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Fauci says he expects J&J vaccine to resume later this week

Todays News

WASHINGTON — The United States will likely move to resume Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine this coming week, possibly with restrictions or broader warnings after reports of some very rare blood clot cases, the government's top infectious diseases expert said Sunday. Dr. Anthony ...

Buying a home? Act now

Todays News

Buying a home in Marshalltown is tough. Demand is no higher than it was a year ago, but the supply is exceedingly low. This market is something New Horizons Realtor Jeff Heiden has not seen in his 28-year career. Many of the listings he gets are only on the market for one or two days - then ...

Daily Record, April 17, 2021

Daily Record

Marshall County Sheriff Arrests — Friday • Steven Ray Lund, 30, of Conrad, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance. Marshall County Courthouse Property Transfers April 15 • Craig C. Zimke Estate to Andrew Zimke, 1502 E. Nevada St. • Viola Albee, Collection ...

Wonderful wood ducks

Outdoors Today

WOOD DUCKS are the featured creature to begin our weekly journey into nature and natural happenings. Spring time sees the return of many birds, wood ducks among them. They like water in small creeks, ponds, the Iowa River, or its backwaters or larger lakes. However, these birds select woodland ...

US setting up $1.7B national network to track virus variants

Money & Markets

WASHINGTON — The U.S. is setting up a $1.7 billion national network to identify and track worrisome coronavirus mutations whose spread could trigger another pandemic wave, the Biden administration announced Friday. White House officials unveiled a strategy that features three components: a ...

SpaceX picked for moonwalkers, on verge of 3rd crew launch

Entertainment

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA chose SpaceX on Friday to build the lunar lander that will eventually put the first woman and person of color on the moon. The announcement came a few hours after SpaceX’s most international crew of astronauts yet arrived in Florida for a liftoff next ...

MAMA DiGrado’s owners pass the torch

Todays News

A Marshalltown favorite for Italian cuisine is getting new ownership. Longtime owners of MAMA DiGrado’s Pasta and Pizza, Dave and Kimi Hilsabeck, have announced they have accepted a buy offer and are in the process of transitioning. While the new owner is not ready to make their name ...

Willard’s closes its doors

Todays News

Willard’s Furs and Fashions stood the test of time for more than 150 years but time has run out for the downtown staple. The store, which opened in 1864, closed last month after 157 years in business. Located at 36 W. Main Street, the business was passed down through five generations in the ...

Flags, people line funeral route for slain Iowa trooper

Todays News

INDEPENDENCE — Hundreds of law enforcement officers from around the state and elsewhere saluted Friday as they filed past the flag-draped casket of Iowa State Patrol Sgt. Jim Smith, who was shot and killed last week while trying to arrest a man barricaded inside his home. The funeral, ...

Contaminated stall possible cause of Iowa Derby disqualification

Todays News

The horse that failed a drug test after placing second in the 2019 Iowa Derby may have fallen victim to a worker who urinated in his stall. The circumstances surrounding the disqualification of the horse Shang are detailed in a new lawsuit filed by the horse’s trainer against the Iowa ...

Hiring is a challenge for law enforcement

Todays News

Once again, law enforcement agencies in the United States are under scrutiny as the public reacts to the shooting deaths of Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center, Minn. and 13-year-old Adam Toledo in Chicago and Army Lt. Caron Nazario being pepper sprayed in Windsor, Va. In all three cases, the ...

Equal pay bill passed by House but faces long odds in Senate

Money & Markets

WASHINGTON — House Democrats approved legislation Thursday that they say would help close the gap between what men and women are paid in the workplace, though the measure faces little chance of overcoming Republican opposition in the Senate. The bill, which is supported by President Joe ...

Church’s monthly donation event seeing success

Todays News

Countless supplies of all kinds, Marshalltown’s Hope United Methodist Church have organized monthly drop-off events donating needed items to a diverse lineup of recipients. Approximately 475 books were collected for Hoglan Elementary School students at the April drop-off mission event ...

Marshalltown Fire Department announces promotions

Todays News

Due to retirements in 2021, Marshalltown Fire Department will experience several personnel changes and promotions. In February, Lieutenant Nathan White was promoted to the rank of captain and Firefighter Curtis Raue was promoted to the rank of lieutenant. On April 12, Firefighter Jason Johnston ...

Marshall County receives 1,000 COVID-19 vaccines

Todays News

This week, Marshall County received 1,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines, as opposed to the normal 500. However, 1,000 doses will not become the new normal. Marshall County Public Health Nurse Pat Thompson said counties across the state have started to turn down vaccine shipments. She was asked ...

Suspect in Iowa trooper’s fatal shooting had run for sheriff

Todays News

IOWA CITY — The candidate for sheriff in rural Iowa had an unusual background: a record of alcohol-related crimes that landed him in the same county jail he would run if elected. But Michael Lang, a construction worker with no policing experience, told a newspaper that “any decent man or ...

Iowa confirms first case of Brazilian COVID-19 strain

Todays News

Iowa confirmed its first case of the Brazilian COVID-19 variant on Thursday, the Iowa Department of Public Health reported. “We are still learning about the characteristics of this strain including any potential impact on vaccine effectiveness,” the department said in a statement. The ...

IVCCD expecting budget increase

Todays News

An increase in funding for Iowa’s “workforce machines” is in the works. The Iowa Valley Community College (IVCCD) Board of Directors at the meeting Wednesday heard from Association of Community College Trustees (IACCT) Executive Director Emily Shields. “I’m very passionate about ...

Daily Record, April 15, 2021

Daily Record

Marshalltown Police Department Arrests — Wednesday • Brooke Hickman, 35, was arrested for trespassing. • Angel White, 30, was arrested for driving while barred and driving while license is denied, suspended, canceled or revoked. • Timothy Warnell II, 42, was arrested on a ...

Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff dies in prison at age 82

Money & Markets

NEW YORK — Bernard Madoff, the infamous architect of an epic securities swindle that burned thousands of investors, outfoxed regulators and earned him a 150-year prison term, died behind bars early Wednesday. He was 82. Madoff’s death at the Federal Medical Center in Butner, North ...