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Christian school holds annual picnic in pandemic

Todays News

There were smiles all around at Marshalltown Christian School - but they were safely hidden under masks, and directed towards customers driving through in trucks.  As with most of the country during the COVID-19 pandemic, Marshalltown Christian School has had to make changes to their yearly ...

F&J Racing postpones Blessing of the Bikes

Todays News

Saturday was supposed to be the date of one of the long-standing charitable events held in Marshall County. However, much like many events planned to be held during the ever-changing world of COVID-19, the risks were too high.  The decision was made to postpone the Blessing of the Bikes - ...

Des Moines says no to governor’s demand for classroom return

Todays News

DES MOINES — Students in Iowa's largest school system are facing the possibility that this most unusual school year could stretch into next summer, and the district could be hit with crippling bills because of a dispute with the governor over the safety of returning to classrooms during the ...

As more work from home, future of office space is unclear

Todays News

DES MOINES — Mike Mallaro spent the better part of last year touring office space to lease or purchase for his growing company, VGM Group Inc., in Waterloo. The plan was to expand into at least 50,000 square feet of additional space, with the goal of adding hundreds of employees. Then the ...

Retired Fort Dodge teacher builds beds for children in need

Todays News

FORT DODGE — A retired Fort Dodge educator has been spending the final days of summer constructing bed frames from his wood shop. It will be those frames, combined with mattresses, pillows and blankets provided through Athletics for Education and Success, that will give Fort Dodge children ...

Turkeys, otters, pelicans and geese

Outdoors Today

WILD TURKEYS are out and about, exploring and exploiting their forest and field habitats in a constant search for things to eat. And while doing so, they are also keeping sharp eyes on the lookout for predators that want to catch and eat them. Coyotes, foxes and bobcats are just three land ...

MHS Homecoming royalty

Todays News

Sergio Zaragoza and Milagros Barajas smile after being crowned 2020 Marshalltown Homecoming King and Queen on Friday. The coronation was held outside before the football game.

Emergency Management Appreciation Week declared by Gov. Reynolds

Todays News

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds declared Emergency Management Appreciation Week would be held from Sept. 21-25 this year. The declaration comes during Preparedness Month. This is not the first time there’s been an “EMA Week” during the month of September, Marshall County Emergency Management ...

Bunnies and Jams

Todays News

Since 1989 Bill and Gail Thomas have operated their bunny farm. They offer both pet bunnies and a huge variety of jams, jellies and fruit butters. “We started in farmers markets in 2016,” said Gail. “We started doing farmers markets doing heirloom produce.” She makes 60 to 70 ...

Parks derecho recovery ongoing

Todays News

Marshall County parks are still picking up pieces from the Aug. 10 derecho. The storm knocked down or damaged more than 50 percent of the trees in Riverview Park and closed down the majority of Marshall County’s parks. “All 22 city parks saw damage, at least a tree down or branches on ...

7 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in district

Todays News

As of noon on Friday, there were seven cases of COVID-19 confirmed among Marshalltown Community School District students and employees since the first day of school on Sept. 8: • Total cases among students: five • Total cases among staff: two MCSD officials believe it is crucial to keep ...

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

Todays News

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a diminutive yet towering women's rights champion who became the court's second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington. She was 87. Ginsburg died of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer, the court said. Her death just over ...

Daily Record, Sept. 18, 2020

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Sept. 17 Court • Jose Fidel Castillo Alvarez made an initial appearance on two counts of a violation of a no-contact order/contempt of court charge. Raymond Starks will continue as counsel. A pre-trial conference is scheduled at 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 4. A new ...

COVID-19 danger continues to drive joblessness in US

Money & Markets

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to 860,000, a historically high number of people that illustrates the broad economic damage still taking place nine months after the first case of COVID-19 was detected in the U.S. The Labor Department ...

COVID-19 brings different coronation, Homecoming game

Todays News

Even though the COVID-19 pandemic and the Aug. 10 derecho has created a different year, Marshalltown Community School District officials are doing their best to give the student population a normal Homecoming. Valerie Corson, a Marshalltown High School counselor and co-advisor of the Student ...

COVID-19 claims two more lives in Marshall County this week

Todays News

Two more lives were lost to COVID-19 this week in Marshall County. According to USAfacts.org there have been 20 new cases of COVID-19 which contrasts with the Iowa Department of Public Health’s (IDPH) COVID-19 website which reported 23 new cases of COVID-19. USAfacts is reporting a ...

Simmons guilty of 3rd degree sexual abuse

Todays News

Jamaine Simmons of Marshalltown was found guilty by a Marshall County jury of third-degree sexual abuse on Thursday. It is a class C felony and carries a sentence of up to 10 years in prison. Marshall County Attorney Jennifer Miller said prosecutors Sarah Tupper and Kate Austin tried the ...

7 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in district

Todays News

As of noon on Friday, there have been seven cases of COVID-19 confirmed among Marshalltown Community School District students and employees since the first day of school on Sept. 8. Total cases among students: five Total cases among staff: two MCSD officials believe it is crucial to keep ...