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Iowa reports 543 more virus cases

Todays News

DES MOINES — Health officials report the number of coronavirus cases in Iowa grew by 543 to 28,478 on Sunday. The Iowa Department of Public Health said that as of 10 a.m. Sunday the number of deaths linked to the virus remained at 704, which was unchanged from Saturday. The state said ...

Mississippi set to remove Confederate emblem from its flag

Todays News

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi is on the verge of changing its state flag to erase a Confederate battle emblem that's broadly condemned as racist. The flag's supporters resisted efforts to change it for decades, but rapid developments in recent weeks have changed dynamics on this issue in the ...

Eastern Iowa group wants to ensure all kids have a real bed

Todays News

HOPKINTON — During church one morning, Keith Kramer glanced down at a bulletin that listed church updates. As he continued to skim the flyer, he noticed a sentence or two about an organization he had never heard of before. It had a brief description that mentioned providing kids with ...

Hy-Vee expands bagged salad recall to 13 products

Todays News

WEST DES MOINES - Hy-Vee announced Saturday the expansion of a recall of its salad products due to possible Cyclospora parasite contamination. The recall now covers a total of 13 varieties of store-brand salad sold in the grocery chain's eight-state trade region of Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, ...

Detective retiring after 43 years

Todays News

After 43 years, Marshall County Sheriff Detective Wade Ruopp is retiring. His last day on the job is Tuesday. “I don’t really have plans, but I don’t expect I will be bored,” he said. “I have six grandkids. I will take care of my home, take care of things I have been putting off for ...

Daily Record, June 28, 2020

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Court — Friday • Ramon Jesus Mora made an initial appearance on a failure to appear for arraignment hearing charge, a failure to appear for a probation revocation hearing charge and an interference with official acts charge. The public defender’s office is ...

Hickory Grove project nears completion

Outdoors Today

HICKORY GROVE LAKE is nearing the end of a long multi-year process of improvements. A huge project like this lake’s renovation is not easy, inexpensive or quick. It took considerable planning from many stakeholders to outline the needs for lake water quality improvements. An on-going ...

Criminal fireworks becoming a problem

Todays News

Illegal explosions are happening all over town. Despite a city ordinance passed in March 2018 preventing fireworks from being set off in city limits, Marshalltown residents have been letting their bombs burst in midair. “It’s been a big problem,” said Mike Tupper, Marshalltown police ...

Marshalltown residents burglarize Newton business

Todays News

Early Friday morning, the Newton Police Department was called to S&L Auto in Newton because people were breaking in. Upon arrival, officers found Hunter Clark, 18, Drew Quick, 30 and a 15-year-old boy, all of Marshalltown. One subject fled on foot and was apprehended a short ...

Iowa school reopening plan doesn’t require masks, distancing

Todays News

GRIMES — Iowa education officials released guidelines Thursday that will allow schools to reopen to normal activities as of July 1 without requirements that students and teachers undergo health checks, wear face coverings or observe social distancing in schools. The plan is in line with ...

COVID-19 misconceptions continue to spread like a virus

Todays News

West Virginia state senator John Unger has seen the effects of COVID-19. A good friend of his, David Sanders, is fighting for his life and is currently in critical condition, using a ventilator as he battles the virus. “I’ve heard people say that it’s a hoax,” Unger said. “Well, you ...

Art that starts a conversation

Todays News

Before the sun had a chance to shine on the city of Spencer’s downtown district last Monday, Brock Storm, a Spencer High School alumnus and full-time artist, was clad in black and had made peace with the fact that his newest project could land him in serious trouble. The Everly-based artist, ...

Cocktails in cupcakes

Todays News

Husband and wife P.J. and Shannon Pickett own their own cupcake shop called “It’s 5 o’cupcake Somewhere” in Melbourne. P.J. handles the business side of the shop, while Shannon does the baking. He said Shannon has been baking for more than 20 years. The beginnings of their ...

Dave’s prepares to reopen

Todays News

After closing because of the COVID-19 pandemic Dave’s is getting ready to reopen soon. A grand reopening is planned for August to showcase the bar’s new amenities including Sally’s Back Alley Bar and Grill in the courtyard of the building. Karaoke, bands and lunch will be available ...

Communion in cars

Todays News

Central Christian Church will introduce a drive-in communion service this Sunday. It will begin at 10 a.m. at the west side entrance of the church, with people available to direct cars to the right location. Colette Benge will begin the service by playing the keyboard, followed by ...

Iowa can take years to decertify officers for crimes

Todays News

IOWA CITY — An Iowa agency recently granted more power to remove problem officers has routinely taken years to ban those who commit serious crimes and rarely has sanctioned officers for improper policing alone, a review by The Associated Press shows. The Iowa Law Enforcement Academy Council ...

Daily Record, June 26, 2020

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Court — Thursday • Garang Chol Garang made an initial appearance on a domestic abuse assault-first offense charge. Ray Starks is appointed as counsel. The preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. on July 2. Bond is set at $1,000 cash or surety. A no-contact ...

Fed stops big banks from buying back stock, caps dividends

Money & Markets

NEW YORK — A worst-case scenario for the U.S. economy ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic would cause nation’s 34 largest banks to collectively lose roughly $700 billion, the Federal Reserve said Thursday. To bolster the banks ahead such a potentially damaging recession, the Fed ordered ...

District preparing for different kind of graduation

Todays News

The Marshalltown High School Class of 2020 will have a different graduation ceremony on Sunday. Principal Jacque Wyant said some of the 337 graduates have chosen not to participate due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which is the reason for the odd ceremony. The graduation will not be open to the ...

Iowa school reopening plan doesn’t require masks, distancing

Todays News

GRIMES — Iowa education officials released guidelines Thursday that will allow schools to reopen to normal activities as of July 1 without requirements that students and teachers undergo health checks, wear face coverings or observe social distancing in schools. The plan is in line with ...