The Iowa River courses through Marshall County for about 29 miles from the Hardin County line south and southeastward past Three Bridges County Park before crossing into Tama County.  iewed today is only one small portion of the river between Timmons Grove and the highway 330 bridge (top) and the future bike trail bridge (bottom). Low river flow levels all summer have allowed many sand bars to become exposed, some long enough for green vegetation to grow on them.Canoeists and kayakers should find the river at this time as a fun place to paddle from put-in point to a designated take-out destination.

Lazy summer, lazy river

Outdoors Today

The IOWA RIVER just keeps poking along, steadily and silently giving an outlet to surface water runoff and ground water table seepage. Granted, this summers lack of significant rain has not added appreciable amounts of runoff water. From its headwaters at Crystal Lake in Hancock County to the ...

Ben Fletcher said public service is one of his callings, adding he put his name in for selection to the board in 2016 because he wanted to make a positive impact on the community. An Emerson product manager, Fletcher said he takes a practical, engineer-like approach to problem-solving as a board member.

‘Another perspective’

Todays News

Editor’s note: This is the second in a five-part series of interviews with the five candidates vying for a seat on the Marshalltown School Board. “I try to look at myself as a problem-solver.” With a background in engineering and a motivation for public service, Marshalltown School ...

FILE - In this June 12, 2017 file photo, White House Senior Advisers Steve Bannon, left, and Adviser Jared Kushner attend a Cabinet meeting with President Donald Trump in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. According to a source, Bannon is leaving White House post. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Bannon is out at White House

Todays News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Steve Bannon, the blunt-spoken and divisive strategist who rose from Donald Trump's conservative campaign to a top White House post, was pushed out by the president Friday, capping a turbulent seven months marked by the departure of much of Trump's original senior ...

This photo combo of images shows, clockwise, from upper left: a Google sign at a store in Hialeah, Fla., the Twitter app displayed on a smartphone, PayPal headquarters in San Jose, Calif., and the Facebook app displayed on an iPad. It took a violent rally to get tech companies, such as these and others, to do what civil rights groups have been calling for for years: take a firmer stand against accounts used to promote hate and violence. (AP Photo)

Tech companies continue efforts to banish extremist accounts

Money & Markets

­NEW YORK — Tech companies' efforts to banish extremist groups and individuals are continuing as a social network popular with extremists disappeared from Google's Android app store. Gab had already been unavailable in Apple's store, though it remains accessible on the web. The ...

FILE - In this March 30, 2015, file photo, Marines of South Korea, right and the U.S aim their weapons near amphibious assault vehicles during the U.S.-South Korea joint landing military exercises as a part of the annual joint military exercise Foal Eagle between South Korea and the United States in Pohang, South Korea. America’s annual joint military exercises with South Korea always frustrate North Korea. The war games set to begin Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 may hold more potential to provoke than ever, given President Donald Trump’s “fire and fury” threats and Pyongyang’s as-yet-unpursued plan to launch missiles close to Guam. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

A look at US-S. Korea war games and how North might respond

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SEOUL, South Korea — America's annual joint military exercises with South Korea always frustrate North Korea. The war games set to begin Monday may hold more potential to provoke than ever, given President Donald Trump's "fire and fury" threats and Pyongyang's as-yet-unpursued plan to launch ...

Attorney Laura Eilers of Peglow, O’Hare and See said she is prepared for the responsibility of being a Marshalltown School Board member if she’s elected on Sept. 12. She said her work as an attorney has familiarized her with some of the issues district families and students deal with.

A committed candidate

Todays News

Editor’s note: This is the first in a five-part series of interviews with the five candidates vying for a seat on the Marshalltown School Board. “I stay pretty committed to anything I get involved with.” Laura Eilers said she would be a good addition to the Marshalltown School Board, ...

FILE - This is a Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015 file photo of actor Daniel Craig poses for the media as he arrives for the German premiere of the James Bond movie 'Spectre' in Berlin, Germany. British actor Daniel Craig announced he returning to cars, cocktails and camera pens to play James Bond in the franchise’s next film, due out in 2019.  The 49-year old actor told Stephen Colbert on Tuesday night’s “Late Show” that it will likely be his last time playing 007, and that he hopes to “go out on a high note.” (AP Photo/Michael Sohn/File)

Daniel Craig, back as Bond, keeps 007 fans on edge


NEW YORK — Daniel Craig's 007-era will die another day. After months of gossip and denials, Craig on Tuesday night confirmed to Stephen Colbert on the "Late Show" that he will indeed return for another James Bond movie. The yet-titled film is due out November 2019. "We've just been ...

Wisconsin Assembly passes $3 billion for Foxconn

Money & Markets

MADISON, Wis.— The Wisconsin Assembly approved a $3 billion tax break Thursday with bipartisan support for Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group to build a massive display panel factory in the state, a project President Donald Trump touted as a transformational win for the U.S. ...


Weather watching

Todays News

Cool weather and lack of rain has been the story in Central Iowa weather so far this month, but what can the area expect as August moves into September? “Marshalltown itself kind of missed the bigger rains that would’ve been Monday to Tuesday,” said State Climatologist Harry Hillaker. ...

Gladbrook woman dies following accident

Todays News

TIMES-REPUBLICAN A Gladbrook woman has died following a collision earlier this week. According to the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, Marjorie Phillips, 89, was a passenger in a pickup truck that overturned following a traffic incident at about 8 a.m. Wednesday along the 1500 mile of ...

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First annual Bark in the Park scheduled for Aug. 26

Todays News

It will be a day dedicated to all things dog. The first annual Bark in the Park, sponsored by the Animal Rescue League of Marshalltown, will be held Saturday, Aug. 26 at Riverview Park. “It’s a community outreach event,” said ARL Director Shelly Deal. “It’s a day for fun and ...

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An eye toward history

Todays News

By SARA JORDAN-HEINTZ TIMES-REPUBLICAN It’s a coming home of sorts for Dr. Cynthia Ragland, who along with her husband Craig, owns and operates a building in the historic 13th Street District of Marshalltown. The location is the former site of Seberg Pharmacy, which was run by Ed Seberg ...


VanGundy to join hospital

Todays News

Dr. Lance VanGundy is pictured during the Foundation-UnityPoint Health-Marshalltown “Lights, Sirens, Keep Them Rolling” fund-raising campaign kick-off Wednesday night at Elmwood Country Club. He urged attendees to enthusiastically support the effort, which seeks to raise $190,000 for a new ...

Marshalltown American Legion collecting items for homeless vets

Todays News

TIMES-REPUBLICAN Several American Legion Post 46 members are volunteering again this year at the Homeless Veterans Stand Down in Des Moines, slated for Sept. 15-17. This event relies on volunteers and donations. Marshalltown American Legion Commander Randy Kessler is asking the public for ...


Funding the study

Todays News

It’s been three years since Marshalltown had its last housing market study, and funds for an update to the study are being sought. “We did get a quote for the update, and we will realize some cost savings because we’ve already done some of the groundwork,” said Marshall Economic ...

Daily Record, August 17, 2017

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Court Wednesday • Adam Clawson made an initial appearance on a willful injury charge, an assault causing bodily injury charge and a trespass charge. The public defender’s office is appointed as counsel. The preliminary hearing is scheduled at 1 p.m. on Aug. ...

In this Monday, May 29, 2017 photo, Asahi Breweries employee Kiyoshi Sakai speaks during an interview at a factory in Moriya near Tokyo. Sakai, who has worked at Asahi for 29 years, recalls those days the caps for beer cans had to be placed into machines by hand, a repetitive task that was hard not just on the body but the mind. And so he is grateful for the helping hand from automation. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Japanese workers treasure automation

Money & Markets

MORIYA, Japan — Thousands upon thousands of cans are filled with beer, capped and washed, wrapped into six-packs, and boxed at dizzying speeds — 1,500 a minute, to be exact — on humming conveyor belts that zip and wind in a sprawling factory near Tokyo. Nary a soul is in sight in this ...

FILE - This March 9, 2016, file photo shows a total solar eclipse in Belitung, Indonesia. A solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, is set to star in several special broadcasts on TV and online. PBS, ABC, NBC, NASA Television and the Science Channel are among the outlets planning extended coverage of the first solar eclipse visible across the United States in 99 years. (AP Photo/File)

Tune in online or on TV to see eclipse


LOS ANGELES — Ronald Dantowitz has been looking forward to Monday's solar eclipse for nearly 40 years. An astronomer who specializes in solar imaging, he's been photographing eclipses for more than three decades, and will be using 14 cameras to capture the Aug. 21 celestial event. The ...