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IUB hosts Alliant meeting in Marshalltown

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A big thank-you from Marshalltown Mayor Joel Greer and organized labor for Alliant Energy’s local and area investments was followed by many concerns and allegations about “smart meters” during a Iowa Utility Board sponsored meeting at the Orpheum Theater Tuesday. The purpose of the ...

Lee Enterprises to manage Berkshire Hathaway newspapers

Money & Markets

the associated press OMAHA, Neb. — Warren Buffett's company has hired Lee Enterprises to manage the mostly smaller newspapers it has acquired since 2011 in 30 different markets. Lee said Tuesday it expects to collect $50 million in fees from the five-year agreement that should help BH ...

County to act as 911 board fiscal agent

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The City of Marshalltown announced earlier this month it was backing out as the fiscal agent for the E-911 Joint Services Board effective July 1, causing a scramble to find a replacement. The Marshall County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to volunteer as the 911 board’s fiscal agent ...

Data shows Marshall County has a gap in child care services

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Parents in Marshalltown are having a hard time finding somewhere for their children to be taken care of while they work. That’s what data shared by Iowa Women’s Foundation Executive Director Dawn Oliver Wiand showed during a presentation Tuesday. She shared more information and sparked a ...

Iowa transparency lawyer resigning after short, rocky tenure

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IOWA CITY— The new lawyer for the Iowa Public Information Board has resigned after a brief but rocky tenure, during which he angered open government advocates and faced questions about the accuracy of his resume. Legal counsel Travis Starr is departing Tuesday after less than six months in ...

Dean Fisher releases new law information

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TIMES-REPUBLICAN DES MOINES — Rep. Dean Fisher (R-Montour) recently released information on a few notable bills passed during the 2018 legislative session which go into effect on July 1. “We had a very productive legislative session and passed many bills that addressed issues related ...

Police and fire department facility on time, within budget

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The $17.5 million dollar joint police and fire department facility is on time and within budget, according to city officials at Monday night’s city council meeting. “I was pleased to attend the joint police and fire department building tour last week,” First Ward City Councilor Sue ...

Daily Record, June 26, 2018

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Court Monday • Logan Andrew Calkin made an initial appearance on a harassment-second degree charge and a interference with official acts charge. The public defender’s office is appointed as counsel. The preliminary hearing is scheduled at 1 p.m. on July 5. ...

Tiffany Haddish, Kumail Nanjiani among film academy invitees

Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — The organization that bestows the Oscars is continuing to lean into its promise to make its ranks more diverse by inviting a record 928 new members representing 59 countries to join including actors Tiffany Haddish, Kumail Nanjiani, Gina Rodriguez and "The Rider" filmmaker Chloe ...

New director takes the helm at House of Compassion

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March Runner has been named the House of Compassion’s new director, effective July 1. For the last three weeks, she has undergone on-the-job training, alongside outgoing director, Karen Frohwein, who has served in that capacity since February 2013. The HoC, 211 W. Church St., offers a ...

County deputy responded to Sunday incident

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MELBOURNE - A call to put out an illegal fire in Melbourne on Sunday did not go as planned, according to a report from the Marshall County Sheriff's Office. Melbourne resident Rodney Schnacker, 71, was charged with assault on a firefighter, an aggravated misdemeanor, and with interference ...

Man charged with harassment and resisting arrest

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A Marshalltown man being placed under arrest by the Marshalltown Police Department for second-degree harassment allegedly ran into another room and resisted officers, according to Capt. Brian Batterson of the MPD. “There were no injuries to officers or the defendant,” Batterson said. ...

Media merger would create 3rd-largest TV station group in US

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ATLANTA — Gray Television Inc. and Raycom Media Inc. are announcing a merger that would create the third-largest television broadcast group in the United States. Georgia-based Gray and Alabama-based Raycom said Monday that they've entered into an agreement to combine the companies in a $3.6 ...

Honoring the family of fallen servicemen

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Fifty years ago, America was enduring the height of the Vietnam War, a conflict which would see almost 58,000 service members lose their lives. At 1 p.m. on June 30 at American Legion Post 46, 1301 S. 6th St., the family of one of those casualties will be honored during a Gold Star ceremony. ...

Corporate America increasingly avoids gun-industry business

Money & Markets

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — With Gary Ramey's fledgling gun-making business taking off in retail stores, he decided to start offering one of his handguns for sale on his website. That didn't sit well with the company he used to process payments, and they informed him they were dropping his account. ...

‘Jurassic World’ sequel stomps its way to $150 million debut

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the associated press NEW YORK — The dinosaurs still rule the box office. "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" surpassed expectations to open with $150 million in ticket sales in U.S. and Canada theaters over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. While that total didn't approach ...

Quarry Sesquicentennial slated for July 1

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Current and former Quarry residents are invited to celebrate the village’s Sesquicentennial, 1 p.m to 5 p.m., July 1 in the Le Grand Community Center, according to Bob Anderson. He attended elementary school in Quarry from 1950-52. Anderson was born in nearby Marshalltown, and would ...

Iowa to get new K-9 training center

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the associated press NEW HARTFORD — On command of trainer Tyler Brownell, the Belgian Malinois/Dutch shepherd mix lunges, clamping down on the well-protected arm of trainer Matt Harris. On Brownell's command, Krush releases Harris. Praise and play follow. A law enforcement K-9 in training, ...