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United Way still working toward year-end goal

Todays News

The Marshalltown Area United Way is slightly behind pace in hitting its fundraising goal of $780,000 this year. The organization normally increases its campaign goal every year, but this year has been anything but normal. Executive director Nancy Steveson said one of the reasons the ...

Daily Record, Dec. 2, 2020

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Court — Monday • Say Say Htoo made an initial appearance on a leaving the scene of an accident charge and striking an unattended vehicle charge. Htoo pleaded guilty to both charges. The fine on the leaving the scene charge is $105 with a $15.75 surcharge and ...

Salesforce buying work-chat service Slack for $27.7 billion

Money & Markets

SAN RAMON, Calif. — Business software pioneer Salesforce.com is buying work-chatting service Slack for $27.7 billion in a deal aimed at giving the two companies a better shot at competing against longtime industry powerhouse Microsoft. The acquisition announced Tuesday is by far the ...

Marshalltown Public Library learning from pandemic

Todays News

The COVID-19 pandemic has been an opportunity for the Marshalltown Public Library to find new ways to reach readers. The library is closed to the public and has been doing things differently since March. This has caused its popular outreach and youth programs to be put on hold. While the ...

Iowa COVID deaths continue to mount

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Iowa’s rate of new coronavirus-related hospitalizations has flattened, but the number of deaths related to COVID-19 has risen by 35 percent in two weeks, the New York Times reported Tuesday. The Times reported 1,162 people were hospitalized in Iowa with COVID-19 on Monday, when 27 deaths ...

Reynolds ‘pleased’ with slower rate of infection

Todays News

Gov. Kim Reynolds said Tuesday she is “pleased” by the latest statistics on COVID-19 infections, which she said indicate slow but steady signs of improvement. The governor’s comments, made at a press conference on Tuesday, came on the same day Iowa reported 1,944 new cases of the virus ...

Daily Record, Dec. 1, 2020

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Court — Monday • Erik Jesus Andrade made an initial appearance on a no insurance charge and a dark windows charge. Andrade pleaded guilty to both charges. On the no insurance charge the fine is $325 with a $48.75 surcharge and $55 in court costs for a total of ...

Powell says pace of economic improvement has moderated

Money & Markets

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says that the pace of improvement in the economy has moderated in recent months with future prospects remaining “extraordinarily uncertain.” In remarks released by the Fed on Monday, Powell said that the increase in new COVID-19 cases ...

Iowa board certifies 6-vote Republican win in US House

Todays News

IOWA CITY — Iowa officials on Monday certified a Republican candidate as the winner by six votes of an open seat in the U.S. House, in what is shaping up to be the closest congressional election in decades. Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks finished ahead of Democrat Rita Hart in Iowa’s ...

Sen. Grassley returns to Senate after coronavirus isolation

Todays News

WASHINGTON — Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, the longest-serving Republican senator and third in the line of presidential succession, is back in the Senate on Monday after testing positive for coronavirus two weeks ago. Grassley, 87, isolated after finding out he had been exposed to the virus ...

Iowa virus deaths increase, hospitalizations fall

Todays News

DES MOINES — Iowa coronavirus deaths continued to increase in the past two weeks as the state ends November posting 687 deaths. That’s a 34 percent increase from the 512 deaths reported in October. There were 1,200 new coronavirus cases in the previous 24 hours, according to data posted ...

Marshalltown Mayor issues mask mandate

Todays News

Marshalltown Mayor Joel Greer issued a citywide mask mandate Monday. According to the proclamation, every person in Marshalltown must wear a mask covering their nose and mouth when: • Inside any indoor public setting such as grocery and retail stores. • Inside other public settings that ...

Police and dispatch accept donations for Christmas

Todays News

The Marshalltown Police Department and Marshall County Communications are doing their part to give local families a happy holiday. Members of both staffs held tandem drives outside the department headquarters, 909 S. Second Street, on Saturday morning. The police are raising funds for the ...

Iowa reports 2,000 more virus cases, 15 deaths Sunday

Todays News

DES MOINES — Iowa reported 2,013 new virus cases and 15 more deaths linked to COVID-19 on Sunday. As of 10 a.m. Sunday, the state had reported 227,796 cases of the coronavirus and 2,375 deaths linked to the virus since the pandemic began. The number of people hospitalized with the virus ...

GOP congressional candidate holds lead after recount

Todays News

CLINTON — A Republican candidate is hanging onto a single-digit lead in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District after a recount in a race that will help determine the size of Democrats’ majority in the House of Representatives. Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks had just six more votes than ...

Des Moines Police arrest driver in fatal hit-and-run

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DES MOINES — Police have arrested a 22-year-old Des Moines man in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash that happened last week. Des Moines Police said Sunday that Lim Bol Choul was arrested after an anonymous tip led investigators to him. Police also found the dark-colored SUV that was ...

Grand jury finds shooting outside motel was justified

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ALTOONA — A grand jury has found that a deadly police shooting outside a motel in a Des Moines suburb was justified. Altoona police announced late Friday that jurors reached the decision not to indict an officer or a Polk County sheriff’s deputy in the September shooting of 51-year-old ...

Virtual field day focuses on Cedar Watershed

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AMES — Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center and Conservation Learning Group, is hosting a free wetland virtual field day at 1 p.m. on Dec. 10. The virtual field day will highlight public and private partnerships working together to implement wetlands to ...