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Masks required in grades sixth and below at MCSD

After more than an hour of discussion, the Marshalltown Community School Board voted to enact a mask mandate for a portion of students and staff. After a first recommendation from Superintendent Theron Schutte to require masks for all students and staff failed by a vote of three yeas and ...

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine works in kids ages 5 to 11

Pfizer said Monday its COVID-19 vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11 and that it will seek U.S. authorization for this age group soon — a key step toward beginning vaccinations for youngsters. The vaccine made by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech already is available for anyone 12 ...

Scammers targeting Iowa city governments

Iowa Auditor Rob Sand was recently made aware of payments made by a city to scammers posing as vendors. He is alerting Iowans to prevent others from falling victim to email scams. An Iowan city learned payments to three legitimate vendors had been sent to bank accounts established by ...

State highlights parents’ mask claims in effort to end order

DES MOINES — The lawyer representing Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds in a federal lawsuit over mandatory mask use in schools has asked the judge to allow a temporary order that has allowed schools to implement mask mandates to expire next week, citing testimonials from mothers of school-age children ...

Breast cancer awareness luncheon going virtual

UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown Foundation announced its annual Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon is going virtual and will be held Oct. 21. The move is an effort to keep the community and team members safe during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Registered participants will join the event ...

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine works in kids ages 5 to 11

Pfizer said Monday its COVID-19 vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11 and that it will seek U.S. authorization for this age group soon — a key step toward beginning vaccinations for youngsters. The vaccine made by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech already is available for anyone ...