Daily Record, June 21, 2017

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Mailbox vandalism reported GREEN MOUNTAIN — Local law enforcement are investigating a rash of mailbox vandalism cases that occurred over the weekend. Marshall County Sheriff Steve Hoffman said at least seven mailboxes in and around Green Mountain and the northeast corner of Marshall ...

European Union flags fly at half staff in front of EU headquarters in Brussels on Monday. The flags were lowered on Monday to show solidarity for the victims of deadly forest fires in Portugal.

As Brexit talks begin, Europe sees economic upswing over UK

Money & Markets

LONDON — When Britain voted to leave the European Union a year ago, proponents argued that the British economy was being held back by the slow-growing, dysfunctional bloc. A year on, and with the Brexit divorce talks finally starting, the situation is radically different. Britain's ...

In this Jan. 27, 2013, file photo, Daniel Day-Lewis arrives at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Day-Lewis’s representative, Leslee Dart, said in a statement Tuesday, that the 60-year-old performer “will no longer be working as an actor.” She added that Day-Lewis is “immensely grateful to all of his collaborators and audiences over the many years.”

Daniel Day-Lewis says he’s retiring from acting


NEW YORK — Daniel Day-Lewis, one of the most widely respected actors of his generation and a three-time Oscar-winner, says he's retiring from acting. The 60-year-old actor announced Tuesday that he has shot his last film and performed in his last play. That makes Paul Thomas Anderson's ...


Ford to move Focus production to China

Money & Markets

DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. will export vehicles from China to the U.S. for the first time starting in 2019. Ford said Tuesday it plans to move production of its Ford Focus small car from the U.S. to China, where it already makes the Focus for Chinese buyers. Ford will continue to make the ...

Jack Black, Nick Jonas

‘Jumanji’ stars pay tribute to Williams


BARCELONA, Spain — Jack Black and Nick Jonas — two of the stars of the upcoming "Jumanji" sequel — have paid tribute to the actor who led the original film — the late Robin Williams. Describing Williams as a "sweet, sweet man," Black said the late actor would "love" the movie. "He had ...

The seasonal Yoga in the Park, sponsored by the 13th Street District and Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA, is aimed at yoga lovers of all ages and abilities. Sessions are held select Saturday mornings from 8-9 a.m., with the next session slated for July 8. Sessions are held next to the “Echo” public art sculpture, and are free of charge.

Getting in touch with the mind and spirit

Todays News

Birds chirping, the sun shining and the cool morning air all combine to create a relaxing atmosphere for attendees of the 13th Street District and Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA’s free Yoga in the Park series, held outdoors in the 13th Street District select Saturdays from 8-9 a.m. “It came about ...

FedEx tops 4Q profit forecasts

Money & Markets

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — FedEx Corp.'s latest quarterly profit beat Wall Street expectations thanks to higher rates and an increase in deliveries, as the company continues to benefit from the growth in online shopping. Executives on Tuesday predicted record business during the holiday season later ...

Han Solo spinoff film loses directors


LOS ANGELES — There's been a disturbance in the force and the young Han Solo film is suddenly without a director. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said Tuesday that the Star Wars spinoff is parting ways with directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller due to different creative visions on ...

Pictured is the exterior of 308 E. Boone St. in Marshalltown. A fire Monday evening displaced tenants and resulted in a minor injury to a Marshalltown firefighter. An investigation cited faulty wiring in attic.

Attic fire displaces tenants

Todays News

An attic fire in a Marshalltown apartment building Monday night displaced several tenants and resulted in approximately $25,000 in damage. One firefighter reported a minor injury. At 8:36 p.m. the Marshalltown Fire Department responded to 308 E. Boone Street on a reported apartment ...

These Rogers University students are practicing their reading and writing skills by researching animals and creating a powerpoint presentation with information like habitat, food and predators.

Learning over break

Todays News

Summer learning loss is a reality many school teachers must face when classes begin in the fall, and there are local programs trying continue education into the summer; one is Rogers University. “Our theme at Rogers University is college,” said program coordinator Karina Hernández of ...

Moving forward

Todays News

Progress is being made along the Iowa River Trail this week, as construction will begin from 12th Street to the Summit Street viaduct. The work is just a small piece of a much larger project that will take years to complete. Current funds are estimated at around $5 million which should be ...

Carol A. Bankes, 74


Carol A. Bankes, 74, of Marshalltown, IA passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at Grundy County Memorial Hospital, in Grundy Center, IA. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 22, 2017, at Anderson Funeral Homes, 405 W. Main St., Marshalltown. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been ...

Iowa high court issues statewide courthouse weapons ban

Todays News

DES MOINES — The Iowa Supreme Court on Tuesday banned weapons in courthouses statewide, saying that it had a duty to promote safety in the courts. The order signed by Chief Justice Mark Cady does not apply to peace officers but it prohibits other visitors from carrying weapons into ...

In this Sept. 27, 2016 file photo, Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett speaks during a news conference in Cedar Rapids.

Cedar Rapids mayor to challenge Governor Reynolds in GOP primary

Todays News

CEDAR RAPIDS — Ron Corbett, the Cedar Rapids mayor and former Iowa House speaker, said Tuesday he will challenge Gov. Kim Reynolds for the Republican nomination for governor, saying it's time for new leadership in Iowa. Corbett, 56, told supporters his campaign would outline plans to tackle ...

Spilled milk from tanker causes fish kill worries

Todays News

FONTANELLE — Iowa officials say there could be reason to cry over the spilling of a lot of milk — at least some of which made its way into a southeastern Iowa river. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources said Tuesday in a news release that the crash of a tanker hauling milk east of ...

Iowa woman sentenced to prison for Nigerian scam role

Todays News

DES MOINES — A 67-year-old Des Moines woman has been sentenced to 16 months in federal prison for her role in a Nigerian email scam. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Iowa says Victoria Lovan was sentenced Tuesday for three counts of wire fraud, to which she had pleaded ...

Back to Iowa, Trump faces some disgruntled independents

Todays News

DES MOINES — Iowa independents who helped Donald Trump win the presidency see last year's tough-talking candidate as a thin-skinned chief executive and wish he'd show more grace. Unaffiliated voters make up the largest percentage of the electorate in the Midwest state that backed Trump in ...

Phoenix temps hit 119 on 1st day of summer

Todays News

PHOENIX — The first day of summer brought some of the worst heat the Southwest U.S. has seen in years, forcing flights to be canceled, straining the power grid and making life miserable for workers toiling in temperatures that reached 120 degrees or higher in some desert cities. Arizona, ...