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Meatpacking workers speak out about conditions during pandemic

The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Union is spreading the word about the needs of meatpacking employees in the United States. The union held a news conference Thursday to talk about those needs and one of the workers in the conference was Margarita Heredia, a JBS employee in ...

Marshall County has 32 more cases, steps taken to reopen state

DES MOINES, Iowa — Marshall County has 271 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 32 cases. There were 489 other new cases confirmed throughout the state of Iowa, for a total of 4,445. Of those, 1,604 cases have recovered. There are 278 hospitalized patients. Of those, 104 are in ...

It’s a horse, of course

Residents at The Willows got a chance to see a little bit of the outdoors this week.  “The unconditional love of animals has a nourishing and stress-reducing effect on healthy seniors as well as those with dementia and Alzheimers,” said Bob Daniels, public relations officer for The ...

Fabric needed for PPEs

ALBION — T-shirts and 100 percent cotton fabric — the kind quilters use — are needed for the manufacturing of personal protective equipment. Contributions can be placed inside the administrative entrance at the Raymon Company, 300 W. Johnson St. in Albion.

No new cases in Marshall County

DES MOINES — No new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Marshall County on Thursday. The number of county cases remains at 239. Marshall County Public Health Nurse Pat Thompson said the state numbers are not up to date. The state website is updated every day with numbers from counties. The ...

ARL begins Pet Food Pantry

Pets can be a great comfort during the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only do they provide companionship that can be scarce because of social distancing, but they also keep spirits up despite uncertain situations. Some people, however, may be struggling to care for their pets due to financial ...

Meatpacking workers speak about conditions during pandemic

The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Union is spreading the word about the needs of meatpacking employees in the United States. The union held a news conference Thursday to talk about those needs and one of the workers in the conference was Margarita Heredia, a JBS employee in ...

Please do not go onto IVH grounds

A request has been made that people no longer step onto the grounds of the Iowa Veterans Home. Commandant Timon Oujiri said people have been great with the support and donations. However, now that the weather is nice, residents want to spend time outside and there is a concern that people on ...

Fabric needed for PPEs

ALBION — T-shirts and 100 percent cotton fabric - the kind quilters use - are needed for the manufacturing of personal protective equipment. Contributions can be placed inside the administrative entrance at the Raymon Company, 300 W. Johnson St. in Albion.

No new cases in Marshall County

DES MOINES, Iowa — No new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Marshall County on Thursday. The number of county cases remains at 239. Marshall County Public Health Nurse Pat Thompson said the state numbers are not up to date. The state website is updated every day with numbers from ...

More discussion held regarding county communication system

The Marshall County Board of Supervisors learned a lot about the county communication system during a special informational meeting. While no action was taken in the meeting, a lot of information was shared. Problems with the county communication system were brought up in December when State ...

IVCCD rises above COVID-19 challenges

The Iowa Valley Community College District Board addressed the district’s continued action regarding COVID-19 during their regular meeting on April 22. Kathy Pink, Vice Chancellor of District Finance, brought to the board’s attention the CARES, or Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic ...

239 cases of COVID-19 in Marshall County

Marshall County has 239 cases of COVID-19, which was confirmed on Wednesday. On Tuesday, the number was 224, so there was an additional 15 cases confirmed, which is a lot less than the 51 new cases reported on Tuesday. The Iowa Department of Public Health confirmed 107 new COVID-19 cases on ...

Testing ‘strike team’ heads to Tama County

A testing ‘strike team’ is going to Tama County to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.  The announcement came during Gov. Kim Reynolds’ daily news conference.  “Today the Department of Public Health is sending a long term care facility strike team to Tama County where increased virus ...

Cities celebrate seniors

Graduating high school students may not get a ceremony, but they will get recognition. The mayors of State Center and Marshalltown have enacted proclamations recognizing the graduating high school seniors at West Marshall School District and Marshalltown High School during the month of ...

Marshalltown restaurants get creative

Many restaurants are getting creative in serving customers during the COVID-19 pandemic. With in-store dining prohibited, most are continuing take-out orders. Some restaurants in Marshalltown, however, wanted to go beyond this. Alfonso Medina, owner of La Carreta, decided to sell products in ...

239 cases of COVID-19 in Marshall County

Marshall County has 239 cases of COVID-19, which was confirmed on Wednesday. On Tuesday, the number was 224, so there was an additional 15 cases were confirmed, which is a lot less than the 51 new cases reported on Tuesday. The Iowa Department of Public Health confirmed 107 new COVID-19 ...

Please do not go onto IVH grounds

A request has been made that people no longer step onto the grounds of the Iowa Veterans Home until further notice. Commandant Timon Oujiri said people have been great with the support and donations. However, now that the weather is nice, residents want to spend time outside and there is a ...

Iowa rolls out drive-through virus testing

The state of Iowa has partnered with several private companies to offer expanded, drive-through testing for COVID-19. The newly launched program will enable Iowa to perform an additional 540,000 tests at a rate of up to 3,000 people per day, Gov. Kim Reynolds said Tuesday at her daily press ...

Rep. Finkenauer response to meat packing pandemic

The increase in COVID-19 cases in Marshalltown and Iowa meat packing plants has inspired congressional action. Rep. Abby Finkenauer, IA-D, introduced legislation to the House of Representatives to increase safety standards for essential and at-risk employees during the COVID-19 pandemic on ...