Friday 5th March 2021

AMES POLICE HAVE ISSUED A WARRANT FOR THE ARREST OF 33-YEAR OLD RICHARD G. FLECK FOR FIRST DEGREE MURDER IN CONNECTION WITH THE DEATH OF 37-YEAR OLD RANEA BELL.  BELL’S BODY WAS DISCOVERED SATURDAY NIGHT WHEN POLICE WENT TO AN APARTMENT TO CONDUCT A WELFARE CHECK.

THE MARSHALLTOWN CITY COUNCIL RECEIVED AN UPDATE ON THE PROPOSED BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING IN JUNE, 2022.  THE COUNCIL ALSO SET A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE BUDGET FOR ITS MARCH 22D MEETING.

THE LA NINA WEATHER PATTERN MAY BE TAKING HOLD, AND A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECASTER SAYS THE EFFECTS MIGHT LAST THROUGH SPRING.  USUALLY,A LA NINA PATTERN MEANS ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES.

BOY’S SUBSTATE BASKETBALL MONDAY

CLASS 3A

SOLON 64, SOUTH TAMA 30

NEWTON 59, KNOXVILLE 55

GRINNELL 69, CLEAR CREEK-AMANA 58

BONDURANT-FARRAR 72, NEVADA 63

CLASS 4A: MARSHALLTOWN 48, DES MOINES ROOSEVELT 44