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Three Marshalltown city employees have COVID-19

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Three Marshalltown employees were tested positive for COVID-19. The city is not releasing the names or information about the employees or their roles because of employee privacy issues. “Just like any other city our size or bigger or smaller, we’re going to have to deal with this ...

Board of Supervisors taking proactive COVID-19 steps

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Steps to protect county employees were taken and plans put in place for the potential of a Marshall County employee testing positive for COVID-19. At the regular Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, auditor Nan Benson said if someone employed by the county is confirmed with a case of ...

Domecoming

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The Marshall County Courthouse Dome is lifted and placed back on the top of the courthouse building on March 31.

Daily Record, March 31, 2020

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Property Transfers Friday • The Estate of Linae Brush to David and Helen Shebesta, 1503 Norris Place • Glen E. and Lynn M. Smool to Diane M. and Steven R. Simpson, 308 Second St. NW, State Center • David and Sarah Reyerson to David Reyerson, 1501 ...

Macy’s, Kohl’s, Gap to furlough majority of their workers

Money & Markets

NEW YORK — Macy’s, Kohl’s and Gap Inc. all said Monday they will stop paying tens of thousands of employees who were thrown out of work when the chains temporarily closed their stores and sales collapsed as a result of the pandemic. Macy’s said the majority of its 125,000 employees ...

Van Gogh painting stolen from Dutch museum closed by virus

Entertainment

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A painting by Dutch master Vincent van Gogh was stolen in an overnight smash-and-grab raid on a museum that was closed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, police and the museum said Monday. The Singer Laren museum east of Amsterdam said “The Parsonage ...

3 Marshalltown city employees have COVID-19

Todays News

Three Marshalltown employees have tested positive for COVID-19. The city is not releasing the names or information about the employees or their roles because of employee privacy issues. "Just like any other city our size or bigger or smaller, we're going to have to deal with this virus," ...

More COVID-19 cases in Marshall County

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EDITOR'S NOTE: The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases are reported by the Iowa Department of Public Health daily. Local reports of positive cases are often reported prior to being released by IDPH. Seventy-three new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Iowa on Tuesday. That brings the total to ...

Gas is cheap, but for many motorists there’s nowhere to go

Money & Markets

DALLAS — U.S. gasoline prices have dropped to their lowest levels in four years, and they are almost sure to go lower as oil prices plunge. Price-tracking services put the national average Monday around $2 a gallon. Some stations were spotted charging under a dollar. But don’t expect a ...

Marshalltown food pantries need donations

Todays News

Food pantries are seeing a decrease in donations and Marshalltown’s most vulnerable are still in need. The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the number of people who need food assistance, during a time when food pantries have seen fewer volunteers and their shelves begin to empty. ...

Marshalltown Fire Department wins grant for fire investigation

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The Marshalltown Fire Department was awarded a $1,750 fire prevention from FM Global to help with fire investigation. The grant will go to fund a digital camera, lighting and flash attachment to help investigate fires more efficiently and figure out the cause of fires. Josh Warnell, fire ...

88 new virus cases confirmed on Monday

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DES MOINES — Eighty-eight new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Iowa on Monday. That brings the total to 424. Of those, 51 are hospitalized and 23 have been discharged and are recovering. Two Iowans died from the virus on Sunday, which brings the total of fatal cases to six in the state. ...

Keeping active during isolation key to mood

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The closure of the Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA and other gyms to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 has created an extra challenge for those trying to stay active. There are still many resources, however, to aid in exercise. Angie Paxson, YMCA-YWCA health and wellness director, has some tips on how ...

Virus outbreak at Iowa care facility has infected 21 people

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IOWA CITY — An outbreak of the coronavirus at an eastern Iowa long-term care facility has infected 21 residents and employees, public health officials said Monday. The outbreak at the Cedar Rapids facility has contributed to a recent surge of infections in Linn County, which on Monday ...

Locals hit the streets for scavenger hunts

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Artwork, Easter and bears oh my! A scavenger hunt trend sweeping the nation has reached Marshalltown and is serving as a way for families to get out of the house while practicing social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants either place items in windows of houses or ...

Country singer Joe Diffie dies of coronavirus complications

Entertainment

NEW YORK — Country singer Joe Diffie, who had a string of hits in the 1990s with chart-topping ballads and honky-tonk singles like “Home” and “Pickup Man,” has died after testing positive for COVID-19. He was 61. Diffie on Friday announced he had contracted the coronavirus, ...

Second COVID-19 case confirmed at Lennox

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Another positive case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Marshall County on Sunday. The total number of cases in the county is six. Confirmed cases in the county include two at the Iowa Veterans Home and two at Lennox. While the number of self-quarantined employees is low, due to the critical ...

88 new cases confirmed on Monday

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DES MOINES - Eighty-eight new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Iowa on Monday. That brings the total to 424. Of those, 51 are hospitalized and 23 have been discharged and are recovering. Two Iowans died from the virus on Sunday, which brings the total of fatal cases to six in the state. ...