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Franklin’s family says eulogy was offensive

Entertainment

the associated press NEW YORK — The late Aretha Franklin's family said Monday that it found an Atlanta pastor's eulogy delivered at the Queen of Soul's funeral last week to be offensive and distasteful. The eulogist, the Rev. Jasper Williams Jr., was criticized for a political address ...

Tornado recovery taxes victims, helpers

Todays News

The damage immediately visible after the July 19 tornado tore through Marshalltown left no doubt that there was a lot of work ahead to get back to a sense of “normal.” While many victims and helpers leapt right into action with cleanup and relief, Center Associates CEO Paul Daniel, a ...

Grimes Farm gears up for live entertainment and butterfly tagging

Todays News

Grimes Farm and Conservation Center offers year-round indoor and outdoor programming to ensure people stay engaged with the natural world. The facility, located at 2349 233rd St., has developed ways in which to utilize the recently constructed outdoor Leonard Grimes Memorial Amphitheater, ...

Biden feels the push to take on Trump in 2020

Todays News

the Associated Press DES MOINES — Shortly after Joe Biden boarded a recent flight from Washington to New York, a string of passengers began stopping at his seat in coach to deliver some version of the same message: Run, Joe, run. "We're with you," one said, according to a Democratic ...

Embers sustains $5+ million in tornado damage

Todays News

Hearing the sound of the tornado siren echoing through Marshalltown on July 19, the staff at the Embers retirement community immediately implemented its emergency preparedness plan. "I've always told them to listen to the sirens. If you hear them in the city, and then the one we have ...

Starting a new life, on a new bicycle

Todays News

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — Jonathan Clouse's Applebee's co-workers gifted him a bike when they saw him walking a long distance to and from work. Jonathan Clouse has a unique, passively brash personality, which makes for an odd fit for a dining host. As his boss at Applebee's, Lisa Gosney, ...

Thompson True-Value to build new store downtown

Todays News

Credit Dave, Kathy, Paul Thompson and staff of the local Thompson True-Value for standing strong. The family-owned and operated business has withstood severe damages from a heavy snowstorm in late April and the July 19 EF-3 tornado. Two incidents which might have caused others to fold their ...

Dubuque school officers attempt to be proactive

Todays News

DUBUQUE — Each year, school resource officers working in the Dubuque Community School District file hundreds of reports and charges stemming from on-campus incidents. They help school employees handle a variety of student-related issues, such as thefts, assaults, drugs and fighting. They ...

Hunting season ramps up

Todays News

An Iowa tradition returns this weekend as hunters set out to pursue game for the first time in months, and there are opportunities around Marshall County to enjoy the hunt. The beginning of September marks the opening of the state’s special teal duck season, as well as seasons for doves, ...

St. Francis hosts annual welcome back picnic

Todays News

At the start of each school year, St. Francis Catholic School hosts a picnic lunch for its pupils and their families. Usually held outdoors, inclement weather relocated the Lunch on the Lawn meal to the facility's gym Friday afternoon. "It's to welcome families back and give them another ...

Vision for the future

Todays News

Rehabilitating the parts of Marshalltown impacted by the tornado will be a complex project, taking years to complete. Some community leaders are backing a long-term vision for bringing back downtown. The Martha-Ellen Tye Foundation’s board unanimously voted to give $100,000 to the City of ...

Daily Record, September 1, 2018

Daily Record

Marshalltown Police Department Incidents • On Thursday, a burglary of a motor vehicle was reported to the Marshalltown Police Station. • On Thursday, a burglary of a motor vehicle was reported in the 1000 block of West Lincoln Way. Citations • On Thursday, Rocio Esmeralda Reyes, ...

Trump to sign Mexico deal in 90 days; Canada talks to resume

Money & Markets

WASHINGTON — Talks to keep Canada in a North American trade bloc broke up Friday and will resume next week with the two longtime allies divided over such issues as Canada's dairy market and U.S. efforts to shield drug companies from generic competition. President Donald Trump notified ...

Presidents, pop stars join in epic farewell to Queen of Soul

Entertainment

DETROIT — Former presidents and preachers joined a parade of pop stars Friday in a singing, hip-swaying, piano-pounding farewell to Aretha Franklin, remembering the Queen of Soul as a powerful force for musical and political change and a steadfast friend. "Aretha's singing challenged the ...

‘Pathways to Recovery’ walk slated Sept. 15

Todays News

Four Marshalltown organizations with years of experience demonstrating people can fight and win against substance abuse and mental health issues have teamed up for the 11th Annual Recovery Walk. Center Associates, Life Connections, Primary Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Unit of Central ...

Supremacist group making robocalls about student’s death

Todays News

Iowa authorities confirmed Friday that recorded phone calls citing the slaying of an Iowa college student are being used to promote white supremacist views, but they said there's little they can do despite an outcry from Hispanics and other groups. Prosecutors have no authority to step in ...