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Duncombe hosts Fire Department training

April 17, 2016 FORT DODGE — While the old Duncombe Elementary School building already witnessed its last young students learn the values of sharing, geography and long division, the building — freshly stripped of... more »»

College district sees growth in dual-enrollment

April 16, 2016 Greater numbers of Iowa students are hastening their post-secondary education by enrolling in college-level courses while they are still in high school. more »»

‘Engage Iowa’ at local Pachyderm Herd

April 16, 2016 Engage Iowa, a conservative think tank born but nine months ago, made its public debut in Marshalltown Friday at Cecil’s Cafe. At the lectern was its president, Ron Corbett. more »»

Medical board cites doctor for incompentency

April 16, 2016 A Marshalltown doctor has been cited and warned after a state medical board concluded that he “demonstrated professional incompetency and engaged in practice harmful or detrimental to the public. more »»

Fourth Annual Earth Day Community Cleanup slated for April 23

April 16, 2016 With spring officially in the air, Cleaniac, a local non-profit organization dedicated to cleanup of public parks and streets and encouraging pride for one’s own property, will host a series of... more »»

15 Minutes

April 16, 2016 KIRK STEVENSON Resides: Currently West Des Moines, but I am building a home in Marshalltown. Hometown: Rural Georgetown, Minn. more »»

Twin quakes kills at least 29 in Japan; many trapped

April 16, 2016 MASHIKI, Japan — Two powerful earthquakes a day apart shook southwestern Japan, killing at least 29 people, trapping many others beneath flattened homes and sending thousands of residents to seek... more »»

US: North Korean missile launch a ‘catastrophic’ failure

April 16, 2016 SEOUL, South Korea — A North Korea missile launch meant to celebrate the birthday of the country’s founder ended in failure, U.S. more »»

Delay in regent’s $5M gift to Iowa football raises questions

April 16, 2016 IOWA CITY — The president of the governing body for Iowa’s public universities has long used his $5 million pledge to the Hawkeye football program to build his image as a successful businessman and... more »»

As clinic access tightens, group touts pregnancy-ending drug

April 16, 2016 NEW YORK — The tightening of restrictions on abortion clinics in many states has emboldened some abortion rights advocates to launch an outreach effort, reminding women they have relatively safe and... more »»

Michigan urges toughest lead rules in US after Flint crisis

April 16, 2016 LANSING, Mich. — Michigan would have the toughest lead-testing rules in the nation and require the replacement of all underground lead service pipes in the state under a sweeping plan that Gov. more »»

Lawyers: Inmate in terror case in coma after suicide attempt

April 16, 2016 NEW YORK — A man who admitted plotting to bomb New York City synagogues has tried to kill himself in prison after guards tormented him because of his terror case, his lawyers sai. more »»

Brazil’s lower house begins presidential impeachment debate

April 16, 2016 BRASILIA, Brazil — The lower chamber of Brazil’s Congress on Friday began a raucous debate on whether to impeach President Dilma Rousseff, a question that underscores the deep polarization in Latin... more »»

Tiger attacks, kills veteran keeper at Palm Beach Zoo

April 16, 2016 MIAMI — A Malayan tiger attacked and killed a veteran keeper Friday afternoon at a South Florida zoo, officials said. more »»

Boston marks 3rd anniversary of deadly marathon bombings

April 16, 2016 BOSTON — Boston marked the third anniversary of the deadly 2013 marathon bombings Friday with subdued, silent remembrance. more »»

Sexual assault topic of panel discussion

April 15, 2016 The saying “it can happen anywhere,” rings true when it comes to the phenomenon of sexual assault. more »»

Facebook post generates sympathy for local veteran

April 15, 2016 A local mortician’s recent Facebook post asking for help in funeral services for a deceased veteran without family was met with an overwhelming response. more »»

United Way’s golf tournament slated for June 22

April 15, 2016 Summertime in Marshalltown and the local United Way Golf Tournament go hand-in-glove. And it is never too early to begin promoting an event paying the community huge dividends. more »»

GMG students fill gym with gratitude

April 15, 2016 GARWIN — Stacks of toilet paper, laundry detergent and baby diapers formed a mound of domesticity in the center of the GMG Junior and Senior High School gymnasium Thursda. more »»



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