Todays News

State Center festival to focus on ‘Whistles & Roses’

STATE CENTER — The annual State Center Rose Festival gets under way next week — June 15-18. One hundred and fifty years ago, the town of State Center was adopted as a train depot. Now a small bustling town, this year’s festival will focus on “Whistles & Roses.” Festival leader ...

Iran says five Tehran attackers had fought for Islamic State

TEHRAN, Iran — Five of the men who launched an attack in the heart of Iran's capital previously fought for the Islamic State group, the country's Intelligence Ministry said Thursday, acknowledging the first such assault by the extremists in the Shiite power. The attacks Wednesday on Iran's ...

Postal worker killed in collision

Authorities were continuing their investigation into a fatal two-vehicle accident Friday that claimed the life of a postal worker at the intersection of Church and South Center Street in downtown Marshalltown over the noon hour. Trooper Alex Dinkla with the Iowa State Patrol told the ...

Economic progress highlighted at banquet

“Failure isn’t final.” These are the words of keynote speaker Kent Stock, whose stirring motivational speech was given at the Marshalltown Regional Partnership’s annual banquet, held Wednesday evening at Dejardin Hall. “I wasn’t ready to have a movie made about my life. I was ...

Getting registered

T-R PHOTO BY ADAM SODDERS Hundreds of families made their way to Miller Middle School Wednesday to sign up their children for the 2017-18 school year. Information on busing and food service were available, as were meningitis vaccinations for students who hadn’t yet been immunized. ...

Veteran remembers tours on Navy vessel

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. “Back then, they had the draft ... I just went and enlisted in the Navy.” ...

A chance to live

At 2:30 p.m. April 24, no one at the Lennox Industries Inc. plant knew if long-time employee Bob Averill would live or die. Despite suffering cardiological shock that afternoon, the teamwork of Averill’s fellow employees gave him a chance to be rescued by medical personnel. Their efforts ...

Team PrISUm coming to Marshalltown

The Marshall County Courthouse grounds will be host to the final stop on the tour by putting on “Solar Car on the Square.” The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 24. For 28 years, a group of Iowa State students, primarily engineering students, have been involved with ...

‘Made citizens feel proud’

JEFFERSON — Former Marshalltown resident, businessman and educator Jack Lashier is going home again. One cannot, famously said the late and esteemed author Thomas Wolfe, but Lashier is an exception. On Friday, Lashier will receive Jefferson’s Bell Tower of Fame Award, and on Saturday, ...

Comey set to speak

WASHINGTON — Fired FBI Director James Comey will testify under oath today that President Donald Trump repeatedly pressed him for his "loyalty" and directly pushed him to "lift the cloud" of investigation shadowing his White House by declaring publicly the president was not the target of the ...

Report cites improper use of school seclusion rooms in Iowa

IOWA CITY — The Iowa City Community School District occasionally sent students to padded seclusion rooms for minor infractions such as stepping out of line, though the rooms are intended to be used to prevent students from harming themselves or others, according to a state Department of ...

Regulators schedule hearings on potential Dakota Access pipeline fines

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota regulators have scheduled late-summer hearings on potentially finable offenses alleged against the Texas-based developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. The North Dakota Public Service Commission is investigating whether Energy Transfer Partners removed too ...

Islamic State claims stunning attack in Iran

TEHRAN, Iran — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Wednesday for a pair of stunning attacks on Iran's parliament and the tomb of its revolutionary leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, which killed at least 12 people and wounded more than 40. Tehran Police Chief Gen. Hossein ...

London attacker’s mom blames internet for radicalizing son

LONDON — The youngest of the London Bridge attackers pleaded with his mother to settle with him in Syria but instead moved to Britain where his extremist views hardened and he fell into the company of a bloodthirsty gang that launched the latest attack on British streets, his mother said ...

‘He’s killing everybody’ woman says as Utah man opens fire

SANDY, Utah — After hearing screams and pounding at her front door, Kathy Peterson found a hysterical woman and three young girls cowering, one of the girls covered in blood. She heard gunshots nearby in the middle class Salt Lake City suburb of Sandy as she opened the door and brought them ...

Alleged leaker’s parents fear Trump will be tough on case

AUGUSTA, Ga. — A young woman charged with leaking U.S. government secrets to a reporter poses no flight risk if she's released from pre-trial confinement, her parents said Wednesday, though they fear prosecutors will seek to use the case to send a tough message from the Trump ...

Earliest fossils of our species found in Morocco

NEW YORK — How long has our species been around? New fossils from Morocco push the evidence back by about 100,000 years. The bones, about 300,000 years old, were unearthed thousands of miles from the previous record-holder, found in fossil-rich eastern Africa. The new discovery reveals ...

Marshalltown Kmart to close

Kmart has announced it will shutter its Marshalltown retail store over Labor Day Weekend. Officials confirmed that employees were notified Tuesday that the department store, located at 1720 S. Center St., will close its doors effective Sunday, Sept. 3. Store Manager Jackie Salzgeber ...

Slinker to plead guilty

A Marshalltown man accused of causing another man’s death during a fight at the House of Compassion in April has changed his plea from not guilty to guilty, according to Marshall County District Court records. Wyatt Kane Slinker, 23, was facing charges of involuntary manslaughter and ...

Willard “Bill” Matthew Hewlett, 60

Willard “Bill” Matthew Hewlett, 60, of Marshalltown, Iowa, formerly of Independence, Iowa, died on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at his home at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown, Iowa. Mr. Hewlett is survived by his mother, Ann Hewlett, of Independence; 4 sisters: Michal “Mickey” ...