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Man charged with murder of child

August 23, 2014 A Marshalltown man was charged with murder late Friday after a 3-year-old girl in his care died from apparent head injuries at a Des Moines hospital. more »»

Vilsack, Braley champion Farm Bill’s local impact

August 23, 2014 U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, said it took three years to pass the current Farm Bill. His visit locally Friday indicated to him the fight was worth it. Braley, along with U.S. more »»

Where the green grass grows

August 23, 2014 A small business will not mow the lawn. Andy DeVaul, owner of the Purple Cherry, 6 Iowa Ave. East, will not cut the city-owned grass patch in front of his business. more »»

Bailey named interim technology director in county

August 23, 2014 Jonathan Bailey said it will be a challenge, but one he looks forward to. more »»

Hatch campaigns at Iowa Veterans Home

August 23, 2014 Former U.S. Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia, a decorated Vietnam War veteran who served with distinction in the U.S. Marines, and state Se. more »»

New nursing lab to usher in MCC fall semester

August 23, 2014 The fresh semester at Marshalltown Community College comes with a new offering for students in the health occupations field. more »»

A sweet reward during a difficult time

August 23, 2014 As Mom’s Ice Cream Truck rolls through Marshalltown streets, calliope music plays, and Lori Grant smiles broadly. more »»

15 Minutes

August 23, 2014 LAURA ADAMS Resides: Marshalltown Hometown: Waterloo FAMILY LIFE Family: Darin, my husband of almost five years. Pets: We have four pets; two dogs and two cats. more »»

West condemns Russia over convoy to Ukraine

August 23, 2014 LUHANSK, Ukraine — Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated sharply on Friday as Moscow sent more than 130 trucks rolling across the border in what it said was a mission to deliver humanitarian... more »»

New fear: What happens in Ferguson if no charges?

August 23, 2014 FERGUSON, Mo. — Conditions calmed this week in Ferguson after nights of sometimes violent unrest stemming from the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer. more »»

Mosque attack kills 64 in Iraq, Sunnis halt talks

August 23, 2014 BAGHDAD — Gunmen attacked a Sunni mosque during Friday prayers and killed at least 64 people, prompting Sunni lawmakers to withdraw from talks on forming a new, more inclusive government capable of... more »»

Ebola spreads in Nigeria; Liberia has 1,000 deaths

August 23, 2014 ABUJA, Nigeria — Two alarming new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria, widening the circle of people sickened beyond the immediate group of caregivers who treated a dying airline passenger in one... more »»

Obama taking less vacation, too much for some

August 23, 2014 CHILMARK, Mass. — President Barack Obama has spent less time away from the White House than his predecessors. more »»

UN: death toll from Syrian civil war tops 191,000

August 23, 2014 GENEVA — The death toll from three years of Syria’s civil war has risen to more than 191,000 people, the United Nations reported Frida. more »»

Costa Rica to investigate US anti-Cuba program

August 23, 2014 SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — The Costa Rican government will investigate undercover U.S. more »»

Residents learn about modern agriculture

August 22, 2014 A juicy Iowa Pork Chop doesn’t come from the grocery store. That’s the lesson dozens of people learned after touring the Burt Family Farm, 2747 170th St. more »»

Marshalltown man charged with murder after child dies

August 22, 2014 A Marshalltown man has been charged with first-degree murder and child endangerment after a child transported to Des Moines via air ambulance died Friday . Branden M. more »»

Interactive school menus feature nutrition info

August 22, 2014 The Marshalltown Community School District has unveiled new interactive school food menus that can inform users not only what’s for the meals but also provide photos and nutritional informatio. more »»

Iowa Premium Beef job fair Saturday

August 22, 2014 The soon-to-be-opened Iowa Premium Beef packing plant in Tama will hold a job fair from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Reinig Center in Toledo. more »»

Helfer Auto Service to close Aug. 29

August 22, 2014 Helfer Auto Service’s nearly 63-year legacy will be over at the end of business Aug. 29. Owner Eric Schmidt of Marshalltown made the announcement on the company’s Facebook page earlier this week. more »»



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