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Stories with place: Marshalltown
  • Struggling Marshalltown hospital explores for-profit status 
    Updated: May-25-16 6:29 am

    MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa - Marshalltown's struggling hospital is talking to a Texas company about becoming a for-profit hospital.

  • Bettendorf superintendent will head Marshalltown district 
    Updated: May-13-16 8:00 pm

    MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa - The school district superintendent in Bettendorf has been chosen to head the school district in Marshalltown.

  • Marshalltown grave of former slave, veteran remains unmarked 
    Updated: May-07-16 1:37 pm

    MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa - As one of Riverside Cemetery's 22,000 buried souls, Josiah French's life story is long-forgotten to Marshalltown's inhabitants, but just enough documentation exists to help bring to light the legacy of a man who was born a slave, followed his master to the front lines of the Mexican-American War, escaped slavery and served in the Civil War, and made his way to Iowa. At the time of his death on Jan. 1, 1892, the Times-Republican (http://bit.ly/1rXjGHl ) remembered French as a prominent Marshalltonian, buried alongside fellow veterans, honored for his military service despite the mysteries that surround his life.