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The cemetery whisperer

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A cemetery may serve as a holding ground for the deceased, but for Bob Terry of Liscomb, cemeteries hum with life. Since the 1970s, he has repaired and restored headstones locally and throughout the United States. In 2007, his efforts expanded to include cemetery mapping for both commercial ...

Daily Record, October 7, 2018

Daily Record

Marshall County Sheriff Arrests • On Thursday, Tessa Mora, 36, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia, prohibited acts by restraint, child endangerment-meth exposure, failure to affix a drug tax stamp and possession of methamphetamine with the intent to deliver or ...

#MeToo movement sends Hollywood figures into exile, not jail

Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — The #MeToo movement has sent dozens of once-powerful Hollywood players into exile, but few of them have been placed in handcuffs or jail cells. And it's increasingly apparent that the lack of criminal charges may remain the norm. Harvey Weinstein has been charged with sexual ...

Sue Blaisdell

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Sue Blaisdell of Marshalltown, a Democrat, is running to secure a seat on the Marshall County Board of Supervisors. Blaisdell's campaign focuses on three main issues: priority road paving in rural areas, promoting family farms and organic foods and improving the diets of Marshall County ...

Thomas Thurston

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Democratic candidate Thomas Thurston, a Marshalltown native and landscape architect (owner of Thomas Taylor Designs), is running to secure a seat on the Marshall County Board of Supervisors. If victorious, this will be his first time serving as an elected official. "I always envisioned myself ...

Bill Patten

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Incumbent Marshall County Supervisor Chairman Bill Patten, a Republican, was first elected to the Marshall County Board of Supervisors in 2014. Hailing from Bangor Township in rural Marshall County, he said he values his role as a public servant. "I was president of the Marshall County Farm ...

Dave Thompson

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Incumbent Marshall County Supervisor Vice Chairman Dave Thompson, a Republican, wants the voters of Marshall County to reelect him for a third term. He said he has been able to meet the rigorous demands of the job, since first being elected in 2010. "You're basically the business manager of ...

Incumbent Nan Benson seeks first full term as auditor/recorder

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Nan Benson is running for a county position as an incumbent, but this is the first time she’ll be on the ballot. Benson was named Marshall County Auditor/Recorder on Oct. 31, 2017, having been appointed to the position by the Marshall County Board of Supervisors to serve the remainder of ...

Daily Record, October 6, 2018

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Court Oct. 5 • Ryan Michael Snyder made an initial appearance on two counts of a violation of a no-contact order/contempt of court charge, a credit card theft charge, a burglary-third degree charge, a theft-second degree charge and a trespass charge. The ...

Not since 1969: US regains ultra-low 3.7 pct. unemployment

Money & Markets

WASHINGTON — The last time the U.S. unemployment rate was roughly as low as the 3.7 percent it is now — December 1969 — the economy was overheating, inflation was spiking and a short recession soon followed. Could that happen again? Probably not anytime soon, most economists say. Yet ...

‘Walking Dead’ star trades arc of weapons for arc of story

Entertainment

SENOIA, Ga. — Andrew Lincoln will no longer evade the arc of a knife, a bullet or a bloody baseball bat wrapped with razor wire on the Georgia set where AMC's "The Walking Dead" is filmed. The show's upcoming ninth season, which premieres Sunday night, will be the last for his character, ...

A look at Marshalltown Community College enrollment

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From the July 19 tornado to low unemployment, many factors can impact the enrollment numbers at a Marshalltown Community College. Every year, MCC joins other colleges across Iowa in counting enrolled students and how many credit hours they are taking. Between last fall and now, the ...

Task Force arrests two on felony drug charges

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TIMES-REPUBLICAN A Marshalltown couple was arrested on multiple drug felonies Thursday by the Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force. Officers with the MIDTF served a narcotics search warrant at 207 W. Church St. Apt. 2 in Marshalltown — the residence of Tessa Jane Mora, 36, and Jacob Andrew Lathrop, ...

Disaster Relief Art Auction slated for Nov. 16

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With so many people in Marshalltown in need of funding to rebuild their homes, repair businesses and replace their personal effects destroyed in the July 19 tornado, the Central Iowa Art Association (CIAA) decided to organize an Art Auction For Disaster Relief, with all proceeds to benefit ...

Woman accused of breaking into laundry, change machines

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A woman from Marshalltown has been charged after a month-long investigation into burglaries of coin-operated machines in Fort Dodge. Sandra Sweet, 37, has been charged with two counts of third-degree burglary; one count of possession of a controlled substance, third or subsequent offense; one ...

Tornado Disaster Recovery Grant now available to business owners

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After the July 19 tornado, the Marshalltown Central Business District (MCBD) established a tornado relief fund. Since that time around $50,000 in private donations has been collected for the fund. The MCBD will now distribute that money to downtown business owners looking to repair and reopen ...

Daily Record, Oct. 5, 2018

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Court Thursday • Drew William Quick made an initial appearance on two counts of a burglary-third degree charge, a theft-fourth degree charge, a theft-second degree charge, a possession of burglar’s tools charge and a trespass charge. The public defender’s ...

Oregon vineyards face losses amid concerns about smoke taint

Money & Markets

the Associated Press SALEM, Ore. — Some Oregon lawmakers and winery owners scrambled Thursday to help a dozen vineyard owners who face the prospect of tons of grapes withering on the vine after a California company abruptly canceled contracts to buy the grapes worth millions of dollars over ...