken into custody Monday morning in the San ...

Pictured is Jim and Susan Gruening’s property at 102 College View Lane, Marshalltown. The Gruenings are one of four property owners on the lane requesting properties be severed from city, claiming they do not receive city services. The city initially denied the requests Dec. 27, 2016.

Effort to sever from city heats up

Todays News

Editor’s note: This is the first of two installments on the efforts of four local property owners to sever their property from the city. The second installment will appear early next week. No city street or fire hydrant access. No sewer, no snow removal and no Marshalltown Water ...

Madoff movie landed at HBO


PASADENA, Calif. — Makers of an upcoming HBO movie on Bernard Madoff initially wanted to make a feature film for theaters but quickly realized that today's movie industry had little interest in an intricate tale about a financial swindle. Major studios have their sights set on action heroes ...

Gavin Rodregez, 7, is a studious first grader at Marshalltown Christian School. He likes to sing, read, bowl and play soccer. He would like to be a firefighter when he grows up.

First grader enjoys games

Todays News

Gavin Rodregez, 7, has the exuberance one expects to find in a first grader. “I like to play hide and seek and tag at recess. I like books where we find stuff, like a scavenger hunt,” he said. “I play soccer and I like to sing.” Gavin attends Marshalltown Christian School where he ...

Marshalltown man hit by train, killed

Todays News

The Iowa State Patrol is investigating a fatality that occurred over the weekend. On Saturday evening at approximately 8:00 p.m., sixty-three-year-old Kyle Quick was driving across the railroad tracks near 6th St. and Washington when he was hit by the oncoming train. He was life flighted ...

Fire damages house

Todays News

A weekend house fire has damaged a Marshalltown residence. At 1:27 p.m. Saturday, the Marshalltown Fire Department responded to 719 N. 4th Ave. on a reported basement fire. On arrival fire crews observed smoke and fire coming from the front door and eaves of the building. The owner of the ...

People wait for the start of a health care rally in Warren, Mich., north of Detroit, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017. Thousands of people endured freezing temperatures at the rally in Warren, where Sen. Bernie Sanders called on Americans to resist Republican efforts to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care law. The rally was one of a number of rallies Democrats staged across the country to highlight opposition to the repeal efforts. (AP Photo/Corey R. Williams)

Thousands rally to resist Republican health law repeal

Todays News

WARREN, Mich. — Thousands of people showed up in freezing temperatures on Sunday in Michigan to hear Sen. Bernie Sanders denounce Republican efforts to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law, one of dozens of rallies Democrats staged across the country to highlight ...


Schools receive DoE grade reports

Todays News

Students aren’t the only ones receiving grade reports this time of year, as school districts across the state have received their Iowa Department of Education 2016 School Report Card. “From a school district system perspective, we value these measures that they are sharing with us in ...

Models wear creations for Dolce & Gabbana men's Fall-Winter 2017-2018 collection, part of the Milan Fashion Week, unveiled in Milan, Italy, Saturday.

Dolce&Gabbana court millennials


MILAN — If turmoil brings innovation and renovation, Italian menswear is in for a creative burst. Fashion houses are continuing their reboot of Milan Fashion Week menswear offerings, with notables like Bottega Veneta and Gucci sitting out this round, preferring to combine menswear and ...


Bringing stalking out of the shadows

Todays News

We’ve all seen the movies. A woman being followed by a stranger or perhaps a jaded boyfriend. Anonymous phone calls. Unwanted gifts. Death threats. While women are stalked at a rate three times higher than men, stalking and borderline stalking behavior can take on many forms. In 2015, the ...

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Kidman: Trump support was not endorsement


LOS ANGELES — Nicole Kidman says her comments that Americans should support President-elect Donald Trump were merely a statement of her belief in democracy, not an endorsement of the incoming president. The Oscar-winning actress's earlier remarks sparked both criticism and praise online ...

Trump attacks civil rights legend on Twitter

Todays News

NEW YORK — Donald Trump tore into civil rights legend John Lewis on Saturday for questioning the legitimacy of the Republican billionaire's White House victory, intensifying a feud with the black congressman days before the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Trump tweeted that ...