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Willis “Bill” Skipton

Willis “Bill” Skipton, formerly of Laurel, Iowa, and resident of the Urbandale Care Center since 2015, passed away at the age of 93 on Thursday, May 6, 2021. Bill was born August 28, 1927 to Henry and Mabel (Ryan) Skipton in Charles City, Iowa and was raised and educated in Clarion, ...

Gladys Giarratano, 91

Gladys Giarratano of Devon, PA passed away in her sleep on Sunday, March 28th, 2021. She was 91. A small private family service will be held on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 11am at the FitzGerald-Sommer Funeral Home, Yardley, PA, followed by burial at the Thompson Memorial Presbyterian ...

Iowa opens vaccines to all adults

DES MOINES — Iowa opened coronavirus vaccination to everyone age 16 and older on Monday, as the state dealt with increasing spread of the virus and a seven-day death rate that was among the highest in the nation. State public health officials reported 68 more deaths on Sunday. Many of those ...

Claudie McLain

A memorial service for Claudie McLain was held on Friday, March 26, 2021 at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home. Pastor Bobby Shomo officiated the service. Honorary pallbearers were Don Dodd, Steve Simmons, Ray Praska, Larry Glandon, Joy Thill, Harvey Varnum, Mike Moon and Gene Edmondson. He ...

Donna M. Wedemeyer, 87

Donna M. Wedemeyer, 87, of Marshalltown, formerly of Jefferson, IA, passed away early Wednesday morning, March 9, 2021, at Southridge Specialty Care in Marshalltown. Funeral services are pending at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home 641-844-1234.

Supervisors approve loan for 911 system, courthouse

The Marshall County Board of Supervisors approved and authorized $4.6 million of general obligation capital loan notes at the regular Tuesday meeting. The money will be used for the $3.6 million emergency communications upgrade project and for Marshall County Courthouse repairs. There was ...

Hoffman leaving sheriff’s office

Marshall County Sheriff Steve Hoffman, on Wednesday, announced he is leaving the office. Hoffman has accepted a position with the Polk County Sheriff's Office as one of four chiefs. "I am confident I will have continued opportunity for growth in Iowa’s most populous county and the ...

Arrest made in Casey’s shooting

Marshalltown Police Department officers and Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation special agents arrested Rocky Dean Trujillo, age 20, of Marshalltown - hours after a fatal early Monday shooting. Trujillo is being held at the Marshall County jail pending an initial court appearance. He is ...

Authorities looking for missing convict

Authorities are asking help of the public in the search for Richard Wilson who failed to report to the Marshalltown Residential Center. Wilson, 43, failed to report on Friday morning. He is white, 6'2" and 231 pounds. Wilson was convicted of second-degree robbery and other crimes in Polk ...

Philip Lee Vande Voort, 72

Philip Lee Vande Voort, 72, of rural Eldora, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at The Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10, 2021at the First Christian Reformed Church in rural Wellsburg. The ...

Warriors closed off by No. 7 Collins-Maxwell

MESKWAKI SETTLEMENT — The first quarter of Tuesday night’s game between the Meskwaki girls’ basketball team and the Class 1A No. 7 Collins-Maxwell Spartans was more than enough for Meskwaki head coach Emmett Whalen to know what he was up against. The Warriors were blanked 14-0 in the ...

Bobcats stroll through own invite

The Bobcat Invite almost didn’t happen after winter weather postponed the initial attempt at staging the event. But Saturday, with new teams and a new format, the hastily-scheduled meet was held at the MHS pool with Marshalltown hosting Williamsburg, Vinton-Shellsburg, Cedar Rapids Kennedy ...

No. 10 Iowa beats No. 19 Northwestern 87-72 in Big Ten showdown

IOWA CITY — Fran McCaffery knows he doesn’t have to tell Jordan Bohannon all that he has accomplished in his career at Iowa. Yet the Hawkeyes coach felt the need to talk to Bohannon after his recent struggles. “Just to remind him how great he is, and who he is,” McCaffery said. “And ...

No. 3 Hawkeyes hammer Huskies

IOWA CITY — Joe Wieskamp and the rest of the starters for No. 3 Iowa got to take a second-half break. Luka Garza scored 23 points and Wieskamp added 20 in the Hawkeyes’ 106-53 romp over Northern Illinois on Sunday. Garza and Wieskamp left at the 15:22 mark of the second half and ...

Iowa prepares to distribute first round of COVID-19 vaccines

Iowa is preparing to distribute its first round of COVID-19 vaccines to health care workers and long-term care residents and staff, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced on Thursday. The state is expected to receive enough Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to provide shots for 172,000 people, beginning the ...

Michael “Mick” Sharer, 78

Michael “Mick” Sharer, 78, of Marshalltown, passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2020, at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames. A celebration of life will take place for Mick on Saturday, December 5 from 3:00-5:00 P.M. at Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown. All attendees are ...

Gov. Reynolds not planning state funds use for virus relief

JOHNSTON — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Tuesday called for Congress to approve money for businesses and families struggling because of the coronavirus pandemic, but she said there are no plans to use available state funds as officials elsewhere have done. Some legislatures are considering ...

Cahill claims Iowa House seat

Democrat Sue Cahill will succeed longtime Rep. Mark Smith (D-Marshalltown) in the Iowa House. Cahill won 56 percent of the vote (6,796) with her opponent Republican Tony Reed capturing about 43 percent (5,311) of votes.

What the next President faces

Of the presidents in the modern era, many have been dealt a difficult hand by history, but perhaps none more so than Donald Trump. In 1952, Harry Truman was in his third year of a stalemated war in Korea that was costing 200 American lives every week. He lost the New Hampshire primary to Sen. ...

Iowa county auditors prepare for election

At the Warren County Auditor’s Office, work is non-stop. Warren County Auditor Traci VanderLinden said her office already broke its previous early voting record. About 14,000 people have returned their absentee ballots, in a county where 37,000 people are registered to vote. On ...