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Game Haven: A place to play

When Scott Turner was a little kid in the 1980s, his mom worked at the Orpheum Theater, where he would hang out during her shifts. One day, her boss handed four-year-old Scott a fistful of quarters. He ran to the lobby and approached an arcade machine that towered over him. He dropped a coin ...

New COVID variant reaches U.S.

Omicron, a new variant of COVID-19, has been discovered in five states this week. The new strain, which was first reported in South Africa, was found in San Francisco on Wednesday in the first known case to reach the U.S. Since then, cases have been discovered in New York, Colorado, Hawaii ...

Local Pokémon League entertains kids for over two decades

The Pokémon League at the Marshalltown Public Library offers a chance for fun and community for young fans of the game all over the area. Every Thursday, kids ages eight and up are welcome to come and play the popular trading card game with their peers. This event is not a new one: ...

Local business owner goes on shopping spree for Blaine’s Toy Drive

Blaine Fisher and his mother Kandy got connected with the Judge family when they needed someone to fix Blaine’s seizure helmet. They met Ann Judge, the owner of Ann’s Alterations, and her brother Mike, the owner of Superior Rentals in Marshalltown, heard they hadn’t had great luck with ...

Children, Christmas cheer to benefit from sewing project

The Central Iowa Sewing Guild is stitching their way toward making the holidays brighter for local children. As part of its annual service project, the sewing group got to work putting together wardrobes for dolls and stitching handmade stuffed animals. The 18-inch dolls, accompanied by ...

If Roe is overturned, what happens next for Iowa abortion laws?

The Supreme Court heard arguments this week in a case that could overturn Roe v. Wade, leaving states with more freedom to restrict abortions. Several states have already passed “trigger laws” that would immediately outlaw abortion upon the court’s decision. But in Iowa, a major legal ...