Todays News

Gov. Kim Reynolds sat down with a panel of Marshalltown students and business leaders to discuss the Future Ready Iowa initiative. From left: Marshalltown High School senior Brandon Avalos, MHS senior Sarah Jacobs, Marshalltown Community College non-traditional student Sam Campbell, MCC Student Body President Adiu Arou, moderator and Iowa Workforce Development Director Beth Townsend, Fisher Controls VP of Engineered Products Ross Harris, Reynolds, Principal Financial Group President and CEO Dan Houston and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg.

Ready for the Future

“This is an opportunity to grow Iowa’s economy, but it’s also an opportunity to provide wealth creation, and to really help Iowans have a great career.” The future success of students and businesses in Iowa was discussed by panelists as Gov. Kim Reynolds visited Marshalltown Friday ...

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Shearer: ‘City council moving farther away from the people

Re-engaging Marshalltown residents with city government is candidate David Shearer’s top priority. Shearer is one of five candidates competing for two councilor at-large seats on the Nov. 7 ballot. He said he is running office because he does not like a number of recent council ...

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Parks and Rec 10-year master plan unveiled

Marshalltown Parks and Recreation staff now know what local residents exprect of the department for the next 10 years. Meeting in city council chambers recently, consultants, city staff, local elected officials and residents reviewed the 2018-28 Strategic Master Plan. It was presented by ...

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Iowa DNR and county conservation staff, along with interested citizens from Marshall, Hardin, Tama and Poweshiek counties, converged at Grimes Farm and Conservation Center Thursday for the Resources Enhancement and Protection (REAP) Region 6 meeting. REAP projects, programs and funding were discussed, and delegates were selected for the statewide REAP Congress in January of 2018.

REAPing the benefits

Each year, the Iowa State Legislature funds a program that helps maintain and improve natural resources and cultural amenities: the Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP) fund. “For a program in our state that’s run through our legislature and through our people, our citizens, 28 ...

O’Shea: ‘I will focus on safety, beauty and spending’

Earning votes, and then convincing Marshalltown youth to vote, is part of one young candidate’s strategy to winning a Marshalltown city council at-large seat Nov. 7. “I have a voters list,” Brittany O’Shea, 31, told the Times-Republican. “And people I associate with are not on the ...

Food and fashion

It’s more than a bevy of salads — it’s a chance to share a meal and see the latest fashions, dining at the Binford House, the stately Victorian mansion located at 110 N. 2nd Ave. The 38th Annual Binford House Fall Salad Luncheon and Fashion Trunk Show Fundraiser will be held at the ...

Unidentified bystanders embrace as police and Emergency Medical Services respond to a shooting at a business park in the Edgewood area of Harford County, Md., Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2017. (Matt Button/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

Suspect in Maryland shooting is apprehended

EDGEWOOD, Md. — A man with a lengthy criminal past who showed up for work at a countertop company on Wednesday and shot five of his co-workers has been arrested, authorities said. Three of them were killed and two critically wounded. Less than two hours later, Radee Labeeb Prince drove to a ...

‘Temporarily Unavailable’

In a highly-digitalized world, when online systems crash, things slow down. That is the case at courthouses across Iowa, as the state’s court electronic filing system went down Tuesday and remains unavailable. “It was a security patch they installed Friday, and then Monday they ...

Eaton: ‘Marshalltown is strong, it has been through a lot’

If some local residents — or opponents — think city council at-large candidate Mark Eaton is a one issue candidate — concerned only with his brother’s petition to sever his property from the city — they need to re-evaluate. Candidate Eaton said he is justifiably concerned about his ...

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Marshalltown veteran Robert “Bob” Hibbs stands by his honorable discharge certificate and some of the medals and ribbons earned while serving in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era.

Veteran Hibbs recalls military life

Editor’s note: This is the latest in an ongoing series of articles profiling those who have ever served in the U.S. military, be it overseas or stateside. Every Thursday, a new profile will be published in the T-R. By the time Robert Hibbs was drafted in 1968, he was an Iowa State University ...

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MCT’s “Escanaba in Love” debuts Friday

Fans of Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actor Jeff Daniels may, or may not, be surprised he is also a playwright. Indeed he is, having authored “The Escanaba Trilogy,” about the hilarious escapades of the Soady family. Marshalltown Community Theater produced the middle installment ...

Ready to vote in Rhodes

RHODES — Election Day 2017 is less than three weeks away, and Rhodes residents will have a few choices for city council at the voting booth. There are two seats open in the Nov. 7 election, and two incumbents are running to keep their seats, while challenger Jessica Armstrong is hoping to ...

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The colors of fall

Despite recent warm weather in October, fall has arrived in Marshall County, and many trees are becoming vibrant before the winter months take over the state. According to the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service, leaves that are green in the spring and summer turn shades of ...

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Martin: I always look for a ‘win-win’ situation

To get things things done in city government, Bill Martin, serving in his first term as at-large councilor, believes in listening, developing personal relationships, and working in partnership. On the Nov. 7 ballot for re-election, he is convinced Marshall Economic Development, and partners, ...

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Final painting

Members of the Marshalltown High School cheerleading squad painted their last driveway “M” for the season earlier this week as part of an ongoing fundraiser.

Moving forward

After about a decade of planning, the Marshall County Board of Supervisors moved forward with a wastewater treatment facility project in Green Mountain at Tuesday’s regular meeting. “We really feel that the important thing is to help Green Mountain help themselves by getting this sewer ...

Meatloaf dinner at the Legion

Meatloaf and Bingo is on the menu this week for the season’s first fall dinner at the Marshalltown American Legion. The American Legion Riders Post 46 is sponsoring a homemade meatloaf meal with mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet corn and a variety of desserts Friday evening at post ...

Enrollment and early retirement discussed

“I’m happy to report that it appears that our certified enrollment count is going to be up this year.” At Monday evening’s Marshalltown School Board meeting, Marshalltown Schools Superintendent Dr. Theron Schutte said it is estimated that the district will gain between 23 and 28 ...