Tania Gonzalez, 13, has improved her reading and writing skills, and has developed an enthusiasm for learning. She enjoys helping her fellow classmates. She sees a future as either a doctor or a teacher.

Eighth grader is self-motivated

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Tania Gonzalez, 13, began her eighth grade year at Miller Middle School struggling with reading and writing. But now, she exudes confidence in completing her work. “I used to hate reading and writing and now I like them,” Tania said. She not only has improved her skills, but she takes ...

Messy Missy’s studio and gallery, as well as seven other local vendors, have recently opened up in a building located at 103 E. Linn St. All deal in some type of artistic or craft endeavor. Pictured is vendor Asherdee Taft of Taft’s Crafts/Cheryl’s Place, making a Christmas wreath. All vendors have different business hours, and operate independently of each other.

Joining forces

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It’s the start of a new chapter for Messy Missy’s studio and gallery, as well as for seven other local businesses. That’s because these entities have joined forces and set up shop inside a building located at 103 E. Linn St. All have their own concepts, product lines and business ...

This large block of forest land to the left side of the Iowa River is the Marshall County Conservation Board's Arney Bend Wildlife Area.  The site has 203 acres of mostly bottomland species of trees, and several open fields that were planted to native grasses in the 1980s. Many ancient circuitous river channels are contained with this property which can easily be observed in later winter or early spring when water fills many of these old river loops. One large river channel (not visible) was historically named Arney Bend, and thus this is how the naming of this area came about.  Arney Bend is managed for wildlife ... deer, wild turkey, pheasants, waterfowl and furbearers. Many more non-game species avail themselves to its wetlands, prairie and forest habitats. This weekend, during shotgun deer season number one, Arney Bend will be one of several public hunting areas where hunters will hope to see deer and perhaps take a deer.

Arney Bend, a green belt treasure

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ARNEY BEND is a big place. Its forest habitat, lots of ancient curving but now dry river channels, ponds and prairie fields can get a person temporarily lost. Fortunately the Marshall County Conservation Board has a brochure for this wildlife area to assist hunter, hikers, or photographers ...

Pictured is a portion of Heinz Hall on the grounds of the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown. Heinz Hall is a residential facility. Construction on the building was completed in 1900, making it the oldest building on campus.

Decision reversed

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A plan to move Iowa Veterans Home residents living in Heinz Hall to the Sheeler Building has been reversed, according to a statement released on Friday by IVH Commandant Timon Oujiri. “The correct decision sometimes is not the right decision. Therefore, I have made a determination to reverse ...

No Christmas celebration would be complete without a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Watson’s Grocery Store was the site of the meet-and-greet. Kids ranging in age from six months old to preteen chatted with Santa about what they wanted for Christmas, and went home with some candy. Pictured is Aidra Whitaker, 4, who asked Santa to bring her a “mermaid unicorn” toy for use in the pool.

An old-fashioned Christmas in State Center

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State Center’s Old-Fashioned Christmas on Main wowed attendees during its Friday night celebration. From s’mores making, to wine tasting, a yarn ball snow ball fight and live entertainment, this year’s event had a little something for everyone. Horse-drawn trolley rides around the ...

This is a sample copy of how a REAL-ID marked Iowa driver’s license looks. Note the gold star in the upper right hand corner of the license designating it as a REAL ID, necessary for use if Iowans wish to travel on commercial airlines after October of 2020.

Getting the gold star

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When they look at their Iowa driver’s license, many Central Iowans will find a gold star in the upper right-hand corner, and that designation will become more significant in the coming years. “You don’t have to have that gold star quite yet,” said Iowa Department of Transportation ...


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Mount Vernon • The Mount Vernon Community School District Foundation recently announced that an anonymous donor has contributed $189,629.60 to the foundation’s endowment at the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation. Distributions from the endowment will help the foundation support the ...

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Man arrested on drug charges

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A man is behind bars after authorities found nearly four pounds of ice methamphetamine in his vehicle. According to Det./Sgt. Jim Gibson with the Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force and the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, agents with the task force late Thursday evening located and made contact with ...

Members of the Local Emergency Management Commission gathered at the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office Administration Building Thursday. The meeting’s main discussion centered on a proposed 28E agreement to form a Marshall County Communications Commission, which would oversee a levy for 911 employee salaries and benefits. The item was tabled, and a special meeting was set for Dec. 27 for a possible decision.


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Following a similar motion earlier this week by the Marshall County Board of Supervisors, the Local Emergency Management Commission (LEM) voted Thursday to table a proposed agreement concerning the county-wide 911 system. “I, personally, am not ready to sign off on it,” said Le Grand ...

Daily Record, Dec. 1, 2017

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Marshall County Courthouse Court Thursday • Carlos Ceniceros made an initial appearance on a no insurance charge. Ceniceros pleaded not guilty and a pre-trial conference is scheduled at 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 20 in Magistrate Court. Property Transfers Nov. 22 • The Estate of Neil L. ...

Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., arrives for votes on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday evening, Nov. 27, 2017. President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans are scrambling to change a Republican tax bill in an effort to win over holdout GOP senators and pass a tax package by the end of the year. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Senate weighs scaling back tax package to win deficit hawks

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WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans weighed scaling back the tax cuts in their massive package to secure crucial support as congressional analysts said Thursday the legislation would add $1 trillion to the nation's debt over the next decade. Republicans were making major changes to the bill up ...

Lauer apologizes, NBC looks to move on


NEW YORK — Even as Matt Lauer apologized for sexual misconduct and NBC prepared for life without him at the "Today" show Thursday, questions lingered about who knew about his behavior and whether women at the network could have been protected. Lauer was fired late Tuesday after an NBC ...

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Under review

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After a heated town hall meeting earlier this week about the planned closure of residential Heinz Hall at the Iowa Veterans Home, two state legislative committees are set to review the proposal. State Rep. Mark Smith, D-Marshalltown, said he spoke with House Speaker Linda Upmeyer, R-Clear ...

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Candles galore

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Kathy Anzis of Marshalltown has a passion for collecting Christmas candles, and her collection of around 1,400 of these candles is currently on display inside the Marshalltown Mall, now through the first of the year. She has added around 60 candles this year to her burgeoning collection. “I ...

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High-speed chase ends in an arrest

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Area law enforcement arrested a Marshalltown man after he led them on a high-speed chase within the southeast corner of Marshall County. According to Marshall County Sheriff Steve Hoffman, shortly before 4 p.m. Thursday, a Marshall County sheriff’s deputy attempted to make contact with the ...

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Provide some holiday cheer for veterans

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The Marshalltown Central Business District is asking the public to make a difference in the lives of some of our local veterans. The “Adopt-a-Vet” program is seeking gifts and cash donations for veterans who have no family at all for Christmas. Participants can stop by and pick up a ...


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Mingo • Several Mingo kids bundled up on Nov. 22 to check out the latest addition to their local hangout spot at Railroad and East Streets. After nine years of fundraising, the city park in Mingo finished the installation of new playground equipment. The new playground features four unique ...

Santa and Mrs. Claus will again be on hand for State Center’s yearly Old-Fashioned Christmas on Main Street, held today. Most activities start at 5 p.m.

An Old-Fashioned Christmas

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STATE CENTER — The 18th annual Old-Fashioned Christmas on Main will offer a variety of family-friendly activities today. “Many community volunteers have been preparing special events for patrons of all ages to enjoy today in historic downtown State Center,” said coordinator Julie ...

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Taking a journey across the United States

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Thursday afternoon, fourth graders in Monica Boone’s social studies class at St. Francis Catholic School gave presentations about the 50 states. All 21 pupils each researched a different state, making poster boards and PowerPoint presentations that were then shared with parents and fellow ...