Study finds ‘forever chemicals’ in streams across Iowa

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A first-of-its-kind study of rural Iowa creeks and rivers found traces of synthetic chemicals that are toxic and persist in the environment indefinitely at sites across the state. “They’re all over the place,” said Dana Kolpin, a research hydrologist for the U.S. Geological Survey who ...

Food drive thanks local veterans

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Local veterans received upwards of $15,000 worth of food and household items at a food drive serving 150 families. Cars cruised into the First Presbyterian Church parking lot on South Center St. in Marshalltown on Saturday to receive boxes filled with pork chops, bacon, hamburger, produce, ...

Crew member who gave Baldwin gun subject of prior complaint


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A crew member says she has raised safety concerns in the past about the assistant director who authorities say unwittingly handed actor Alec Baldwin the prop gun that killed a cinematographer on a film set. Maggie Goll, a prop maker and licensed pyrotechnician, said in ...

Marshalltown Strong TNR founder: cats are everywhere

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Busier than ever, Marshalltown Strong TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return) faces the twin hardships of vandalism and a shoestring budget. “We didn’t think we would be busy as we were this year,” Marshalltown Strong TNR Founder Cara Jackson said. The goal for 2021 was to trap, neuter and ...

Coalville, fine with growth without city government

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Editor’s note: IowaWatch spent four months in summer 2021 visiting 58 small Iowa towns that have fewer than 5,000 residents to understand towns that are bucking trends of declining populations, decaying downtowns or struggling schools. COALVILLE — Ask people who live in Coalville if they ...