ORGANIZERS OF THE RECENTLY COMPLETED CLAY COUNTY FAIR IN SPENCER ARE CALLING THIS YEAR’S EVENT A SUCCESS. C-E-O JEREMY PARSONS SAYS FAIRGOERS SPENT AN ALL-TIME RECORD OF TWO-POINT-53-MILLION DOLLARS ON FOOD, BEVERAGES AND CARNIVAL RIDES. OVERALL ATTENDANCE THIS YEAR WAS 277-THOUSAND-389 — ABOUT 20-THOUSAND FEWER VISITORS THAN THE 2019 CLAYContinue Reading

A BERESFORD, SOUTH DAKOTA MAN IS FACING SEXUAL ASSAULT AND CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES IN UNION COUNTY FOLLOWING AN INVESTIGATION BY BERESFORD POLICE AND THE COUNTY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE. 30-YEAR-OLD MARK CORNISH IS CHARGED WITH FIRST DEGREE RAPE OF A MINOR, SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF A MINOR AND 39 COUNTS OF POSSESSION OFContinue Reading

IOWA U.S. SENATOR JONI ERNST SAYS THE PROPOSED GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM MEMORIAL IN WASHINGTON, D.C. SHOULD BE BUILT IN A PLACE OF PROMINENCE, NEAR THE MEMORIALS ON THE NATIONAL MALL HONORING SOLDIERS FROM VIETNAM, KOREA AND WORLD WAR II. https://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/MEMORIAL1.mp3 MEMORIAL1 OC….ANYWHERE ELSE? :08 ERNST IS URGING SENATORS TOContinue Reading

THERE’S A SHORTAGE IN AVAILABLE BLOOD SUPPLY FOR PATIENTS ACROSS THE TRI-STATE AREA CLAIRE DEROIN OF SIOUX CITY’S LIFESERVE BLOOD CENTER, SAYS SUPPLIES HAVE TAKEN A HEAVY HIT IN RECENT DAYS AFTER MULTIPLE HOSPITALS IN CENTRAL IOWA PERFORMED TRANSFUSIONS ON SEVERAL PATIENTS: https://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/CLAIRE1.mp3 CLAIRE1 OC….SCARY PLACE :17 A FIVE-DAY SUPPLYContinue Reading

Art is starting to fill the south wall of the Tremont Building in downtown Marshalltown, where a Baltimore artist is turning a blank canvas into Marshalltown’s largest mural to date. Justin Nethercut, a globally traveling street artist, was selected as the finalist from more than 40 applicants from muralists acrossContinue Reading

Twelve men and one woman were awarded Quilts of Valor from the Central Iowa Quilt Sew-ciety members. The event was held at the Grace church. President Marilyn Kidd welcomed the guests, Marshalltown combined Legion and VFW, and Pastor Bob Kosbau. Veterans histories were read by guild members Gloria DeBower andContinue Reading

Tough times and hard news continue for Riverside Cemetery. General Manager Dorie Tammen received word the Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied the latest funding appeal. After the August 2020 derecho ripped through the cemetery and caused hundreds of thousands of dollars of damages, Tammen applied for FEMA funds toContinue Reading

A strong Roland-Story team posted a 3-0 win over Perry in HOIC volleyball Thursday. The Norse won on scores of 25-15, 25-11, and 25-19. The guests saw their record climb to 15-4 overall and 4-0 in conference play with the win while Perry fell to 1-13, 0-3. Peyton Tunink hadContinue Reading

All games kick off at 7 p.m. expect Class 4A District 5, which has a 7:30 p.m. start time. Class 4A District 5 All      District W   L     W   L Bon-Farr   4    0 Indianola  4    0 Norwalk    3    1 Carlisle     2    2Continue Reading

WOODWARD — The five ladies and five gentlemen in contention for royal status at Woodward-Granger high school were revealed recently as the Hawks prepare for Homecoming 2021. Brayten Ashman, Makenzie Dresback, Katie Grell, Riam Jamison, and Darby Nixon are the quintet from which the queen will be crowned, with theContinue Reading