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Todays News

State, defense cases rest in Swartz murder trial

The Scott Swartz murder bench trial was adjourned Friday without closing arguments or a verdict. Scott Swartz, 47, is accused of murdering his father, Paul Swartz, in January of 2023. On Jan. 7, the Marshalltown Police Department (MPD) was dispatched to the residence where Scott Swartz was ...

Asian Grocery Store opens on North 4th Avenue

Kae Hso, who was born in Thailand and came to the United States 16 years ago, has wanted to start his own grocery store for quite some time, but until recently, he could never find the right place for it. Two weeks ago, however, his dream finally came true with the opening of Asian Grocery ...

Two Marshall County dispatchers recognized with Golden Headset Award

National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week is an opportunity to thank the “forgotten heroes” who take 911 calls and help people in some of their worst moments for the difficult work they do. It was also a great time for Marshall County 911 Communications Director Rhonda Braudis to ...

Renovations underway at future Tama-Toledo Christian School

TAMA — A resurrection of sorts is well underway at the old Catholic church in Tama. For 22 years now, the stately brick building located at 600 Oswego St. that was once home to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church has stood empty, slowly deteriorating – but that’s all set to change thanks to ...