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30-year search ends as 80th birthday surprise

September 22, 2014 Bill Degner remembers driving his new 1951 Plymouth Belvedere off the Hartwig lot in Clutier like it was yesterday. more »»

Hardin County mill dates back to 1856

September 22, 2014 UNION — One of Hardin County’s most popular parks is also the site of what is considered its oldest landmark. more »»

City warns public about dangers of storm drains

September 22, 2014 If you want to swim, go to a pool. more »»

Marshalltown native pens urban fantasy book

September 22, 2014 Deb Elliott said writers are supposed to write about what they know. So it made sense to set a portion of her latest urban fantasy book in Marshalltown. more »»

Branstad campaign sets more modest goals

September 22, 2014 DES MOINES — Back in 2010, Gov. Terry Branstad pledged to create jobs, boost incomes and reduce government spending as part of his bid to return to office. more »»

Restoration hopeful for historic house

September 22, 2014 COUNCIL BLUFFS — Gone are the gaming tables on the main floor from which men took their winnings to more feminine pleasures in upstairs rooms now vacant. more »»

Iowa county faces criticism for $7M tax break plan

September 22, 2014 HARRIS — Residents are criticizing a northwest Iowa county’s plan to use $6.9 million in tax breaks to improve roads around a major egg processor and rehabilitate an old school. more »»

Syria refugee flood to Turkey hits 100,000

September 22, 2014 KUCUK KENDIRCILER, Turkey — The 19-year-old Kurdish militant, who has been fighting the Islamic State group in Syria, brought his family across the border into Turkey to safety Sunday. more »»

Arab states lag in media war against extremists

September 22, 2014 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — As the Islamic State group battles across Syria and Iraq, pushing back larger armies and ruling over entire cities, it is also waging an increasingly sophisticated medi... more »»

Relatives: Vet arrested at White House needs help

September 22, 2014 MIDLAND, Texas — An Iraq war veteran accused of scaling a fence and making it into the White House before the Secret Service stopped him posed no threat to anyone and needs counseling instead of... more »»

Sierra Leone concludes nationwide Ebola lockdown

September 22, 2014 FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Frustrated residents complained of food shortages in some neighborhoods of Sierra Leone’s capital on Sunday as the country reached the third and final day of a sweeping,... more »»

Doctor a pioneer in Alaskan health care

September 21, 2014 Dr. Dick Mandsager said serving the poor and vulnerable is a trait he learned from his father Robert during his career as a physician and missionary. more »»

Local woman named Arts & Culture Alliance director

September 21, 2014 The Marshall County Arts & Culture Alliance (MCACA) board of directors has announced Val Ruff of Marshalltown has been named executive directo. more »»

Student tutor provides ‘wonderful help’

September 21, 2014 Courtney Krein sees it as helping out a friend. Her teacher feels it’s a wonderful act of kindness. more »»

Branstad, Hatch face off in debate in Burlington

September 21, 2014 BURLINGTON — Republican Gov. Terry Branstad and Democratic challenger Jack Hatch clashed over how to create jobs and boost incomes in the state Saturday during their second debate. more »»

Turkish hostages freed, but questions linger

September 21, 2014 ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish authorities say they have freed 49 hostages from one of the world’s most ruthless militant groups without firing a shot, paying a ransom or offering a quid pro quo. more »»

Sierra Leone staggers in Ebola isolation effort

September 21, 2014 FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Some in Sierra Leone ran away from their homes Saturday and others clashed with health workers trying to bury dead Ebola victims as the country struggled through the second... more »»

Secret Service boosts security outside White House

September 21, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Secret Service chief has stepped-up security outside the White House after a man who jumped the fence made it into the presidential residence before being apprehended, the Secret... more »»

Teams assess damage as California wildfire burns

September 21, 2014 POLLOCK PINES, Calif. more »»

 
 

 

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