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Local experts talk about invasive species

Todays News

Though they may not be on everyone’s mind, invasive species surround everyone. Marshall County has an almost uncountable amount of invasive species of plants and animals. Here are 10 to know about. An “invasive species” is defined as a species that is non-native (or alien) to the ...

OJ Simpson posts video to announce official Twitter account

Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — O.J. Simpson launched a Twitter account with a video post in which the former football star said he’s got a “little gettin’ even to do.” Simpson confirmed the new account to The Associated Press on Saturday, saying in a phone interview while on a Las Vegas golf course ...

A DAY IN THE LIFE — Social worker

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Editor’s note: This is part of a weekly series spotlighting various professionals in our community, highlighting the impact of their work. Have an idea for the series? Email sjordan@timesrepublican.com Everyone needs a voice. Sam Fox, youth specialist at YSS of Marshall County, is a voice ...

Police: 4 family members shot, killed in West Des Moines

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WEST DES MOINES, — Relatives discovered the bodies of four family members, including two children, with gunshot wounds at their home in central Iowa, police said. The bodies were discovered Saturday morning at the home in West Des Moines, The Des Moines Register reported . Authorities ...

Iconic World War II posters donated to Iowa Veterans Home

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When Mary Middelkoop of Marshalltown was sorting through her mother’s belongings in 2007, she came upon boxes filled with family mementos and World War II memorabilia. “When my mother went into a nursing home in 2007, I put most of her things in my basement,” MiddelKoop said. “My ...

Say hello to summer

Outdoors Today

SUMMER is only five days away. As we all know, the longest daylight hours of our days will happen during soon. In fact, we are already in the phase of earliest sunrises for the year between June 9 and June 21 when the clock reaches 5:34 a.m. If one is awake at 30 minutes before official ...

‘Gosh!’ Cult comedy ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ turns 15

Entertainment

SALT LAKE CITY — The cult comedy Napoleon Dynamite turns 15 years old this month, a milestone for a movie that became an early breakaway hit in today’s era of pop-culture geek celebration. The movie created the “Vote for Pedro” T-shirt and made Napoleon’s disgusted version of ...

Census says more than 60% of US men are fathers

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Fathers in the U.S. tend to be better educated than men without children, and relatively few men have children over age 40. These are some of the conclusions in a report released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau, just in time for Father’s Day. The data in the report ...

Family fun abounds at Rose Fest

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STATE CENTER — The 61st Annual State Center Rose Festival drew droves from all over Marshall County to witness the grand parade, kids’ activities, car show, fireworks and more. The festival kicked off Thursday with “Paint the Town Roses” and the results could be seen along Main Street ...

About 8,000 without power in Marshalltown area

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Powerful wind and thunderstorms late Saturday afternoon knocked out power for thousands of Marshalltown residents. In the Marshalltown area, Justin Foss of Alliant Energy said about 7,000 to 8,000 customers lost power Saturday afternoon and evening. He said much of the damage was caused by ...

Trump blames Iran for tanker attacks but calls for talks

Money & Markets

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Friday blamed Iran for attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, but he also held out hope that implicit U.S. threats to use force will yield talks with the Islamic Republic as the Pentagon considers beefing up defenses in the Persian ...

Missy Elliott, in tears, gets inducted into Songwriters Hall

Entertainment

NEW YORK — Missy Elliott, the creative mastermind who has written hit songs for a number of female acts and created camaraderie among women in the music industry for more than two decades, felt the love back from her musical sisters as she became the first female rapper inducted into the ...

Development plan for West End Park approved

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The Marshalltown city council and 13th Street District see a bright future ahead for West End Park. At 4.9 acres, it is smaller than Riverside Park and Anson Park. Regardless, West End Park has futsal courts not found at Riverside Park or Anson Park. West End Park is popular in the ...

Marshalltown digital learning plan focuses on teaching with tech

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Several months of planning led to the creation of a digital learning plan for Marshalltown Schools, and school leaders said the plan will benefit students, teachers and administrators. The plan focuses on promoting technology use among students, instructing teachers on how to best use ...

Rep. Finkenauer visits Marshalltown hospital, talks new bill

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U.S. Rep. Abby Finkenauer is helping introduce legislation meant to curb physician shortage in hospitals across Iowa and the United States. The Conrad State 30 and Physicians Act is aimed at increasing Medicare reimbursements to rural communities like many in Iowa and on making it easier for ...

Daily Record, June 14, 2019

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Court — Thursday • George Gomez made an initial appearance on a sex abuse-third degree-second or subsequent offense. The public defender’s office is appointed as counsel. The preliminary hearing is scheduled at 1 p.m. on June 21. Bond is set at $100,000 cash ...

Pelosi: No debt increase until spending limits are raised

Money & Markets

WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that the Democratic-controlled House won’t pass must-do legislation to increase the government’s borrowing cap until the Trump administration agrees to boost spending limits on domestic programs. The California Democrat said she’ll agree ...