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Decision day draws near

July 30, 2016 On Tuesday, and for the second time in nearly 15 months, Marshalltown voters will have a chance to vote on a major project impacting public safety. more »»

Preparing for the worst

July 30, 2016 STATE CENTER — Armed officers moved cautiously down the school hallway, searching for armed shooters, seeking victims that would need treatmen. more »»

DNR director visits Pachyderm Herd

July 30, 2016 Everything from pheasants to funding was discussed by Iowa Department of Natural Resources Director Chuck Gipp at Cecil’s Cafe Friday afternoon. more »»

15 Minutes

July 30, 2016 LORI STANSBERRY Resides: Marshalltown for the past 28 years. Hometown: Garwin FAMILY LIFE Family: I have been married to Jack Stansberry 25 years. We have two daughters — Jeri and Sharissa. more »»

'Zika is now here'

July 30, 2016 MIAMI — Mosquitoes have apparently begun spreading the Zika virus on the U.S. more »»

Three charged in theft of $250K lottery ticket

July 30, 2016 IOWA CITY — An employee at an Iowa lottery retailer is charged with stealing a winning $250,000 instant scratch ticket and working with her boyfriend and mother in a clumsy attempt to claim the... more »»

Pope visits Auschwitz, begs God to forgive ‘so much cruelty’

July 30, 2016 OSWIECIM, Poland — Choosing silence to convey his sorrow, Pope Francis visited the former Nazi death factory at Auschwitz and Birkenau on Friday, meeting with concentration camp survivors as well as... more »»

Iowa woman pleads guilty in Super Bowl ticket scam

July 30, 2016 SIOUX CITY — An Iowa woman has pleaded guilty to duping dozens of people into buying nonexistent tickets to the Super Bowl and other big event. more »»

Clinton promises steady hand in dangerous world

July 29, 2016 PHILADELPHIA — Promising Americans a steady hand, Hillary Clinton cast herself Thursday night as a unifier for divided times, an experienced leader steeled for a volatile world. more »»

A cultural exchange

July 29, 2016 Children from the state of Yamanashi, Japan are joining Marshalltown area children in art projects, fun activities and cultural exchange this wee. more »»

Haverhill Days festivities kickoff Saturday

July 29, 2016 HAVERHILL — The heat of late July brings summer festivals in central Iowa, one of those being Haverhill Days this Saturday and Sunday in the small Marshall County town. Activities kick off at 11 a.m. more »»

Local artists to compete at the Iowa State Fair

July 29, 2016 For the sixth year in a row, local artist Melissa Sharer-Pieters is entering a painted concrete sculpture in a contest at the Iowa State Fair. more »»

Marshalltown Garden Club to host home food preservation program

July 29, 2016 As Central Iowans are looking to stretch their food dollar, many are taking advantage of land and garden spaces to grow their own food. more »»

Syria Nusra Front leader claims to abandon al-Qaida

July 29, 2016 BEIRUT — The leader of Syria’s Nusra Front said in recording aired Thursday that his group is changing its name, claiming it will have no more ties with al-Qaida in an attempt to undermine a... more »»

Rio prepares as terror threat hangs over Olympics

July 29, 2016 RIO DE JANEIRO — A half-million foreign tourists, dozens of heads of state and the attention of the world’s media. If there were ever a headache for anti-terror forces, it’s the Olympics. more »»

Trump has a record of siding with Putin on key issues

July 29, 2016 MOSCOW — Donald Trump has refused to condemn Russia’s military takeover of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, saying if elected he would consider recognizing it as Russian territory, in the latest of a... more »»

Mayor: Black Lives Matter banner stays

July 29, 2016 SOMERVILLE, Mas. more »»

Experts confront multiple explanations for surge of killings

July 29, 2016 NEW YORK — The relentless series of mass killings across the globe poses a challenge for experts trying to analyze them without lapsing into faulty generalizations. more »»


Marshalltown Farmers Market July 30, 2016

until 11 a.m. at the corner of Second Avenue and State Street at the Cartwright Pavilion. more »

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