Pictured is the Iowa River Scenic Nature Trail route from Marshalltown to Steamboat Rock. A large committee of Hardin and Marshall County residents have been working aggressively the past three and one-half years to develop a paved, multi-purpose, 34-mile trail. In Marshalltown, trail construction is completed at Wilson Circle and along the route. Eventually it will proceed northwest to the end of Summit Street, then north along the former Iowa River Railroad right-of-way. Construction in Hardin County will commence this year.

Hardin County group awaits construction on Iowa River Trail

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After several years of work “laying the foundation” a volunteer group of Hardin County residents are eager to see construction begin this year on a portion of the Iowa River Trail. The group is the Iowa River Trail-Hardin Commission. Their mission: Over a period of years, link Hardin ...

Daily Record, Feb. 24, 2017

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Man arrested for domestic abuse Marshalltown police responded to a call earlier this week at the local Super 8 motel in the 3300 block of South Center Street. After investigation, Horace Whack III, 42, was arrested on domestic abuse assault-impeding flow of air/blood — no loss of ...

In this Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, Anthony Levandowski, head of Uber's self-driving program, speaks about their driverless car in San Francisco. A self-driving car company founded by Google is accusing the former top engineer of stealing pivotal technology that is propelling Uber's effort to assemble a fleet of automated vehicles for its popular ride-hailing service.

Google-bred company accuses Uber of self-driving car theft

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SAN FRANCISCO — A self-driving car company founded by Google is colliding with ride-haling service Uber in a court battle revolving around allegations of betrayal, high-tech espionage and greed. The brewing showdown emerged late Thursday in a lawsuit filed in a San Francisco federal court ...

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Alan Colmes, liberal voice on Fox, dies at 66


NEW YORK — Alan Colmes, the radio and television host and commentator best known as the amiable liberal foil to the hard-right Sean Hannity on the Fox News Channel, has died. Fox spokeswoman Dana Klinghoffer confirmed his death Thursday. Fox also aired a tribute to Colmes, narrated by ...

Gardening will have to wait

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A lift in spirits may have come over many central Iowans as warm rays of sunshine graced the area most of this week, and some may have given thought to their outdoor gardens. However, with cold weather that began to seep back into Marshall County looking to only get colder, it would be best ...

NAFTA in Trump era is focus at US-Mexico trade forum

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EL PASO, Texas — Mexican and U.S. business leaders attending a large trade conference in the border town of El Paso said Thursday that their sectors will survive despite threats by President Donald Trump to dismantle or renegotiate the North American Free Trade Act — which he has labeled ...

Oprah to address graduates at 2 colleges


NORTHAMPTON, Mass. — Oprah Winfrey has agreed to give commencement speeches at colleges in Massachusetts and New York. Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, and Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, both say Winfrey will address students at their graduation ceremonies. One of ...

Carnival for after prom

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LE GRAND — Prom may still be a few months off for East Marshall High School students, but now is the time that the school’s After Prom Committee is gearing up for the big night. With about $2,000 to go until the target amount is reached, EMHS seniors and their parents will host the ...

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WH expects DOJ crackdown on legal pot

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WASHINGTON — The Justice Department will step up enforcement of federal law against recreational marijuana, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Thursday, offering the Trump administration's strongest indication to date of a looming crackdown on the drug, even as a solid majority of ...

Matt Reeves to direct ‘The Batman’


LOS ANGELES — "Cloverfield" director Matt Reeves has stepped in to direct "The Batman" for Warner Bros. just a few weeks after star Ben Affleck left the post. Warner Bros. said Thursday that Reeves would also produce the stand-alone film. Reeves, also known for directing "Dawn of the Planet ...

Fisher part of legislative forum

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WATERLOO — State Rep. Dean Fisher, R-Montour, will participate in a legislative Q&A session from 1-3 p.m. Saturday in Waterloo. Fisher, along with fellow state Reps. Walt Rogers and Sandy Salmon, as well as state Sen. Craig Johnson will discuss legislative issues including the economy, ...

Sessions: US to continue using private run prisons

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WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions signaled Thursday his strong support for the federal government's continued use of private prisons, reversing an Obama administration directive to phase out their use. Stock prices of major private prison companies rose at the news. Sessions ...

The Heart of Iowa Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl For Kids’ Sake fundraiser will be held Saturday, March 4 with bowling from 7-9 p.m., and Saturday, March 18, with bowling from 4-6 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Totem Bowl, located at 1101 S. 6th Street. Money raised goes to help fund the organization’s mentoring efforts.

BBBS Bowl For Kids’ Sake slated for March 4 and 18

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The Heart of Iowa Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl For Kids’ Sake fundraiser has not only become a yearly tradition, it’s become synonymous with a fun night out with friends. The event will be held Saturday, March 4 with bowling from 7-9 p.m., and Saturday, March 18, with bowling from 4-6 p.m. ...

Iowa panel OKs omnibus firearms bill

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DES MOINES — Iowa would have a stand-your-ground provision and make other sweeping changes to its gun laws under a bill approved Thursday by a Republican-led legislative panel. The roughly 40-page bill, introduced this week, includes a range of proposals in how Iowa would regulate the use ...

An elderly woman is escorted to a transport van after being arrested by law enforcement at the Oceti Sakowin camp as part of the final sweep of the Dakota Access pipeline protesters in Morton County, Thursday, near Cannon Ball, N.D.

Dakota Access oil pipeline camp cleared of protesters

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CANNON BALL, N.D. — Authorities on Thursday cleared a protest camp where opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline had gathered for the better part of a year, searching tents and huts and arresting dozens of holdouts who had defied a government order to leave. It took 3 ½ hours for about ...

GOP-led panel OKs bill to increase online schools in Iowa

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DES MOINES — An unlimited number of students in Iowa will be able to enroll in for-profit virtual schools that receive public education funding under a bill a Republican-led legislative panel approved Thursday. The legislation comes amid growing discussion at the Iowa Legislature this ...

Gary Schulte of FEH Design, center, described the various spaces to be included in Phase II of the Marshalltown High School Roundhouse project, including the planned auxiliary gymnasium space shown here.

Getting down to business

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Phase II of the Marshalltown High School Roundhouse project is well-under way, and the public was invited to take a look at schematics and renderings of the planned structure Wednesday afternoon. “The wrestling room down on the lower level, then on the main floor you’ve got the gym along ...

Daily Record, Feb. 23, 2017

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Marshall County Courthouse Court Wednesday • Wayne Paul Johnson made an initial appearance on three counts of a forgery charge and a theft-third degree charge (enhanced). Scott Hunter is appointed as counsel. The preliminary hearing is scheduled at 1 p.m. on March 3. Bond is set at ...

In this Feb. 5, file photo, Far-right leader presidential candidate Marine Le Pen gestures as she speaks during a conference in Lyon, France.

End of the euro? French candidate plots return of the franc

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PARIS — If Marine Le Pen has her way, the French will soon pay for their baguettes with francs, not euros. The presidential candidate from the anti-EU, anti-immigration National Front party is all about national sovereignty and independence. She wants France to take control of its money, ...

Iowa native country musician Jake McVey will perform a free acoustic concert Monday, Feb. 27 from 5:30-7 p.m. at Rumours Sports Bar & Grill. McVey saw chart success with his songs “Carry On” and “Y’all Girls.” He takes musical inspiration from Keith Urban, Brad Paisley and Eric Clapton.

Country music artist Jake McVey performs at Rumours on Monday


Country music artist Jake McVey will perform his style of today’s country at a free acoustic show presented by KIX 101.1 at Rumours Sports Bar & Grill, Monday, February 27 from 5:30-7 p.m. McVey, a Washington, Iowa native, has kept up a pace of performing 300 concerts per year for the ...