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Babe Ruth’s last surviving daughter dies at 102

Entertainment

HENDERSON, Nev. — Julia Ruth Stevens, the last surviving daughter of Hall of Fame baseball slugger Babe Ruth and a decades-long champion of his legacy, has died at age 102, her family has announced. Tom Stevens said Sunday that his mother died Saturday morning at an assisted living ...

Student in the Spotlight — Yahir Zapata-Guerra

Todays News

It has only been a matter of months since Fisher Elementary School kindergartner Yahir Zapata-Guerra arrived in Marshalltown from Mexico, but his teachers are impressed with his progress in classes. “When he came to Fisher, he said very little. He wouldn’t talk, he was withdrawn,” said ...

Country and faith-based music team up for tornado relief

Todays News

Marshalltown’s tornado victims are not forgotten. Almost eight months after the EF-3 tornado rammed its vicious swirling winds through town, those who care about their neighbors put on a concert with proceeds applied to tornado relief. From the raucous country-rock “Turn It Up” by Casey ...

Spring break fun

Todays News

With school out for Marshalltown students March 10-15, there are a variety of activities for both youth and adults to enjoy during the time. • School’s Out Fun Days No school, no problem, is the mantra of the Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA, 108 Washington St. It holds various day camps ...

Knights of Columbus uphold tradition at Lent

Todays News

Dozens of local St. Henry and St. Mary parishioners were joined by other residents who turned out for the first Lenten Friday fish fry held in the St. Henry gym recently. The Knights of Columbus chapter 966 have sponsored a fish fry every Friday night during Lent for many years. The event was ...

Iowa lawmakers push new ag-gag bill

Todays News

DES MOINES — Just two months after a federal court judge struck down an Iowa law meant to discourage investigations of animal abuse on farms, lawmakers are pushing another so-called ag-gag measure that opponents say would likely land the state in court again. Civil rights and animal welfare ...

Women’s History Month: Remembering Carol Houghton

Todays News

Carol Houghton Dodd Hollingsworth (1899-2000) was more than a teacher and drama coach in the Marshalltown School District. She was a mentor, friend and ally to its students and faculty. A patron of the arts, she directed countless plays during her 40-plus-year career in education. She famously ...

Serious citation issued in fatal accident

Todays News

A “serious” citation and penalty was issued to a subcontractor for a fatal accident on a Marshalltown job site, records show. Ottumwa-based Bridge City Construction is working in Marshalltown as a steel erector subcontractor at the local Marshalltown Co. expansion project. Bridge City ...

Trump signed Bibles. Heresy? Many religious leaders say no

Todays News

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — President Donald Trump was just doing what he could to raise spirits when he signed Bibles at an Alabama church for survivors of a tornado outbreak, many religious leaders say, though some are offended and others say he could have handled it differently. Hershael York, ...

As budget deficit balloons, few in Washington seem to care

Todays News

WASHINGTON — The federal budget deficit is ballooning on President Donald Trump’s watch and few in Washington seem to care. And even if they did, the political dynamics that enabled bipartisan deficit-cutting deals decades ago has disappeared, replaced by bitter partisanship and chronic ...

T-R writer publishes book on Midwesterner movie stars

Todays News

A Times-Republican reporter has achieved another major writing milestone. Features reporter Sara Jordan-Heintz, 28, recently published her book “Going Hollywood: Midwesterners in Movieland” through PageTurner Books International. “It’s like 12 books in one,” Jordan-Heintz said. ...

Marshalltown Schools a ‘no’ on GMG bus drop-off

Todays News

A disagreement about a Green Mountain-Garwin School District school bus pick-up and drop-off zone remains unresolved after a special Marshall County Board of Supervisors meeting Friday. The issue stems from residents’ complaints about a stretch of Taylor Avenue near its intersection with ...

Daily Record, March 9, 2019

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Court Friday • Richard Scott Aschen made an initial appearance on a stalking charge and a harassment-second degree charge. The public defender’s office is appointed as counsel. The preliminary hearing is scheduled at 1 p.m. on March 18. Bond is set at $2,000 ...

Biden eyes fundraising challenge amid new sense of urgency

Money & Markets

NEW YORK — On the cusp of another White House run, Joe Biden faces a daunting challenge that could complicate his path to the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination: money. Those close to the former vice president believe he would start off at a fundraising disadvantage compared to ...

Court denies new trial in ‘Serial’ podcast murder case

Entertainment

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland’s highest court denied a new trial Friday for a man whose murder conviction was chronicled in the hit podcast “Serial.” In a 4-3 opinion, the Court of Appeals agreed with a lower court that Adnan Syed’s legal counsel was deficient in failing to investigate ...

Marshalltown want to address open enrollment, keep students here

Todays News

One of the top issues that has weighed on the minds of Marshalltown Schools officials has been open enrollment, with hundreds of students whose families choose to go to other school districts rather than stay in Marshalltown annually. For school board members, stemming open enrollments out ...

Trump surveys devastation, pays respects to tornado victims

Todays News

BEAUREGARD, Ala. — Standing near the slab that’s all that is left of one family’s garage, President Donald Trump on Friday surveyed the devastation wrought by a powerful tornado that ripped through a rural Alabama town, uprooting trees, tearing homes from their foundations and killing ...

MHS students hear an immigrant’s tale, told through jazz

Todays News

Zarif Khan, also known as Hot Tamale Louie, may not be a name most people have heard, but his story was told during musical performances Friday morning and afternoon at the Marshalltown Community Auditorium. Coordinated by Gary Zmolek, the event was put on free of charge to students and the ...