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Trump administration gives tax overhaul plan rosy assessment

Money & Markets

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Wednesday will try to sell the American people on an unpopular Republican tax overhaul that his administration claims will generate a large part of $1.8 trillion in new revenue — a figure that a top Democratic lawmaker dismissed as "fake ...

Hitting the court after class

Todays News

Lenihan Intermediate School students enjoy playing intramural basketball on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. The program began in November, and started by taking the students through basketball basics like dribbling, passing, shooting and defense. Now, they are testing their skills in ...

‘Om for the Holidays’

Todays News

It may be the most wonderful time of the year to celebrate with friends and family, but all the hectic planning and running around can make it the most stressful time of the year as well. That’s why four yoga instructors at the YMCA-YWCA are offering a free “Om for the Holidays” hour-long ...

Gifts from the heart

Todays News

The 16th Annual Marshalltown Central Business District (MCBD) Adopt A Veteran Christmas Party was held Sunday night in the Malloy Leisure Resource Center of the Iowa Veterans Home. Every year, residents who do not have family or friends in which to spend the holidays with, are signed up to ...

MHS junior excels in science

Todays News

Tariq Martin, 16, a junior at Marshalltown High School, works hard for his success. A participant in Science Bound, a program through Iowa State University, he is looking forward to continuing his studies at the college level. “Tariq works diligently to receive good grades and takes ...

‘Coco’ tops box office again before ‘Star Wars’ hits

Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — The animated family film "Coco" has topped the box office for a third time on a quiet, pre "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" weekend in theaters. Disney estimated Sunday that "Coco" added $18.3 million, which would bring its domestic total to $135.5 million. The weekend's sole new ...

More private university chiefs top $2M as pay keeps climbing

Money & Markets

BOSTON — Presidents at America's private universities saw their pay increase by 9 percent in 2015, according to a new report , with several of them topping $2 million in total earnings. The average chief received total compensation of nearly $570,000, including salary, bonuses and benefits, ...

Road ready

Todays News

Central Iowa has yet to endure a large snowfall so far this year, but when the time inevitably comes, Marshalltown and Marshall County officials said they’ll be ready. “As far as equipment is concerned, we’ve been getting things ready for probably a good 60 days now,” said ...

Just toolin’ around

Todays News

Editor’s note: This is part of an occasional series profiling the various personal collections of residents of Marshalltown and the surrounding area. HAVERHILL — When Bill Roads speaks about his extensive collection of antique tools and related farming and manufacturing implements, his ...

Senior Center

Todays News

The noon meal is also available to seniors who are homebound through their Home-Delivered Meal Program. Weekday meals are offered to people 60 years of age or older and spouses on a contribution basis. Those under age 60 must pay $8.28. Food stamps are accepted. For holidays, weekends and ...

School menus

Todays News

Community Schools Breakfast and Lunch menus. All menus include milk. Menus may be changed without notice. BCLUW Breakfast Menu Monday — Sausage pancake sticks, fruit, juice Tuesday — Muffin and yogurt, fruit, juice Wednesday — Cinnamon roll, fruit, juice Thursday — Cereal ...

StateRoundup

Todays News

Colfax • The Colfax-Mingo School Board discussed the potential of sharing superintendent services with Colo-NESCO Community School District at a special meeting Monday night. Superintendent Jim Verlengia said he and the school board president, Mary Poulter, met with Colo-NESCO leaders to ...

Resident birds adapt to winter

Outdoors Today

WEATHER dominated this week. Because weather is a un-escapable natural history event, I'm taking the liberty to talk about a bit this week. From a high in the upper 60s to an overnight change to the the teens was a real awakening to the realities of our approaching winter season. While ...

Suspects sought in home invasion

Todays News

STATE CENTER — A State Center man and woman were unharmed but shaken after two suspects broke into their State Center residence early Friday morning. According to Marshall County Sheriff Steve Hoffman, at roughly 4 a.m. Friday, authorities received a 9-1-1 call from a neighbor of the ...

Tait Otis Purk found guilty

Todays News

TOLEDO — Tait Otis Purk, 51, has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the 2000 death of his fiance, Cora Ann Okonski, then age 23, of Tama. Tama County District Court Judge Ian K. Thornhill announced his verdict in a court hearing Friday afternoon; the verdict came after a four-day ...

Moving forward

Todays News

In recent weeks, the Central Iowa Art Association (CIAA), housed inside the Fisher Community Center, announced its struggles with maintaining its programing opportunities for the community due to financial difficulties. On Friday morning, it hosted a community forum in the FCC Auditorium, ...

An IVH discussion

Todays News

The Iowa Veterans Home was the center of discussion Friday during a meeting of the Marshall County Pachyderm Herd, and Commandant Timon Oujiri discussed the recent Heinz Hall decision, the Sheeler Building roof renovation and more. Oujiri announced last week that the decision to close Heinz ...