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Connecting with cops

Todays News

T-R PHOTOS BY JEFF HUTTON Local law enforcement made the rounds during two events on Wednesday. ABOVE: Marshalltown Police Officer A.J. Accola, left, receives a handshake from a thankful youngster, while fellow Officer Dave Danielson gets a hug from an admirer during Wednesday’s “Coffee ...

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A screen of an idle virus affected cash machine in a state-run OshchadBank says "Sorry for inconvenience/Under repair" in Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday.

Companies, governments assess damage from latest malware

Money & Markets

PARIS — Companies and governments around the world on Wednesday counted the cost of a software epidemic that has disrupted ports, hospitals and banks. Logistics firm FedEx says deliveries by its TNT Express subsidiary have been "slowed" by the cyberattack, which had "significantly affected" ...

Applause Calendar, June 29, 2017

Entertainment

June 29 YMCA-YWCA Annual Walking tours of Ethnic Businesses Tours last about 1.5 hours Guided tours will board at the Y’s main entrance at 2:15 p.m. and leave at 2:30 p.m. The second tour will board at 4:15 p.m. and leave at 4:30 p.m. RSVPs strongly encouraged by calling Kim ...

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Pictured are the many Marshalltown area youth who participated in the “Swing for Kids” golf-introductory program at the local American Legion Golf Course earlier this year. Legion golfers, Pro Shop Manager Josh Hoglan,  and club professional Jerry Johnson are strong supporters of the program.

Sixty and counting

Todays News

In July of 1957, a group of progressive men and women opened the American Legion Golf Course in Marshalltown. It was then the only public course in the Marshalltown area. And over the years, what was once a farm field at the intersection of South 6th Street and Olive Street became known ...

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ABC, meat producer settle in $1.9B ‘pink slime’ libel suit

Money & Markets

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — ABC and a South Dakota meat producer announced a settlement Wednesday in a $1.9 billion lawsuit against the network over its reports on a beef product that critics dubbed "pink slime." The terms of the settlement including its amount are confidential. Dakota Dunes-based ...

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Green Mountain resident Michael Chaplin spent some of his 21 years of service with the Naval Seabees in war-torn countries like Afghanistan and Iraq. He had multiple duties during deployments such as building infrastructure, training foreign citizens and overseeing troop mobilization.

Serving his country as a Seabee

Todays News

Editor’s note: This is the latest in an ongoing series of articles profiling those who have ever served in the U.S. military, be it overseas or stateside. Every Thursday, a new profile will be published in the T-R. GREEN MOUNTAIN — Twenty-one years of service took Michael Chaplin around ...

Panda Express settles discrimination claim

Money & Markets

WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors say they have reached a settlement with Panda Express over allegations the company discriminated against workers who were not U.S. citizens. Under the settlement announced on Wednesday, Panda Express will pay a $400,000 penalty to the U.S. government and ...

Linn Creek Arts Festival raffle tickets available

Entertainment

Two great pieces of artwork will be raffled off at this year’s Linn Creek Arts Festival to be held July 15 on the grounds of Marshalltown’s Fisher Community Center, 709 S. Center St. Tickets are just $5 and offer a chance to win painter Daniel Marks’ “Pine Lake” 30x30-inch acrylic ...

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Summertime fun

Todays News

T-R PHOTO BY JEFF HUTTON Warm temperatures allowed this youngster to practice his diving abilities at the Melbourne Swimming Pool Wednesday afternoon.

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Blake Russell, 9, of Marshalltown, asked guests to his recent birthday party to bring food and supplies in place of gifts. On Wednesday morning, he and his mom Shelly donated the goods to the House of Compassion.

‘Put people’s needs ahead of your own’

Todays News

While most kids look forward to receiving toys and games for their birthdays, Blake Russell, 9, the son of Shelly and Andy Russell of Marshalltown, had only one thing on his mind — giving back to the community. As he was helping plan his June 24 birthday party at the YMCA-YMCA pool, he got ...

7th Annual Lake Red Rock Balloon Fest is July 7-9

Entertainment

PELLA — The Red Rock Lake Association, Red Rock Army Corps of Engineers, Pella Convention & Visitors Bureau and Knoxville community partners are in preparation of the 7th Annual Lake Red Rock Balloon Fest. Thirty hot air balloons, pilots and their crews will command the event as they ...

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Severe weather and extreme temperature changes can wreak havoc on a garden. Erica Finch, associate manager at Isle of Green Garden Center in Marshalltown, offers tips on how to protect plants and flowers against such threats.

Safeguarding plants

Todays News

Summer in Central Iowa can bring extremely hot days, chilly evenings and severe weather including hail, lightning, floods and droughts. Erica Finch, associate manager at Isle of Green Garden Center in Marshalltown, offers some tips in safeguarding your plants this season. “Plants stop ...

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Foster concert is July 8 in Marshalltown

Entertainment

Grammy-nominated Blues artist Ruthie Foster will perform at the Orpheum Theater Center in Marshalltown from 7-9 p.m. on July 8. Presented by R.S. Stover, the concert will be performed in the Orpheum’s Black Box Theater. Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased in advance at the ...

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Watch the sky light-up on Independence Day

Todays News

With July 4 drawing nigh, donations are still needed for Marshalltown’s annual celebration. Louisa Ortega of Marshalltown, fireworks committee chair, said she hopes the community responds since the clock is ticking. Donations may be left at, or mailed to the Marshall County Treasurer ...

24th ‘Yankee Doodle Pops’ will be televised

Entertainment

DES MOINES — The Des Moines Symphony will perform its 24th Annual Yankee Doodle Pops concert on July 3, and Mediacom on Channel 822 or 22 will televise the performance to give Iowans two opportunities to watch it on July 4 at 8 p.m. as well as 9 p.m. on July 5. This year’s program, “An ...

Selling the GOP health care bill

Todays News

WASHINGTON — It was a platform most politicians can only hope for: A captivated, 6,000-person crowd and more than an hour of live, prime-time television coverage to hype the Republican vision for a new health care system. But when President Donald Trump got around to talking about the ...

Star Wars Auction

R2-D2 used in Star Wars sells for $2.76m

Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — An R2-D2 droid that was used in several "Star Wars" films has sold at auction for nearly $3 million. The auction house Profiles in History said the 43-inch tall unit that was compiled from parts used throughout filming of the original trilogy sold for $2.76 million at an ...