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Think you know Iowa? Take AP quiz before Monday’s caucuses

Todays News

DES MOINES — For a brief few days, Iowa will be the center of the political universe, thanks to the state’s caucuses, which kick off the presidential nominating season. Every four years, candidates spend months and millions wooing the state’s fickle caucusgoers. It’ll happen again this ...

`Zombie’ campaigns could pick up support in Iowa caucuses

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FORT MADISON — The Iowa caucuses could feature an attack of the “zombie” candidates. As some Democrats prepare for Monday’s contest, they say they’re planning to side with candidates who have been out of the race for weeks, even months. By caucusing for Sens. Kamala Harris of ...

At age 95, Des Moines meat cutter has no plans to stop

Todays News

DES MOINES — Look at the clock. If it’s between 6 a.m. and 1 p.m. on a weekday, Bob Knudson is at work. Mark it down. Count on it. It’s a bet so safe, Vegas wouldn’t put it on the board. Knudson is 95 years old, a World War II veteran, widower and, maybe above all else, a ...

Homemade bread the easy way

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By JEAN PICARD Nothing says “home” like the aroma of fresh baked bread wafting from the oven, and nothing pleases guests or family members like the taste of that bread when it hits the table. Oven fresh bread is difficult to resist, but it doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming ...

Teacher Spotlight: Dee Coulter

Todays News

Meet Dee Coulter, talented and gifted teacher at St. Francis School in Marshalltown. Coulter taught special education for 33 years in the public school system so moving to a private institution was a change. She retired from the public system in 2018 and then began teaching part-time at St. ...

District shows progress in performance report

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The Marshalltown School District has shown improvement since the last Iowa School Performance Profile reporting system from the Iowa Department of Education. “We are generally happy with the progress from last year to this year,” said Lisa Stevenson, director of instruction for the ...

Online political ads: cheap, efficient and ripe for misuse

Money & Markets

Older men in Arkansas might see a close-up photo of President Donald Trump pumping his fist in the air, along with a message asking them to donate $30 to his campaign for a Super Bowl commercial. Middle-aged women in California might see a photo of Trump pointing to a crowd, with a plea for ...

Marshalltown man announces candidacy

Todays News

Marshalltown resident and Republican Tony Reed announced his candidacy for the District 71 Iowa State Representative position. The seat is held by Mark Smith of Marshalltown who announced his retirement from the state government. The election will be held in November. District 71 is ...

Tears mix with policy in Iowa House

Todays News

It was a good thing there was a box of tissues on the table in the Iowa House lounge, where Sandy and Scott Van Veldhuizen came to tell the story of how their 12-year-old son died. Lawmakers, staff, lobbyists and even one reporter were wiping away tears as Sandy Van Veldhuizen talked about the ...

Company wants to export Iowa water to thirsty western states

Todays News

A controversial Clayton County sand mining operation wants to ship water from two Jordan Aquifer wells on its property to undisclosed, drought-stricken western states in the largest export of water the Iowa Department of Natural Resources has considered. The state geologist and a key state ...

Woman arrested on felony forgery charges

Todays News

Crystal Marie Lennie, 30, of Grinnell, was arrested by Marshalltown police Tuesday on three felony counts of forgery, nine counts of identity theft under $1,500 and one count of third degree theft charges. Lennie forged signatures of victims and then cashed checks less than $1,500 in ...

Iowa Veterans Home earns national recognition

Todays News

For the second year in a row the Iowa Veterans Home has received national recognition for quality of care of its residents. On Jan. 28, U.S. News & World Report released its findings and said IVH had earned five stars on a scale of five. “Twenty-nine nursing homes in Iowa received the ...

Daily Record, Jan. 30, 2020

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Court — Thursday • Austin Leo Bollas made an initial appearance on a driving while barred charge, an unlawful passing of a school bus-first offense charge and two counts of a driving under suspension charge. The public defender’s office is appointed as ...

Nintendo banks on profits from characters

Money & Markets

TOKYO — Will Mario follow in the steps of Mickey Mouse? Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co. said Friday it is bullish about profiting from its characters by mirroring the historical appeal of the Disney franchise. “We are thinking about the Nintendo brand that way,” said the ...

Secretary Castro stumps for Warren

Todays News

With presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., taking part in impeachment hearings in Washington, D.C. — and in the middle of a tough race to win the Iowa Caucus — she brought in someone to reach out to Marshalltown voters. As her substitute, Warren sent former presidential ...

Buttigieg hopes Iowa will make history one more time

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Marshalltown Mayor Joel Greer introduced Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind. at a Thursday town hall. “It is my pleasure to introduce him and endorse him for the caucus,” Greer said to the crowd of roughly 170 people gathered in the Midnight ...

Coronavirus threat low to Central Iowans

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The risk of the coronavirus ending up in Marshalltown is low, Marshall County Public Health Nurse Pat Thompson said Thursday. The new, also called novel, virus has infected six people in the United States, including two in Chicago. Two further cases have been identified in California, one in ...