The Marshalltown City Council gave the okay to seek an Iowa Great Places grant for dollars to work on the Veterans Coliseum downtown. City Neighborhood Development Director Michelle Spohnheimer says the city could seek as much as 475-thousand dollars but would have to match the dollars if they are awarded. Council voted 7-0 to seek the grant funds. A feasibility study was done of the Coliseum earlier in the year and the price tag to refurbish the building was some four million dollars. The City Council honored the boys golf team from Marshalltown High School who won the state championship this past weekend. The boys received a standing ovation from the audience.