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FCC beautification project dedication set

July 8, 2016 The 2016 Iowa Valley Leadership Class will host a ribbon cutting at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 12 at the Fisher Community Center, 709 South Center St. more »»

Sodders, Smith sponsor Medicaid listening post

July 8, 2016 State Sen. Steve Sodders and state Rep. Mark Smith have organized a listening post for Iowans and health care providers who have concerns about Medicaid privatization. more »»

‘Munch and More’ program offers free lunch, reading opportunity

July 8, 2016 A free meal and a good book (or two, or three ...) are being offered at area elementaries throughout the week during Mid-Iowa Community Action’s “Munch and More” program. more »»

EPA urges states to publish lead water samples

July 8, 2016 IOWA CITY — States have taken steps to address the risk of lead in drinking water after the crisis in Flint, Michigan, but more needs to be done to share key information with the public, the U.S. more »»

Megan Pansegrau crowned Central Iowa Fair Queen

July 7, 2016 Megan Pansegrau was named the 2016 Central Iowa Fair Queen and Elizabeth Emley first runner-up at the fairgrounds Wednesday. Crowned Little Miss Fair Princess via a random drawing was Taylor Thoma. more »»

‘You can’t win if you don’t play’

July 7, 2016 A 1 in 259 million chance. Those are the odds of the Mega Millions jackpot, which totals an estimated $508 million for the winning numbers drawing this Friday night. more »»

NIOT fundraising campaign under way

July 7, 2016 Ending bullying and giving young people the tools necessary to prevent bullying in the first place is the goal of the Marshalltown Not In Our Town (NIOT) Committee. more »»

State Center couple named to Fair Hall of Fame

July 7, 2016 Tom and Lisa Hemesath of State Center were inducted into the Central Iowa Fair Hall of Fame in festive ceremonies Wednesday night at the fairground. more »»

IntelliFarms opens location in Marshalltown

July 7, 2016 The ag technology firm IntelliFarms, based in Archie, Mo. — a small town 45 minutes outside of Kansas City — is soon to open its first satellite office, occupying the storefronts of 134 and 136 W. more »»

Court backs jail for Iowa egg execs in salmonella case

July 7, 2016 IOWA CITY — A father and son whose Iowa-based egg production company caused a massive 2010 salmonella outbreak can be required to serve jail time for misdemeanor food safety violations, a divided... more »»

Feds open civil rights investigation in Louisiana shooting

July 7, 2016 BATON ROUGE, La. — In a swift move by authorities to keep tensions from boiling over, the U.S. more »»

3 charged in roulette cheating conspiracy at Iowa casino

July 7, 2016 COUNCIL BLUFFS — A supervisor at an Iowa casino, a dealer and a patron have been charged with conspiring to cheat at roulette and split thousands of dollars in illicit winnings, investigators said... more »»

$240M hog processing plant coming to Wright County

July 7, 2016 DES MOINES — Prestage Farms will build new $240 million hog processing plant in Wright County after an earlier plan to build in Mason City failed. more »»

No end to Afghan war: Obama slows US withdrawal

July 7, 2016 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama scrapped plans Wednesday to cut American forces in Afghanistan by half before leaving office, a dispiriting blow to his hopes of extricating the U.S. more »»

UK report slams Iraq war; Blair says he acted in good faith

July 7, 2016 LONDON — Prime Minister Tony Blair led Britain into an unsuccessful war in Iraq through a mix of flawed intelligence, “wholly inadequate” planning and an exaggerated sense of the U.K. more »»

Justice Dept. closes Clinton email probe with no charges

July 7, 2016 WASHINGTON — The Justice Department’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email setup has been formally closed without any criminal charges, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Wednesday. more »»



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