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Emotionally invested

May 29, 2016 Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a series of articles profiling the public servants/first responders who serve the citizens of Marshalltown and Marshall County. more »»

Member of ‘Greatest Generation’ left an enduring legacy

May 29, 2016 Sadly, America has lost another member of the “Greatest Generatio. more »»


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‘Freedom Rock’ project continues

May 29, 2016 Artist Ray “Bubba” Sorensen II of Greenfield completed the Marshall County version of his famed “Freedom Rock” in late February. more »»

2 more bodies found in Texas after torrential rain, floods

May 29, 2016 HOUSTON — The bodies of two missing motorists were found Saturday in Texas, raising the death toll to four from flooding in the state after torrential rain inundated rivers and waterways, authoritie... more »»

Syrian rebels attacked by Islamic State, loyalist troops

May 29, 2016 BEIRUT — Islamic State militants entered a major Syrian opposition stronghold in the country’s north on Saturday, clashing with rebels on the edges of the town as the extremist group builds on its... more »»

Report: Cost of replacing Flint water pipes double estimates

May 29, 2016 FLINT, Mich. — Replacing water pipes due to the lead-tainted crisis in Flint could be at least twice the price of previous estimates, according to a report obtained by a newspaper. more »»

Schools preparing for the worst, with active shooter drills

May 29, 2016 CARMEL, Ind. — “Lockdown, lockdown, lockdown. This is a drill. more »»

US naval, air maneuvers become ‘new normal’ in Pacific

May 29, 2016 WASHINGTON — American ships and fighter jets maneuvering across the South China Sea and the Sea of Japan represent the “new normal” in U.S. more »»

Arpaio foes want criminal investigation of sheriff, top aide

May 29, 2016 PHOENIX — Immigrant rights advocates who pressed a racial profiling case against metro Phoenix’s sheriff are urging a judge to recommend that a criminal investigation be launched against the lawman... more »»

Cleveland authorities to tout convention preparedness

May 29, 2016 CLEVELAND — City officials plan to present an overview of security preparation for this summer’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland, seeking to counter continuing concerns about readiness t... more »»

Niger Delta Avengers blow up Shell, Agip pipelines

May 29, 2016 WARRI, Nigeria — Militants blew up strategic gas and crude pipelines belonging to Shell and Agip on Saturday in an increasingly fierce campaign that has chopped Nigeria’s oil production in half,... more »»

Putin visits Russian Orthodox monastic community in Greece

May 29, 2016 KARYES, Greece — Russian President Vladimir Putin visited a Russian Orthodox monastery Saturday as he wrapped up a two-day visit to Greece, which is looking for more Russian investment and tourism a... more »»

Volunteers clean storm-damaged flags

May 28, 2016 Stormy skies and winds as high as 85 mph this week led to fallen trees and other property damage throughout the are. more »»

Partnership of businesses, schools team up for STEM Camp

May 28, 2016 A partnership of central Iowa businesses and schools is preparing for another camp for students in multiple Marshalltown schools in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. more »»

New law aims to improve Iowa CTE programs

May 28, 2016 Gov. Terry Branstad signed into law House File 2392 Thursday, a law that is centered on improving Career Technical Education (CTE) throughout Iowa’s middle schools and high schools. more »»

‘Arresting Hunger’ food drive next Saturday

May 28, 2016 The Marshalltown Police Department hopes to “arrest” hunger during its “Fill the Squad Car” challenge next Saturday, June 4. The MPD will be at Hy-Vee from 10 a.m. to noon and at Fareway from 12-2 p. more »»

15 Minutes

May 28, 2016 STEVE VALBRECHT Resides: Marshalltown Hometown: Newton FAMILY LIFE Family: I am married to Jillana and we have three children: Logan 5, Mason 2, and Aria, 1. more »»



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