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Trucks and staff from Marshalltown Community School District’s Buildings and Grounds Department are shown earlier this year on the north side of the Marshalltown High School Roundhouse. Staff were dispatched to the scene to make immediate repairs after two suspects crashed a stolen truck into the doors of the roundhouse. Marshalltown police arrested two juveniles Thursday in connection to the incident.

Two students arrested for Roundhouse damage

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Two Marshalltown High School students have been arrested and charged with damage to the MHS Roundhouse after they allegedly crashed a vehicle into the facility two months ago. On Thursday, Marshalltown Police Department announced they had arrested two juveniles earlier in the day, both ...

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Retired Marshalltown dentist Bob Peterson recently completed an 87-mile-long bike ride in honor of his 87th birthday. He made the journey alongside several friends. Pictured from left, Gregg Mings, Bruce Pesch, Carole Leneau, Peterson and Paul Black.

87 miles for 87 years

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Gifts. Cake. Ice cream. Balloons. All solid additions to any birthday celebration. But for Dr. Bob Peterson, 87, who is retired from a 60-year career in dentistry, no birthday bash is complete without a “Bob’s Birthday Bike Ride” with friends and family. The octogenarian recently ...

Daily Record, Oct. 4, 2017

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Marshall County Courthouse Court Tuesday • Aaron Lee Dolash made an initial appearance on a theft-third degree-enhanced charge. Jeff Hazen is appointed as counsel. The preliminary hearing is scheduled at 1 p.m. on Oct. 23. Dolash is released with supervision through the Department of ...

Ford plans $14B in cost cuts as part of new CEO’s strategy

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DETROIT — Ford Motor Co.'s new CEO plans to cut $14 billion in costs, drop some car models and focus the company's resources on trucks, SUVs and electric vehicles as part of a renewed effort to win over skeptical investors. Jim Hackett, who became Ford's CEO in May, met with around 100 ...

ARCHIVO – Tom Petty de Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers en KAABOO 2017 en San Diego, California en una fotografía de archivo del 17 de septiembre de 2017. Un vocero del Departamento de Policía de Los Angeles dijo que no tiene información sobre el estado de salud de Tom Petty y que los otros voceros de la policía no proporcionaron la información que CBS News usó para reportar que el rockero había fallecido el 2 de octubre de 2017. (Foto Amy Harris/Invision/AP, archivo)

Musicians and celebrities pay tribute to rocker Tom Petty

Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Reaction to the death of rock superstar Tom Petty, who died Monday after suffering cardiac arrest at his Malibu home: — "Tommy's passing feels like I've lost a little brother. Growing up together in Gainesville and seeing one of my students blossom as an incredibly gifted ...

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Helping out a neighbor

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One of Marshall County’s northern neighbors finds itself without a county engineer, and on Tuesday the Marshall County Board of Supervisors approved County Engineer Paul Geilenfeldt to act as the interim engineer for Hardin County. “It’s not an uncommon thing to happen, when a county ...

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VanGundy rejoins UnityPoint Health emergency dept.

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TIMES-REPUBLICAN UnityPoint Health-Marshalltown has announced Dr. Lance VanGundy return to the hospital’s Emergency Department Oct. 1. “We are excited to have Dr. VanGundy as a part of our Marshalltown team again,” said Dustin Wright, president of UnityPoint Health-Marshalltown. ...

Planet Fitness coming to Marshalltown Mall

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TIMES-REPUBLICAN It was announced Tuesday that Planet Fitness will be opening up a location at the Marshalltown Mall. Mall General Manager Ken Huge said the fitness company will occupy space on the north side of the mall. It is expected to open by the end of this year. Huge could not ...

A body is covered with a sheet after a mass shooting in which dozens were killed at a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)

‘I’m going to die’:

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LAS VEGAS — The rapid-fire popping sounded like firecrackers at first, and many in the crowd of 22,000 country music fans didn't understand what was happening when the band stopped playing and singer Jason Aldean bolted off the stage. "That's gunshots," a man could be heard saying ...

Daily Record, Oct. 3, 2017

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Marshall County Courthouse Court Monday • Richard A. Stevens Jr. made an initial appearance on a probation violation charge and a theft-fifth degree charge. The public defender’s office is appointed as counsel. The probation revocation hearing will be scheduled by the District Court. ...

FILE - This July 16, 2013, file photo shows a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Social media giant Facebook is expected to provide Congress on Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, with more than 3,000 ads that ran around the time of the 2016 presidential election and are linked to a Russian ad agency. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Facebook says estimated 10 million saw Russia-linked ads

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WASHINGTON — Facebook says ads that ran on the company's social media platform and have been linked to a Russian internet agency were seen by an estimated 10 million people before and after the 2016 election. The company turned 3,000 ads over to three congressional committees Monday as part ...

ARCHIVO – Tom Petty de Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers en KAABOO 2017 en San Diego, California en una fotografía de archivo del 17 de septiembre de 2017. Un vocero del Departamento de Policía de Los Angeles dijo que no tiene información sobre el estado de salud de Tom Petty y que los otros voceros de la policía no proporcionaron la información que CBS News usó para reportar que el rockero había fallecido el 2 de octubre de 2017. (Foto Amy Harris/Invision/AP, archivo)

Reports about Tom Petty’s death cause confusion

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LOS ANGELES — For several hours Monday, music lovers believed Tom Petty was dead. Courtney Love, Talib Kweli, Kid Rock, Cyndi Lauper, Paul Stanley and Lin-Manuel Miranda were among scores of fans posting remembrances on Twitter, where Petty was the top worldwide trending topic Monday ...

A time to heal

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Many Central Iowans were shocked when news broke that dozens had been killed and hundreds more injured at a country music concert in Las Vegas Sunday night, and area faith leaders say now is a time for healing. “Faith, it’s kind of an anchor for us during times like this,” said Pastor ...

Strategic plan approved

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TIMES-REPUBLICAN The plan is in place. After several months of development, the Marshalltown School Board approved the 2017-18 district strategic plan at Monday’s regular session. “We initially started off with a survey of our school community,” said district Superintendent Dr. ...

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Back Roads Junk-It Trail starts Friday

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Grab a map, grab some friends, and be prepared to shop local at the semi-annual Back Roads Junk-It Trail, which takes attendees on a trip down the backroads of Central Iowa (surrounding Marshalltown) to some vintage shops off the beat path, from Oct. 6-8. “The three-day sale links you up to ...

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Prescription drug abuse is a problem for many in the country, including Central Iowa. Some who become addicted to the prescription pain medications, like hydrocodone and oxycodone, may turn to heroin for a more powerful high.

‘They’re your neighbors’

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Opioid drugs have been in the national spotlight for the negative impact they have on communities, individuals and families, and Central Iowa is not immune from those struggles. “It seems like a lot of [patients] have had some sort of an injury, and they started getting prescribed the ...

In this image released by NBC, Kate McKinnon portrays Attorney General Jeff Sessions, left, and Alec Baldwin portrays President Donald Trump during the cold open for "Saturday Night Live," on Sept. 30, 2017, in New York. (Will Heath/NBC via AP)

New season of ‘SNL’ roars back

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NEW YORK— The new season of "Saturday Night Live" wasted no time getting topical — or mocking Donald Trump — with an opening sketch that featured Alec Baldwin skewering the president for his response to the hurricane that devastated Puerto Rico, threatening Attorney General Jeff Sessions' ...

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Ethan Etcher, 12, a sixth grader at Lenihan Intermediate School, not only excels academically, but has proven to be a leader in the classroom. He enjoys math, reading and art. Here, he completes ST Math, which is a computer program that allows students to solve visual math puzzles, with the difficulty increasing after every level completed.

Sixth grader is a quiet leader

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Ethan Etcher, 12, a sixth grader at Lenihan Intermediate School, not only excels academically, but has proven to be a leader in the classroom. “He has a ‘teacher mindset.’ I was impressed with him from the start of the school year,” said instructor Crystal Gassman. “He always works ...

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Ray Frederick with one of his paintings. The retired Marshalltown Community College Art Professor will celebrate his 91st birthday on Oct. 12. He still paints in a studio in his apartment in Cedar Falls.

MCC’s Ray Frederick Gallery celebrates 30th anniversary

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TIMES-REPUBLICAN How do art lovers celebrate the 30th anniversary of a gallery? They make sure it’s filled with artwork! This year marks the 30th anniversary of Marshalltown Community College’s Ray Frederick Gallery, and MCC Art Faculty. Tim Castle says that monthly shows continue to be ...