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Marshalltown Strong TNR founder: cats are everywhere

Busier than ever, Marshalltown Strong TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return) faces the twin hardships of vandalism and a shoestring budget. “We didn’t think we would be busy as we were this year,” Marshalltown Strong TNR Founder Cara Jackson said. The goal for 2021 was to trap, neuter and ...

Exhausted medical workers face ongoing COVID-19 hospitalizations in Iowa

On the eighth floor of Iowa Methodist Hospital in downtown Des Moines, 56-year-old Russell Braley watched daytime TV in one of the recovery units, breathing through a tube running from his nose to an oxygen unit. “I’ve been in motorcycle wrecks. I’ve almost died several times in my ...

Coalville, fine with growth without city government

Editor’s note: IowaWatch spent four months in summer 2021 visiting 58 small Iowa towns that have fewer than 5,000 residents to understand towns that are bucking trends of declining populations, decaying downtowns or struggling schools. COALVILLE — Ask people who live in Coalville if they ...

Cady Day of Service in Marshalltown

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO In honor of the late Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Cady, lawyers across the State of Iowa dedicated time for a day of service last Friday. These members of the Marshall County Bar Association were no exception and spent time cleaning up the grounds around the ...

Local farmers see successful harvest despite drought

Local farmers are enjoying a bountiful harvest this year despite drought conditions and the aftermath of the derecho in 2020, but it means that everyone wants a piece of the pie. Duane Mann, who helps run a 4,000 acre corn and soybean farm in Marshall County, had to destroy several hundreds ...

Citizen Academy graduates gain appreciation for policing

For more than 20 years, the Marshalltown Police Department has been educating members of the public with the Citizen Police Academy, which allows residents to get an up close and personal look at what officers do on a day-to-day basis. The academy graduated a class of 17 earlier this week ...