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Todays News

Another major grant coming for downtown building

A few weeks after developers Janelle and Joe Carter got word that they would receive a $550,000 grant from the Iowa Economic Development Authority for upper story housing at the Willard’s building, it was announced that they will also get a $100,000 Main Street Iowa Challenge Grant for ...

School district COVID-19 update

The Marshalltown Community School District recently released its latest COVID report, and as of 12 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, there have been 14 cases confirmed at MCSD in the last week— 13 among students and one among staff. A new report is issued each week, and it focuses exclusively on ...

The effects of the Deere strike? Dealers are mum

The ongoing strike of more than 10,000 Deere & Co. workers was expected to slow the flow of replacement parts to farmers who are busy harvesting their fields, but the true effects so far are unclear. “We are not to be talking to reporters about it,” said a woman who answered the ...

Spending, diversity and downtown discussed at mayor-council forum

Before four council seats and the position of mayor are decided in the election next month, six council candidates and two mayoral candidates weighed in on issues the city faces during a forum at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum Thursday night. The Marshalltown Area Chamber of Commerce and the ...

Nursing home infections drop in Iowa but not at Iowa Veterans Home

At least 307 residents and workers in Iowa nursing homes have been infected with COVID-19 as a result of current, ongoing outbreaks in 25 different care facilities. That’s a 9 percent decrease in infections from two weeks ago, when there were 333 infections tied to 32 active nursing home ...

BVU partnership will benefit school district employees

A reduced cost of education for local school district employees and their family members is now available. The Marshalltown Community School District and Buena Vista University (BVU) have entered into a strategic partnership. Under the agreement, credit hours at BVU are provided at a lower ...