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Daily Record, October 20, 2019

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Court Friday • Williams Eugene Whytus made an initial appearance on two counts of a violation of the sex offender registry charge and a parole violation charge. The public defender’s office is appointed as counsel on the sex offender registry violation. The ...

How old is that deer?

Outdoors Today

HOW OLD IS MY DEER? I tried to answer this question many times during my working career with the Marshall County Conservation Board 1972-2004. It is a easy question to ask and it deserves as honest an answer as possible. Hunters would sometimes bring their deer to the shop and ask for an ...

Weather cancels ‘Bark in the Park’ run; vendor show a success

Todays News

Saturday morning’s rain canceled the third annual Bark in the Park 5K walk and run, but the vendor show inside Reunion Hall at Riverview Park went on as scheduled. According to Shelly Nodland, director of the Marshalltown Animal Rescue League, the vendor show was a success with 15 vendors ...

School board, council candidates headline Oct. 29 public forum

Todays News

Local Marshalltown candidates will all converge at an Oct. 29 forum. Residents will have an opportunity to see all school board and city council candidates in action at the Fisher Community Center, 709 S. Center St. The forum is sponsored and moderated by the Marshalltown Area Chamber of ...

Wolfe Ranch holds Fall Harvest Party

Todays News

A beautifully decorated ranch in a fall motif provided the backdrop for a day of fall fun and fellowship at Wolfe Ranch east of Marshalltown. “We decided to have a party this fall to get people out to see the horses and the ranch and learn about us, while holding an event to be a fall ...

Candidate Q&A: Jan McGinnis

Todays News

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part four of a five-part question-and-answer series on the Marshalltown School Board candidates. Part four is dedicated to candidate Jan McGinnis, 61, teacher at the Meskwaki High School near Tama. Having grown up with her father in the Navy, McGinnis moved a lot but ...

DOT: Highway 14 construction could be done next week

Todays News

A $3.1 million dollar street and highway improvement project that has impacted some of Marshalltown’s busiest intersections is coming to an end soon. Iowa Department of Transportation Resident Construction Engineer Dustin Skogerboe said work on Highway 14 reconstruction will be complete ...

California regulator slams PG&E over electricity shut-off

Money & Markets

SAN FRANCISCO — California’s top regulator excoriated top executives of the state’s largest utility even as Pacific Gas & Electric repeatedly said they know they failed to meet public expectations when the company cut the power to more than 2 million people last week. Marybel ...

Jane Fonda returns to civil disobedience for climate change

Entertainment

WASHINGTON — Inspired by the climate activism of a Swedish teenager, Jane Fonda said Friday that she is returning to civil disobedience nearly a half-century after she was last arrested at a protest. Fonda, known for her opposition to the Vietnam War, was one of 17 climate protesters ...

Local woman’s license revoked after tragic accident

Todays News

A Marshalltown woman who pleaded guilty for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk which resulted in the death of a eight-year boy was sentenced last week to one year of suspended probation according to court records. Additionally, her drivers’ license was revoked for 180 days. ...

‘This is not a done deal’

Todays News

The agreement announced recently between the Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Department of Agriculture that was negotiated by President Donald Trump is by no means a “done deal,” according to Monte Shaw, executive director of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association. The ...

Appeals court to hear judge appointment case

Todays News

DES MOINES — The Iowa Court of Appeals has decided to hear arguments in a case in which Democratic lawmakers and lawyers sued Gov. Kim Reynolds to challenge a new law that gives the governor more power over the selection of supreme court and appeals court judges. Chief Judge Thomas Bower ...

Botched Miranda warning excludes statements in Tibbetts case

Todays News

MONTEZUMA — Part of the case against a former farmhand charged with first-degree murder in the killing of 20-year-old University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts appears to be in jeopardy because an officer failed to properly read him his Miranda rights. Prosecutors have agreed to exclude at ...

School district sees substitute teacher shortage

Todays News

The Marshalltown School District uses 19 substitute teachers on an average day and that is not enough. Nora Ryan, director of human resources for the school district, said the last count of substitute teachers available was 90. “This list has not been updated in several years so I would ...

Candidate Q&A: Sean Heitmann

Todays News

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part three of a five-part question-and-answer series on the Marshalltown School Board candidates. Part three is dedicated to candidate Sean Heitmann, 40, attorney at Moore, McKibben, Goodman & Lorenz in Marshalltown. Originally from Victor, Heitmann received a ...

Horbach: “a major announcement” may be in works for hospital

Todays News

Lance Horbach is very passionate about keeping health care in Marshalltown. The president of UnityPoint - Marshalltown Board of Trustees told a crowd of 25 people at a Sunday public information meeting at the First Presbyterian Church in Toledo that he predicted a “major announcement” ...

Deadline approaching to register for Introduction to Health Careers

Todays News

Area high school students have until Oct 25 to complete the application form to register for a free educational workshop in Marshalltown where they can learn more about healthcare career opportunities. The workshop titled “Introduction to Healthcare Careers” will be held from 7:30 a.m. ...

Blue Jean Harvest Ball

Todays News

People living near and far do not have to wait until the annual Blue Jean Harvest Ball help out. The event is the largest fundraiser for Marshalltown’s St. Francis Catholic School and is scheduled for Nov. 2 at the Impala Ballroom in Marshalltown, “This is the school’s biggest ...