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Search for new city manager begins

July 20, 2016 Marshalltonians can expect the city council and staff to act quickly, deliberately, and decisively in finding a new city administrator, said Mayor Jim Lowrance. more »»

Kids Acting Academy set for July 25-29

July 20, 2016 As a way of nurturing budding thespians, the Marshalltown Community Theatre is holding its second annual Kids Acting Academy summer camp, running July 25-29 with classes held 8:45-11:45 a.m. more »»

Fabric Art workshop slated for Saturday

July 20, 2016 Local artist Helen Degner will be on hand Saturday, from noon to 4 p.m. more »»

Applications available for free mammograms

July 20, 2016 Applications are now being accepted at Central Iowa Healthcare for free mammogram screening for eligible women. more »»

Trump triumphs as GOP nominee, completing stunning climb

July 20, 2016 CLEVELAND — Cementing an extraordinary political takeover, Republicans nominated Donald Trump Tuesday night as their presidential standard-bearer, hitching their hopes of keeping Democrat Hillary... more »»

Turkey fires tens of thousands in hunt for coup plotters

July 20, 2016 ISTANBUL — Asserting that “all the evidence” points to a U.S. more »»

GOP Rep. Steve King asks how minorities gave to civilization

July 20, 2016 CLEVELAND — Iowa Republican U.S. Rep. more »»

Feds charge woman with fraud in Super Bowl ticket scam

July 20, 2016 IOWA CITY — An Iowa woman accused of duping dozens of people into buying non-existent tickets to the Super Bowl and other high-profile events has been charged with fraud in what investigators say wa... more »»

Kansas officer killed while looking for drive-by suspect

July 20, 2016 KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A Kansas City, Kansas, police officer was shot and killed on Tuesday while searching for a suspect in a drive-by shooting, police said. Capt. more »»

Plagiarism charges mar Melania Trump’s moment

July 20, 2016 CLEVELAND — This was to have been Melania Trump’s moment, her first real introduction to American voters who’d seen her by her husband’s side for months but had barely heard her speak. more »»

Utah Zika case raising questions about how virus spreads

July 20, 2016 SALT LAKE CITY — The case of a Utah man who contracted the Zika virus after caring for his infected father raised new questions for health experts who said Tuesday that the investigation could guide... more »»

Man charged in spate of San Diego homeless killings

July 20, 2016 SAN DIEGO — A man with a criminal record and history of mental illness was charged Tuesday with a string of deadly attacks on sleeping homeless men in San Diego, two of whom were set on fire. more »»

Women in Russia, Ukraine unite online against sex abuse

July 20, 2016 MOSCOW — Women across Russia and Ukraine are uniting and speaking out — for once, not about the tensions between their two nations, nor the Russia-backed separatists fighting in eastern Ukraine — bu... more »»

German train attacker vowed ‘revenge on the infidels’

July 20, 2016 WUERZBURG, Germany — A 17-year-old Afghan asylum-seeker vowing “revenge on these infidels” went on an ax-and-knife rampage on a train in southern Germany, wounding five people before being shot and... more »»

Obiter dicta: Top UK diplomat dismisses his past insults

July 20, 2016 LONDON — Obiter dicta. Inconsequential remarks. more »»

Suspended sentence

July 19, 2016 The former executive director of the Marshalltown Convention & Visitors Bureau who pleaded guilty to embezzling thousands from the organization received a suspended 10-year prison sentence and $1,00... more »»

Board hears changes to Extended Learning Program

July 19, 2016 Monday evening, the Marshalltown School Board was informed that the district’s Extended Learning Program (ELP) will now be known as XLP. more »»



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