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A patriotic celebration

It was a balmy afternoon as the annual free Fourth of July celebration kicked off Tuesday around 4 p.m. at the Central Iowa Fairgrounds. Food, live music and activities for youngster were some of the highlights leading up to the grand finale — the fireworks show. The Cornflake Cloggers, ...

Bruce David Carlson

Bruce David Carlson died June 27, 2017, in Marshalltown, Iowa. He was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Dean and Inez (Carr) Carlson on November 3, 1965. Bruce graduated from Ames High School in 1984. He continued his education at Iowa State University and he graduated in 1989. Bruce worked for ...

Extra enforcement on the roads this holiday weekend

The July 4th holiday weekend is here and like many other holidays, this leads to an increased number of vehicles on local and stateway roadways. But local law enforcement officials say too many of those drivers will make the choice to drive distracted or under the influence of drugs or ...

Spilled milk from tanker causes fish kill worries

FONTANELLE — Iowa officials say there could be reason to cry over the spilling of a lot of milk — at least some of which made its way into a southeastern Iowa river. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources said Tuesday in a news release that the crash of a tanker hauling milk east of ...

Child car seat checks return

Marshalltown Police Officer Casee Veren, at left, and Marshall County Sheriff’s Deputy Sgt. Ben Veren, conduct child car safety seat checks, during a previous year’s child car seat safety event. The Marshalltown Police Department and the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office will once again be ...

Bobcats bounced by Bulldogs in opener

OTTUMWA — The Marshalltown softball team is still seeking a win after a doubleheader loss to No. 11 Ottumwa on Thursday, 10-0 (five innings) and 11-3. Game one saw three hits from the Bobcats (0-3), with Regan Mazour going 1-for-1, McKaylee Dawson with a 1-for-2 mark and Emily Hass going ...

Jerry Lee Clark, 82

Funeral Services for Jerry Clark of Marshalltown, Iowa, were held Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home with Larry Perdue officiating. Military Honors were provided by the Combined VFW/American Legion Honor Guards. He was laid to rest at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery. ...

Liberal fight against freedom turns violent

Intolerance, at times exploding into violence, is spreading throughout our society. And it’s coming from the political left. It’s happening on college campuses. Most recently, students walked out on Vice President Mike Pence’s commencement address at Notre Dame University. Secretary of ...

Margie Elaine Cory, 57

Margie Elaine Cory, 57, of Iowa Falls, Iowa, passed away Friday, May 12, 2017, in her home surrounded by family after a three-year battle with pancreatic cancer. A private memorial service for close family and friends will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 20, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic ...

Fire engulfs apartment building

Late Friday night the Marshalltown Fire Department responded to a fire at the Villager apartments in the 100 block of N. Center Street. Marshalltown Police officers and emergency personnel from Unity Point Health-Marshalltown were on the scene to assist. It is currently unclear what started the ...

Sheriff’s deputy killed

COUNCIL BLUFFS — An inmate shot two sheriff's deputies, killing one of them, and escaped from an Iowa jail on Monday before he was recaptured a short time later following a high-speed chase across the state border in Nebraska. Pottawattamie County Sheriff Jeff Danker said Wesley Williams ...

Run for the House slated for Saturday

The fourth annual Run for the House 5K/10K will be held Saturday, April 29, starting at 8 a.m., beginning at the House of Compassion, located at 211 W. Church St. The run, which is usually held in the fall, was moved up to April. “We thought it would be better weather, and the time of ...

Kenneth W. Williams, 98

Kenneth W. Williams, 98, of Marshalltown, Iowa and formerly of Eldora, Iowa died Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Central Iowa Healthcare in Marshalltown, Iowa. A celebration of life gathering will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday, April 21, 2017 at Creps-Abels Funeral Home in ...

Teri Osborn, 56

Teri Osborn, 56, of Grundy Center, IA formerly of Gladbrook, IA passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017, at Pinnacle Specialty Care, in Cedar Falls, IA. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 13, 2017, at Gladbrook United Methodist Church, in Gladbrook. Visitation will be 4:30 p.m., ...

MCC pair picked for all-region

Two members of the Marshalltown Community College women’s basketball team have netted postseason all-region honors, the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference announced Monday. Freshman Claudia Morente was named NJCAA all-Region XI first team, and freshman Estelle Eduardo earned ...

Expanding exercise

“It’s a great machine, it helps me lose weight and tone muscle.” Iowa Veterans Home resident Bucky Bean is one of several residents who will benefit from a new piece of fitness equipment in the home’s physical therapy wing, a cross trainer that allows patients to engage both their ...

Drake finishes first 18-0 season in MVC history

DES MOINES — The Drake women’s basketball team finally cemented itself in Missouri Valley Conference history with a feat that can never be bested. With a 105-89 win against Wichita State, the No. 22 Bulldogs recorded the first perfect, 18-0 record in conference history. The win also caps ...

Johnson’s double-double leads Bears past Panthers

ST. LOUIS — Alize Johnson scored 20 points and grabbed 17 rebounds to lead Missouri State to a 70-64 victory over Northern Iowa in a Missouri Valley Conference Tournament quarterfinal on Friday night. No. 6 seed Missouri State (17-15) plays second-seeded and No. 21-ranked Wichita State ...

Morris earns second Big 12 weekly honor

AMES — Iowa State’s Monte Morris has been named the Big 12 Player of the Week it was announced Monday. The senior guard guided the Cyclones to wins at Texas Tech and against then ninth-ranked Baylor last week. It’s the second time this season and fourth time in his Cyclone career Morris ...

Only Panthers can prevent Drake’s title

DES MOINES — With three home games remaining and a two-game lead in the Missouri Valley Conference standings, the No. 21 Drake women’s basketball team is on the brink of securing the top seed for the league tournament. The only team that can spoil the Bulldogs’ celebration is the one ...