Lots of waste at this years State Fair.

News from the aftermath of this years State Fair.

Waste Management has set a new recycling record at the Iowa State Fair.

Waste Management of Iowa recycled nearly 54 tons of waste at the 2014

state fair, surpassing their 2013 record of nearly 35 tons.

This number represents a 64 percent increase in recycling over last year.

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Fundraising breakfast tomorrow.

A fundraising Pancake Breakfast and Open House is being

held at the Marshalltown Municipal Airport tomorrow morning.

Organizers say the hours are seven am to 11 am.

The Kiwanians are serving the breakfast to raise funds

for their causes.

Pilots who fly in will get thier breakfast for free.

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Focus on hunger.

The exibit called The Faces of Hunger will be on display

at the Marshalltown Public Library today and tomorrow.

On Sunday afternoon a movie called "American Winter"

which focuses on the struggle with poverty during The

Great Recession will be shown at the Orpheum Theatre

in downtown Marshalltown. Show time will be two p-m.

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Fundraising and civic effort underway at Eldora.

Youth to Restore the Civilian Conservation Corps/Prisoner of War

Recreational Hall and Museum will be sponsoring a grilling fundraiser

on Friday, September 19 from 11 am - 1 pm at the Fareway in Eldora.

All proceeds go to the renovations of the Rec Hall and Museum.

Youth to Restore the CCC/POW Building received a grant from Paint

Iowa last spring.

The grant is a partnership of Keep Iowa Beautiful and Diamond

Vogel Paints.

Board members of YRCPB are preparing the building for volunteers

of Habitat for Humanity to repaint the building the week of

September 22.

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Big gift left to MCC!

Students at Marshalltown Community College will soon be seeing an

extensive renovation to their student center, thanks to the generosity of

MCC graduate, William Bill Faust.

The Dubuque native has donated nearly $1 million to Marshalltown

Community College to renovate the MCC Student Union area.

Its the largest single gift to the MCC Foundation to date.

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Big winner in Marshalltown.

A Marshalltown woman has won a $30,000 lottery prize.

Kim Reisinger claimed the 46th of 86 top prizes of $30,000

available in the Iowa Lottery's "Crossword" instant-scratch game.

Reisinger claimed her prize Monday at the lottery's headquarters in

Des Moines.

She purchased her winning ticket at Casey's, 1402

S. 12th Ave. in Marshalltown.

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Farmers Market in Marshalltown today.

The Cartwright Pavilion version of the Farmers Market

will be held in Marshalltown this afternoon.

The timing of the event according to organizers is

from four to six p-m.

The location is 108 North Second Avenue.

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Give the gift of life.

There will be a community blood drive today in Marshalltown.

Organizers say the timing will be between noon and five p-m

at the Fisher Community Center.

Appointments are being taken at 1-800-733-2767 or at

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Forum on poverty held on the MCC campus.

The organization known as Mid Iowa Community Action

or MICA for short held a Political Forum on the subject

of poverty at the Iowa Valley Continuing Education Center

on the campus of Marshalltown Community College

Tuesday night.

Six area political candidates participated including:

State House District 71Representative Mark Smith

Challenger Jane Jech

State House District 72 Representative Dean Fisher

Challenger Ben Westphal

Marshall County Board of Supervisor candidate Sue Blaisdell

Marshall County Board of Supervisor candidate Bill Patten

The participants answered prepared questions on poverty

from MICA officials and questions submitted by the

audience which was a full house.

Subjects included:

health care

minimum wage


mental health

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GOP Party to have weekly luncheon in Marshalltown Friday.

The Marshall County Pachyderm Herd will meet noon Friday, September 19th at
the Cecil's Cafe, 101 Iowa Avenue E, Marshalltown. Adam Gregg, candidate
for State Attorney General, will be the speaker. There is a $0.50 good willofferring to cover the cost of the guest's lunch. As always, members of the public are welcome to attend.
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Forum on poverty in Marshalltown tonight.

The Mid Iowa Community Action Agency has planned

a candidates forum on the subject of poverty


Organizers say the event will take place at seven

p-m in room number 605 of the Iowa Valley Continuing

Education Center on the campus of Marshalltown Community

College in Marshalltown.

Candidates for Iowa House and Iowa Senate and County Boards

of Supervisors have been invited to attend.

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Pancakes at the Marshalltown Airport.

The public is invited to attend the 1st Annual Open House at the

Marshalltown Municipal Airport on Saturday morning, September 20th from 7

to 11am. Local Matins Kiwanis Club members will be serving pancakes,

sausage, juice and coffee to raise money for their projects. Sponsors for

the open house are Marshalltown Aviation, Marshalltown Matins Kiwanis, and

the Marshalltown EAA Chapter 675.

Tickets costs are $6 per adult, and children under age 10 are $3. Drive in

free parking will be available on site for those that drive to the airport.

Pilots who fly in get a PIC free breakfast ticket.


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A good trivia night for Saint Francis School.

The trvia night that was held on behalf of

Saint Francis School in Marshalltown back

on Saturday night netted 720 dollars for the


School officials say there was a good crowd

on hand, 10 teams participated.

Another trivia night is scheduled for the

month of February.

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Historic news from Hy Vee.

Governor Terry Branstad will help Hy-Vee celebrate the 50th anniversary of its iconic jingle at the Hy-Vee store in Urbandale.

During the event, Gov. Branstad will sign a proclamation declaring Sept. 15 - 21, 2014, as "Hy-Vee Helpful Smile Week" in Iowa.

Hy-Vee officials, including Chairman and CEO Randy Edeker, will speak about the history and significance of the jingle's brand promise to customers.

In honor of the anniversary, the Urbandale High School show choir will be in attendance for a live performance.

Hy Vee has numerous stores in many midwest states and has a store

on South Center Street in Marshalltown.

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News about Oktemberfest in Marshalltown.

The names of the two people who will serve as Grand

Marshalls for the Oktemberfest Saturday Morning

Parade have been made known.

Parade coordinator Cindy Brodin says Doctor Robert Young

and Mary Bartine will serve as co Grand Marshalls for the

Parade which will take place Saturday morning

September 27th.

The parade assembles in the area of Miller Middle School

then makes its way east down Main Street in Marshalltown.

It is just one event of a four day annual festival in Marshalltown.

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Countdown to Oktemberfest in Marshalltown.

Preparations continue full swing prior to this years Oktemberfest Celebration
in Marshalltown. Organizers say the event is September 25th, 26th, 27th and 28th.
The featured musical entertainer this year is country music artist John Michael Montgomery
who will play a concert at the Marshalltown Coliseum.
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Farmers Market in LeGrand today.

The LeGrand version of the Farmers Market is today.

Organizers say the hours at five to seven p-m

at LeGrand City Park which is at 206 North Vine Street.

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Photo display on exibit at the the Marshalltown Public Library.

The "Faces of Hunger in Iowa" photo exhibit,

by the Iowa Food Bank Association

will be on display at the Marshalltown Public Library

through Saturday during normal library hours.

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Hillary hints at Prexy run at Harkin Steak Fry.

Hillary Clinton appeared and spoke at Senator Tom Harkin`s Steak Fry at rural Indianola
Sunday. She intimated but did not declare formally her Presidential aspirations and intentions. Better than six-thousand Democratic Party activists were drawn to the event. Harkin will be retiring after his present term, he is 74 years old.

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Body found in the Iowa River.

Volunteers did find an adult male body in the Iowa River on Saturday. An autopsy was pending.
The family of 52 year old Kevin Kroener reported him missing from the rural
Albion area on Saturday September 6th.

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Good news for the Grinnell Fire Department.

Grinnell Fire Department was presented with a

Life Safety Achievement Award for its fire prevention accomplishments

in 2013 by the National Association of State Fire Marshals Fire

Research and Education Foundation in partnership with Grinnell

Mutual Reinsurance Company.

The award was announced by Butch Browning, president

of the NASFM Foundation.

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Carole King to appear in Newton.

Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley has a friend in Carole King.

Braley's campaign announced Thursday that the singer-songwriter would meet with supporters at four locations around the state on Friday. The four-term congressman from Waterloo is locked in a tight Senate race with Republican Joni Ernst. Both are vying to win the Senate seat vacated by retiring Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin.

King, whose 1971 album Tapestry won four Grammy awards, will appear in Council Bluffs, Creston, Newton and Iowa City to thank volunteers.

She is the second musical star from the 1970s to back Braley. Last month Joe Walsh, of the Eagles, promoted a fundraising effort that gave contributors a chance to win tickets to an Eagles concert. For $5, contributors could be entered to win tickets and go backstage.

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Fall Festival in Marshalltown Sunday.

The Saint Mary Parish Fall Festival will be held Sunday

here in Marshalltown.

Organizers say the timing will be from 10 am to 330 pm at the

church at 11 West Linn Street.

Brunch 10 am

Hispanic Meal at Noon

Country Store

Farmers Market

Silent Auction

Pumpkin Painting contest

Live Music

Outdoor games

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Gameball run to pass through Marshalltown today.

The Annual Gameball run will pass through Marshalltown this morning.

The runners are Iowa State ROTC Students in advance of tomorrows

big game.

They are expected to pass through downtown Marshalltown

at 9:55 a-m.

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9-11 Memorial Pork Loin Dinner in Marshalltown.

A 9-11 Memorial Pork Loin Dinner will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall today.

The timing is social hour at five o clock and dinner at six.

The Heart Whisperer, Marshalltown Poet Ed Hofert will read a tribute poem.

A special blessing will also be delivered before dinner.

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Please pause to remember this day. Flags at Grays Lake in DSM.

Volunteers have placed 3,213 American flags in the ground at Gray's Lake Park in Des Moines in preparati for Patriot Day.

The Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department said the flags are the key part of the Tribute Trail at the park.

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Trapped man rescued at rural Newton.

Crews rescued a man who became trapped in a grain bin south of Newton, fire officials said.

Rescuers from four fire departments were called Tuesday morning to a home south of Newton where the man was trapped in a bin filled with corn.

The responders used a grain bin rescue tube from the Kellogg Fire Department to surround the man and protect him from being crushed by the corn, officials said. Because of all the dust and floating debris, air also was given to the man, whose name wasn't released.

The Newton Daily News reports rescuers cut holes in the bottom of the bin to release corn and pumped corn into a truck, allowing the man to eventually get out an access door.

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Area United Way kicks off fundraising effort.

The area United Way yearly fundraising effort has been teed up and kicked off.
Things began Wednesday with a luncheon in Marshalltown at the Fisher Community
Center. Spokeswoman Nancy Steveson says the goal for this year is 786-thousand dollars.
The theme this year is: Change Won't Happen Without You".
The Co-Chairs this year for the fundraising event are local businessman Ken Huge and
Marshalltown Police Chief Mike Tupper.

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Cy/Hawk BBQ cookoff in Marshalltown today.

The third annual Cy Hawk BBQ cookoff will take place in downtown Marshalltown
this afternoon at 5:30 at the Court House Square during the Farmers Market.
Eric Boone will cook on behalf of the Hawks and Bruce Campbell will cook
on half of the Cyclones. The event is a fundraiser for Iowa River Hospice.

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Candidates forum on poverty is planned.

The Mid Iowa Community Action agency has planned a candidates forum devoted to the subject of poverty next Tuesday.

The forum will take place at seven p-m in room 605 of the Iowa Valley Continuing Education Center on the campus of Marshalltown Community College.

Candidates for Iowa House and Senate and County Board of Supervisors have been invited to participate.

Candidates will be asked specific question for which they will have a time limit to answer and question will also be taken from the audience.




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Rain aftermath update!

In Marshalltown we recieved a total of 1.59 inches of rain

from the recent systems that passed through the area.

Around the state there were areas that got quite a bit more rain

including Afton which recieved six point one inches worth, New Virginia

four point five, Greenfield 4.25, Spring Hill 4.2 and Arispe which recieved

four inches worth.

Osceola had some flash flood problems both just south of town

and in town as well.

There were hail reports out of Corning, Lenox and Prescott.

At last check 15 Iowa counties had River Flood Warnings posted

in the aftermath of the rain.

Forecasters say a cooling trend is underway with low temps down

into the thirties Friday night and Saturday morning.



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Search for missing swimmer called off.

Authorities have suspended their search for a man who didn't return from a swim in Marshall County.

The Marshall County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that evidence suggests that the body of Kevin Kroener, 52, is somewhere in the river. His vehicle was found in a remote area by the river near Albion.

Kroener's family reported him missing Saturday afternoon after he didn't return from a swim. Volunteers and officers searched the water and land along the river.

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United Way to kick off annual fundraising effort.

The United Way will be kicking off their 84th yearly fundraising

campaign today with a luncheon event at the Fisher Community Center in Marshalltown.

Spokeswoman Nancy Steveson says co-chairs Ken Huge and Mike Tupper will offer a short program including a video

produced by Steve Muntz of MCC/IVCE.

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Weather reports from Iowa for you!

Marshalltown had an inch of rain from the latest precipitation that passed through the area.

Around the state other areas got quite a bit of rain:

Afton in Union County recieved 6 point one inches, New Virginia 4.5, Greenfield 4.25, Spring Hill in Warren County 4.2 and Arispe 4 inches worth.

As of early this morning13 Iowa counties were under flash flood warnings, 13 were under flash flood watches, and 8 counties had flood warnings in effect, in west, southwest, south central, eastern and southwestern Iowa.

There were hail reports out of Corning, Lenox and Prescott.






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Presidents speech on the radio tonight on am side.

KFJB will carry President Obama's speech about ISIS this evening at 8pm.

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Marshall County Supervisors vote to give Buildings and Grounds Director a raise.

At the latest Marshall County Board of Supervisor meeting, after much discussion, by a split vote, gave a raise to County Director of Buildings and Grounds Paul Zobel, his salary was raised to that of the previous Director. Chairman Dave Thompson voted no, but he said not on the merits of the position but that it was not done at the normal budget time of the year.

Kenn Vinson, Community Liason for Alliant Energy gave an update on construction of the M-G-S and also presented the Supervisors with a commemorative shovel from the recent groundbreaking in token of their ongoing support.

Vinson says work is progressing at a pretty good pace, construction on East Nevada Street will be done by the end of October, when that is done a portion of Quarry Road used for access will be closed off.

The Supervisors passed the second reading of an ordinance that would allow the county and each of the cities in the county to bid on and purchase the delinquent taxes of properties that are abandoned.



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Welcome to Marshalltown R-V-T-V from Des Moines!

WHO T-V's RV-TV comes to Marshalltown today.

The crew will broadcast a radio show from KFJB/KXIA

this afternoon and then by a part of news casts at

4-5-6-9 and 10 pm.

Supporters of the Hawks and Cyclones are invited to

wear their colors and be down in the area of the

Courthouse today for the broadcasts as the spotlight is

put on Marshalltown.

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Keep an eye on the sky.

The National Weather Service has posted a Flash Flood Watch for a large part of
Iowa including the primary counties in the listening area. The watch kicks into
effect tonight and continues through 7 am on Wednesday.
Heavy rain is anticipated especially during the late night and overnight time
frames tonight and tomorrow morning.

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Tribute Trail at Gray's Lake.

The city of Des Moines plans on placing more than 3,200 flags near a popular lake to honor victims of 9/11. The Des Moines Parks and Recreation says the "Tribute Trail" at Gray's Lake will feature 3,213 individual flags to represent the victims. They will be placed 10 feet off the trail on the west side of the lake.
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Completion of Roundhouse project likely delayed till spring.

At the latest meeting of the Marshalltown School Board, Vice President Jennifer Wilson
said as she understood it, completion of work on Phase One of the Roundhouse Refurbishment Project would not be completed until spring.
School Board alsoawarded a design contract for work on Phase Two of the project to a Des
Moines firm called RDG.

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Council gives further support to Not in Our Town effort.

The Marshalltown City Council Monday pledged their continued support
to a local Not In Our Town Anti bullying effort.
Mike Schlesinger is publisher of the Marshalltown Times Republican
and says he was inspired to start the group after reading an editiorial in
the Sioux City Journal after a teen there took his life after continued
bullying by his peers. He asked for the cities support as the local organization
applied for a so called Gold Star designation from the national organization.
Marshalltown would be the first city in the country to recieve such a designation,
the city is the only one in the country to be a part of Not in Our Town without
a hate incident having taken place.

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Water shut off planned for part of Marshalltown Tuesday.

According to the City of Marshalltown Public Works Department:

The water will be turned off from 9 am until Noon, tomorrow,

on N 5th Ave. from Linwood St. to Woodland St. for work on

the Interceptor Sewer Project.

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Marshalltown School Board meets today.

The Marshalltown School Board is meeting this afternoon.

The School Board will take a tour of the Marshalltown Learning

Academy at five p-m and then will commence at 5:30 pm.

According to the published agenda school board will talk about the teacher

leadership and compensation system, the voluntary early retirment program,

pre school playgrounds at the elementary schools and Phase Two of the

Roundhouse Refurbishment Project.

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Marshalltown City Council meets today.

The Marshalltown City Council will be meeting this afternoon

at Marshalltown City Hall.

According to the published agenda Council will review a

reccomendation to name David Rierson of the Kansas

City Missouri area as a possible candidate as the new

Fire Chief of Marshalltown.

Supporters of the Not in Our Town organization are

expected to ask for the City`s support as they seek

a Gold Star designation by the National Not in Our

Town Group.

Both of these agenda items are action items and

Council will be vote on them.

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Rural Albion man missing.

Authorities and volunteers are still looking for a missing swimmer after a weekend search in Marshall County was unsuccessful.

The family of 52-year-old Kevin Kroener reported him missing Saturday afternoon after he didn't return from a swim in the Iowa River. His vehicle was located in a remote area by the river near Albion.

Chief Deputy Steve Hoffman says about 30 volunteers and a K-9 unit searched for Kroener on Sunday. He says authorities focused on the area near a trestle bridge popular with local divers.

Authorities probed the river Sunday evening after he wasn't found on land. They will continue the search on Monday.

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Woman extricated after two vehicle accident.

The Marshall County Sheriffs department reported

a two vehicle accident in the area of the diagonal

highway and U-S Highway 30.

The drivers were identified as 57 year old Cheyenne

Griffen of Colorado Springs Colorado in a 2003 Ford Ranger

and 24 year old David Dobrzynski of Orlando Park Illinois

in a 2013 Hyudai Elantra.

Griffen had to be removed from her vehicle which was totaled

by mechanical means and Dobrzynski was cited for Failure

to Yield the Right of Way and Failure to Obey a Yield Sign.


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Veterans invited to a career fair.

A Career Fair for military job seekers will be held in the Marshalltown Community College

Activity Center on Thursday, Sept. 11, from 12:30 to 4 pm.

More than 40 employers will be on hand to conduct on-the-spot interviews and provide

information to current and former military personnel.

Career Fair partners include Employer Support of The Guard and Reserve ,

Iowa Workforce Development, Iowa Works/Iowa Valley, JobDig, Home Base Iowa,

Hero 2 Hired, Marshalltown Community College, and Iowa Valley Continuing Education.

IVCE will have a booth where military job seekers can find information about local career

and technical training, as well as information about instructor openings for those training programs.

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Lawsuit filed against the state and the IJH.

An Iowa woman has filed a lawsuit claiming she was kept in an isolation cell at a state juvenile home for a total of 280 days.

Court records show 20-year-old Jessica Turner, of Okoboji, filed the lawsuit in August.

It names the state of Iowa, as well as officials at the Iowa Department of Human Services and the Iowa Juvenile Home.

Turner claims the state violated her constitutional rights and violated laws and regulations on the use of isolation at the Toledo facility. She says she spend "numerous consecutive weeks" in isolation.

Turner is seeking unspecified damages.

The home closed in January after questions were raised about the treatment of teenagers. Records show the state has not yet filed a response to the lawsuit.
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Race for the House is Saturday in Marshalltown.

The House of Compassion in Marshalltown will have a

fundraising 5 and 10 K race and run tomorrow.

Spokeswoman Amy Walker says the event will begin

and end in the area of the House of Compassion

on West Church Street.

Festivities begin at eight a-m.

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Pedal pullers in Marshalltown Saturday.

The Iowa Pedal Pull Championship will be held

at the Marshalltown Coliseum tomorrow.

The events which involve various age groups will

begin at ten a-m.

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A chance to star gaze tonight.

There will be a stargazing opportunity tonight at

the Dean Memorial Observatory at the Green

Castle Recreation Area.

The timing is at eightp-m.

The event will be hosted by the Amateur Astromers

of Central Iowa.

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Rodeo continues in Marshalltown.

Today will be day number two of three days of the

Iowa Rodeo Cowboys Association Championships

at the Central Iowa Fairgrounds at Marshalltown.

Performance time this evening will be seven p-m.

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Train lover who volunteered at Camp Courageous has died.

The man who helped create and nuture a railroad train and

track at Camp Courageous at Monticello has died.

Gerry Rohr was from Monticello and after a train was donated in

2007 he volunteered to help with the project. Charlie Becker of

Camp Courageous says Rohr layed the track, put in the switches

and also oversaw putting the train on the track including a new

engine for the locomotive.

He says seven thousand campers with special needs come to the camp

each year.

Becker says two new passenger cars were designed and added to the mix.

He says Mohr who passed away of an apparent heart attack gave a final

gift to the camp in the form of expanding the train to Lake Todd

which is newly created.

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Cool down is anticipated in the weather.

The area will likely see some rain Thursday night.

Forecasters say there is the possbility of a quarter

to a half inch of rain followed by a cool down in

temperatures for the weekend.

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Rodeo starts today in Marshalltown.

Today will be day number one of three days of the Iowa Rodeo

Cowboys Association 2014 Finals at the Central Iowa Fairgrounds.

There will be what is called a Calcutta at five p-m and a performance

at seven p-m.

Officials say the event has been moved indoors from outdoors because

of the recent rainfalls in the area.

Tickets are available on site or at Thiesens.

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News from Clemons Iowa.

The ClemonsCity Council will host a Town Hall Meeting on

Tuesday, September 9 at 7:00 PM atthe Clemons Lutheran School.

The purposeof the meeting is to talk about options relating to the town

acquiring the school property.

All Clemons residents and people from the surrounding area are invited

to attend and encouraged to share their thoughts about potential uses for

the property and how it can bemaintained.

Special guest include the Clemons Lutheran School Board, their realtor,

Marty Wymore fromRegion 6 Planning, and Brett Comegys, Mayor of Collins,

who has considerable community development and fundraising expertise.

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Crops in pretty good shape.

The latest crop report for the State of Iowa for last week

is out from the USDA.

Word is that topsoil is 75% adequate and subsoil moisture is 76%


90% of the corn is in the dough stage.

96% of the beans are setting pods.

76% of the corn is in good shape while 73% of the beans are in

good shape.

The most rain last week was at Persia in Harrison County with

7.55 inches worth.

The highest temperature was 95 at Donnelson while the coolest

temperature was 53 at Sibley.

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Good hunting season ahead.

Iowa wildlife officials say the pheasant population is high ahead of hunting season.

The state Department of Natural Resources says the annual August roadside pheasant count recorded the highest number of birds since 2008. That's a statewide average of about 17 birds per 30 miles.

A record low 40,000 hunters pursued pheasants last year. The latest roadside index indicates hunters could harvest more than 250,000 birds.

The department says it is working to enhance the state's habitats for pheasant and quail. That includes grant funding and a partnership with the Pheasants Forever group.

The regular pheasant season is Oct. 25 through Jan. 10. The state's youth pheasant season is set for Oct. 18 and Oct. 19.

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News from the Marshall County G-O-P.

The Marshall County Republican party will have

their weekly meeting on Friday at Cecils Cafe

in Marshalltown.

Party spokesman Peter Rogers says the guest

this week for a noon time luncheon will be

State Auditor Mary Mosiman.

The public is invited to attend.

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Anderson Funeral Home team wins Chamber Golf Tourney.

The Anderson Funeral Homes team won the

tournament championship at the recent

Marshalltown Chamber of Commerce

Golf Tournament held at the Elmwood

Golf and Country Club in Marshalltown.

A full field took part in the event.

The Anderson Funeral Home quartet took

home championship honors.

Scott Kilstrom had one of the highlights of the

day by shooting a hole in one.

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Pilot unhurt and being forced to land in Marshall County.

Authorities say a pilot is uninjured after his plane flipped over during an emergency landing in a soybean field.

The Marshall County Sheriff's Office tells says 31-year-old Jason Stone was traveling from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to the Marshalltown Municipal Airport on Monday. Authorities say Stone's single-engine plane experienced engine problems and he was forced to land.

They say the plane got stuck in the mud during the landing and flipped over. Stone was the only occupant of the plane and wasn't injured.

The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to investigate.

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Back to reality today.

Ater the pleasant holiday weekend its back to work and back to school today.
Labor Day in Marshalltown was pleasant with a high that reached 79.

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Poetry reading in Marshalltown on Wednesday.

Marshalltown's poet laurete Ed Hofert will be hosting

a poetry reading Wednesday afternoon and evening

at the Knights of Columbus Hall at Marshalltown.

Hofert says there will be social hours from four to six

and a reading between six and eight p-m.

Poets are welcome to bring their work and read.

Ed is the author of two books his latest is called

"Out of the Shadows", he is known as the

heart Whisperer.

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The new Sportsbook is out!

The KFJB/KIX 101. 2014-2015 Sportsbook is out and is

being distributed.

The 80 page edition features High School, College, and

professional schedules plus information on programing

and personalities from the two stations.

The Sportsbook is available at our studios during regular

business hours and also at retail locations in the listening


The book will also be distributed at the Marshalltown

versus Newton football game next Friday night at Leonard

Cole Field.

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Labor Day Parade to be held in Des Moines.

There will be a Labor Day Parade in Des Moines


According to Lance Coles of the AFL-CIO the

entrants line up at the State Capitol building,

then the parade goes east down Grand Avenue

to the Iowa State Fairgrounds.

A post parade celebration is being held at

Labor Park which is at 4640 Northwest Morningstar

Drive in the far northern part of Des Moines.

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Labor Day closures.

No Mail today on Labor Day because of the holiday.

The Marshalltown Public Library and the Senior Center

will be closed today.

The Marshalltown Parks and Rec Department office is

closed today.

The Marshall County Courthouse is closed.

Banks are closed today.

Marshalltown City Hall is closed today.

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Storm reports from Iowa.

Marshalltown recieved 2.18 inches of rain Sunday night from a

storm that moved through the area.

In Denison in Crawford County a person was injured when they

were struck by lightning, there was also flooding after a dam failed

in heavy rain and a highway was affected.

A garage was destroyed at Harcourt in Hamilton County.

A funnell cloud was sighted at rural Boone.

80 mile per hour winds were clocked at Bayard and Yale in

Guthrie County.

At Minburn there was flooding that impacted U-S highway 169.

Closer to home there were 66 mile per hour winds at Iowa Falls, 60

mile per hour winds at Steamboat Rock, heavy rain at Belle Plaine,

and 59 mile per hour winds at Prairie City, 71 mile per hour winds

at Knoxville.




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