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‘Catalyst’ resolution OK’d by council

Todays News

Citing the need to significantly enhance a new “executive level” housing development while developing the town’s recreational trail system, the Marshalltown City Council approved by 4-3 vote a key resolution designating an amount not to exceed $65,000 for the design and engineering of a ...

Hard work rewarded

Todays News

The community meeting room in the Marshalltown Public Library was packed with Lenihan Intermediate School and St. Francis Catholic School students who participated in this year’s Battle of the Books competition. Each of the 20 teams at the Monday event read 28 books and were then tested on ...

‘One child at a time’

Todays News

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and many advocacy groups are highlighting the importance of support for victims; one program looking for volunteers is court-appointed special advocates (CASA). “We are here to celebrate our 10th anniversary of the court-appointed special advocates ...

‘A busy time’

Todays News

“I want us to be seen as a community resource for culture.” These are the words of Bob Untiedt, who serves as director of the IVCCD Orpheum Theater Center. In addition to screening movies, holding free summer concerts and hosting the annual Jean Seberg Festival, Untiedt said he wants ...

Helping animals in need

Todays News

The Animal Rescue League of Marshalltown’s Whiskers, Wine and Something Divine is the organization’s largest fundraiser of the year. Now in its seventh year, the event will take place Thursday evening from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Midnight Ballroom. The ARL of Marshalltown does not receive ...

Gutekunst Public Library to be closed from April 21-May 4

Todays News

TIMES-REPUBLICAN STATE CENTER — Phase II of construction at Gutekunst Public Library in State Center is nearing completion. In order to finish moving materials into the new portion of the building, the library will be closed from April 21 through May 4. Its grand opening will take place on ...

Woman charged with assault and burglary

Todays News

A disagreement between two sisters over a man led to one of the sisters being arrested by Marshalltown police earlier this week. Ashley Renee Spencer, 28, of Marshalltown was charged with assault, criminal mischief-second degree, and harassment-first and second degree. She was also charged with ...

Petition drive

Todays News

A large number of residents gathered at Zamora’s Sunday afternoon to sign petitions asking Gov. Reynolds to veto SF481 — the “sanctuary city” bill. Along with state Rep. Mark Smith, D-Marshalltown, Marshalltown Police Chief Mike Tupper, the group is asking the governor to veto the bill, ...

Workers’ radiation exposure halts nuke plant demo

Money & Markets

SPOKANE, Wash. — Seven decades after making key portions of the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation are being exposed to radiation as they tear down buildings that helped create the nation's nuclear arsenal. Dozens of workers demolishing a ...

Kimmel tries to tone down feud with Hannity

Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC late-night comic Jimmy Kimmel is trying to de-escalate a feud with Fox News host Sean Hannity that began over a joke about first lady Melania Trump's accent. Kimmel said in a Twitter post made Sunday that his exchanges with Hannity were fun but he didn't want to add to ...

Tariff talk causes local concern

Todays News

A back-and-forth on tariffs between Donald Trump and the Chinese government could have consequences for Central Iowa farmers. “If we’re hurt, then the whole economy is basically hurt,” said Marshall County corn, soybean and beef farmer Dave Scott, who operates near Ferguson. “The ...

Trade war raises other concerns

Todays News

Agriculture is not the only business which would be serously impacted by a trade war between the U.S. and China. Construction projects nationally, regionally and locally, would substantially increase in costs if imported aluminum and steel tariffs are imposed. Specifically, President Trump ...

A ‘self-applied learner’

Todays News

Perseverance. This is the word nine-year-old Vdaleen Neuan’s instructors use in describing her personality. The student, who is a third grader attending Franklin Elementary School, started her academic career with limited understanding of English, as she is a native Lao ...

Training exercise

Todays News

Multiple First Reponders, including those from Marshall County, participated in a four-county mass casualty exercise near Gilman Saturday morning. Officials responded to a simulated incident involving two school buses

Pelicans gather at Sand Lake

Outdoors Today

WHITE PELICANS (Pelevanus erythrorhynchos) dominated the waters of Sand Lake this past week. They got caught between snow, sleet, rain, wind and more snow events. Their best option was to wait out the weather until it improved. While scattered about the surface waters of Sand Lake, ...

Gilman crash

Todays News

A Tama County man is in custody after he crashed his vehicle into the side of a building in Gilman early Friday morning. According to Marshall County Sheriff Steve Hoffman, his office was notified that authorities from the Meskwaki Nation Police Department were pursuing a vehicle that was ...

Something for everyone

Todays News

A variety of products and services were on display Saturday in the Marshalltown Mall during the sixth annual T-R Home and Garden Show. Throughout the day, people of all ages filed through the mall’s front doors, some to look at bathroom renovation services, others to check out flooring ...

‘Graffiti Wall’ at local Skateboard Park

Todays News

Credit the Marshalltown Parks and Recreation Department for making “win-win” scenarios a reality. In this case, the winners will be skateboarders, a group of eight pre-apprentice bricklayers, taxpayers and the Parks and Recreation Department. The scenario begins this week, when the ...

Daily Record

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Property Transfers April 5 • The Estate of Bess C. Nichols to Doug Nichols, 2559 Dunham Ave., State Center • Dwight A. McDonald to Bank of New York Mellon, 301 N. Liberty St., Albion • Dennis R. Weaver Trust, Dennis R. Weaver Trustee, Paula J. Weaver ...

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Todays News

Shown is a variety of shoes on display in the storefront window of the local Staging 2 Sell It business at 1 W. Main St. The shoes are symbolic of local sexual assault victims. The display was coordinated and sponsored by L.U.N.A.(Latinas Unidas por un Nuevo Amanecer. Translated: Latinas for a ...