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Daily Record, Jan. 4, 2019

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Court ­— Thursday • Te dlana Jo Halverson made an initial appearance on a probation violation charge. The public defender’s office was appointed as counsel. The probation revocation hearing will be scheduled by the District Associate Court. Bond is set at ...

With slump in iPhone sales, are we post Peak Smartphone?

Money & Markets

NEW YORK — Behind Apple’s disconcerting news of weak iPhone sales lies a more sobering truth: The tech industry has hit Peak Smartphone, a tipping point when everyone who can afford one already owns one and no breakthroughs are compelling them to upgrade as frequently as they once ...

DJ Art Laboe, 93, spins oldies to link inmates and family

Entertainment

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — It’s approaching 9 p.m. and Art Laboe adjusts the microphone as Sister Sledge’s “We Are Family” ends. “And now it’s time for you to call up for those goodnight dedications,” Laboe announces. “Hello?” a young girl says. “I want to dedicate this ...

State Election Director to retire, honored with major award

Todays News

DES MOINES — A one-time assistant manager in a retail store found a career in public service beginning in 1988 and went on to dutifully serve more than three decades. State Director of Elections Dawn Williams of Marshalltown is retiring as an Iowa election professional. Her last day in the ...

Competition and Hollywood kept MHS Band busy

Todays News

Editor’s Note: This is the second of four articles featuring the Marshalltown High School band’s 1969 trip to Anaheim, Calif. to play at Disneyland. Also scheduled were performances before the Iowa Club in Long Beach, and Rose Bowl parade in Pasadena. Accompanying the group was ...

Orpheum Theater focuses on inside recovery

Todays News

The Orpheum Theater Center, owned and operated by Iowa Valley Community College District, has been closed since the July 19 tornado that struck Marshalltown. With an estimated $1.5 million in damages, the theater repair is being overseen by LJ Roth Restoration Service from Olds. Barring any ...

Man physically resists officers after breaking windows

Todays News

A Marshalltown man was arrested and taken to Marshall County Jail earlier this week by Marshalltown police after breaking windows and physically resisting officers, according to criminal complaints and affidavits filed in Marshall County District Court. Jeremy Lynn Lavender, 33, was charged ...

Embers residents receive unexpected bills due to July 19 tornado

Todays News

Some residents at The Embers are facing thousands of dollars in moving fees following the July 19 tornado due to an insurance technicality. Vicki Bogner, who serves as executive director of the nonprofit Embers retirement community, 1211 W. State St. said the staff has had to quickly respond ...

Daily Record, Jan. 3, 2019

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Court ­— Monday • Thomas William Switzer, of Liscomb, made an initial appearance on a violation of a no-contact order/contempt of court charge. Jeffrey Hazen will continue as counsel. The contempt hearing will be scheduled by the District Associate Court. ...

Apple drops iPhone bombshell on already reeling stock market

Money & Markets

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple acknowledged that demand for iPhones is waning, confirming investor fears that the company’s most profitable product has lost some of its luster. The reckoning came in a letter from Apple CEO Tim Cook to the company’s shareholders released after the stock market ...

Bob Einstein of Super Dave and “Curb” fame dies

Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Bob Einstein, the veteran comedy writer and performer known for “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour,” ‘’Curb Your Enthusiasm” and his spoof daredevil character Super Dave Osborne, has died, according to his brother, filmmaker Albert Brooks. Einstein was 76. Einstein ...

Our town, our people — Fauna Nord

Todays News

“Our town, our people” is a weekly Q&A with a local resident who is active in the community. Have a suggestion for someone we should talk to? Email T-R news editor Emily Barske at ebarske@timesrepublican.com.  Fauna Nord is a realtor at Premier Real Estate and has lived in ...

3 things small business owners should know for 2019

Money & Markets

NEW YORK — Now that the new year is here, small business owners may find themselves trying to understand changes brought about by federal and state laws. Here are three things owners need to know for 2019: — Tax filing season. Business owners will learn what impact the new tax law is ...

Supervisors elect board leadership

Todays News

There will be a new voice calling the Marshall County Board of Supervisors meetings to order after Steve Salasek was elected as board chairman at Wednesday’s meeting. Salasek, who won his seat on the board in 2016, will now lead the supervisors meetings. Board Vice Chairman Dave Thompson ...

‘California Here We Come’ theme for 1969 MHS Band trip

Todays News

Editor’s Note: This is the first of four articles featuring the Marshalltown High School band’s 1969 trip to Anaheim, Calif. to play at Disneyland, before the Iowa Club in Long Beach, Calif, and and in the Rose Bowl parade. Band member Ann (Schlesinger) Stephens of Lawrence, Kan. provided ...

Woman charged with domestic abuse assault

Todays News

A dispute between a local couple led to domestic abuse assault charges filed against a woman by Marshalltown police earlier this week, according to a criminal complaint and affidavit filed in Marshall County District Court. Aleta Mae Alberts, 46, was charged and taken to Marshall County Jail ...

Man charged with obstruction of emergency equipment

Todays News

An argument about household matters at local residence evolved into a disturbance and a Marshalltown man being arrested and taken to Marshall County Jail. Tracy Allan Cartee, 53, was charged with obstruction of emergency communications when he took the victim’s cell phone and did not ...

What to watch for in 2019

Todays News

Marshall County Courthouse will reopen after $15.5+ million in repairs Images of the top of the historic Marshall County Courthouse being torn off by the July 19 tornado will live on in the psyche of Marshalltown, but the old building is being fixed up. County officials are still confident ...

With Dr. Dre behind him, Anderson .Paak is feeling epic

Entertainment

NEW YORK — Getting Dr. Dre to produce his entire album had Anderson .Paak feeling like “the prodigal son,” as he put it, since it’s rare that you’ll find Dre overseeing an entire music project these days. “To see him so inspired and genuinely having fun with a project is really ...