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A father of three, a father to his church

June 19, 2016 Pastor Alex Post of Redeemer Lutheran Church, spends his days juggling the responsibilities of being his congregation’s sole minister (a church with 315 baptized members,) plus being a father of... more »»

Bucs Arena beckons local fighters

June 19, 2016 Shaun White’s fighters are ready and so is he. White, of Marshalltown, manages five mixed martial arts pugilists and all are in training for action-packed bouts beginning 7 p.. more »»

Uphill battle to get seasonal farmworkers health insurance

June 19, 2016 DUNN, N.C. — Seasonal agricultural workers were just finishing a meal after a long day of planting sweet potato seeds when Julie Pittman pulled up to their camp. more »»

Iraqi troops seize Fallujah hospital, clear mines

June 19, 2016 BAGHDAD — Iraqi forces gained control of the main hospital in Fallujah on Saturday and were clearing mines after driving the Islamic State group from most of the city, one of its last remaining... more »»

Crews make progress against Western wildfires

June 19, 2016 LOS ANGELES — Firefighters battling home-threatening wildfires in the West caught a break overnight as gusty winds died down but with the region bracing for sweltering heat, Saturday’s respite could... more »»

Democrats to give Trump ‘rude awakening’ in summer onslaught

June 19, 2016 NEW ORLEANS — Donald Trump’s unconventional campaign is about to feel the heat of political organization. more »»

Obama: Climate change damaging national parks

June 19, 2016 YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. more »»

Gay pride events festive, some concerned after Orlando

June 19, 2016 CHICAGO — The music was thumping and crowds were dancing Saturday at gay pride events around the U.S. more »»

Former Vanderbilt football player again convicted of rape

June 19, 2016 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A jury has convicted a former Vanderbilt football player of encouraging his teammates to rape an unconscious woman he had been dating. more »»

Woman fights off mountain lion attacking her 5-year-old son

June 19, 2016 DENVER — A Colorado woman saved her 5-year-old son’s life by prying his head from the mouth of a mountain lion that was attacking the boy in their front yard, authorities said Saturday. more »»

Accused killer of UK lawmaker refuses to state name in court

June 19, 2016 LONDON — The man accused of a murder that has brought campaigning in the country’s European Union referendum to a standstill turned his first court appearance Saturday into a chilling spectacle by... more »»

Russia’s defense minister meets with Assad

June 19, 2016 MOSCOW — Russia’s defense minister visited Syria on Saturday to meet the country’s leader and inspect the Russian air base there, a high-profile trip intended to underline Moscow’s role in the region. more »»

Belgian authorities charge three after two days of anti-terror raids

June 19, 2016 BRUSSELS — Belgian authorities charged three men with terror-related crimes after two days of raids and the detention of 40 people in a major investigation which they said required “immediate... more »»

3 International Space Station astronauts land in Kazakhstan

June 19, 2016 MOSCOW — An International Space Station crew including an American, a Briton and a Russian landed safely Saturday in the sun-drenched steppes of Kazakhstan. more »»

New law office has immigration focus

June 18, 2016 Marshalltown residents in need of help for immigration issues now have a new, local option for legal council. more »»

Buttons galore

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15 Minutes

June 18, 2016 NANCY VAN TOMME Resides: Grinnell Hometown: I grew up on a farm near Brooklyn and graduated from BGM and Ellsworth Community College. more »»



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