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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

Money & Markets

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

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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’

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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

Money & Markets

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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

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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 ...

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World War II B-24 nose gunner Donald Buck of State Center keeps a collection of pictures and memorabilia from his time in the European Theater, including his original bail-out kit. Silk maps, pills to retain water and keep awake, a small compass, a minuscule hacksaw, and a multi-language ID card were included in his kit.

Behind enemy lines: Veteran recalls WWII experience

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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. STATE CENTER — A bombing run over the Austrian city of Vienna was just the ...

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Bill would ban licenses for foreign fishermen

Money & Markets

HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers are considering a proposal with the potential to cripple the state's commercial fishing industry after an Associated Press investigation found foreign fishermen confined to boats and living in subpar conditions. A 2016 AP investigation found that the fishermen ...

Applause Calendar, Feb. 23

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Feb. 24 Laurel Lions Pancake Breakfast 7-8:30 a.m. Legion Building in Laurel Menu: Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee and juice; Cost is $5 Feb. 25 Marshalltown Preschool and Kindergarten registration 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Marshalltown Mall For more information go to: ...

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Wednesday afternoon, volunteers helped set up for the annual Friends of the Library Book Sale inside the Marshalltown Public Library’s Community Meeting Room B. On Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Sunday from 1-4 p.m., thousands of books will be for sale. In addition, DVDs, VHS tapes, puzzles and other media will be offered. Here Assistant Librarian Sandy Gowdy (right) and volunteer and former library staff member Debbie Thompson (left) sort through the donated books.

Friends of the Library Book Sale starts Saturday

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This week, staff and volunteers at the Marshalltown Public Library have spent hours sorting through boxes and sacks of donated books in preparation for its annual Friends of the Library Book Sale. Table after table in its Community Meeting Room B are bursting with books in every genre ...