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Rural residents confront higher health care costs

March 31, 2014 DENVER — Bill Fales wanted a new baler and a better irrigation system for the 700-acre ranch where he raises grass-fed beef cattle, but he scrapped those plans when he saw his new health insurance... more »»

MMSC gets high marks for safety

March 30, 2014 By ANDREW POTTER TIMES-REPUBLICAN Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center ranks fifth in safety in a recent study by Consumer Reports, which studied data from 2,500 U.S. hospitals. more »»

MFD to hit streets with different EMS vehicle

March 30, 2014 By STEPHANIE IVANKOVICH TIMES-REPUBLICAN A cost-saving measure will take Marshalltown firefighters out of a fire truck and into a Chevy Tahoe for emergency medical calls. more »»

Feeling taxed?

March 30, 2014 Property owners in Marshalltown are getting hit with three different tax rate increases for the 2014-15 fiscal year, due in large part to a significant dip in assessed property valuation. more »»

Texting 911 to become an option

March 30, 2014 Within the next 18 months texting 911 for an emergency will be an option statewide. more »»

Affordable Care Act applicants get more time

March 30, 2014 If one Marshalltown coffee group is an indication, interest in the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare, falls significantly under basketball, business relocation rumors and discussions concerning the... more »»

Workday planned at Eldora’s CCC/POW building

March 30, 2014 The Rose family of Conrad, in concert with dozens of volunteers from central Iowa, have a vested interest in the CCC/POW building at the Hardin County Fairgrounds in Eldora. more »»

Fire claims former Iowa department store building

March 30, 2014 DES MOINES — A massive fire swept through a more than century-old building that was being renovated in downtown Des Moines early Saturday morning, causing its upper floors to collapse and authoritie... more »»

New objects seen, but still no evidence of jet

March 30, 2014 PERTH, Australia — A warship with an aircraft black box detector was set to depart Australia on Sunday to search for the missing Malaysian jetliner, a day after ships plucked objects from the Indian... more »»

Obama offers Europe, Mideast allies assurances

March 30, 2014 RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — From the heart of Europe to the expanse of Saudi Arabia’s desert, President Barack Obama’s weeklong overseas trip amounted to a reassurance tour for stalwart, but sometimes... more »»

Iowa lawmakers seek to protect elders from abuse

March 30, 2014 DES MOINES — As Iowa’s population grows older, lawmakers are trying to determine the best policies and practices to protect the state’s elderly population from financial exploitation and other abuses. more »»

Roundhouse donations match $1 million challenge grant

March 29, 2014 Fundraising for the Marshalltown High School Roundhouse renovation has reached $1 million, which means it will now trigger the $1 million challenge grant from the Martha-Ellen Tye Foundation. more »»

Garwin under boil advisory

March 29, 2014 The city of Garwin was put on a water boil advisory due to a water main break Saturday. Residents are asked to boil their water if used for drinking or cooking. more »»

Policy prohibits weapons in local courtrooms

March 29, 2014 The Marshall County Courthouse policy of no weapons or knives of any kind prevents the use of firearms inside its courtrooms. more »»

Teen charged for impersonating officer

March 29, 2014 A 16-year-old faces felony charges for impersonating a law enforcement official to gain entry into a local home and sexually assaulting a resident. Tristian P. more »»

Man charged in stabbing altercation

March 29, 2014 One Marshalltown man was arrested and another hospitalized following a stabbing Friday. more »»

Education professional not in favor of core curriculum

March 29, 2014 The state director of the Professional Educators of Iowa said he is not in favor of Common Core curriculum in the state or at the national level as it cuts into the competitive nature of learning. more »»



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