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Daily Record, Jan. 24, 2020

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Court — Thursday • Francisco Javier Perdue made an initial appearance on a sexual abuse-second degree charge. The public defender’s office is appointed as counsel. The preliminary hearing is scheduled at 1 p.m. on Jan. 29. Bond is set at $25,000 cash only. A ...

After 40 years, Grammy show producer bows out his way

Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — With this Sunday’s Grammy ceremony to be his last after 40 years of producing it, Ken Ehrlich could be excused for creating a few moments in the show to look back on his own legacy, which includes creating indelible moments that will live in pop consciousness forever: Aretha ...

Prison inmate alleges malicious prosecution

Todays News

On Thursday, an Anamosa State Penitentiary inmate and former Marshalltown man was back in Marshall County District Court. Arzel Jones and his attorney Christopher Clausen of Ames are alleging malicious prosecution by the state of Iowa while also claiming Marshalltown police planted evidence ...

Gallery hosts Nick Beard’s art exhibit through Valentine’s Day

Todays News

Marshalltown artist Nick Beard is displaying his artwork in Marshalltown Community College’s Ray Frederick Gallery on the campus. The Beard exhibit opened Jan. 22, and will be on display through noon Feb. 14. The theme, “Keeping my head above water,” stems from Beard’s loss of his ...

Marshalltown man charged with second degree sexual assault

Todays News

Francisco Juavier Perdue, 22, of Marshalltown, was arrested by police Wednesday on a warrant and taken to jail on second degree sexual abuse charges. Perdue physically assaulted the victim with both hands and a weapon prior to the sexual assault at a motel on or about Dec. 15. Perdue also ...

Bill aims to eliminate legal fees for accessing public documents

Todays News

The Iowa Legislature is considering a bill that would prevent governmental agencies from charging citizens a fee to determine whether they’re entitled to see documents in the agency’s possession. The fees have been the subject of controversy for years. Under the current law, anyone who ...

Public breast-feeding pod debuts at library

Todays News

On Tuesday, the Marshalltown Public Library debuted what might be the first public breast-feeding and pumping pod in town. A $13,000 gift from Marshall County’s 100 Women Who Care made it possible. Started in 2012, the philanthropic group has gained a reputation for making significant ...

Daily Record, Jan. 23, 2020

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Marriages • Chelsey Youngman to Jared Steckly Court — Wednesday • Aaron Guevara made an initial appearance on an obstruction of emergency communication charge and a domestic abuse assault charge. The public defender’s office is appointed as counsel. The ...

Trump administration approves Keystone pipeline on US land

Money & Markets

BILLINGS, Mont. — The Trump administration on Wednesday approved a right-of-way allowing the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline to be built across U.S. land, pushing the controversial $8 billion project closer to construction though court challenges still loom. The approval signed by Interior ...

Aerosmith drummer loses bid to rejoin band for Grammy honors

Entertainment

BOSTON — A judge has told Aerosmith’s drummer Joey Kramer to dream on if he hopes to rejoin the band as its set to perform and be honored at Grammy events this week. Massachusetts Superior Court Judge Mark Gildea on Wednesday denied Kramer’s request to order the band, whose first hit ...

Stop the bleed and save a life

Todays News

The more people who know how to control bleeding in an injured patient, the better and Marshalltown Emergency Management is providing training called “Stop the Bleed.” Director Kim Edler said a 1B Healthcare Coalition grant allowed her office to do a series of training sessions in the ...

Green Mountain woman wins first place in photography contest

Todays News

A family day trip which included a stop in Iowa’s Loess Hills led to Katherine Vogel of rural Green Mountain winning first place in a photography contest. Vogel’s photo, “Adventure in Loess Hills” features son Jase Vogel on a trail last summer. The image motivated Keep Iowa Beautiful ...

Understanding Iowa caucus procedures

Todays News

The Iowa caucuses are essentially neighborhood meetings of the major political parties. The Democrats and the Republicans this year will hold caucuses in nearly 1,700 precincts across the state. Caucuses are not elections. They are the mechanism through which individuals show their support ...

Parks & Rec director reflects on 1-year anniversary

Todays News

Marshalltown Parks and Recreation director Geoff Hubbard could not contain his excitement talking about his first year on the job. Hubbard, a Marshalltown native and 1989 Marshalltown High School graduate, said accepting the position was one of the best decisions he ever made. He ...

1000 Friends of Iowa award recipients

Todays News

Contributed photo Barb Hagstrand and Jeff Mills accept an award for the Marshalltown Main Street Gallery Garden in the category of Stormwater Management from the 1000 Friends of Iowa. The award was given on Tuesday in Des Moines.

Locations for Democratic Caucuses on Feb. 3

Todays News

The following Marshall County locations for the upcoming Iowa Democratic Presidential Caucuses on Feb. 3 have been announced. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for all locations. • Marshalltown 1-1: Woodbury Elementary School Gym, 8 N. Seventh Ave. • Marshalltown 1-2: Marshalltown Public ...

Gov. Kim Reynolds announces new bureau

Todays News

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced a new initiative Tuesday aimed at identifying and mitigating violence at schools, particularly as districts nationwide grapple with how to stay safe from potential shootings. Reynolds said during a news conference that she is launching a new bureau within the ...

12 Central Iowans departing for annual ‘March for Life’

Todays News

Two Marshalltown women on Wednesday who are passionate about the pro-life issue are departing at noon Wed. on buses from New Hope Church to join with other Iowans traveling to Washington, D.C. They will join thousands of American pro-life supporters Friday for the annual March to U.S. Supreme ...