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Hitting the volley

Lenihan Intermediate School students enjoyed several games of intramural volleyball Thursday afternoon. In total, about 100 students participate in the volleyball program. Next quarter, the intramural sport will be soccer, and fitness or running could also be a focus.

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2017, file photo, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort arrives at federal court in Washington. In a dramatic escalation of pressure and stakes, special counsel Robert Mueller filed additional criminal charges Feb. 22, 2018, against Manafort and his business associate, Rick Gates. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

New charges

WASHINGTON — Dramatically escalating the pressure and stakes, special counsel Robert Mueller filed additional criminal charges Thursday against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman and his business associate. The filing adds allegations of tax evasion and bank fraud and ...

Evaluation recommendations made

The Marshall County Communications Commission will have more recommendations to consider at their Feb. 27 meeting after Thursday's Technical Oversight Board (TOB) meeting. The TOB unanimously recommended an evaluation process for 911 employees currently working under the communications ...

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Blum claims undisclosed firm wasn’t ‘doing business’

IOWA CITY, Iowa ­— A congressman from Iowa said in a sworn statement made public Thursday that a company he failed to disclose wasn't "doing business" in 2016, despite claims in its own advertising to the contrary. GOP Rep. Rod Blum filed an amended personal financial disclosure listing ...

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The first annual Tree to Table Pancake Feed hosted at Grimes Farm and Conservation Center will be held Saturday, March 3 from 7-10 a.m., sponsored by the Noon Kiwanis. MCCB staff have been spending time tapping trees in Grammer Grove County Wildlife Area, collecting and boiling the sap to then turn into maple syrup.

Maple-infused fun

Homemade pancakes with genuine, locally harvested maple syrup. This is the fare that will be offered during the first annual Tree to Table Pancake Feed hosted at Grimes Farm and Conservation Center on Saturday, March 3 from 7-10 a.m., sponsored by the Noon Kiwanis. “This is our maiden ...

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Local man arrested for domestic assault

TIMES-REPUBLICAN An argument between a man and woman escalated into a disturbance resulting in the man being arrested by Marshalltown Police earlier this week. MPD Capt. Brian Batterson said Joseph Martinez, 18, was arrested after officers responded to a call at a residence in the 500 block ...

Sofia Hidalgo, 15, of Glenmont, Md., chants during a student protest for gun control legislation in front of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Students ask Trump to ‘do something’

WASHINGTON — Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen security, students and parents appealed to President Donald Trump on Wednesday to set politics aside and protect America's school children from the scourge of gun violence. Trump listened intently to the raw emotion and ...

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Yoga and art

ABOVE: Four Anson Elementary preschool students showcased some yoga poses they had learned in class at this week’s Marshalltown School Board meeting. Building staff and administrators said the yoga routine may help promote calmness and good behavior. AT LEFT: Marshalltown School District ...

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Bob, the popular mute swan that resides at Lake Woodmere at Riverside Cemetery, was attacked there Monday morning by an at-large dog. He has been in the care of a veterinarian since the attack, and is in critical condition.

Riverside Cemetery swan attacked by at-large dog

Bob, the swan whose figure is a familiar sight gliding along Lake Woodmere at Riverside Cemetery, has spent this week in critical condition at a local veterinary clinic. The bird was attacked Monday morning by an at-large dog that had wandered onto the cemetery’s grounds. When cemetery ...

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Rep. Rod Blum, R-Iowa, speaks during a town hall meeting in Marshalltown back on May 11, 2017. A review by The Associated Press review has found that Blum has likely violated multiple House ethics rules by failing to disclose a new company that he founded, using an official photo on its website, and having an aide appear in a false testimonial for its services.

Congressman Blum under fire

IOWA CITY (AP) — A congressman from Iowa violated House ethics rules by failing to disclose his role in a company that he formed, a mysterious outfit that features his top federal staffer in a false testimonial promoting its services, an Associated Press review shows. Rep. Rod Blum was one ...

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Smith and Fisher to seek re-election

Two local lawmakers confirmed Wednesday that they intend to run to keep their Iowa House of Representatives seats in this year’s mid-term election. “I always door-knock and meet with the people in my district, and plan to do that again this time,” said State House Minority Leader Rep. ...

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More arrests in check fraud

Marshalltown police have arrested two more suspects, bringing the total now to four in connection with a check fraud scheme according to Capt. Brian Batterson of the MPD. Taken into custody were Shania Rose Kapayou, 21, and Daniel Dion Scates, 27. In her initial appearance earlier this ...

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Woman arrested for domestic assault

TIMES-REPUBLICAN An argument between a couple later led to the woman’s arrest for domestic assault, according to a Marshalltown Police Department report. Courtney Dorothy Louise Powers 19, was arrested by the MPD after the victim personally appeared at police headquarters and filed a ...

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A layer of ice

Central Iowans awoke to an icy world Tuesday morning after freezing rain blanketed the area overnight. Streets, signs, houses, cars and plants were all glazed with ice. Sidewalks and decks turned into skating rinks after the system moved through. Some area schools, including West Marshall and ...

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County budget approved

Many Marshall County residents are set for a tax rate decrease as the Marshall County Board of Supervisors approved the Fiscal Year 2019 county budget Tuesday. Board Vice Chairman Dave Thompson presented an overview of next fiscal year’s budget, set to begin July 1. “The financial ...

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An autumn finish

An update on Phase II of the Marshalltown High School Roundhouse renovation project was presented at this week’s Marshalltown School Board meeting, and the completion date has been moved back a few days. “I think we’ve lost a week with the inclement weather since the new year,” said ...

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The 13th annual Healthy Family Fair will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Marshalltown Mall. The fair, which is free admission, is sponsored by Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS). It gathers around 30 local entities that will each operate a booth with the mission of focusing on the needs of children prenatal to age five, particularly in the areas of nutrition, development, education, dental health and general well-being. A variety of children’s activities will be offered.

‘Prenatal 2 Preschool’

Educational resources. Activities for kids. Family bonding time. All things that will be offered at the 13th annual Healthy Family Fair, which will take place this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Marshalltown Mall. The fair, which is free admission, is sponsored by Child Abuse ...

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The annual Friends of the Library Book Sale will take place this weekend at the Marshalltown Public Library, Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday from 1-4 p.m., inside its meeting rooms. Adult and children’s fiction, new releases, vintage goodies, westerns, romance, travel, mystery, biographies, cookbooks, science, history and more, are just some of the genres to be had. In addition, puzzles, videos, DVDs, CDs and other media will be available.

Books galore

It’s that time of year again. The annual Friends of the Library Book Sale will take place this weekend at the Marshalltown Public Library, Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday from 1-4 p.m., inside its meeting rooms. Adult and children’s fiction, new releases, vintage goodies, ...

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Two women arrested in check fraud

Earlier this week Marshalltown police arrested two local women in connection with check fraud. Rochelle Marie Hernandez, 35, and Brynn Michelle Price, 32, were charged with ongoing criminal conduct, a Class B felony, forgery, a Class D felony, and theft in the third degree. “We believe it ...

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Man faces six child endangerment counts

A local man was charged with six counts of child endangerment earlier this week after Marshalltown police were dispatched to his home and found him in possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Diego Villa-Magana, 31, was arrested for possession of a controlled ...