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$20,750 for one computer?

December 31, 2013 If you think technology continues to travel at the speed of light, you would be correct. Which is why it was refreshing when a co-worker alerted me to a story that ran in the Times-Republican on No. more »»

A long-lasting rug

December 27, 2013 Dear Heloise: I just purchased an ORIENTAL RUG. Do you have hints for how to take care of it? I want to keep it looking goo. more »»

Kids have a Christmas ‘present radar’

December 24, 2013 Isn’t it funny how a kid can spot a wrapped present like they have radar? I’m noticing this trend more and more and it really is an interesting trait of the younger sect. more »»

Gifts for your little revolutionary

December 22, 2013 Buying gifts is the great burden of the holiday season. Yes, I say “holiday season.” You want to know why? Growing up I remember people saying “Merry Christmas and have a happy New Year. more »»

Ornamenting with coach mom

December 22, 2013 I don’t know how it is for you, but growing up Thanksgiving in my family meant loving each other unconditionally (until one of us gets on the other’s nerves – estimated time: 23 seconds), yelling at... more »»

Agency services will be impacted by United Way shortfall

December 21, 2013 As the year draws to a close we at the Marshalltown Area United Way have much to be thankful for. more »»

How to keep your little ones busy during Christmas break

December 19, 2013 It would seem almost impossible for little ones to get bored after all the great toys and games they got for Christmas but it does happen. more »»

Advice for those considering technology gifts for the holidays

December 18, 2013 By Shaelynn Farnsworth Technology tops most holiday gift lists, but with so many options available, choosing the perfect gift is daunting. more »»

Our tree is still standing

December 17, 2013 What does our Christmas tree and Elton John both have in common? No, it’s not the fact that they both like to get dressed up in sparkly things. more »»

2013, in 712 words or less

December 15, 2013 You know what? No preamble this time. No more screwing around, let’s get right to what you all came here to read. Here is the Old Cold and the New Hottness for 2014. more »»

Let’s go to the movies

December 15, 2013 Out of respect for my fellow man, I’ve largely kept my children out of public (as it turns out, the general public doesn’t appreciate being called “grandma” or solicited for cheese every 30 seconds. more »»

Deck the halls ... and tables

December 13, 2013 Dear Heloise: Here are a few of my favorite tips for HOLIDAY DECORATING: * Replace table lamps with small, lit Christmas trees. more »»

Murder suspect weeps as friend testifies

December 13, 2013 MASON CITY — A Marshalltown man on trial for murder wept as his best friend testified for the prosecution Thursday. more »»

Sodders may take governor to court over Toledo closure

December 13, 2013 Sen. Steve Sodders, D-State Center, continues to fight over the decision by Gov. Terry Branstad to close the Iowa Juvenile Home and the State Training School for Girls in Toledo. more »»

Committee not a fan of wind turbines

December 13, 2013 The Plan & Zoning Commission voted unanimously Thursday, with the exception of two absent members, against a recommendation to the Board of Adjustment of approval for a special use permit for placin... more »»

Finding the right mix

December 13, 2013 James Hanken spent plenty of years behind a bar mixing drinks. Now his product is the one that is ending up behind the bar. Hanken started a company which makes Bloody Mary mix known at Madame Mary. more »»

Two arrested in string of local burglaries

December 13, 2013 Two Marshalltown residents have been arrested by the Marshalltown Police Department in connection with a string of burglaries that occurred from Nov. 29 to Dec. 2 at four businesses. more »»

Veteran named IVH chief operating officer

December 13, 2013 A Vietnam veteran will begin duties as the Iowa Veteran Home’s chief operating officer Jan. 3. Mike Jarrell was named COO Monday and has more than 16 years of long-term care experienc. more »»

Democratic leader: Women’s issues key for 2014 election

December 13, 2013 The vice chair of the Iowa Democratic Party made a stop in Marshalltown Thursday on a media tour across the state. more »»



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