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Todays News

Iowa Lottery broke sales records with a month left in fiscal year

The Iowa Lottery surpassed $400 million in sales in a year for the first time with a month left in the fiscal year, the board learned Tuesday. The lottery’s audited May financial report showed new records in sales, proceeds, prizes for players and sales commissions paid to retailers. The ...

Gun deaths rising in Iowa as new law removes handgun permits

IOWA CITY — Gun deaths are surging in Iowa as a law is set to go into effect Thursday that will allow people to more easily buy handguns and carry them in public without training or a permit. A record 353 Iowa residents died from gunshot wounds in 2020, including 263 suicides and 85 ...

Council gets rundown on 2 big projects

A new fiscal year will start later this week and the Marshalltown City Council is weighing some big improvement projects coming in the near future. The first to be discussed during Monday’s regular council meeting was repairs to the South Center Street viaduct. Dean Bierwagen, principal ...

Community theatre finds temporary venue

While many theater companies are dusting off their stages and bringing back shows as in-person gatherings return to normal, the Marshalltown Community Theatre is feeling the effects of a double whammy. Last August as the theatre’s board of directors were contemplating how to open back up ...

Suicidal crises, mental fatigue: Kids grapple with reentry

After two suicidal crises during pandemic isolation, 16-year-old Zach Sampson feels stronger but worries his social skills have gone stale. Amara Bhatia has overcome her pandemic depression but the teen feels worn down, in a state of "neutralness.'' Virginia Shipp is adjusting but says ...

Marshalltown police receive numerous fireworks reports

Numerous recent incidents of fireworks have prompted Marshalltown residents to make reports. There have been 49 calls made to the Marshalltown Police Department since June 16. Police Chief Mike Tupper said so far, there have not been as many reports as the same time last year. “In past ...