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Big Ten scraps non-conference football games

COVID-19

The Big Ten Conference announced Thursday it will not play non-conference games in football and several other sports this fall, the most dramatic move yet by a power conference because of the coronavirus pandemic. The conference cited medical advice in making its decision and added ominously ...

Emergency communication system failure on June 22

Todays News

The Marshall County Board of Supervisors learned the State Center Fire Department did not receive emergency notification about a house fire on June 22. Since December 2019, the county supervisors have been discussing and receiving reports of a failing emergency communications system. Brad ...

More than 9,300 recover from COVID-19 in Iowa last week

Todays News

More and more Iowans are recovering from COVID-19. As of Thursday, Iowa had a 54 percent increase in cases of people recovering from COVID-19 and a 3.5 percent increase of recoveries from COVID-19 in Marshall County. In Marshall County 953 people have recovered from COVID-19 and 26,291 have ...

Racial discrimination lawsuit filed against JBS

Todays News

An organization named Forward Latino and other groups from around the country filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against JBS and Tyson alleging racial discrimination during the COVID-19 response.  The lawsuit was filed by the Food Chain Workers Alliance, the Rural Community Workers Alliance, the ...

Daily Record, July 9, 2020

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Court — Wednesday • Christopher James Moore made an initial appearance on a parole violation charge. Chris Clausen was appointed as counsel. A parole revocation hearing will be scheduled by the Administrative Law Judge. Moore is being held without bond. • ...

IVCCD board discusses bond, COVID response

Todays News

Provost Robin Lilenthal spoke about the new college catalog for Ellsworth Community College and Marshalltown Community College. This allows students to explore programs, requirements for degrees and courses. It can also be accessed by parents, faculty and staff. Fourteen transfer majors have ...

Marshall County has 1,065 cases

Todays News

Marshall County has 1,065 cases of COVID-19, an increase of 10 cases since Tuesday. The number of recovered cases in the county has risen to 953. Marshall County is in the top eight counties in Iowa with the highest COVID-19 cases. The others are Polk with 6,959, an increase of 278 since ...

CDC: Minorities affected more in meatpacking outbreaks

Todays News

A new report studying the impact of the coronavirus on workers at meat processing plants has found that 87 percent of people infected were racial or ethnic minorities and that at least 86 workers have died. The report released Tuesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...

Military recruiters overcome pandemic challenges

Todays News

Nothing can stop a good soldier. Military recruiters have continued their search for new troops in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The National Guard and Marine Corps have a recruiting officer in Marshalltown and their staff has continued to search for young men and women who want to ...

Outdoor exercise offered during pandemic

Todays News

With the temporary closing of gyms and the continued importance of social distancing, many have found it difficult to get exercise. In this time of high stress, being active is a great way to relieve anxiety and release endorphins which trigger feelings of pleasure. The Marshalltown Y has ...

Daily Record, July 8, 2020

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Court — Tuesday • Mathew Andrew McCanna made an initial appearance on a violation of a no-contact order/contempt of court charge. Jeffrey Hazen will continue as counsel. The contempt hearing will be scheduled by the District Associate Court. A new no-contact ...

Small business program scrutinized for loans to big firms

Money & Markets

NEW YORK — Congress set aside $659 billion to throw a lifeline to small businesses and organizations side-swiped by the coronavirus pandemic and to help paychecks keep flowing to workers who might otherwise head to the unemployment line. Yet that’s not exactly how it worked out. Among ...

Renters face financial cliff ahead; limited help available

Money & Markets

Renters are nearing the end of their financial rope. People who rent have largely been able to survive the initial months of the pandemic helped by unemployment and federal relief checks. But the extra $600 in unemployment benefits ceases at the end of July and local eviction moratoriums are ...

Marshalltown Public Library reopening on limited basis July 15

Todays News

The Marshalltown Public Library will start the walkthrough phase of reopening on July 15. The Marshalltown Public Library Board approved the proposal during a special Tuesday meeting. However, they amended the proposal to include that Library Director Sarah Rosenblum can make changes deemed ...

Iowa Veterans Home disciplines employees for mask violations

Todays News

MARSHALLTOWN — Employees at the Iowa Veterans Home have been disciplined more than 20 times for personal protective equipment lapses that potentially exposed residents and staff to coronavirus. Commandant Timon Oujiri said Monday the strict approach to requiring masks and other equipment ...

911 is for emergencies only

Todays News

The 911 system is not for casual calls. People should only call 911 when there is a crime in progress or if someone’s life is in immediate danger. “Asking for information shouldn’t be a 911 call,” said Tiffany Eibs, 911 communications supervisor. Marshall County’s 911 service ...

Number of daily COVID-19 cases increasing

Todays News

There has been an increase in the amount of COVID-19 cases in Marshall County on a daily basis. On Tuesday, there was an increase of nine cases in Marshall County since Monday, rising the total number to 1,059. Last week, the number of cases in the county rose by one to three each day. Pat ...

Many resources despite end of after-hours crisis hotline

Todays News

Child Abuse Prevention Services has discontinued its after-hours crisis hotline as of July 1, but there is no shortage of resources for families in Marshall County. The 24-hour crisis line was funded by state and local grants, along with private donations. According to Nikki Hartwig of ...

Daily Record, July 7, 2020

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Court — Monday • Virginia Maureen Purk made an initial appearance on a domestic abuse assault charge and a possession of a controlled substance charge. Tyler Reichardt was appointed as counsel. The preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. on July 22. A ...

Small business aid went beyond hard-hit companies

Money & Markets

WASHINGTON — The government on Monday identified roughly 650,000 mostly small businesses and nonprofits that received taxpayer money through a federal program that was designed to soften job losses from the coronavirus but also benefited wealthy, well-connected companies and some celebrity ...