Complaint about toy banana started turmoil at Iowa agency

Todays News

IOWA CITY — A complaint alleging that employees at Iowa’s workplace safety agency used a toy banana to make sexual jokes triggered an investigation that led to the removal of two top officials, according to a copy obtained by The Associated Press. The complaint, sent anonymously in July ...

Iowa River Hospice hosts annual memorial

Todays News

Family gatherings, gift-buying, baking and travel during the holiday season can be exhausting for anyone, but for those who have lost a loved one, the season may feel extra lonely. The Iowa River Hospice held a memorial and grief support service Sunday, where about two dozen community members ...

US-China trade truce seen boosting US stock market

Money & Markets

WASHINGTON — The truce in the trade dispute between the U.S. and China should boost rattled financial markets, at least likely through year’s end, experts say. But the stock market’s wild gyrations of recent months likely will persist as the two countries strain to reach a permanent ...

Community hero steps in for Kid Rock to lead holiday parade


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A man who helped stop a Waffle House shooter stepped into the role as grand marshal for the Nashville Christmas Parade as a last-minute replacement Saturday for Kid Rock, who got the boot for his profane comments on live TV. James Shaw Jr. hopped into a horse-drawn ...

Student in the spotlight — Edwin Rodas

Todays News

Delving into an art piece is among Marshalltown High School senior Edwin Rodas’ favorite activities. He particularly enjoys putting brush to canvas in Rebecca Erickson’s advanced painting class and said the class allows him to express himself. “I can make more projects and create ...

T-R launches Kid Scoop, promotes literacy

Todays News

The Times-Republican is proud to introduce a new weekly section for local children. Kid Scoop is a new page that takes young readers on an exciting journey of discovery every week. Kid Scoop is one part of the T-R’s initiative to improve youth literacy and news engagement in our ...

‘Ravaged’ orders available at T-R

Todays News

Copies of the Times-Republican book "Ravaged: Photos of the July 19, 2018 EF-3 Tornado" remarkably sold out within two days. Because of the high demand for this publication, another printing will be ordered this month. To order a copy please call 641-753-6611. The price is $39.95. The ...

Highlights from Christmas in Conrad 2018

Todays News

The annual Christmas in Conrad Celebration was held on Dec. 1, despite a cold, windy and sometimes rainy Saturday. But the inclement weather did not stop those in attendance from having “ A Very Vintage Christmas” to remember.

Dance Konnection Christmas Extravaganza

Todays News

Local dancers performed their routines for a packed MHS-Community Auditorium Sunday afternoon during the Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA School of Dance/Dance Konnection Christmas Extravaganza.

Coal question looms large as climate talks begin in Poland

Todays News

KATOWICE, Poland — Negotiators from around the world opened the United Nations’ annual climate change conference Sunday in a Polish city built around mining coal, widely seen as a main culprit behind global warming. Arriving for two weeks of talks on tackling climate change, conference ...

Earthquake doesn’t disrupt food, fuel supply to Alaska

Todays News

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The supply chain of food and other goods delivered to the Port of Anchorage from the Lower 48 has not been disrupted by the powerful earthquake that caused widespread damage to roads in the Anchorage area. “The ships are coming in on schedule, the supply lines are at ...

George H.W. Bush remembered for grace, service

Todays News

HOUSTON — He was the man who sought a “kinder, and gentler nation,” and the one who sternly invited Americans to read his lips — he would not raise taxes. He was the popular leader of a mighty coalition that dislodged Iraq from Kuwait, and was turned out of the presidency after a ...

Daily Record, December 2, 2018

Daily Record

Marshall County Sheriff Arrests • On Friday, Amanda Macias, 28, was arrested on a warrant charging her with three probation violations. • On Friday, Jonathan Fugate, 26, was arrested on a warrant charging him with possession of marijuana-first offense. Grundy County ...

Africans played key, often unheralded, role in World War I


JOHANNESBURG — Amid the fanfare marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, little has been said about crucial participants in the conflict: Africans. More than 1 million African soldiers, laborers and porters were vital actors in the war in Europe and especially in battles on ...

Local hospital looks to future

Todays News

With the opening of St. Thomas Mercy Hospital in 1904, Marshalltownians and Central Iowans have had access to a wide variety of health care services. Ten years later, a second hospital - Evangelical Deaconess - opened thereby giving two hospitals for Marshalltown and area residents. In 1969 ...

Rural Iowa schools look to innovate as enrollment declines

Todays News

ANDREW — Tristan Sikkema starts his day at Andrew (Iowa) Elementary School. As a physical education teacher, the Andrew native plays games with the students to get them physically active. At about 10:30 a.m., Sikkema packs up and drives southeast down Iron Bridge Road — the road on ...

New pastor helps spur revival of Iowa church

Todays News

WATERLOO — If walls could talk, the Little Brown Church in the Vale would belt out in song. Songs from more than a century ago are the foundation of the church that was built more than a century ago, and a pair of singers have arrived to continue its tradition. The Rev. Drew McHolm and his ...

Main Street Antiques remains open despite damage to building

Todays News

With a boarded up exterior, scaffolding shooting up four floors and a makeshift entryway consisting of a tunnel, Main Street Antiques is still weathering the effects of the July 19 tornado. Closing immediately after the tornado, the business, 105 W. Main St., reopened Labor Day weekend. ...

Funding Iowa’s regent universities

Todays News

For the thousands of students at Iowa State University, the University of Northern Iowa and the University of Iowa, tuition rates are a top concern each year. There are many factors that go into the price of attending each of the three schools and the state government plays a big role. The ...