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Ten file for mayor & council

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Ten candidates for Marshalltown City Council submitted nomination papers to City Clerk Shari Coughenour by the 5 p.m. Thursday deadline. Coughenhour was busy as four candidates waited until the last day to file vs. the first filing on Aug. 28. All will face voters on Nov. 7, who will go ...

Daily Record, Sept. 22, 2017

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Marshall County Courthouse Court Thursday • Tracie Alma Rene McFarland made an initial appearance on a forgery charge and a theft-third degree charge. The public defender’s office is appointed as counsel. The preliminary hearing is scheduled at 1 p.m. on Sept. 29. Bond is set at ...

Students get caffeinated soft drinks on campus at Brigham Young University on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. According to an online statement from Dean Wright, director of Dining Services, some locations on campus have started serving caffeinated beverages and it will be offered at sporting events. (Sammy Jo Hester/The Daily Herald via AP)

Excitement bubbles up at BYU as caffeinated soda now on sale

Money & Markets

PROVO, Utah — Mormon church-owned Brigham Young University ended a six-decade ban Thursday on the sale of caffeinated soft drinks on campus, surprising students by posting a picture of a can of Coca-Cola on Twitter and just two words: "It's happening." The move sparked social media ...

In this combination photo,  Jimmy Kimmel appears at the 32nd Annual Paleyfest in Los Angeles on March 8, 2015, left, and Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., in New Orleans on Aug. 27, 2015. Kimmel said on Sept. 19, 2017, that Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy “lied right to my face” by going back on his word to ensure any health care overhaul passes a test the Republican lawmaker named for the late night host. The ABC comic's withering attacks this week have transformed the debate over the Graham-Cassidy bill. In the process, they've also illustrated how thoroughly late-night talk shows have changed in the last decade and have become homes for potent points of view. (AP Photo/File)

Jimmy Kimmel transforms debate, and shows comedy’s new role

Entertainment

NEW YORK — If the latest Republican attempt to repeal Obamacare doesn't work, it may become known as the Jimmy Kimmel Non-Law. The comic's withering attacks this week have transformed the debate over the bill (sponsored by Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy) and, in the process, ...

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A night for the Bobcats

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ABOVE: Bobcat pride flooded downtown Marshalltown Thursday night as district residents turned out for the Homecoming Parade on Main Street. Along with greeting the Marshalltown High School football team on their semi-truck steed, the crowd saw many of the districts extracurricular programs on ...

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Documents filed to stop SSMID

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Downtown property owners objecting to the implementation of a Self-Supporting Municipal Improvement District filed documents Thursday with the city of Marshalltown they hope will stall the measure. Jonathan Hull of Willard’s — a SSMID opponent who owns property downtown subject to a ...

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Little Miss and Mr. Oktemberfest crowned

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Thursday night on the Marshall County Courthouse lawn, local youngsters in grades first and second vied for the opportunity to be crowned this year’s 2017 Little Miss and Mr. Oktemberfest. Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS) board members ran the registration booth and assigned each child ...

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Former Marshalltonian Mike Troutner, now of Naples, Fla., and his daughter Priscilla, 21, lived through one of the most powerful storms in recorded history — Hurricane Irma. After enduring the height of the hurricane’s fury, and finding their places of residence in Florida without power or water, the pair flew to Iowa and stayed with relatives in the Marshalltown area until the coast was clear. The pair returned to Florida earlier this week.

Surviving Hurricane Irma

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Former Marshalltonian Mike Troutner and his daughter Priscilla, 21, have lived through one of the most powerful storms in recorded history — Hurricane Irma. After enduring the height of the hurricane’s furry, and finding their places of residence in Florida without power or water, the pair ...

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An eye for good health

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Wednesday morning at the Marshalltown Public Library, Lioness Club President Diane Maile (background) and her husband, Bob, were on hand to perform free vision screenings for youths ages six months to 10 years old, as representatives of the Iowa Lions Foundation. Using a special camera, photos ...

Daily Record, Sept. 21, 2017

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Marshall County Courthouse Court Sept. 20 • Gerald Smith made an initial appearance on a parole violation charge. He waived his right to counsel. The parole revocation hearing will be scheduled by Smith’s parole officer and the Department of Correctional Services. Smith is being held ...

New fight in California water wars: How to update old system

Money & Markets

FRESNO, Calif. — In California's long-raging water wars, pitting north against south and farmer against city dweller, the one thing everybody agreed on Wednesday was that the outdated method of shipping water throughout the most populous state needs a serious upgrade. A group of influential ...

This image released by Roadside Attractions shows Tatiana Maslany, left, and Jake Gyllenhaal in a scene from "Stronger."  (Scott Garfield/Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions via AP)

‘Stronger’ tells the heart-wrenching story of a survivor

Entertainment

"Stronger " is about a survivor but it is not a feel-good movie. In 2013, 27-year-old Jeff Bauman went to watch his ex-girlfriend, Erin Hurley, run the Boston Marathon. He was there when the bombs went off and lost both of his legs as a result. An Associated Press photograph of Bauman, ...

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Barbara Prusha poses for this picture in the dining area at the Dack Care Facility at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown. She was a member of the WAVES during World War II at Ward Island in Texas near Corpus Christi.

Vet recalls service as a WAVES member

Todays News

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. For Chelsea resident Barbara (Parzek) Prusha, serving in the WAVES (Woman ...

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ESSA under review

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“I think it’s a step in the right direction.” The Iowa Department of Education sent in its plan for meeting the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requirements to the U.S. Department of Education on Monday. Area school administrators, like Marshalltown Schools Director of ...

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‘Slime Winder’ fired up and ready to go

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Smith Amusement’s ‘Slime Winder’ was set up earlier this week on South 1st Avenue and awaits its first customer as part of Marshalltown’s annual Oktemberfest fall celebration which kicks off today. Starting at 5 p.m., a busy slate of activities is scheduled, ranging from the crowning of ...

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Mid-Iowa Workshops, Inc. celebrates 50 years

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Mid-Iowa Workshops, Inc. — MIW for short — is a private, non-profit company that employs workers with physical and cognitive disabilities, working with them to build job and social skills and prepare them for careers out in the community. The company will mark its 50th anniversary in ...

Iowa Funeral Home Museum open house slated for Sun.

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TIMES-REPUBLICAN An open house celebrating the grand opening of the Iowa Funeral Home Museum and Education Center will be held Sunday, Sept. 24 from 2-4 p.m. at the museum, located at 1201 Iowa Avenue West in Marshalltown. The museum is owned and operated by Marty Mitchell, and is the only ...

Ten file for mayor, council seats

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Ten Marshalltown residents have filed the necessary paperwork to seek elective office as either the city's next mayor or as a future member of the Marshalltown City Council. Mayor: • Joel Greer • Gary Thompson First Ward: • Sue Cahill • Dan Kester (Inc.) Third Ward: • Mike ...

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Pictured is a portion of the Iowa River Trail near the intersection of West Nevada Street and 12th Street in Marshalltown recently. TRAILS, Inc. a local not-for-profit group, has been working for several years raising funds for the project, a 34-mile, paved multi-purpose trail which, when complete, will run from Marshalltown to Steamboat Rock. On Tuesday, the Marshall County Board of Supervisors approved submitting a letter of support for completion a trail master plan.

Placemaking on the path

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One of the prominent projects happening in the Marshalltown area is the Iowa River Trail bike path, and Marshalltown City Administrator Jessica Kinser asked for the written support of the Marshall County Board of Supervisors to pursue a grant Tuesday morning. “What we’re trying to show ...

Daily Record, Sept. 20, 2017

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Court Tuesday • Ryan Lee Stubbs, homeless, made an initial appearance on a probation violation charge. Breanna Nelson is appointed as counsel. The probation revocation hearing will be scheduled by the District Associate Court. Bond is set at $2,000 cash or ...