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School district’s at-risk budget approved

Todays News

“I’m excited because for the first time in a long time, we’re going to be able to provide summer school across the elementary schools for students that are most in need.” That’s what Marshalltown School Superintendent Dr. Theron Schutte thinks of the district’s 2018-19 at-risk ...

Calling potential councilors

Todays News

Citizens from Marshalltown’s second ward interested in public service now have an opportunity to replace Mayor-elect Joel Greer on the Marshalltown City Council in January of 2018. “You would submit a letter of interest,” said Marshalltown City Administrator Jessica Kinser on the ...

Stepping up security

Todays News

A fourth courthouse security officer was hired and a 28E agreement for 911 services was discussed at the Marshall County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday morning. “This has been one of our goals from our courthouse security plan,” board Chairman Bill Patten said of the hiring of ...

Thieves target local construction sites

Todays News

Thieves targeted two construction sites on Marshalltown’s west side over the weekend, according to the Marshalltown Police Department. Construction hand tools and batters were stolen from Woodland Construction Co. of Tama in the 2500 block of Eagle Ridge Drive, according to MPD Capt. Brian ...

Getting crafty

Todays News

Grimes Farm and Conservation Center was busting with holiday cheer Tuesday afternoon as attendees made a variety of Christmas ornaments, as part of this month’s Brown Bag Bunch program. Five styles of ornaments were made: tree cookie ornaments (sliced wood), acorn capped jingle bells, stars ...

Second ward discussion

Todays News

A new second ward Marshalltown City Council member is set to be appointed on Jan. 8, 2018, and the procedure for choosing Mayor-elect Joel Greer’s replacement at that seat was discussed at Monday’s meeting. Marshalltown City Administrator Jessica Kinser said she and City Clerk Shari ...

Daily Record, Dec. 12, 2017

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Court Monday • Jacob Allen Wayne Roop made an initial appearance on a possession of a controlled substance-second offense charge, an operating while intoxicated-first offense charge, a probation violation charge, an escape from custody charge, a reckless ...

Bitcoin futures soar amid frenzy over virtual currency

Money & Markets

NEW YORK — Wall Street got its first taste of bitcoin on Monday, with the price of the first-ever futures contract for the digital currency jumping 20 percent. It's a step forward for the bitcoin, which has soared this year despite concerns that the surge of investor interest has ...

HBO, ‘Big Little Lies’ lead Globes in TV nods

Entertainment

NEW YORK — The actors from HBO's limited series "Big Little Lies" will have quite an internal competition at the Golden Globes next month. Powerhouse actresses Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon are both nominated for best actress for a limited TV series, while colleagues Laura Dern, ...

Demolition time

Todays News

Crews were hard at work demolishing the old funeral home building at the corner of East State Street and North 3rd Avenue Monday afternoon.

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 ...