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Local man appeals sentence on distribution of child pornography

Todays News

A former Marshalltown Community School District educator who was sentenced to 11 years in federal prison last month for distributing child pornography has filed an appeal to the sentence. Court documents from the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals show Glen Arlan Sedlacek, 68, filed the appeal ...

Federal Reserve foresees no interest rate hikes in 2019

Money & Markets

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve left its key interest rate unchanged Wednesday and projected no rate hikes this year, reflecting a dimmer view of the economy as growth weakens in the United States and abroad. The Fed said it was keeping its benchmark rate — which ...

Our town, our people — Bryce Jolley

Todays News

“Our town, our people” is a weekly Q&A with a local resident who is active in the community. Have a suggestion for someone we should talk to? Email T-R news editor Emily Barske at ebarske@timesrepublican.com.  Bryce Jolley is a podiatrist who has lived in Marshalltown for more than ...

Gov. Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for Marshall County

Todays News

Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation for Marshall County Wednesday in response to flooding and flash flooding beginning March 13 and continuing. The governor’s proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of this severe weather ...

Local garden centers gear up for springtime

Todays News

While it’s too early in the season to begin planting seeds and bulbs, it’s not too early to start planning. In the coming weeks, the ground will be soft and dry enough to begin the process of cleaning up yards, testing the soil for nutrients, then tilling the land or whatever else is ...

Poll: More Americans want immigration to stay the same

Todays News

SANTA ANA, Calif. — A growing number of Americans say immigration levels should remain the same or increase, according to a major U.S. survey, a shift that comes as the Trump administration has ramped up immigration enforcement. At the same time, the latest data from the General Social ...

Local group collecting donations for flood relief

Todays News

A local group called the Dream Team is again coming together to help people in need, but instead of a local tornado this time they are sending supplies to flood victims along the Missouri River. Western Iowa and much of Nebraska were suddenly under water earlier this week as snow melt and ...

IDOT staff estimating June completion for Le Grand viaduct

Todays News

Work continues on one of Central Iowa’s largest highway construction projects — the $6.7 million dollar Highway 146 bypass and viaduct project. When complete later this year, it will allow Le Grand area residents, emergency responders and farmers to drive over the Union Pacific Rail Road ...

Gov. Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for Marshall County

Todays News

Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation for Marshall County Wednesday in response to flooding and flash flooding beginning March 13 and continuing. The governor's proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of this severe weather and ...

Daily Record — March 20, 2019

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Court — Tuesday • Ronald William Metivier Jr. made an initial appearance on a probation violation charge, a possession of a controlled substance-third or subsequent offense charge, a possession of drug paraphernalia charge and on a warrant charging him with ...

Coal tax cut endangers federal black lung fund

Money & Markets

COEBURN, Va. — Former coal miner John Robinson’s bills for black lung treatments run $4,000 a month, but the federal fund he depends on to help cover them is being drained of money because of inaction by Congress and the Trump administration. Amid the turmoil of the government shutdown ...

Now 30, ‘The Little Mermaid’ paved the way for Elsa and Anna

Entertainment

NEW YORK — It’s not uncommon for people to just look at Jodi Benson and burst into tears. Sometimes they hyperventilate or scream. But mostly they break down and start sobbing. Benson will hold them, heaving in her arms, and pat their back gently. Benson isn’t a household name but for ...

Disaster declaration issued for Marshall County

Todays News

The Marshall County Board of Supervisors signed a disaster declaration Tuesday morning due to the impact of flooding in the area since last week. The declaration reads: “Marshall County, Iowa has suffered from widespread flooding that started on March 12, 2019 and continuing causing ...

Man faces felony charge for meth possession

Todays News

A State Center man was arrested by Marshalltown Police and taken to Marshall County Jail recently for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine)-third or subsequent offense, a Class D felony, according to a criminal complaint and affidavit filed in Marshall County District Court. ...

Spring is here, finally

Todays News

It was a long winter. Such is the feeling of many Central Iowans, who in the course of a few months, have endured subzero wind chills, blizzards, white-out conditions, thunderstorms and now flooding in some places. March 20 marks the official first day of spring, with many people eager for ...

Newly-remodeled, new projects dominate downtown landscape

Todays News

T-R PHOTO BY MIKE DONAHEY Efforts continue to restore the iconic Marshall County Courthouse while to the south local Hay Construction workers build the Thompson True Value Hardware on Linn Street. Both projects reflect the significant investment made by local elected officials and businesses ...

Iowa’s frontier past topic of Thursday historical event

Todays News

Noted historian Dr. Tom Morain will share insights into the life of a 19th century family at a presentation slated for 6 p.m. Thursday at the Marshalltown Public Library as part of the Historical Society of Marshall County’s History on Third Thursday program. His presentation “Hymns and ...

Floodwaters threaten millions in crop and livestock losses

Todays News

DES MOINES — Farmer Jeff Jorgenson looks out over 750 acres of cropland submerged beneath the swollen Missouri River, and he knows he probably won’t plant this year. But that’s not his biggest worry. He and other farmers have worked until midnight for days to move grain, equipment and ...

Opa!!! Grill now open

Todays News

The wait is over. After spending around seven months getting the eatery ready, Opa!!! Grill, 4 W. Boone St., is now open. Owned and operated by George and Ruth Coutsougeras and their son Ioannis Coutsougeras, the eatery offers Mediterranean and American cuisine, spotlighting dishes from ...