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County tax and renewal deadlines extended

Todays News

 Deadlines for property taxes in the Marshall County Treasurer’s Office have been briefly extended further in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak to July 31. Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a proclamation that it will be the last property tax extension for March property tax payments. ...

Reynolds extends COVID-19 mitigation requirements

Todays News

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has extended the state’s Public Health Disaster Emergency declaration for an additional 30 days. A proclamation signed by Reynolds on Friday extends through Aug. 23 the COVID-19 mitigation measures currently in place for Iowa businesses. It includes the requirements ...

Converted box cars could help solve Iowa’s housing shortage

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Iowa could convert train box cars into homes and crank out new houses with 3-D printers to address a shortage of affordable abodes, a top state economic development official said Friday. Debi Durham, director of the Iowa Economic Development Authority and the Iowa Finance Authority, told the ...

Sweet treats are for sharing

Todays News

Lauren Rudkin loves to bake because it brings joy to her family and friends and is a stress reliever for her. She attributes her love for cooking to her grandmothers. “I watched my grandmothers from a very young age cook and bake all my life and I just kind of took after them,” she ...

Hide and seek with rocks

Todays News

Finding rocks can be a lot of fun. Families around Marshalltown have joined a group called Marshalltown Rocks to find colorfully designed rocks and then hide them again. Carrie Harmon first learned about the game while on vacation with her family in North Platte, Neb. “My kids found ...

Dining in options begin to dwindle

Todays News

On March 17 dining rooms restaurants across Iowa closed; near the end of May many reopened their doors to the public, but now as COVID-19 cases increase several are closing doors again. “Businesses are making decisions based on what they are capable of doing right now, while keeping staff ...

Daily Record, July 24, 2020

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Court — Thursday • Ana L. Martinez made an initial appearance on a failure to appear for an initial appearance on a violation of probation charge. Jeff Hazen is appointed as counsel. The probation revocation hearing will be set by the District Associate Court. ...

Drake Relays postponed to 2021

COVID-19

DES MOINES — The 111th edition of the Drake Relays will have to wait until next spring. Officials made the announcement on Thursday that the Relays, initially postponed back in March due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, will be held in April of 2021. Since the announcement of the ...

101 new COVID-19 cases in one week

Todays News

The number of new COVID-19 cases continues to spike as the pandemic ravages the country. There were 101 new cases of COVID-19 and one more death attributed to the virus in Marshall County, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 website. This week’s totals bring the ...

Hive of activity

Todays News

T-R PHOTO BY THOMAS NELSON Some Marshalltown bugs took advantage of the warm Thursday to feast on some roses on Main Street. The warm weather brought many out and about in Marshalltown on Thursday — children at the Aquatic Center, a group of bicyclists downtown, some dogs playing in one of ...

Help support Marshalltown history

Todays News

The Binford House will host a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Aug. 8 to help support the care of the historical site. There will be household and decorative items, small appliances, books and more for sale. Items have been donated by supporters of Binford House. Masks are encouraged for ...

Free Summer Concert Series begins Sunday

Todays News

A free concert by Grand Marshall will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Central Iowa Fairgrounds Picnic Shelter. The event kicks off the Central Iowa Fair Free Summer Concert Series. Attendees are asked to bring lawn chairs and enjoy the grass and shade near the picnic shelter. The ...

2020 Meskwaki Powwow canceled

Todays News

Meskwaki Nation announced via Facebook Thursday morning the annual Powwow will be canceled for 2020. A statement reads: In regards to the 2020 Meskwaki Annual Powwow, Tribal Council and MAPA have agreed to cancel this year’s powwow in concern for the safety and well-being of the people ...

Iowa surpasses 800 COVID-19 deaths

Todays News

DES MOINES — Iowa has surpassed 800 COVID-19 deaths, state health records showed Wednesday, as confirmed cases of the virus continued to climb. The state health department’s virus tracking site showed that as of 10 a.m. Wednesday, there had been 10 more deaths reported in the previous ...

Daily Record, July 23, 2020

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Court — Wednesday • Jose Diaz-Garcia made an initial appearance on a probation violation charge and an absence from custody charge. The public defender’s office is appointed as counsel. The probation revocation hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Aug. 3. The ...

White House, GOP agree to virus testing but aid bill shifts

Money & Markets

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans and the White House reached tentative agreement late Wednesday for more testing funds in the next COVID-19 relief package, but deep disagreements over the scope of the $1 trillion in federal aid have forced a shift in strategy. Facing a GOP revolt, Senate ...

Former Apgar Studio frames go up for sale

Todays News

Hundreds of frames are going up for sale to make way for records. John Blabaum’s business Odds & Ends and Wax-Static Record Audio and Stereo business is moving to a new location at the former Apgar Studios. Inside are frames of various sizes and shapes Blabaum is trying to ...

ARL welcomes adopters back

Todays News

The Animal Rescue League announced its partial reopening on Monday. The facility closed its doors to the public on July 9 after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. Visits are restricted to adoptions, with visitors required to schedule an appointment and have an approved adoption ...

North Center Street paving poured

Todays News

North Center Street improvements continue with paving of the roadway between the Iowa River bridge and the next overflow bridge near the Waterworks plant. This portion of the roadway is 1,200 feet long. Paving is 22 feet wide by 8 inches thick. Approximately 60 concrete trucks at 10 tons per ...

County moves to improve emergency communication

Todays News

The effort to improve the county-wide emergency communication system is taking shape. At the regular Tuesday Marshall County Board of Supervisors meeting, Supervisor Bill Patten said the state code is very exact when it comes to county governments borrowing money. “If we borrow money and ...