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Forty-one years to the day

Todays News

Over four decades after working as an electrician on the top of the Marshall County Courthouse, Iowa City man Bruce Christensen recovered a relic from his work on which he had etched a small message: “Electrician, Bruce Christensen, 7/19/77.” Christensen notched those words exactly 41 ...

Daily Record, August 14, 2018

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Court Monday • Eli Eller, 40, made an initial appearance on a domestic abuse assault-serious-second offense charge and a child endangerment charge. The public defender’s office is appointed as counsel. The preliminary hearing is scheduled at 1 p.m. on Aug. ...

Questions loom over Tesla deal after CEO reveals Saudi link

Money & Markets

SAN FRANCISCO — Tesla CEO Elon Musk's elaboration on his plan to engineer a buyout of the electric car maker could get the Silicon Valley maverick into legal trouble by revealing that the deal is far more uncertain than how he initially described it in his brash tweet last week. If ...

Lordy, they have tapes: Secret tapes in Trump orbit not new

Entertainment

WASHINGTON — Lordy, there are tapes. And tapes and tapes and more tapes. Omarosa Manigault Newman's former colleagues say they are shocked that she secretly recorded private conversations with President Donald Trump and his chief of staff. But surreptitious tapes in Trump's world are ...

Getting back to school

Todays News

Nine weeks ago, students all over Marshalltown Schools were racing through school doors, ready to experience summer — now, it’s time for them to get ready to return, some of them to new and unfamiliar buildings. That’s why the district will host two back-to-school night events. The ...

Council approves re-allocation of $40,000 to CBD

Todays News

The Marshalltown Central Business District will have an extra $40,000 in its budget to help not only its members, but all downtown businesses. Specifically, councilors voted unanimously to re-allocate $40,000 from the city-funded Facade Grant program to CBD operations during its regular city ...

Community petitions to save local park in northwest Iowa

Todays News

SERGEANT BLUFF — Residents in northwest Iowa have banded together to save their local park. Jon Anderson told the Sioux City Journal that he and his neighbors recently petitioned to save the Oak Hills park in Sergeant Bluff. The pocket park is small and consists of basketball courts and ...

Man charged with domestic abuse second offense

Todays News

A Marshalltown man involved in a domestic abuse incident last month was arrested recently by Marshalltown police on a warrant and taken to Marshall County Jail. Eli Alan Eller, 40, was taken into custody on two criminal complaints according to MPD and Marshall County District Court records. ...

Man charged with possession of meth

Todays News

A dispute which took place near a vehicle in the 700 block of Noble Street Saturday would lead to charges of domestic abuse assault and possession of controlled substance — methamphetamine first offense — filed against a local man, according to Marshalltown Police Department and Marshall ...

Courthouse relic signed, dated exactly 41 years before tornado

Todays News

Over four decades after working as an electrician on the top of the Marshall County Courthouse, Iowa City man Bruce Christensen recovered a relic from his work on which he had etched a small message: “Electrician, Bruce Christensen, 7/19/77.” Christensen notched those words exactly 41 ...

Democrats pour money into longshot races

Money & Markets

HOUSTON — Thara Narasimhan, who hosts an Hindu radio program in Houston, has already given $1,200 to a Democrat running against Republican U.S. Rep. Pete Olson, who once drove around his solidly conservative Texas district with a "NEVER HILLARY" bumper sticker on his pickup. Her plans to ...

‘The Meg’ chomps $44.5M

Entertainment

NEW YORK — Adding to Hollywood's sizzling summer, the shark thriller "The Meg" opened well above expectations with an estimated $44.5 million in ticket sales, while Spike Lee had his best debut in a decade. "The Meg" had been forecast by some analysts for closer to half that total. An ...

Car sales boom

Todays News

With everything from tree limbs to chunks of houses flying in every direction during the July 19 tornado, it’s no surprise many Marshalltown residents recently found themselves in need of a new vehicle. Local dealers have seen an uptick in car sales as a result, but the post-storm car ...

China’s Xi beset by economic and political challenges

Money & Markets

the Associated Press BEIJING — As China's leaders gather for their annual Yellow Sea retreat, the country's political waters are looking choppy. Chinese President and ruling Communist Party leader Xi Jinping is beset by economic, foreign policy and domestic political challenges just ...

Local dance director wins national award

Todays News

More than 300 people, ranging in age from toddler to senior citizens, pass through the doors of the Dance Konnection studio each week, located at the YMCA-YWCA Cultural Center. At its helm is dance director Kimberlee Kups-Benson. She recently took home the Outstanding Director of the Year award ...

Lennox offices moving around town

Todays News

The Lennox plant on the east side of town continues in cleanup and recovery, but office staff have to go somewhere to keep things operating smoothly in the meantime. Right now, much of the staff has found a temporary home at Iowa Valley Continuing Education at 3702 S. Center St., but are ...

Artists, fans want festivals to address sexual harassment

Entertainment

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — When Emma Friedman went to her first rock festival at the age of 17, she was so excited to get to see bands she loved. But as she was leaving, she recalls her mom made a comment like, "Are you sure you want to wear those shorts?" Friedman didn't think anything of it until ...