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Farming dispute

Todays News

A State Center area farmer has asked the Marshall County Board of Supervisors to intervene in allowing him to place 1,300 feet of 18-inch double-wall drainage tile across a neighboring farmer’s land. George Haywood of Haywood Farms, Inc. 2697 Brown Ave., made the request in writing. It is ...

White House seeks disclosure of actual health care prices

Money & Markets

WASHINGTON — New rules from the Trump administration on Friday would require insurers and hospitals to disclose upfront the actual prices for common tests and procedures to promote competition and push down costs. But the sweeping changes face stiff pushback from the health care industry. A ...

Swift questions AMAs performance over fight with music group

Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Taylor Swift said Thursday that she may not perform at the American Music Awards and may have to put other projects including a forthcoming Netflix documentary on hold because the men who own her old recordings won’t allow her to play her songs. “Right now my performance ...

Former county commission employee wins court appeal

Todays News

A former employee took the Marshall County Communications Commission to appeals court and came out on top. Stacy Roads filed an appeal on the decision that she was ineligible to collect insurance benefits after she was fired from her dispatch position. The commission - MCCC - is located ...

Iowa Secretary of State releases official Nov. 5 vote totals

Todays News

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate’s office released official vote totals this week from the Nov. 5 election. They were compiled after all counties conducted a vote canvas. No outcomes changed locally, in the county or local school district. Marshalltown City Council Official ...

Iowa reports 622 impaired water segments, a 2% increase

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DES MOINES — Iowa will report water impairments on 622 river, lake and wetland segments to the Environmental Protection Agency as part of its biennial summary of water quality, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources said Thursday. That’s a 2% increase over the 608 reported in the 2016 ...

Appeals court affirms murder conviction

Todays News

Tait Otis Purk’s conviction and sentence on 2nd degree murder in Tama County District Court has been affirmed by the Iowa Court of Appeals. District Court Judge Ian K. Thornhill found Purk guilty of killing his girlfriend Cora Ann Okonski, 23. Okonski had vanished in Tama on April 16, 2000. ...

Marshalltown Community College holds first community pow wow

Todays News

A Native American pow wow is common each August near Tama but Thursday evening it came to Marshalltown. According to Valerie Ruiz, Academic Advising Specialist at Marshalltown Community College, the first ever community pow wow was held at MCC to bring awareness to the local Native American ...

Daily Record, Nov. 15, 2019

Daily Record

Court — Wednesday • Channing Robert Williams failed to make an appearance on a driving under suspension charge, a no valid driver’s license charge and an operating without registration charge. The court found Williams guilty on all counts. On the driving under suspension charge the fine ...

Amazon appeals $10B Pentagon contract won by Microsoft

Money & Markets

SAN FRANCISCO — Amazon is protesting the Pentagon’s decision to award a $10 billion cloud-computing contract to Microsoft, citing “unmistakable bias” in the process. Amazon’s competitive bid for the “war cloud” project drew criticism from President Donald Trump and its business ...

Marshall County officials describe tornado response at conference

Todays News

Being adequately prepared, an ability to multi-task while managing volunteers and donations were key points provided at a Thursday conference. The points were given by Marshall County Emergency Management director Kim Elder who was joined by other county officials for a panel discussion on ...

UnityPoint ambulance team collecting toys

Todays News

Anyone who has a goal of filling an ambulance with toys for children will enjoy the upcoming Fill the Rig event. It is an annual UnityPoint Health Marshalltown event which collects toys for the Marshalltown Salvation Army, which then distributes them to children in the area. Robert ...

Marshalltown man sentenced for meth

Todays News

Jose Ordaz, 27, of Marshalltown was sentenced to 70 months in a federal prison for conspiracy to distribute large amount of methamphetamine. U.S. District Court Judge Linda R. Reade passed the sentence on Thursday in Cedar Falls. There is no parole in the federal system and he must serve a ...

Authorities charge Zearing man with killing wife

Todays News

ZEARING — Authorities have arrested and charged a Zearing man with killing his wife. Story County court records say 70-year-old Gary Pillman is charged with second-degree murder and is being held on $500,000 bail. The records don’t list an attorney for him. He’s accused in the slaying ...

Midwest Ag conference opens two-day run

Todays News

With a theme of Reframe, Refocus and Rebuild, the Midwest Rural Agricultural Safety and Health conference opened for a two-day run hosted by Iowa Valley Continuing Education in Marshalltown on Wednesday. According to Brandi Janssen, director of the Iowa Center for Agricultural Safety and ...

Daily Record, Nov. 14, 2019

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Court — Wednesday • Angel Alvarado made an initial appearance on a public intoxication charge and an interference with official acts charge. Alvarado pleaded not guilty to both charges and a pre-trial conference is scheduled at 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 11 in ...

US budget deficit surges to $134.5 billion in October

Money & Markets

WASHINGTON — The federal government, which ended the 2019 budget year with its largest deficit in seven years, began the new budget year with a deficit in October that was 33.8% bigger than a year ago as spending hit a record. The Treasury Department said Wednesday that the deficit last ...

Tenants, city prepare for mall auction

Todays News

Store owners at the Marshalltown Mall were not notified of the upcoming auction of the property. Karen Snyder, owner of the Chop Shop, a mall salon, has been a resident there for more than three years and she learned of the Nov. 19 auction on social media. “I was stunned and a little ...