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Back on the road

TIMES-REPUBLICAN The Combined Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 839/American Legion Post 46 Honor Guard was literally on their last wheel earlier this year. The honor guard’s 1992 Ford passenger bus, with more than 140,000 in-town miles, was in dire straits. It needed new flooring to replace ...

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School district’s at-risk budget approved

“I’m excited because for the first time in a long time, we’re going to be able to provide summer school across the elementary schools for students that are most in need.” That’s what Marshalltown School Superintendent Dr. Theron Schutte thinks of the district’s 2018-19 at-risk ...

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Calling potential councilors

Citizens from Marshalltown’s second ward interested in public service now have an opportunity to replace Mayor-elect Joel Greer on the Marshalltown City Council in January of 2018. “You would submit a letter of interest,” said Marshalltown City Administrator Jessica Kinser on the ...

Stepping up security

A fourth courthouse security officer was hired and a 28E agreement for 911 services was discussed at the Marshall County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday morning. “This has been one of our goals from our courthouse security plan,” board Chairman Bill Patten said of the hiring of ...

Thieves target local construction sites

Thieves targeted two construction sites on Marshalltown’s west side over the weekend, according to the Marshalltown Police Department. Construction hand tools and batters were stolen from Woodland Construction Co. of Tama in the 2500 block of Eagle Ridge Drive, according to MPD Capt. Brian ...

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Getting crafty

Grimes Farm and Conservation Center was busting with holiday cheer Tuesday afternoon as attendees made a variety of Christmas ornaments, as part of this month’s Brown Bag Bunch program. Five styles of ornaments were made: tree cookie ornaments (sliced wood), acorn capped jingle bells, stars ...

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Second ward discussion

A new second ward Marshalltown City Council member is set to be appointed on Jan. 8, 2018, and the procedure for choosing Mayor-elect Joel Greer’s replacement at that seat was discussed at Monday’s meeting. Marshalltown City Administrator Jessica Kinser said she and City Clerk Shari ...

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Demolition time

Crews were hard at work demolishing the old funeral home building at the corner of East State Street and North 3rd Avenue Monday afternoon.

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Hitting the court after class

Lenihan Intermediate School students enjoy playing intramural basketball on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. The program began in November, and started by taking the students through basketball basics like dribbling, passing, shooting and defense. Now, they are testing their skills in ...

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The YMCA-YWCA will host a one day only free “Om for the Holidays” yoga session, today from 5:30-6:45 p.m. Open to the public, it is aimed at people in the beginner and intermediate levels.

‘Om for the Holidays’

It may be the most wonderful time of the year to celebrate with friends and family, but all the hectic planning and running around can make it the most stressful time of the year as well. That’s why four yoga instructors at the YMCA-YWCA are offering a free “Om for the Holidays” hour-long ...

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The 16th 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. A total of 37 veterans received gifts. Here, event coordinator Fauna Nord, center, hands gifts out to veterans Craig Hoepfner, left, and Alon Zalk, right.

Gifts from the heart

The 16th 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 do not have family or friends in which to spend the holidays with, are signed up to ...

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Tariq Martin, 16, a junior at Marshalltown High School, excels in science and computer software. He enjoys biking, playing disc golf and video games, and cooking. He would like to be an automotive engineer someday and design cars for General Motors.

MHS junior excels in science

Tariq Martin, 16, a junior at Marshalltown High School, works hard for his success. A participant in Science Bound, a program through Iowa State University, he is looking forward to continuing his studies at the college level. “Tariq works diligently to receive good grades and takes ...

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Road ready

Central Iowa has yet to endure a large snowfall so far this year, but when the time inevitably comes, Marshalltown and Marshall County officials said they’ll be ready. “As far as equipment is concerned, we’ve been getting things ready for probably a good 60 days now,” said ...

Bill Roads of Haverhill has an impressive collection of thousands of antique tools and related farming and manufacturing implements. He favors equipment that was once made in Marshalltown, and ones designed by John R. Morris, his wife Judy’s great-grandfather, who was a famed industrialist. He’s pictured holding the “Morris Wrench” the favorite piece in his collection.

Just toolin’ around

Editor’s note: This is part of an occasional series profiling the various personal collections of residents of Marshalltown and the surrounding area. HAVERHILL — When Bill Roads speaks about his extensive collection of antique tools and related farming and manufacturing implements, his ...

Senior Center

The noon meal is also available to seniors who are homebound through their Home-Delivered Meal Program. Weekday meals are offered to people 60 years of age or older and spouses on a contribution basis. Those under age 60 must pay $8.28. Food stamps are accepted. For holidays, weekends and ...

School menus

Community Schools Breakfast and Lunch menus. All menus include milk. Menus may be changed without notice. BCLUW Breakfast Menu Monday — Sausage pancake sticks, fruit, juice Tuesday — Muffin and yogurt, fruit, juice Wednesday — Cinnamon roll, fruit, juice Thursday — Cereal ...

StateRoundup

Colfax • The Colfax-Mingo School Board discussed the potential of sharing superintendent services with Colo-NESCO Community School District at a special meeting Monday night. Superintendent Jim Verlengia said he and the school board president, Mary Poulter, met with Colo-NESCO leaders to ...

Suspects sought in home invasion

STATE CENTER — A State Center man and woman were unharmed but shaken after two suspects broke into their State Center residence early Friday morning. According to Marshall County Sheriff Steve Hoffman, at roughly 4 a.m. Friday, authorities received a 9-1-1 call from a neighbor of the ...