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Near Fort Hood, church service honors fallen

April 7, 2014 KILLEEN, Texas — The church program pictured an empty road being enveloped by the dark clouds of a sweeping thunderstorm, and the service’s lesson was from Isaiah 35:4, “Be strong, fear not. more »»

Heroin addicts face barriers to treatment

April 7, 2014 NEW YORK — As the ranks of heroin users rise, increasing numbers of addicts are looking for help but are failing to find it — because there are no beds in packed facilities, treatment is hugely... more »»

Obama actions test workplace ideas

April 7, 2014 WASHINGTON — Lacking congressional support to raise wages or end gender pay disparities, President Barack Obama is again imposing his policies on federal contractors, in keeping with presidents’... more »»

Afghan election hailed as Taliban threat remains

April 7, 2014 KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghans and the international community hailed its presidential election as a triumph of democracy over violence Sunday, despite complaints about ballot shortages and sporadic... more »»

Ships race to investigate signals in jet search

April 7, 2014 PERTH, Australia — A British navy ship with sophisticated sound-locating equipment arrived Monday in a patch of the southern Indian Ocean to determine whether underwater sounds picked up by a Chines... more »»

End of May will be end of school

April 6, 2014 CLEMONS — Thirty-four years as a learning institution is down to just two months for Clemons Lutheran School. more »»

Annual hydrant flushing to begin Monday

April 6, 2014 Marshalltown Water Works will begin to flush hydrants throughout the city of Marshalltown Monday. more »»

New JBS training program touted by college

April 6, 2014 A new six-week training program which began in response to fill a need at JBS will start Monday as part of a partnership with Iowa Valley Continuing Education and Iowa Workforce Development The paid... more »»

Home and Garden Show ushers in spring

April 6, 2014 From long-standing businesses to the newest, nearly 30 vendors took time Saturday to display their goods and services at the Times-Republican’s Home and Garden Show at the Marshall Town Center. more »»

Dr. Bill Ormston skilled in animal chiropractic

April 6, 2014 A Marshalltown native is making a name for himself in chiropractic and veterinary circles by combining skills from both professions. Dr. more »»

Broadband bill could strip local authority

April 6, 2014 DES MOINES — A bill intended to expand broadband access to rural Iowans also includes language that could limit the ability of local governments to regulate the placement of cell towers, prompting... more »»

Rallies in cities across US decrying deportation

April 6, 2014 PHOENIX — Immigration advocates and supporters rallied Saturday in cities across the country in a renewed effort to push President Barack Obama to put a freeze on deportation. more »»

Conservationists claim victory on new farm bill

April 6, 2014 MINNEAPOLIS — Wildlife and environmental groups are claiming victory for conservation practices in the new farm bill, where two of their top priorities made it into law. more »»

Afghans defy Taliban threat to vote in droves

April 6, 2014 KABUL, Afghanistan — Millions of Afghans defied Taliban threats and rain Saturday, underscoring their enormous expectations from an election that comes as the country’s wobbly government prepares to... more »»

Hagel: US strongly committed to protecting Japan

April 6, 2014 YOKOTA AIR FORCE BASE, Japan — Against the backdrop of Russia’s takeover of Ukraine’s Crimean region, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Saturday he will convey to Japanese leaders that the U.. more »»

Local man finds compelling letter from fellow veteran

April 5, 2014 Tom Ross of Marshalltown described it as putting “a human face to a compelling story.” It is the story of Belgium villagers taking care of the graves of four U.S. servicemen killed in World War II. more »»

Jacobs campaign focuses on jobs, economic growth

April 5, 2014 While a couple of other U.S. Senate candidates from Iowa have been grabbing the headlines lately, Mark Jacobs is content with getting his message of jobs and economic growth out to Iowan. more »»

Local woman reigns as Ms. Czech-Slovak Iowa

April 5, 2014 Janna Waters really tapped into her Czech heritage while attending the University of Iowa the past few years. more »»

15 Minutes

April 5, 2014 REBEKAH TRAVER Resides: Marshalltown Hometown: Juneau, Alaska FAMILY LIFE Family: Living in Juneau with my five sisters and two brothers was a wonderful adventure. We never had dull moment. more »»

 
 

 

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