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Cedar Rapids fends off flood damage with temporary Hesco barriers

September 29, 2016 CEDAR RAPIDS — An elaborate system of temporary floodwalls is so far protecting thousands of homes and businesses in Cedar Rapids from major flooding. more »»

Flood barriers protect Cedar Rapids as river crests

September 28, 2016 CEDAR RAPIDS — An elaborate system of temporary floodwalls largely protected Cedar Rapids homes and businesses Tuesday as the river that runs through the city reached its second-highest peak ever. more »»

Strategies for keeping children safe

September 28, 2016 How does a child molester choose targets? What strategies do they use, and how can they be countered? Staff from Regional Child Protection Center and Mosaic Family Counseling presented information b... more »»

School board interviews three more candidates

September 28, 2016 Tuesday afternoon, the Marshalltown School Board met at the district’s Central Administration Office to finish the interviewing process of determining who will fill the seat vacated by former school... more »»

Scam alert in Marshall County

September 28, 2016 Phone scammers remain active, calling Marshall County residents. more »»

Library’s annual altered books project begins

September 28, 2016 In honor of October being National Arts and Humanities Month, the Marshalltown Public Library is once again offering its yearly altered books project, whereby community members can take books and... more »»

‘Saved to Serve’

September 28, 2016 Editor’s Note: This is the latest in a series of articles about the partner agencies affiliated with the United Way of Marshall County. more »»

Clinton cheers, Trump digs in after debate

September 28, 2016 RALEIGH, N.C. more »»

Senate blocks stopgap bill to prevent shutdown

September 28, 2016 WASHINGTON — A must-do bill to prevent the government from shutting down this weekend and to fund the fight against the Zika virus is stalled in the Senate, held up by bipartisan opposition as the... more »»

Across US, police officers misuse confidential databases

September 28, 2016 DENVER — Police officers across the country misuse confidential law enforcement databases to get information on romantic partners, business associates, neighbors, journalists and others for reasons... more »»

Shimon Peres, ex-Israeli president and PM, dies at 93

September 28, 2016 JERUSALEM — Shimon Peres, a former Israeli president and prime minister, whose life story mirrored that of the Jewish state and who was celebrated around the world as a Nobel prize-winning visionary... more »»

Battle for Syrian city of Aleppo intensifies

September 28, 2016 BEIRUT — With international diplomacy in tatters and the U.S. more »»

Colombia’s road to peace marred by multiple obstacles

September 28, 2016 CARTAGENA, Colombia — The contrast couldn’t be more dramatic: As Colombia’s president and the head of its largest guerrilla movement were putting their signatures on a historic peace deal, a... more »»

Muslim radical convicted in destruction of historic mausoleums

September 28, 2016 THE HAGUE, Netherlands — An international court on Tuesday found a Muslim radical guilty of committing a war crime by overseeing the destruction of historic mausoleums in the Malian desert city of... more »»

New city administrator appointed

September 27, 2016 Jessica Kinser of Clinton is Marshalltown’s new city administrator. Kinser was formally approved by a 6-1 vote at Monday’s city council meeting. Voting no was first ward councilor Bob Schubert. more »»

Four school board hopefuls interviewed

September 27, 2016 Who will fill the vacancy? With a pool of seven potential replacements for former Marshalltown School Board member Ben Stansberry’s seat, Monday night’s regular board meeting saw four candidates... more »»

Strike up the bands

September 27, 2016 FORT DODGE — Curtiss Klein, the former director of bands at Fort Dodge Senior High, was back in his element over the weekdn during the 2016 North Central Iowa Marching Band Invitational. more »»

Plans underway for upcoming Parks and Rec art project

September 26, 2016 Marshalltown Parks and Recreation Director Anne Selness is looking for ways to merge fitness and art in Marshalltow. more »»



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