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Michelle Spohnheimer, left, Marshalltown’s Housing and Community Development director, receives a copy of the Congressional Record from U.S. Senator Tom Harkin’s Staff Assistant Jule Reynolds, right, for her role in lead paint poisoning control. Reynolds made the presentation Monday at the Tallcorn as part of the “In the Footsteps of History” tour highlighting Harkin’s partnership with Iowa communities through the years. Reynolds met with city administrators at the Tallcorn, toured the facility and discussed the impact of federal assistance to remove lead-based paint from homes and buildings in Marshall County. In 2002, Harkin wrote a letter to the U.S. Department of Housing and Rural Development (HUD) to urge federal funding for lead-based paint hazard control in Marshall County. Since then, Marshall County has received more than $6.8 million to create and implement a comprehensive program to address lead poison in children.