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 Staff from UnityPoint Health-Marshalltown’s Wound Healing Center, led by Program Director Chanda Bovenmyer, center, and Medical Director Dr. Milt Van Gundy, right, both holding plaques, are all smiles as they celebrate Center of Distinction and Center of Excellence awards from the Healogics Co. Wednesday at UPH-M Medical Park. Kim Kirschbaum of Healogics, far right, presented the awards. The team competed against hundreds of hospitals nationwide.

UPH-M Wound Healing Center earns two major awards

Winners never tire of challenging themselves to attain distinction and excellence. That clearly applies to the Wound Healing Center team at UnityPoint Health-Marshalltown. For the second consecutive year they were presented a Center of Distinction award by Kim Kirschbaum of Healogics, a ...

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Ivadel Ruth’s Tea Room, located at 607 Center St. in Union, is owned and operated by the home’s owner, Dr. Cynthia Joy Knight, right. The tea room operates as free-will donation. Friend, Chef John Benson, left, will provide free cooking demonstrations to tea room guests. Money raised benefits NET High Academy, which helps high school drop-outs earn a high school diploma using flexible and innovative programming.

Ivadel Ruth’s Tea Room opens

UNION — Nestled in the enclosed porch of a stately 1910 residence, is the newly opened Ivadel Ruth’s Tea Room, located at 607 Center St. in Union, owned and operated by the home’s owner, Dr. Cynthia Joy Knight. But what makes the tea room unique is it operates as a non-profit ...

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Relay for Life slated for June 24

The Marshalltown High School track will feature cancer survivors and teams showing their determination to fight the disease during the annual American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event, slated for 4-11 p.m. Saturday, June 24. A survivor and caregiver lap around the track will take place ...

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Smoke and flames rise from a building on fire in London, Wednesday.

Death toll rises to 12 in London apartment building inferno

LONDON — They banged on windows, screamed for help, dropped children from smoky floors in a desperate attempt to save them. Terrified residents of the Grenfell Tower said there was little warning of the inferno that engulfed their high-rise apartment building and left 12 people dead — a ...

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Senate approves sanctions bill to punish Russia for meddling

WASHINGTON — The Republican-led Senate voted decisively to punish Moscow for interfering in the 2016 election by approving a wide-ranging sanctions package that targets key sectors of Russia's economy and individuals who carried out cyber attacks. Senators on Wednesday passed the bipartisan ...

Official: 12 Turkish agents to be charged for DC melee

WASHINGTON — Police are set to announce charges against a dozen Turkish security agents who were involved in a violent altercation when Turkey's president visited Washington last month, a U.S. official said Wednesday. The DC police are expected to say that seven men are being charged for ...

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Unleashing creativity

T-R PHOTO BY SARA JORDAN-HEINTZ The Central Iowa Art Association (CIAA) is hosting its yearly Summer Art Camp sessions, which give youngsters week-long daytime activities to do in the CIAA’s art center. This week, youth in grades K-3 are attending the camp. Then the week of June 19-23, ...

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Fire chief: ‘Obey all local fireworks laws’

Marshalltown Fire Chief David Rierson does not mince words talking about Iowa’s new fireworks law. “I lived and worked in a state (Missouri) for 21 years which allowed fireworks sales and use and saw the consequences — fires and injuries,” Rierson said recently. Rierson said the ...

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A makeshift memorial has been established near the intersection of Church and Center streets in downtown Marshalltown. The intersection on Friday was the site of a fatal accident that claimed the life of U.S. Postal Employee Amy Sanders, 34, of Grinnell.

Accident investigation continues

The investigation into a two-vehicle accident last week in Marshalltown that claimed the life of a U.S. postal worker is still ongoing. Lt. Robert Hansen with the Iowa State Patrol told the Times-Republican on Tuesday that thus far investigators are still reviewing and gathering information ...

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House of Compassion client Shari Hippen is one of 13 HoC volunteers and clients to be given American Heart Association CPR-AED training made possible by a grant from the Marshall County Community Foundation. Instructor Emmy Cuvelier, who is also Miss Central Iowa, has been leading the trainings.

CPR, showers and soup

“We’re training people in CPR and how to use the AED.” House of Compassion Director Karen Frohwein said knowing CPR and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) are important skills for both organization volunteers and clients. “We’re training both our volunteers and ...

To plant or not to plant

Sometimes federal regulations can make for a confusing situation, and communication is essential. That was the case with county resident Kevin Marks of 2722 Garwin Road, who planted seeds for a small garden on property owned by the county, something he was not permitted to do on the land. ...

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Alliant Energy’s Sutherland Station in the 3000 block of East Main Street. The company will close the natural gas-fired facility June 30. It has been replaced by the new Marshalltown Generating Station, a 650-megawatt, combined-cycle, natural gas-fired facility expected to power more than 500,000 homes. It went online April 1.

Marshalltown pioneered electric, gas service in late 1800s

Editor’s Note: This is part two of a two-part series on Alliant Energy’s Sutherland Station, its predecessors, and the impact early gas and electrical utilities have had on the Marshalltown area. Part one was published June 12. The “Fifty Years of Progress in Marshalltown” published by ...

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Riverside Cemetery regroups following storm

The heavy thunderstorm that hit Marshall County on May 17 resulted in massive tree and some headstone damage at Riverside Cemetery. Clean-up efforts were completed swiftly enough to re-open the grounds within a few days, and to not require the canceling of its Memorial Day ceremony. “It’s ...

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Friends of Marshall County Conservation group organizes

The Friends of Marshall County Conservation is a newly-formed non-profit organization. It will hold its first meeting, open to the public, at 7 p.m. Thursday at Grimes Farm and Conservation Center. The purpose of this organization is to support the work of the Marshall County Conservation Board ...

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is sworn-in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, prior to testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about his role in the firing of James Comey, his Russian contacts during the campaign and his decision to recuse from an investigation into possible ties between Moscow and associates of President Donald Trump.

Attorney General Sessions vigorously denies improper Russia contacts

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions heatedly denied on Tuesday having an undisclosed meeting with Russia's ambassador to the U.S. and declared it was a "detestable and appalling lie" to suggest he was aware of or took part in any collusion between Russia and the election campaign that ...

Governor plans budget shortfall fix without special session

DES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds says she hopes to cover a state budget shortfall by pulling $50 million from the state's economic emergency fund avoiding the need to call lawmakers back in a special session to make spending cuts. Two weeks ago revenues remained $97 million behind ...

ISU sells ex-president’s plane to alum for $450,000

AMES — Iowa State University has sold its former president's airplane for $48,000 less than it spent to buy the four-seater in 2014. The university said Tuesday that it sold the Cirrus that former President Steven Leath often piloted for official and personal business for $450,000. ISU ...

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CBD: ‘SSMID petition to council in July’

The Central Business District still plans to submit a petition to the city council in July asking it to approve the establishment of a Self-Supporting Municipal Improvement District. That was the keynote item in a presentation by the CBD’s Executive Director Jenny Etter. SSMID is a ...

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Building towers with nothing but note-cards and tape was just one of several STEM-based activities Marshalltown area students are doing for the 2017 Summer STEM Camp with ISU Extension and the Marshalltown Business Education Alliance.

Ready for camp

Learning doesn’t stop in Marshalltown just because it’s summer. “It is an opportunity for children to explore their interests in the STEM areas, which are science, technology, engineering and math,” said Marshall County Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Youth Coordinator ...

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The Iowa Veterans Home and Iowa Veterans Association have teamed up to bring virtual health to their residents. Whitney Anderson joined the IVH staff in May as the Telehealth Technician. Residents simply make their way down to Anderson’s office to conduct a scheduled appointment with their provider. The telehealth system is saving both time and money for IVH and is funded by the Office of Rural Health.

Virtual health integrated at Iowa Veterans Home

Residents at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown can now begin to see their care providers without leaving the facility. The decision began late last year when the Office of Rural Health put out a grant request for IVH, being granted funds for staffing and equipment. No cost came to the ...