Todays News

Iowa pharmacies implement prescription fill policies

Editor’s Note: This is part two of a two-part series reporting on opioid abuse. Part one, published Friday, featured the strict new rules issued by the Iowa Medical Board on prescribing the drugs. In an effort to fight back against the national opioid crisis, two nationally-known companies ...

Marshall County rural schools: 21st century

Editor’s note: This is the third part in a Times-Republican Education Corner series on some of the area’s rural schools. The series looks at the history and formation of the schools, as well as what challenges they face in modern times. A lot has changed since European settlers arrived in ...

Trump vows veto as Democrats try to block emergency order

WASHINGTON — Democrats controlling the House have teed up a vote next week to block President Donald Trump from using a national emergency declaration to fund a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, accelerating a showdown in Congress that could divide Republicans and lead to Trump’s first ...

Prescription guidelines get stricter in ongoing fight against opioids

Editor’s Note: This is part one of a two-part series on opioid abuse. Part one features strict new rules issued on prescribing the drugs. Part two details how one large pharmacy business changed their polices in honoring opioid prescriptions. Iowa physicians and their designated agents ...

Public safety officials: slow down on roads, clear snow around hydrants

As winter wears on in Central Iowa, many are finding themselves wishing for a break in the cold, snowy, icy conditions. That will have to wait, as yet another bout of winter weather is set to befall Marshalltown this weekend. In the meantime, public safety officials offered tips to stay safe ...

Marshalltown McDonald’s to see complete remodel

McDonald’s announced Wednesday afternoon its Marshalltown location would be receiving a complete remodel. Construction will begin on Monday with an estimated completion time in May. The restaurant will stay open during construction, with the dining room and/or drive-thru remaining open to ...

Piles and piles of snow

T-R PHOTOS BY ADAM SODDERS Snow piles turn into giant playground toys this time of year, as demonstrated by these Rogers Elementary students Thursday. A large amount of snow sits piled up outside the entrance to the Scheeler Building at the Iowa Veterans Home. Plows around Marshalltown and ...

IRS employee charged in leak of Trump attorney records

SAN FRANCISCO — U.S. prosecutors have charged an IRS employee with leaking banking records of President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen that flagged suspicious activity, the U.S. attorney’s office in San Francisco said Thursday. John C. Fry, an investigative analyst ...

Marshalltown McDonald’s to see complete remodel

McDonald's announced Wednesday afternoon its Marshalltown location would be receiving a complete remodel. Construction will begin on Monday with an estimated completion time in May. The restaurant will stay open during construction, with the dining room and/or drive-thru remaining open to ...

Our town, our people — Vanessa Engel

“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.  Vanessa Engel is the Extended Learning teacher at Lenihan Intermediate ...

If approved, construction at airport would start in 2020

The Marshalltown Municipal Airport (MMA)-Niederhauser Field lies five miles north of town, surrounded by farm fields and offers a wide variety of services ranging from mechanics to instructors to line services. A larger hangar could help increase services. “In today’s business climate, ...

Postal carriers celebrate ‘Hoodie Hoo Day,’ wish winter away

Will a bit of fun and whimsy motivate the cold, ice and snow to go away? Will holding a sign “Spring please come” make it arrive earlier than March 21? Ask any of the 11 mail carriers working out of the Marshalltown post office who gathered in front of their snow-covered vehicles Wednesday ...

Supervisors approve courthouse fixes not tornado-related

Any talk of the Marshall County Courthouse lately has been about repairing the historic building after the July 19 tornado tore up part of the building and surrounding grounds. But prior to the storm, there was some work that needed to be done to keep the building in good shape, and the ...

Reynolds names appeals court judge McDonald to Supreme Court

DES MOINES — An Iowa Court of Appeals judge has been named by Gov. Kim Reynolds as the newest justice on the Iowa Supreme Court. Judge Christopher McDonald said Wednesday he will move to the state’s highest court in the next few weeks. Born in Thailand to a Vietnamese mother and a ...

Dem presidential hopeful joins anti-poverty panel in Marshalltown

Democratic presidential candidate and former U.S. Rep. John Delaney joined a panel discussing the Earned Income Tax Credit Tuesday at the Iowa Veterans Home. Along with local agency and government leaders, the event also featured former Iowa Fourth District candidate J.D. Scholten, who faced ...

Postal carriers celebrate ‘Hoodie Hoo Day,’ wish winter away

Will a bit of fun and whimsy motivate the cold, ice and snow to go away? Will holding a sign "Spring please come" make it arrive earlier than March 21? Ask any of the 11 mail carriers working out of the Marshalltown post office who gathered in front of their snow-covered vehicles Wednesday ...

Supervisors OK 2020 budget

Taxpayers in Marshall County are set to see a reduction in the property tax rate of more than 11 cents per $1,000 taxable valuation from this fiscal year to next. “Going by our levy rate history, this is the lowest of the levies since Fiscal Year 2007,” said board Vice Chairman Dave ...

City: Cars not adhering to snow ordinance will be ticketed, towed

Ahead of heavy snowfall expected for Tuesday night into Wednesday, the city of Marshalltown announced another snow ordinance in effect starting 9 p.m. Tuesday. The city will be enforcing city code for streets that prohibit parking when snow removal operations are in progress, according to a ...

Local man charged with domestic abuse assault third offense

Joseph Lee Moore, 28, made an initial appearance Monday in Marshall County District Court on a domestic abuse assault-strangulation, third or subsequent offense, assault causing bodily injury and two charges of harassment first degree. Domestic abuse assault-third or subsequent offense is a ...