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Iowa’s impaired waters list grows 15 percent in 2 years

May 15, 2015 DES MOINES — The number of Iowa lakes, rivers and streams that are impaired due to some level of pollution has climbed 15 percent in two years, according to a new state report, prompting... more »»

Local bicycle club sponsoring multiple rides Saturday

May 14, 2015 Everything is in place but guaranteed good weather. more »»

Taking a bite out of Lyme Disease

May 14, 2015 Lyme disease can make life difficult for those suffering from the condition. But two area women are stepping forward in an effort to raise awareness by simply taking a bite from a lim. more »»

Teacher contract negotiations begin

May 14, 2015 Members of the Marshalltown Education Association’s negotiations committee reviewed proposed changes to teaching contracts with representatives of the Marshalltown school district this week. more »»

Student fees to increase at Iowa Valley Community College

May 14, 2015 The Iowa Valley Community College District Board revised course fees for the 2015 fall semester at its Wednesday meeting. Costs are expected to increase for certain program. more »»

Kids to Parks Day set for Saturday

May 14, 2015 Riverview Park in Marshalltown will play host to “Kids to Parks Day” this weekend. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. more »»

Celiac Disease affects millions of people

May 14, 2015 A gluten-free diet has gained traction due to celebrity endorsements touting the weight loss and health benefits of such eating habits. more »»

Judge orders fine for Iowa widow who split up bank deposits

May 14, 2015 CEDAR RAPIDS — An Iowa widow who admitted to illegally splitting up bank deposits of her late husband’s legally earned cash must pay a $2,500 fine in addition to giving up nearly $19,000 the IRS... more »»

Investigators: Train in deadly wreck was speeding 106 mph

May 14, 2015 PHILADELPHIA — The Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia, killing at least seven people, was hurtling at 106 mph before it ran off the rails along a sharp curve where the speed limit drops to... more »»

Republican lawmakers seek less health funding than Democrats

May 14, 2015 DES MOINES — The Republican-led Iowa House approved a $1.84 billion spending plan for state health and human services departments on Wednesday, offering less funding than Gov. more »»

House passes bill to end bulk collection of US phone records

May 14, 2015 WASHINGTON — The House voted by a wide margin Wednesday to end the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of Americans’ phone records and replace it with a system to search the data held by... more »»

Lawyers give closing arguments in Boston bomber’s trial

May 14, 2015 BOSTON — Prosecutors and defense attorneys on Wednesday made their final appeals to the jury that will decide the fate of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as jurors began deliberating whether the Boston Marathon... more »»

Vatican recognizes state of Palestine in new treaty

May 14, 2015 VATICAN CITY — The Vatican officially recognized the state of Palestine in a new treaty finalized Wednesday, immediately sparking Israeli ire and accusations that the move hurt peace prospects. more »»

Turning down their caps

May 13, 2015 Marshalltown High School senior Allison Kloppenborg wants to write her name on her red graduation cap. more »»

A hookah bar headed for downtown?

May 13, 2015 A Toledo man told the Marshalltown City Council this week night he is proposing to open a hookah bar and bring in your own beer and wine establishment at 27 N. Center St. in downtown Marshalltown. more »»

Santorum to visit Marshalltown

May 13, 2015 Possible Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum will be in Marshalltown this weekend. Santorum, a former U.S. more »»

Retiree lends fourth grader a helping hand

May 13, 2015 Editor’s note: This is the latest in an ongoing series of articles highlighting the 40th anniversary of the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization in Marshall County. more »»

Egg, turkey prices begin to rise as bird flu spreads

May 13, 2015 DES MOINES — Prices for eggs and turkey meat are rising as an outbreak of bird flu in the Midwest claims an increasing number of chickens and turkeys. more »»



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