Todays News

Seventh annual Jean Seberg Festival slated for Nov. 3-5

Each November, Marshalltown’s favorite daughter is honored in a three-day long Jean Seberg Festival of the Arts, held at the IVCCD Orpheum Theater Center, located at 220 E. Main St., through a combination of film screenings, tours, panel discussions, art, live entertainment and more. This ...

Cleaning and connecting

Cleaning up litter in parks, on the sidewalk and around the city is one way to help a community, and the CommUNITY Clean-Up Day will be as much about bonding with neighbors as doing a good deed. “What we’re hoping is that they’ll be able to meet other families,” said Marshalltown ...

ASK AUGUSTINE

Travel advertisements are promoting travel to Germany this year because they note it is the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. What was Reformation all about? The late D. James Kennedy, Ph.D. often noted that many Protestants have no more idea of what the Reformation was about than they ...

Assistance with winter heating bills available through MICA

With overnight temperatures in the next several days hovering at or below freezing, many Central Iowans will be turning on their furnaces for what may be the first time in the season. But many low-income folks will not be able to afford their heating bills this year — and that is where LIHEAP ...

StateRoundup

Hudson • The five-star menu featured at the farm breakfast hosted by Hansen’s Dairy, near Hudson, last Saturday was an all-Iowa fare including ham, pancakes, butter, milk, corn muffins, granola-yogurt parfaits, fresh apple slices and cider. After breakfast, visitors could ‘milk the ...

Mayoral candidates offer clear choice for voters

Editor’s note: This is the first of two stories on Wednesday night’s Times-Republican-Iowa Valley Community College sponsored debate. Today’s story will focus on the mayoral contest between Joel Greer and Gary Thompson. Friday’s will cover Sue Cahill in the first ward and Mike Gowdy in ...

Life as a helicopter door gunner

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. GARWIN — Laverne Jackson of Garwin can sum up his experiences as a ...

Cannon blasts at Baily funeral

Attendees of Marshall County World War II veteran Ellis Baily’s funeral didn’t just hear an honor guard’s 21-gun salute echoing from Rose Hill Cemetery Wednesday morning. An old-fashioned cannon, which Baily had had built himself, also boomed through the morning air as bystanders felt the ...

Say it ain’t snow

While highs have been in the low 60s the first half of the week, temperatures are expected to drop significantly, beginning Friday when the high will reach a mere 40 degrees, with lows dropping below freezing. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), Marshalltonians may encounter damp ...

Clemons candidates share thoughts

CLEMONS — With less than two weeks to go until the Nov. 7 city elections, voters in Clemons have several candidates to choose from, each vying for one of the five city council seats up in 2017. “I’m on the council to be the voice for the rest of the residents, the citizens who live ...

Baby born in back of a UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown Ambulance

TIMES-REPUBLICAN Paramedic Jim Hicklin and EMT K.C. Tuttle were in for a surprise when they were dispatched to Melbourne late Friday night. Little did they know that by the end of their trip, they were going to deliver their first baby in the field for UnityPoint Health - Marshalltown. ...

County man arrested for domestic assault

A Marshall County man was arrested for Domestic Abuse/Assault Impeding Flow of Air/Blood Strangulation (no loss of consciousness-no weapon) First Offense, by Marshall County deputies earlier this week, according to an Marshall County Sheriff’s Office report. Adam Robert Clawson, 28, was also ...

Trick-or-treating — library style

Pre-school aged children and younger gathered Wednesday morning for the annual free trick-or-treating event held at the Marshalltown Public Library. Dozens of little tikes and their caretakers heard Halloween-themed stories then got to parade around the library showing off their costumes. At ...

At-large candidates outline their vision

With election day, Nov. 7, 13 days away, an incumbent and three challengers for two open Marshalltown City Council at-large seats tried to make a case Tuesday night before a crowd of approximately 45 residents in DeJardin Hall on the Marshalltown Community College campus. Two seats Three ...

A long-awaited groundbreaking

Framed by a Marshalltown Police SUV and a large fire truck. local officials celebrated the groundbreaking of the new joint police and fire department headquarters Tuesday in the 900 block of South Second Street. Emcee and Mayor Jim Lowrance thanked the late Bob Schubert, Marshalltown ...

Water main break isolated

Marshalltown Water Works personnel responded to reports of a water main break on May Street near its intersection with South 3rd Avenue around 5 a.m. Tuesday. The break was isolated soon after, and Water Works General Manager Steve Sincox said there may be one customer without water. “Prior ...

Zamora new MPD reserve officer

Marshalltown Police Department Reserve Officer Rachel Zamora holds a plaque acknowledging her appointment to the MPD reserve at a city council meeting in chambers earlier this week. The plaque was presented by the MPD’s Capt. Chris Jones, right. Joining Zamora and Jones is Mayor Jim Lowrance. ...

Man tries to grab MPD officer’s gun

TIMES-REPUBLICAN A Marshalltown man was arrested after he attempted to grab a Marshalltown police officer’s weapon. According to Marshalltown Police Department Capt. Mike Hanken, a call was received about a domestic disturbance between a man and a woman Monday evening in the 100 block of ...

Four arrested on drug charges

TIMES-REPUBLICAN Four Marshalltown residents have been arrested on drug charges following an early morning drug bust. On Tuesday, the Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force served a narcotic search warrant at 718 Union St., in Marshalltown. As a result of this investigation, four suspects were arrested ...