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Todays News

School nurses urge caution with food allergies

Several health agencies, including the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have noticed a trend of more food allergy diagnoses in recent decades. Children are more likely than adults to suffer from such conditions, and school nurses are on the front lines of keeping ...

Local police officer injured making arrest

An argument between a local man and a woman escalated into disturbance resulting in numerous charges filed against the man. Joshua Allan Bachman, 36, was charged with interference with official acts-bodily injury when he resisted arrest. He was also charged with child endangerment, ...

Cartwright Downtown Farmers Market to debut May 8

For the 34th consecutive season, a farmers market will be selling fresh produce, baked goods, eggs, meat and more from the shelter of the Cartwright Pavilion bordering the stately Binford House in the 100 block of North Second Avenue. However, this season debuts a logo, new manager, name ...

May 2 declared National Day of Prayer

T-R PHOTO BY SARA JORDAN-HEINTZ The first Thursday of May is National Day of Prayer in the United States. Thursday afternoon, Marshalltown Mayor Joel Greer signed the proclamation for Marshalltown, while Vonna Hayes, head of the Marshall County National Day of Prayer Task Force, looks on. Now ...

Biden joins 2020 race, warns America’s ‘soul’ at stake

WASHINGTON — Declaring the “soul of this nation” at stake, former Vice President Joe Biden pushed into the crowded 2020 presidential contest Thursday and quickly sparked a fierce debate over the direction of the modern-day Democratic Party. Ignoring the political noise in his own party, ...

Illinois child welfare system under fire after boy’s death

CHICAGO — Disturbing details emerged Thursday of the torture authorities say preceded the beating death of a 5-year-old Illinois boy who had extensive contact with child welfare workers, escalating scrutiny of a state agency already being reviewed because of the recent deaths of two other ...

Sanders holds first press briefing since March 11, for kids

WASHINGTON — White House press secretary Sarah Sanders held her first briefing in more than a month Thursday, but still didn’t field questions from working journalists. Instead, Sanders held what the White House called a “kids-only” press briefing for children participating in “Take ...

Amazon to bring one-day delivery to Prime members

NEW YORK — Two-day delivery is going out of style. Amazon, which hooked shoppers on getting just about anything delivered in two days, announced Thursday that it will soon promise one-day delivery for its U.S. Prime members on most items. The company hopes that cutting delivery times in ...

LA uses tech to find missing seniors

LOS ANGELES — A new Los Angeles County program that uses electronic bracelets to find missing people with dementia or autism was launched partly in response to the death of Nancy Paulikas, a 55-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s disease who wandered away from her husband during a visit to a ...

Martha Ellen Tye announces $400,000 challenge grant for Coliseum

On Wednesday, 41 days after announcing a major capital improvement campaign to renovate the historic Veterans Memorial Coliseum, organizers were gifted with a significant challenge grant. “The Martha Ellen Tye Foundation has announced a $400,000 challenge grant for the renovation of the ...

Career pathways key at State of the Schools event

Every year, local leaders in education, business and industry gather for an update from the local schools and Marshalltown Community College, and this year’s discussion focused on getting students ready for local careers. The Marshalltown Area Chamber of Commerce hosted Wednesday’s State ...

Our town, our people — Amber Danielson

“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.  Amber Danielson is executive director at Marshall County Arts & Culture ...

Albion library celebrates ‘A Universe of Stories’

ALBION — The Albion Municipal Library & Heritage Center is soon to kick-off its summer programming, with the outer space theme of “A Universe of Stories.” Music in May will offer the public three free concerts: GMG students vocal performance at 1 p.m. May 2; MHS instrumental ...

Central Iowans ‘sickened’ by Sri Lanka disaster

For many in Central Iowa, Easter is a time to celebrate, but news of hundreds killed in bomb blasts on the other side of the globe darkened the holiday for Christians around the world. International news sources reported more than 300 killed and 500 wounded while staying in hotels or ...

Habitat for Humanity of Iowa Blitz Build now in progress

Habitat for Humanity of Iowa began its five-day Rebuild Marshalltown Blitz Build on Tuesday. The homes being repaired were all damaged in the July 2018 tornado. Executive Director Lisa Houser said 35-40 homes will be rebuilt during this time, with 100-150 volunteers expected to show up each ...

Iowa Utility Board hosts hearing on proposed Alliant rate increases

Alliant Energy representatives made a case to the Iowa Utilities Board as to why they should be allowed to raise customer’s electric and natural gas rates. And the dozens of customers, ranging from Ames to Eldora to Marshalltown, who turned out Tuesday at Marshalltown Community College’s ...

Mentors for Violence Prevention building strong bonds

From team-building exercises to learning the dangers of smoking, vaping, human trafficking and more, the Mentors for Violence Prevention (MVP) program at Marshalltown High School seeks to guide young students in a safe, healthy direction. The program sees older students in their junior and ...

A rare piece of history

A limited edition print of the Marshall County Courthouse is now hanging in Marshalltown’s city hall. Ron and Connie Fisher, who own and operate Relics Midwest, 406 S. First Ave., acquired the painting. The two let Mayor Joel Greer reclaim it for city hall. Greer and Connie Fisher are shown ...