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Marshalltown transit awarded ‘most improved’

Todays News

Marshalltown Municipal Transit Services director Kevin Pigors and staff was awarded most improved transit system in Region VII from the Federal Transit Administration. Marshalltown Public Works Director Justin Nickel presented the award to Pigors at Monday night’s council meeting. “We ...

Key takeaways from the Democratic debate

Money & Markets

the Associated Press A dozen Democratic presidential candidates participated in a spirited debate Tuesday over health care, taxes, gun control and impeachment. Here are some key takeaways from the three-hour forum in Westerville, Ohio. Warren’s rise attracts attacks Sen. Elizabeth Warren ...

Iowa voters can register at age 17

Todays News

A new twist to the election this year is that 17-year-olds in Iowa can register to vote. However, they need to be 18 by the time of the general election. As long as they are 18 by Nov. 3, 2020, registered 17-year-olds can also participate in primary elections and caucuses. The new rule ...

Felon arrested for possession of firearms

Todays News

Julio Cesar Garcia, 28, Marshalltown, was arrested by local police Sunday and taken to jail on charges of dominion/control of a firearm by a felon, a Class D felony; reckless use of a firearm-property damage; interference with official acts; and child endangerment. Garcia was seen by ...

Organizers of RAGBRAI cut ties with newspaper

Todays News

IOWA CITY — Organizers of the popular summer bike ride across Iowa are cutting ties with its longtime sponsor, the Des Moines Register, amid backlash over the newspaper’s handling of a story. The four staff members who work full-time running the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride ...

Gov. Reynolds forms panel to study criminal justice bias

Todays News

ANKENY — Gov. Kim Reynolds said Tuesday that she plans to push lawmakers to pass a constitutional amendment that would restore voting rights for felons next year and that she tasked a new working group with making recommendations for removing racial bias from the criminal justice system and ...

Submariners’ Memorial Highway Dedicated

Todays News

Three Marshalltown sailors who died on submarine duty in peace and war were remembered on Monday at the Iowa Veterans Home. During the ceremonies more than 3,500 Americans including 129 other Iowans who also perished on submarines were remembered. Charles Norman Langdon, John Joseph Marino ...

Daily Record, Oct. 15, 2019

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Court — Monday • Juan Roy Lizarde made an initial appearance on two counts of a violation of a no-contact order/contempt of court charge and an absence from custody charge. The public defender’s office is appointed as counsel. The preliminary hearing is ...

Despite defections, Facebook officially launches Libra

Money & Markets

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook officially moved forward with its plans Monday to create a new digital currency called Libra, despite several high-profile defections from the project and intense criticism from U.S. regulators and politicians. The Libra Association, the nonprofit that will govern ...

School district buckles down on safety laws

Todays News

Within the last week five drivers in Marshalltown have ran school bus stop signs, raising concerns for the safety of students getting on and off of the buses. Marshalltown School District transportation director Rex Kozak said bus drivers are reporting violators on a daily basis. “I ...

Historical walking tour slated for Oct. 20

Todays News

Anyone with an interest in history will enjoy the History Mystery Walking Tour on Oct. 20. Hosted by the 13th Street District, people will go on a 90-minute excursion with Riverside Cemetery historian Dorrie Tammin. Christine Isom, 13th Street District board member, said the board has done ...

Local orchard turns year-round business

Todays News

Despite the difficult weather this year the season is going well for Appleberry Farm and owners Dave and Kelly Mason. The apples even survived the weekend’s frost and harvest fans braved the colder temperatures on Sunday to pick a variety of fruits and pumpkins. “The weather has been up ...

Three Bridges ideal location for spooky stories

Todays News

Editor's note: Lana Bradstream and daughter Kiera are going on paranormal hunting adventures during the month of October without expensive paranormal equipment – just a camera, some imagination, logic and their eyes. The goal is to see if they can figure out how a location came to be ...

Ginseng hunters say secrecy part of their hobby

Todays News

CEDAR RAPIDS — Like morel mushroom hunters — or maybe even more so — ginseng diggers are quiet about their hobby. If you’ve got a secret spot where you find the red-berried plant with roots worth more than $700 per pound dried, you don’t want someone else getting there ...

Japan looks for missing after typhoon, warned of mudslides

Todays News

TOKYO — Rescue crew dug through mudslides and searched near swollen rivers Monday after a typhoon caused serious damage in central and northern Japan, leaving dozens of people dead or missing. Typhoon Hagibis unleashed torrents of rain and strong winds Saturday that left thousands of homes ...

Blacksmith hopes to attract more people to shop

Todays News

HAVERHILL — Once a month blacksmithing is alive and well in Haverhill. Phil Cox and John Hall, both of Marshalltown, were present at the Matthew Edel Blacksmith Shop on Saturday. Cox was helping Hall with a forging project and said anyone who is interested in learning the art of ...

Daily Record, October 13, 2019

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Court Friday • A 16-year-old male made an initial appearance on a violation of a school license charge, a speeding charge and two counts of a failure to use child restraints charge. The juvenile pleaded not guilty and a pre-trial conference is scheduled at 9:30 ...

Jessye Norman, opera icon, memorialized at hometown funeral

Entertainment

Jessye Norman’s illustrious opera career and extraordinary artistry was honored at her public funeral. So was Jessye Norman the loyal friend, the humanitarian, the teacher and the person not only celebrated for her golden voice, but for her heart of gold. Several speakers at Saturday’s ...

2 locals to be honored at Iowa Latino Hall of Fame

Todays News

A prominent and late Marshalltown resident and a retired educator will be two of several honorees inducted into the Iowa Latino Hall of Fame Oct. 19 in Des Moines. Special Ambassador Carlos Portes, who died in Marshalltown in June, and Jan Mitchell, who taught at Marshalltown High School for ...