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Late photographer honored with photo exhibit

April 17, 2016 Tom Knight was a decades-long member of the Central Iowa Camera Club. more »»

Local YWCA takes a stand against racism

April 17, 2016 The Marshalltown YWCA, in conjunction with Not In Our Town and local officials, calls all to join in taking a Stand Against Racism, noon to 1 p.m., April 28 on the Center Street bridge. more »»

Plucked from the uncertainty of Lesbos: 12 Syrian refugees

April 17, 2016 ROME — Pope Francis says his gesture is “a drop of water in the sea” of Europe’s migration crisis. more »»

Cruz wins all 14 Wyoming Republican delegates

April 17, 2016 CASPER, Wyo. — Painstaking organization and in-person campaigning paid off again for Ted Cruz on Saturday as he nailed down all 14 delegates up for grabs at the Republican Party convention in Wyoming. more »»

Powerful, 7.8-magnitude quake hits Ecuador’s coast

April 17, 2016 QUITO, Ecuador — A powerful, 7.8-magnitude earthquake shook Ecuador’s central coast on Saturday, cracking buildings and rattling homes as far away as the capital of Quito. The U.S. more »»

Pentagon chief: US eyes ways to step up Islamic State fight

April 17, 2016 AL-DHAFRA AIR BASE, United Arab Emirates — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said he will talk with his commanders in the coming days to identify additional ways the U.S. more »»

Finance leaders pledge forceful response to boost economy

April 17, 2016 WASHINGTON — Finance officials on Saturday pledged a more forceful effort to stimulate a sluggish global economy. more »»

Mexico’s defense secretary apologizes for torture incident

April 17, 2016 MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s defense secretary formally apologized to the country Saturday for a video-recorded incident of torture involving two soldiers and a federal police officer. Gen. more »»

Surging oil production, low prices to challenge Doha meeting

April 17, 2016 DOHA, Qatar — OPEC isn’t what it used to be. more »»

Raul Castro presents grim portrait of reforms

April 17, 2016 HAVANA — Cuban President Raul Castro delivered a grim report on the state of the country on Saturday, acknowledging that the communist bureaucracy he oversees has failed to implement most of the... more »»

Grim new details of Islamic State destruction in Syria’s Palmyra museum

April 17, 2016 DAMASCUS, Syria — The first foreign experts who visited the museum in Palmyra after it was taken over from Islamic State militants said they spent a week collecting fragments of priceless broken... more »»

Burlington butcher celebrates 50 years at Hy-Vee

April 17, 2016 BURLINGTON — The numbers 50 and 16 hold a special place for Ron Brown, especially this year. more »»

Duncombe hosts Fire Department training

April 17, 2016 FORT DODGE — While the old Duncombe Elementary School building already witnessed its last young students learn the values of sharing, geography and long division, the building — freshly stripped of... more »»

College district sees growth in dual-enrollment

April 16, 2016 Greater numbers of Iowa students are hastening their post-secondary education by enrolling in college-level courses while they are still in high school. more »»

‘Engage Iowa’ at local Pachyderm Herd

April 16, 2016 Engage Iowa, a conservative think tank born but nine months ago, made its public debut in Marshalltown Friday at Cecil’s Cafe. At the lectern was its president, Ron Corbett. more »»

Medical board cites doctor for incompentency

April 16, 2016 A Marshalltown doctor has been cited and warned after a state medical board concluded that he “demonstrated professional incompetency and engaged in practice harmful or detrimental to the public. more »»

Fourth Annual Earth Day Community Cleanup slated for April 23

April 16, 2016 With spring officially in the air, Cleaniac, a local non-profit organization dedicated to cleanup of public parks and streets and encouraging pride for one’s own property, will host a series of... more »»

15 Minutes

April 16, 2016 KIRK STEVENSON Resides: Currently West Des Moines, but I am building a home in Marshalltown. Hometown: Rural Georgetown, Minn. more »»



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