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Ex-US Sen Ernest ‘Fritz’ Hollings of South Carolina dies

Entertainment

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Ernest F. “Fritz” Hollings, the silver-haired Democrat who helped shepherd South Carolina through desegregation as governor and went on to serve six terms in the U.S. Senate, has died. He was 97. Family spokesman Andy Brack, who also served at times for Hollings as ...

Piecing together a puzzle

Todays News

Riverside Cemetery is home to approximately 23,000 burials, ranging from soldiers, immigrants, politicians, the city’s early families, murder victims, unknowns and more. In sorting through materials, staff at the cemetery discovered there are around 2,500-3,000 single grave burials in the ...

Spring fever hits annual T-R Home & Garden Show

Todays News

Spring was in the air at the annual Times-Republican Home & Garden Show, which took place Saturday at the Marshalltown Mall. Around 30 vendors spanned the mall, inside and outside, helping attendees with their home and garden needs. “The vendors were happy. We were busy since before the ...

US wants 2 years to ID migrant kids

Todays News

SAN DIEGO — The Trump administration wants up to two years to find potentially thousands of children who were separated from their families at the border before a judge halted the practice last year, a task that it says is more laborious than previous efforts because the children are no ...

Cohen asks lawmakers to help keep him out of prison

Todays News

NEW YORK — Attorneys for Michael Cohen are asking members of Congress to help keep him out of prison. In a letter sent to lawmakers Thursday, Cohen’s legal team said he is still sorting through documents in his personal files that might be of interest to House Democrats investigating ...

Sanders, O’Rourke face off in Iowa; other hopefuls in NH, NV

Todays News

BURLINGTON — They became notable presidential candidates in Iowa after narrow losses that nonetheless put them on the national political stage. They’re competing for some of the same young voters. And this weekend, they’ve been driving around this first-in-the-nation caucus state ...

Marshalltown City Council

Todays News

WHAT: Marshalltown City Council meeting Where: City Hall Council Chambers, second floor of Carnegie Building, 10 W. State St. When: Monday, 5:30 p.m. Agenda Item: Resolution allowing increase in costs of supervising work at joint police and fire facility. The issue: Project ...

Mid-Iowa Co-Op merges with East Central Iowa Co-Op

Todays News

CONRAD — As export markets for Iowa agricultural products become increasingly important for local rural communities, an approved unification between Mid-Iowa Cooperative and East Central Iowa Cooperative (ECIC) will create new opportunities to help area farmers thrive in today’s global ...

Daily Record, April 6, 2019

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Court Friday • Tyler Joe Birkness made an initial appearance on a theft-second degree charge. The public defender’s office is appointed as counsel. The preliminary hearing is scheduled at 1 p.m. on April 12. Bond is set at $5,000 cash or surety. • ...

Job gain points to a US economy slowing but hardly stalling

Money & Markets

WASHINGTON — A month ago, many economists fretted that the 10-year U.S. expansion looked wobbly. But after the government reported Friday that hiring rebounded in March, the economy suddenly looks sturdy again. Growth has weakened since last year to something closer to the modest pace that ...

‘Queer Eye’ star France bridges divides on TV, in real life

Entertainment

SALT LAKE CITY — The Netflix show “Queer Eye “ caught on by doing something unusual: creating reality TV that touches on some of the country’s deepest divides with persistent optimism. Alongside sleek new haircuts and rehabbed wardrobes, the makeover program starring five gay men ...

A student connection

Todays News

Student relationships are being formed over books and good conversation at Franklin Elementary School courtesy of a Miller Middle School leadership group. Eighth graders from Al Exito, a Latino/a-focused student leadership organization, began a program of walking a few blocks to Franklin to ...

Beto stumps in Marshalltown

Todays News

Democratic Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke is known for standing on things during campaign stops. From atop a tree stump in front of a crowd of more than 100, O’Rourke shared his political platform Friday afternoon at the Mowry Irvine Mansion on Marshalltown’s West Main ...

‘Our country is full’: Trump says migrants straining system

Todays News

CALEXICO, Calif. — Declaring “our country is full,” President Donald Trump on Friday insisted the U.S. immigration system was overburdened and illegal crossings must be stopped as he inspected a refurbished section of fencing at the Mexican border. Trump, making a renewed push for ...

Iowa Supreme Court sees wide FOIA exemption for police files

Todays News

IOWA CITY — Police records related to investigations can be withheld from the public under Iowa’s freedom of information law even after the cases have been closed, a unanimous Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday. A clause in the Iowa Open Records Act that exempts “peace officers’ ...

Foundation for rail led to growth, prosperity

Todays News

Editor’s Note: This is part two of a two-part series on Marshalltown’s history as a passenger and freight train hub. Part one published Friday. A recent Times-Republican story reported that Amtrak — the national passenger train service — would be using Union Pacific Rail Road’s ...

Local man volunteers for Youth With A Mission

Todays News

Daniel Blom, 22, a Marshalltown native, graduated from Iowa State University in 2018 with a degree in mechanical engineering. But instead of going to work for an engineering firm like many of his classmates, he decided to pursue ministry work for Youth With A Mission (YWAM) spending time in ...

Daily Record, April 5, 2019

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Court — Thursday • Phillip Randall Dunston made an initial appearance on a robbery-second degree charge, a possession of drug paraphernalia charge and an interference with official acts charge. The public defender’s office is appointed as counsel. The ...

China’s construction binge spreads to Americas, rattles US

Money & Markets

PANAMA CITY — China’s expansion in Latin America of its Belt and Road initiative to build ports and other trade-related facilities is stirring alarm in Washington over Beijing’s ambitions in a region that American leaders since the 19th century have seen as off-limits to other ...

Artist who created first paint-by-numbers pictures dies

Entertainment

TOLEDO, Ohio — Dan Robbins, an artist who created the first paint-by-numbers pictures and helped turn the kits into an American sensation during the 1950s, has died. He was 93. Robbins, whose works were dismissed by some critics but later celebrated by the Smithsonian Institution’s ...