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New Livestrong class slated to begin in September

August 17, 2014 Anne and Dick Berg of Marshalltown were physically active before being afflicted with cancer, but the Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA’s Livestrong program gave them added incentive to remain activ. more »»

Move with Me to be part of Anytime Fitness

August 17, 2014 Two well known Marshalltown fitness businesses have teamed up to offer their clients more — and all at one location. more »»

Grand opening set for first large cellulosic plant

August 17, 2014 DES MOINES — A new era of ethanol fuel production will begin in the next few months as Iowa refineries begin full operation using materials other than corn kernels. more »»

Governor declares emergency, sets Ferguson curfew

August 17, 2014 FERGUSON, Mo. — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew Saturday in a St. more »»

Islamic fighters kill scores of Yazidi men in Iraq

August 17, 2014 IRBIL, Iraq — Islamic extremists shot scores of Yazidi men to death in Iraq, lining them up in small groups and opening fire with assault rifles before abducting their wives and children, according... more »»

Pigs, cows and votes: Candidates try for farm cred

August 17, 2014 DES MOINES — For candidates in the Midwest, almost nothing tops a photo opportunity with a barnyard animal or a colorful anecdote about life on the farm. more »»

Sioux City considering changing parking meters

August 17, 2014 SIOUX CITY — The Sioux City business group Downtown Partners wants to use technology to make city parking meters more user-friendly. more »»

Davenport residents object to cell tower in park

August 17, 2014 DAVENPORT — Davenport residents upset over a cellphone tower placed in the middle of a city park say they believe city officials did not follow local laws and regulations in approving the structure. more »»

Perry indictment exposes Texas’ political divide

August 17, 2014 AUSTIN, Texas — A grand jury has indicted Texas Republican Gov. more »»

Montana Democrats choose new Senate candidate

August 17, 2014 HELENA, Mont. — Montana Democrats on Saturday selected a little-known state lawmaker named Amanda Curtis as their candidate for U.S. Senate after Sen. more »»

Teen gunman deemed not a high threat

August 17, 2014 LITTLETON, Colo. more »»

Sheriff: Pair may have plotted to kidnap more kids

August 17, 2014 CANTON, N.Y. — A couple accused of kidnapping two young Amish sisters were prowling for easy targets and may have also planned to abduct other children, a sheriff said Saturday. Stephen Howells Jr. more »»

Liberia expands Ebola treatment in capital

August 17, 2014 MONROVIA, Liberia — Liberian authorities expanded Ebola treatment centers in the capital Saturday to cope with increasing numbers of patients, while two more airlines announced they were halting... more »»

Jihadists closing in on Syrian rebel stronghold

August 17, 2014 BEIRUT — Syria’s Western-backed opposition called on Saturday for U.S. more »»

5 aid workers abducted in western Afghanistan

August 17, 2014 KABUL, Afghanistan — The International Committee of the Red Cross in Afghanistan is trying to secure the release of five of their staff members who were abducted in the western Herat province, a... more »»

2 UN peacekeepers killed in north Mali; 7 wounded

August 17, 2014 BAMAKO, Mali — The U.N. secretary-general says two United Nations peacekeepers have been killed and seven wounded in a suicide attack in Mali. more »»

Another successful tractor restored

August 16, 2014 DES MOINES — During the 2013 Iowa State Fair, Tyler Casady, 17, of State Center, entered a tractor — a 1963 Allis-Chalmers D17 — that he restored and earned a purple ribbon. more »»

Fire chief interviews to be held next week

August 16, 2014 Three men will interview for the fire chief position next week. James Larsen, of Hampshire, Ill., David Rierson, of Kansas City, Mo., and Peter Smith, of Frankfort, Ill. more »»

College planning for future of Orpheum Theater

August 16, 2014 The Iowa Valley Community College District is undergoing a strategic planning process to assist with the future of the Orpheum Theater, a facility which ran budget deficits of at least $200,000 for... more »»

Reported child abuse cases drops sharply in Tama County

August 16, 2014 TOLEDO — Tama County ranked 11th in Iowa in cases of confirmed child abuse in 2012. In 2013, the ranking dropped to 63rd. more »»



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