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COVID-19

Fed stops big banks from buying back stock, caps dividends

NEW YORK — A worst-case scenario for the U.S. economy ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic would cause nation’s 34 largest banks to collectively lose roughly $700 billion, the Federal Reserve said Thursday. To bolster the banks ahead such a potentially damaging recession, the Fed ordered ...

District preparing for different kind of graduation

The Marshalltown High School Class of 2020 will have a different graduation ceremony on Sunday. Principal Jacque Wyant said some of the 337 graduates have chosen not to participate due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which is the reason for the odd ceremony. The graduation will not be open to the ...

Iowa school reopening plan doesn’t require masks, distancing

GRIMES — Iowa education officials released guidelines Thursday that will allow schools to reopen to normal activities as of July 1 without requirements that students and teachers undergo health checks, wear face coverings or observe social distancing in schools. The plan is in line with ...

COVID-19 cases edge closer to 1,000 in Marshall County

Seven new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Marshall County on Friday, bringing the total to 998. The number of recovered cases in the county increased to 616, a rise of one since Thursday. Marshall County is in the top seven counties with the highest COVID-19 cases. The others are Polk ...

Marshalltown’s City Hall reopens to public

Marshalltown’s City Hall is open to the public again after being closed for three months because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  In March, all city buildings were closed to the public along with restrictions to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus.  “With the Governor beginning to lift ...

COVID-19 cases increase to 994 in Marshall County

Marshall County saw its highest increase of COVID-19 cases this week since May, and the first rise in cases since April.  There were 39 new cases of COVID-19 in Marshall County, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 website. This week’s totals bring the county to ...

VBS goes online

While some churches have reopened their doors to congregations, many in Marshalltown are still getting creative to connect safely. New Hope Christian Church anticipates the start of their online Vacation Bible School on June 28. According to directors Nicki Ahrens and Jennie Beare, the Rocky ...

Test Iowa to remain open

The Test Iowa site will remain open after Friday. Marshall County Emergency Management Coordinator said Gov. Kim Reynolds made the announcement on Tuesday of keeping it open after Elder said the site would be closing. The date, times and location might be subject to change.

Marshall County has 991 cases of COVID-19

Three new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Marshall County on Thursday, bringing the total to 991. The number of recovered cases in the county increased to 615, a rise of one since Wednesday. Marshall County is in the top seven counties with the highest COVID-19 cases. The others are Polk ...

10 more cases confirmed in Marshall County

Ten new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Marshall County on Wednesday, bringing the total to 988. The number of recovered cases in the county increased to 614, a rise of six since Tuesday. Marshall County is in the top seven counties with the highest COVID-19 cases. The others are Polk ...

IVH is free of COVID-19

The Iowa Veterans Home became COVID-19 free on Tuesday. Resident Roger Broz, 72, had his second negative COVID-19 test Tuesday morning after being afflicted with the virus for 45 days. To celebrate, there was an impromptu parade of sorts. Broz was wheeled out of the designated COVID-19 unit ...

Courts to reopen, Test Iowa to close

The Marshall County Board of Supervisors received some updates on COVID-19 regarding reopening courts and the Test Iowa site during the regular Tuesday meeting. Auditor Nan Benson said there have been conversations with the Iowa court system regarding reopening. “Court opening July 13 ...

High school band marches on

The Marshalltown High School Band Camp is going to be unique this year.  The COVID-19 pandemic has required a string of precautions to make sure the students participating stay safe, and competition dates are still up in the air.  “Marching band this year will look very different ...

IVH is free of COVID-19

The Iowa Veterans Home became COVID-19 free on Tuesday. Resident Roger Broz, 72, had his second negative COVID-19 test Tuesday morning after being afflicted with the virus for 45 days. To celebrate, there was an impromptu parade of sorts. Broz was wheeled out of the designated COVID-19 unit ...

Four new cases confirmed in Marshall County

Four new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Marshall County on Tuesday, bringing the total to 978. The number of recovered cases in the county increased to 593, a rise of three since Wednesday. Marshall County is in the top seven counties with the highest COVID-19 cases. The others are Polk ...

Storytime goes online

The story goes on at Grimes Farm and Conservation Center. The center has put on Nature Story Hour for more than ten years, according to Naturalist Emily Herring of the Marshall County Conservation Board. The storytime is offered the first and third Thursday of every month at 10 a.m. and ...

Iowa tops 26,000 cases but outbreak may be slowing

Iowa has topped 26,000 cases of COVID-19, but by some measures the outbreak is slowing even as the state reopens more businesses and activities. Since the pandemic started, 26,050 Iowans have tested positive for the coronavirus, the Iowa Department of Public Health reported. Of those, 16,096 ...

One new COVID-19 case in Marshall County Monday

DES MOINES — Marshall County had one additional case of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours. As of Monday, Marshall County has 974 cases of COVID-19, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health. According to the IDPH Marshall County no longer has any outbreaks in a long term care ...

98th Corn Carnival ‘COVID-19’ Style

Gladbrook area residents rallied together and held the 98th annual Corn Carnival Parade. There were around 50 vehicles in the Cornstock Corn Carnival 2020 Parade. It was all done according to Social Distancing with decorated vehicles, local emergency services and Tama County Sheriff's ...