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Todays News

Historical Society hosts tribute to local veterans

The west parking lot at Veterans Memorial Coliseum was temporarily transformed into an event venue Friday evening for the Historical Society of Marshall County’s May program, “A Tribute to Marshall County Veterans.” People sat in their camping chairs and stood attentively as they listened ...

West Marshall celebrates Class of 2022 at commencement

STATE CENTER – Inside a crowded gym at West Marshall High School, the Sunday afternoon ceremonies began with a video and a song. Harry Styles’ chart-topping “As It Was,” to be exact. The video showing each of the West Marshall Class of 2022’s senior quotes and playing the British ...

Man charged in State Center shots fired incident

An Eagle Grove man was charged Saturday in conjunction with a shots fired incident near the 400 block of Second Avenue Northeast in State Center that occured on March 19, State Center Police Department Chief Jon Thomas announced. Noe Hernandez Espino was charged with one count of reckless use ...

Chamber plans to relaunch leadership program

The Marshalltown Area Chamber of Commerce is announcing a new name and logo for the area’s leadership course. Continuing on the 30-year history of the Iowa Valley Leadership program, the new effort will now be known as Leadership Marshalltown. Leadership Marshalltown and its new logo are ...

78,000 pounds of infant formula arrives in U.S.

INDIANAPOLIS — A military plane carrying enough specialty infant formula for more than half a million baby bottles arrived Sunday in Indianapolis, the first of several flights expected from Europe aimed at relieving a shortage that has sent parents scrambling to find enough to feed their ...

Iowa unemployment rate drops to 3% in April

The percentage of Iowa’s workforce that is unemployed continues to fall and is nearing its pre-pandemic level, according to an Iowa Workforce Development report on Friday. The state’s unemployment rate fell to 3 percent in April, down from a peak of 10.5 percent two years ago. That rate ...