Bank of America’s overdraft fees down 90% under new policy

Money & Markets

NEW YORK — Bank of America says the revenue it gets from overdrafts has dropped 90 percent from a year ago, after the bank reduced overdraft fees to $10 from $35 and eliminated fees for bounced checks. The nation’s largest banks are moving away from the practice of charging exorbitant ...

Target ‘Coming Soon’ sign a hoax, officials say

Todays News

The rumor mill was abuzz locally on Tuesday night after residents spotted a sign indicating that national retail giant Target would be “coming soon” to the downtown McFarland clinic site, which will be vacated once a new clinic is opened on East Merle Hibbs Boulevard. Alas, it was ...

Conrad house fire results in death of pet

Todays News

CONRAD — A house fire at 108 Washington St. in Conrad — allegedly set by one of the home’s inhabitants — was reported late Tuesday night and resulted in a total loss of the home and the death of a family pet. According to a press release from the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office, ...

Arson arrest made in connection with February fire

Todays News

Tama man Jhesie Aaron Hill, 36, was arrested on Tuesday night on a second-degree arson charge for his alleged part in the house fire that occurred on Feb. 2 at 5 E. Webster St. According to a press release from the Marshalltown Fire Department, firefighters were dispatched to the Webster ...

Neighborhood picnic celebrates end of summer

Todays News

T-R PHOTOS BY SUSANNA MEYER The Hope United Methodist Church hosted a neighborhood picnic on Wednesday night, and congregation members stopped by for food and fun between 5:30 and 7:30. Pastor Dani Musselman welcomed people to the picnic by holding open the door for visitors. Dinner was ...

Supervisors vote down housing trust fund contribution

Todays News

By a split vote, the Marshall County Board of Supervisors rejected a request for a $37,581 annual contribution to the Region 6 Housing Trust Fund during Tuesday morning’s regular meeting. Marty Wymore, who serves as the executive director of Region 6 Resource Partners, was in attendance to ...