Todays News

Widow receives quilts made from late husband’s military clothing

Over the last four years, the Marshalltown-based Central Iowa Quilt Sew-ciety has made over 150 quilts for local veterans. But its latest project was unlike any other. Tuesday morning at the Marshalltown Christian School, Geri Nisely-Moore, the widow of Sgt. 1st Class Scott Nisely, received ...

One man killed in vehicle rollover

One man was killed shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday when his pickup rolled-over on Highway 30 near mile marker 179, according to an Iowa State Patrol report. Chase Allen Clarke, 22, of Marshalltown was eastbound on Highway 30 driving a 1992 Ford Ranger and entered the middle of the median. He ...

New Marshalltown Water Works GM/CEO excited about opportunity

Marshalltown Water Works General Manager and Chief Executive Officer Shelli Lovell’s first day on the job was Nov. 7, and the 30-year veteran of the water industry has been busy getting to know staff, the inner-workings of MWW and Marshalltown. Lovell, a Cedar Falls native, was named to ...

Phone scam reported in Marshall County

The Iowa Judicial Branch has received reports of a phone scam happening in Marshall County, a spokesperson said in an email.  "Be diligent and aware that there are individuals that will represent themselves under false pretenses for personal gain," the spokesperson said. The perpetrators of ...

Riddle’s Jewelry to close in February

The Riddle’s Jewelry store located at the Marshalltown Mall is set to close mid-February. “Sadly we will be closing our Marshalltown, Iowa location ... although we have given every effort to continue in your community,” President/CEO Brett Riddle said in a post card that was mailed to ...

Supervisors approve county floating holiday, truck purchase

The Marshall County Board of Supervisors set out the 2019 floating holiday for county employees Tuesday. The board voted unanimously to make Dec. 24, 2019 the floating holiday next year. That date was chosen over July 5, 2019. The board discussed the decision prior to voting and got input ...

New ACCESS director talks services at supervisors meeting

New Assault Care Center Extending Shelter and Support (ACCESS) Executive Director Tess Cody made a visit to Marshall County Tuesday to talk services and data with the Marshall County Board of Supervisors. Cody has headed ACCESS since February and she noted some trends and changes in the ...

Aaron Thomas to present motivational message Saturday

CONRAD — “Holding true to what you believe is important in life and it will be tested in the most difficult situations. How will you react when life surprises you with adversity? Life presents you with opportunities in both good and bad situations but how an individual responds to those ...

Local man charged with harassment

A local man was arrested and taken to Marshall County Jail after threatening others in his household. Ivan Jimenez Rodriguez, 27, was taken into custody earlier this week by Marshalltown police after they responded to a call concerning a disturbance between persons in the 700 block of East ...

Shoplifter resists arrest at local store

Investigation into a shoplifting incident resulted in a Marshalltown woman resisting arrest in the parking lot of a local retailer. Lindsey Marie Smith, 41, was arrested and taken to Marshall County Jail by Marshalltown police earlier this week, according to two criminal complaints and ...

$15,000 raised for sidewalk connecting Freedom Rock to F-4 jet

Two years of planning, coordination and fundraising by local American Legion Post No. 46 member Kevin Huseboe of Marshalltown has born fruit. On Monday, Huseboe said he and fellow American Legion Riders have raised $15,000 to construct a nine-foot wide sidewalk which will connect the Freedom ...

Council debates city hall hours

Marshalltown residents may have 30 minutes less to conduct business at city hall if councilors vote in favor to change building hours. Current business hours are 8:30 a.m to 5 p.m., with the exception of Parks and Recreation office hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The relative success of ...

13th Street holiday market slated for Thursday

Pop-Down for the Pop-Ups is a new event coming to the 13th Street District from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday. Various businesses in the district will have extended business hours, holding open houses. In addition, they will play host to “pop-up” or temporary shops within their ...

Man charged with domestic abuse assault

A Marshalltown man was arrested by Marshalltown police and taken to Marshall County Jail earlier this week on charges of domestic abuse assault-first offense. Garrett Donald Allard, 18, was found to be primary aggressor in an incident in the 200 block of North Seventh Street, according to ...

Domestic abuse assault charges filed

A Marshalltown woman was arrested by Marshalltown police and taken to Marshall County Jail earlier this week on charges of domestic abuse assault-first offense. Raelene Elizabeth Needham, 29, was found to be primary aggressor in an incident in the 1000 block of West Boone Street, ...

Scramble is on to find new White House chief of staff

WASHINGTON — Wanted: Top aide to most powerful leader in world. Chief qualification: Willing to take the job. Must also be prepared to tolerate regular undermining by boss and risk of steep legal bills. Post-employment prospects: Uncertain. President Donald Trump is scrambling to find a new ...

No jail for Baylor student accused of fraternity party rape

WACO, Texas — A Texas judge on Monday accepted a plea deal allowing a former Baylor University student accused of raping a woman at a fraternity party to avoid serving jail time, marking at least the third time the judge has approved lenient punishment for men accused of sexually ...

‘Vest for the Best’ equipment delivered to Marshalltown

The protective equipment was delivered Tuesday at the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office. The project was spearheaded by the Advocates for Marshall County Rescue Personnel and the equipment was purchased from RMA Armament of Centerville. It is meant to protect local law enforcement officers, ...

Bringing holiday joy to Iowa Veterans Home residents

The 17th Annual Marshalltown Central Business District (MCBD) Adopt A Veteran Christmas Party was held Sunday night in the Malloy Leisure Resource Center of the Iowa Veterans Home. Every year, residents who don’t have family or friends in which to spend the holidays, are signed up to receive ...