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MMSC groundbreaking to be held this Wednesday

April 21, 2014 Plans are set for a big step in the future of healthcare in the area. more »»

 
 
 
Quiet leader speaks up to learn

April 21, 2014 TIMES-REPUBLICAN Being a quiet leader is just fine with Stephanie Sanchez, an eighth grader at Miller Middle School. “It helps me pay attention,” the 14-year-old said. more »»

Polar plunge performed at Hickory Grove Lake

April 21, 2014 Aubry Glenn and Alicia Holden would have enjoyed watching three young adults from Marshalltown plunge into the chilly waters of Hickory Grove Lake Saturday morning. more »»

Legislative leaders push for adjournment

April 21, 2014 DES MOINES — Disagreements remain on several budget bills and priorities Go. more »»

Debate still simmers over ‘Field of Dreams’ site

April 21, 2014 DYERSVILLE — A quarter-century after “Field of Dreams” debuted in movie theaters, the northeastern Iowa farm where it was filmed remains at the center of simmering debates. more »»

Past work credited for luring data center to Iowa

April 21, 2014 WEST DES MOINES — West Des Moines officials say their past work with major companies played an important role in attracting a $1.1 billion Microsoft data center to their city. more »»

Boston race makes room for those affected by bombs

April 21, 2014 BOSTON — “I need to run.” The messages started arriving just hours after the bombings, pleading for an entry into the 2014 Boston Marathon. more »»

Probe could complicate Rick Perry’s prospects

April 21, 2014 AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Gov. more »»

Brand names in NY standardized tests leave many parents wondering

April 21, 2014 NEW YORK — “Just Do It” has been a familiar Nike slogan for years, but some parents are wondering what it was doing on some of New York’s Common Core standardized English tests. more »»

Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter

April 21, 2014 VATICAN CITY — Marking Christianity’s most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in... more »»

Africa land grabs endanger elephants

April 21, 2014 WASHINGTON — Political and military elites are seizing protected areas in one of Africa’s last bastions for elephants, putting broad swaths of Zimbabwe at risk of becoming fronts for ivory poaching,... more »»

Transcript reveals confusion over ferry evacuation

April 21, 2014 JINDO, South Korea — Divers continued the grim work of recovering bodies from inside a sunken South Korean ferry Monday, as a newly released transcript showed the ship was crippled by confusion and... more »»

Ahead of vote, Syria’s Assad visits seized village

April 21, 2014 BEIRUT — Syria’s embattled president marked Easter with a tour Sunday of an ancient Christian village recently recaptured by his forces, an important symbolic prize for his government ahead of comin... more »»

In West Bank, teen offenders face different fates

April 21, 2014 BEIT UMAR, West Bank — The boys were both 15, with the crackly voices and awkward peach fuzz of adolescence. They lived just a few minutes away from one another in the West Bank. more »»

Nigerians mark Easter amid mourning and fear

April 21, 2014 LAGOS, Nigeria — With little to celebrate, Nigerians marked Easter Sunday with heightened security against a spreading Islamic uprising, mourning the deaths of at least 75 bomb blast victims and... more »»

Ukraine, Russia trade blame for shootout in east

April 21, 2014 BYLBASIVKA, Ukraine — Within hours of an Easter morning shootout at a checkpoint manned by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine, Russia’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement blaming militant... more »»

Construction frenzy in Beirut alters city skyline

April 21, 2014 BEIRUT — One by one, the old traditional houses of Beirut are vanishing as luxury towers sprout up on every corner, altering the city’s skyline almost beyond recognition amid an ongoing construction... more »»

1940 MHS prom memorable for local man

April 20, 2014 Pat Apgar of Marshalltown watched the removal of an old rusty bridge on Olive Street with great interest late last fall. more »»

Officer: Heroin in Marshalltown just a matter of time

April 20, 2014 While heroin may be the drug of choice on the coasts and in larger Midwest cities, local law enforcement officers say heroin is not a problem in Marshalltown — yet. more »»

Life Connections expands to add three new branches

April 20, 2014 Life Connections, a skill building and therapy services business headquartered in Cedar Rapids, and with a satellite office in Marshalltown, will welcome three new communities to its family... more »»

Festival helps cultivate student interest in STEM

April 20, 2014 Nearly 600 students and parents attended the Tama County Family STEM Festival March 30, doubling last year’s attendance and matching a growing trend nationwide of an increased interest in STEM... more »»

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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