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Sea Cadets’ tradition continues

November 25, 2015 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 »»

Compost facility scheduled to close Dec. 6

November 25, 2015 The clock is ticking. A visit soon from St. Nick is on the horizon, followed by the New Years countdown. Add a countdown to the seasonal closing of the Marshalltown Compost Facility. more »»

Library to host intergenerational book discussion event

November 25, 2015 The Marshalltown Public Library will be hosting a special event, Esperanza’s World, on Thursday, Dec. 10 from 4-5 p.m. in the large meeting room. more »»

Turkey shoots down Russian jet it says violated its airspace

November 25, 2015 MOSCOW — Turkey shot down a Russian warplane on Tuesday that it said ignored repeated warnings and crossed into its airspace from Syria, killing at least one of the two pilots in a long-feared... more »»

Officer charged with murder in teen’s death; video released

November 25, 2015 CHICAGO — A white Chicago police officer who shot a black teenager 16 times last year was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday, hours before the city released a video of the killing that many... more »»

GOP sets Senate push against health law, Planned Parenthood

November 25, 2015 WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans hope a post-Thanksgiving drive to obliterate President Barack Obama’s health care law and block Planned Parenthood’s federal funds will spotlight their fierce... more »»

Judge: Beating was racially motivated, ‘vicious’

November 25, 2015 CEDAR RAPIDS — An Iowa bar’s surveillance camera captured video of a white felon committing a “vicious attack” on a black man, and the evidence indicates the beating was racially motivated, a judge... more »»

Iowa school district collects $340,000 in tax levy error

November 25, 2015 SHEFFIELD — West Fork School District officials are planning to cut property tax collections after a review found the northern Iowa district had been collecting too much money. more »»

Obama and Hollande pledge solidarity against Islamic State

November 25, 2015 WASHINGTON — In a show of Western solidarity, President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande vowed Tuesday to escalate airstrikes against the Islamic State and bolster intelligence... more »»

Since ‘01, Clintons collected $35M from financial industry

November 25, 2015 WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton wants voters to know she is no friend of Wall Street. But Wall Street has frequently been a friend to he. more »»

Tunisia declares state of emergency after bus blast kills 12

November 25, 2015 TUNIS, Tunisia — Tunisia’s president declared a 30-day state of emergency across the country and imposed an overnight curfew for the capital Tuesday after an explosion struck a bus carrying members... more »»

Group raised suspicions before 5 were shot at police protest

November 25, 2015 MINNEAPOLIS — Protesters demanding justice for a black man fatally shot by Minneapolis police were settling in for their ninth night of demonstrations when something just didn’t seem righ. more »»

Grabenbauer committed to two-term limit

November 24, 2015 No, Denny Grabenbauer does not plan to run for office in 2016. The Marshall County Board of Supervisors vice chairman said time and time again people ask if he will seek re-election. more »»

Martin: ‘Aquatic center a loss leader’

November 24, 2015 Reports from city department heads and recognition of employees for service dominated a relatively light agenda at Monday night’s council meeting. more »»

Reward offered on vandalism cases

November 24, 2015 Marshall County Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s assistance and offering a reward of up to $1,000 cash for helping to solve two separate vandalism incidents at a local elementary school. more »»

Meal prep questions?

November 24, 2015 Beth Marrs of Ames is one of the many “holiday hotline” specialists on duty this festive season. more »»



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