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Hundreds have voted in courthouse already

September 30, 2014 More than 200 people have taken advantage of early voting in the Marshall County Courthouse with thousands of others requesting absentee ballots to be sent to them. more »»

Traditional and unique services available

September 30, 2014 In May 2013, Terry and Tasha Schnathorst of Marshalltown opened aSPArations Salon and Day Spa, with one goal in mind: That clients would leave their appointment relaxed and rejuvenated. more »»

WSOF Champion Rick Glenn to help Conrad student

September 30, 2014 Family and friends in Conrad and Marshalltown are rallying to help Alicia Holden, 6, of Conrad in her nearly eight-month long battle against cance. more »»

Body found in car identified as Iowa State student

September 30, 2014 DES MOINES — A body found in the trunk of a car in Iowa City was identified Monday as that of an Iowa State University student missing for more than three weeks. more »»

Insanity defense unsuccessful in some Iowa cases

September 30, 2014 MASON CITY — Thomas Barlas Jr. was found not guilty by reason of insanity on Aug. more »»

White House intruder gets far past front door

September 30, 2014 WASHINGTON — The intruder who climbed a fence made it farther inside the White House than the Secret Service has publicly acknowledged, a Republican congressman said Monday. more »»

Dozens of possible jurors rejected in Arias case

September 30, 2014 PHOENIX — Roughly a third of 300 potential jurors were dismissed Monday in the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias after telling a judge they had seen too much media coverage of her... more »»

Cancer doctor given 10 years for poisoning lover

September 30, 2014 HOUSTON — A jury on Monday sentenced a Texas cancer researcher to 10 years in prison after she was convicted of poisoning her colleague, who was also her lover, by lacing his coffee with a... more »»

Netanyahu: Hamas, Islamic State group share creed

September 30, 2014 UNITED NATIONS — In a blistering speech to the United Nations, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Monday that Hamas and the Islamic State group are “branches of the same poisonous... more »»

Afghan president sworn in, paving way for US pact

September 30, 2014 KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan swore in Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as its second elected president on Monday, embarking on a new era with a national unity government poised to confront a resilient... more »»

China faces tricky balance in Hong Kong’s protests

September 30, 2014 BEIJING — Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong have handed China’s Communist leadership a thorny political dilemma. more »»

Fire the grills, warm the chili

September 29, 2014 It’s that time of year when locals put their cooking skills to the test. more »»

MHS principal honored

September 29, 2014 DES MOINES — Aiddy Phomvisay’s personal story is well known to those in Marshalltown. As a small boy, he and his family fled war-ravaged Laos, escaping to Thailand. more »»

The perfect pair

September 29, 2014 This horse and this girl make a great team. more »»

Candidate debate at MCC Oct. 13

September 29, 2014 Voters and area residents will get a chance to hear local statehouse candidates argue the issues at an upcoming political event. more »»

Bikes brought a crowd

September 29, 2014 Hundreds of people were on Main Street Sunday afternoon. These people came for the eighth annual motorcycle show and rodeo during Oktemberfest. more »»

Community potluck designed to bring people together

September 29, 2014 It’s about building community by embracing diversity. The community is invited to the third annual CommUNITY unity Potluck from 4:30-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5 at the Anson Park Shelter. more »»

Kids get faces painted

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Braley and Ernst clash in first senate debate

September 29, 2014 INDIANOLA — The candidates in one of the closest Senate races in the nation faced off in a testy first debate in Iowa Sunday night, with Democrat Bruce Braley and Republican Joni Ernst seeking to... more »»

 
 

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September 29, 2014 Several trips beckon for this writer, which means it is time to get my favorite "road" CDs ready. "Dark Side of the Moon” – Pink Floyd. The word classic is used correctly here. more »

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