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Volunteers find meaning through service at Marshalltown hospital

January 24, 2015 Tom Moore don’t spend his time seated, twiddling his fingers behind the information desk at the Marshalltown Medical and Surgical Center (Central Iowa Healthcare). more »»

Burn victims continue recovery

January 24, 2015 Two Marshalltown women remain at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City after they suffered serious burns following a domestic violence incident last wee. more »»

Marshall County leaders weigh in on natural resource trust fund

January 24, 2015 Iowans who support more funding for the state’s conservation budget will rally at the Capitol on Monday. more »»

Red Cross Nomination Deadline Jan. 31

January 24, 2015 The deadline to nominate your hero for the 13th annual American Red Cross Heroes of the Heartland breakfast in Des Moines is quickly approaching. more »»

15 Minutes

January 24, 2015 BONNIE OHRT Resides: Rural Haverhill Hometown: Rural Laurel FAMILY LIFE Family: I am blessed to have both of my parents living close by as well as both brothers and one sister and their families. more »»

Still an underdog, Santorum weighing another White House bid

January 24, 2015 DES MOINES — Rick Santorum admits that most people probably don’t remember how he rallied to kick off the 2012 presidential election with a win in the lead-off Iowa caucuses. more »»

Pro-Russian rebels reject peace deal, launch new offensive

January 24, 2015 DONETSK, Ukraine — Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine rejected a previously signed peace deal Friday and launched a new multipronged offensive against Ukrainian government troops, upending recent... more »»

Prayers said for Japanese hostages held by Islamic militants

January 24, 2015 TOKYO — Prayers were offered Friday at Tokyo’s largest mosque for two Japanese hostages threatened with beheading by Islamic militants who had demanded a $200 million ransom for their release. more »»

Justices will review use of new execution drug

January 24, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is stepping into the issue of lethal injection executions for the first time since 2008 in an appeal filed by death row inmates in Oklahoma. more »»

Obama heading to India, hoping to improve interaction

January 24, 2015 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama arrives in India this weekend anxious to take another step in moving the world’s two largest democracies beyond the deep tensions that have beset their... more »»

After 37 years in prison, innocent North Carolina man freed

January 24, 2015 WHITEVILLE, N.C. — For the first time in nearly 40 years, Joseph Sledge woke up behind bars with a chance of becoming a free man. The 70-year-old man needed one more win at an innocence hearing. more »»

Challenges on multiple fronts to test new Saudi king

January 24, 2015 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia’s new monarch inherits the throne at a moment when the oil-rich kingdom is being buffeted by a plunge in the value of its most valuable commodity, growing... more »»

Thai ex-premier says ‘democracy is dead’

January 24, 2015 BANGKOK — Thailand’s former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Friday that democracy in her country was dead, after the military-appointed legislature voted to ban her from politics for five... more »»

US, Cuba end talks with more questions than answers

January 24, 2015 HAVANA — After a euphoric month that left Americans dreaming of holidays in Havana and Cubans imagining U.S. more »»

Hobby Lobby estimates early March opening

January 23, 2015 Marshalltown’s Hobby Lobby store in the former Menards location at the Marshalltown Mall will now open during the first week in March, if all goes according to schedule. more »»

Two other people arrested in Morales case

January 23, 2015 Two people stand accused of helping murder suspect Jose Morales of Marshalltown elude police. Both made their initial appearances in Marshall County Court Thursday. more »»



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