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Digitization of Riverside Cemetery’s records underway

January 26, 2015 Riverside Cemetery trustees can rest a little bit easier now. That is because digitization of the cemetery’s old paper records began Wednesday, according to fellow trustee Jay Carollo of Marshalltown. more »»

First grader helps parents cook

January 26, 2015 Six-year old Anson Elementary student LaTayla Maxwell’s favorite color is pink. Like most kids, she likes to play games and make crafts in art class. more »»

Junk Into Glamor offers funky finds

January 26, 2015 Amber French doesn’t have a background in art, but her love of (antique) picking has turned a hobby into a budding career. “I was never artistic. Ever,” she said. more »»

Broadband committee still sorting issues

January 26, 2015 DES MOINES — As Gov. more »»

Bald eagles return to Iowa again as they migrate

January 26, 2015 IOWA CITY — Iowa bird watchers will be able to spot bald eagles this winter as the animals visit in search of warmer weather. Thousands of bald eagles cross Iowa each winter as they migrate south. more »»

5 ways unmanned drones could affect the American food supply

January 26, 2015 WASHINGTON — Herding cattle. Counting fish. Taking an animal’s temperature. Applying pesticides. more »»

Blizzard expected for 250-mile stretch of Northeast

January 26, 2015 NEW YORK — A “potentially historic” storm could dump 2 to 3 feet of snow from northern New Jersey to Massachusetts starting Monday, crippling a region that has largely been spared so far this winter... more »»

Greek radical left wins election, threatening market turmoil

January 26, 2015 ATHENS, Greece — A radical left-wing party vowing to end Greece’s painful austerity program won a historic victory in Sunday’s parliamentary elections, setting up a showdown with the country’s... more »»

Possible GOP candidates pitch ideas at Iowa forum

January 25, 2015 DES MOINES — The robust Christian right in early-voting Iowa plays an outsize role in helping determine the Republican presidential nominee, a political reality not lost on the parade of would-be... more »»

MCT to perform ‘The Hundred Dresses’

January 25, 2015 “The Hundred Dresses,” a play which encompasses elements of the American dream, bullying, diversity and prejudice, will be presented by the Marshalltown Community Theater. more »»

Local woman advocates for immigrant driver’s licenses

January 25, 2015 AMES — Maria Gonzalez of Marshalltown was recently invited to participate as a panelist for an interfaith program in Ames about the issue of temporary driver’s cards for immigrants in Iow. more »»

Annual spaghetti supper planned for Eldora

January 25, 2015 ELDORA — The Youth to Restore the Civilian Conservation Corps building at the Hardin County Fairgrounds will be holding its annual spaghetti supper Feb. more »»

Rockets kill 30 in Ukrainian city as rebels launch offensive

January 25, 2015 KIEV, Ukraine — Indiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, schools, homes and shops Saturday in Ukraine’s southeastern city of Mariupol, killing at least 30 people, authorities said. more »»

Abe ‘speechless’ after video claims IS hostage dead

January 25, 2015 TOKYO — Japan’s prime minister said Sunday he was “speechless” after an online video purported to show one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been killed, and demanded... more »»

Celebrities gasp at Dior’s hidden orchestra in Paris

January 25, 2015 PARIS — From behind a black curtain in the central catwalk, fashion powerhouse Dior pulled a surprise on its guests in unveiling a concealed orchestra at the start of the Paris menswear show. more »»

GOP presses state bills limiting gay rights before ruling

January 25, 2015 ATLANTA — A Texas lawmaker would strip the salaries from government officials who honor same-sex marriage licenses. more »»

Spanish police arrest 4 suspected members of a jihadi cell

January 25, 2015 MADRID — Spanish National Police arrested four suspected jihadis Saturday in the country’s North African enclave of Ceuta who allegedly had formed a terror cell and were ready to carry out an attack... more »»

Winter’s 1st big storm leaves snow, slush covering Northeast

January 25, 2015 BOSTON — Parts of the Northeast got their first real taste of winter on Saturday as a storm crawling up the coast left a slushy, snowy coating from Pennsylvania to New England, but forecasters are... more »»



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