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Early childhood education is something to celebrate

April 15, 2010 Within the next three years Marshalltown will offer preschool in all of its elementary school buildings. more »»

Hey city council — tell us what you know

April 15, 2010 After two days of introducing four finalists for the city administrator position to Marshalltown, the city council met in closed session Thursday to make a decisio. more »»

Be prepared for severe weather

April 7, 2010 Thunderstorms. High winds. Flooding. Hail. Funnel cloud. more »»

Blooming baskets need your support

March 24, 2010 It’s a special touch not every downtown has — and in its ninth year we can hardly imagine Main Street without the. more »»

Let the sun shine

March 13, 2010 Tomorrow we kick off Sunshine Week, a celebration of Iowa’s open government laws. more »»

Nobody’s messing with my Maid-Rite

March 10, 2010 The future of Marshalltown’s historic icon Taylor’s Maid-Rite appears to be in the hands of the state. more »»

Raises one week, budget shortfall the next

February 24, 2010 If we weren’t questioning the logic of the Marshall County Board of Supervisors before, we definitely are now. Just a week after the board approved raises for elected officials (ranging from 3.5 to 5. more »»

Strong city government requires a city administrator

February 18, 2010 • A $39 million budget. • 170 full-time employees. more »»

Need for traffic cameras isn’t evident

February 11, 2010 The Marshalltown City Council was right to defeat a resolution that would implement traffic cameras. more »»

The best use of our tax dollars?

February 3, 2010 Last year when the Marshall County Compensation Board handed down a 5 percent pay increase recommendation, Marshall County Supervisors shot that number down to a zero increase, citing the econom. more »»

Fighting the devastation of methamphetamine

January 29, 2010 It’s in our community — and it’s become our problem. Meth is the number one problem drug in Marshall County, and although we may not see its affects daily, they are a constant. more »»

Congratulations to Adamson

January 16, 2010 On Friday Marshalltown learned that one of our respected leaders in the business community will be leaving. more »»

A bright spot in a bleak economy

January 13, 2010 So, Chicken Little, the sky isn’t falling — at least not at Marshalltown’s Lennox plant. more »»

Halting action on cell phone ban is the right choice

January 6, 2010 Everyone knows that texting and chatting behind the wheel can be a dangerous and sometimes fatal habit — undoubtedly, something needs to be done. more »»

H1N1 vaccine — now it’s your turn

December 16, 2009 This week all Iowans became eligible to receive the H1N1 vaccination. Our local department of public health has been working tirelessly to get those at highest risk vaccinated. more »»

Keeping kids warm project is an admirable effort

December 8, 2009 Brrr. It’s cold out there. more »»

A remarkable season — a remarkable team

November 24, 2009 It’s not often that a community gets to share in the excitement Marshalltown has experienced this fall. more »»

What we call “swine flu”

September 11, 2009 A gricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack’s accusation that the media is worsening the pork industry by calling the H1N1 virus the swine flu seems appropriate. more »»

School board race should draw local attention

August 27, 2009 They oversee thousands of students and millions of dollars. more »»

Staying vigilant in the face of H1N1

August 21, 2009 When Marshall County was hit with the H1N1 virus this spring and quickly set the state’s record number of cases, local officials jumped into action for the protection of our community. more »»



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