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Todays News

Unity Point Auxiliary to host quilt raffle

Nov. 1 is 121 days away. But for those planning a volunteer-led fundraiser involving quilts, it is never too early to start. That is the thinking of the all-volunteer UnityPoint Health-Marshalltown Auxiliary (formerly Friends of Central Iowa Healthcare) as they recently discussed plans for ...

New Iowa laws include safe haven expansion, ‘move over’ rule

DES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds signed more than 170 bills during and after the legislative session and most of those laws took effect Sunday, the start of Iowa's new budget year. Here's a look at some of the more visible changes to Iowa's laws: Prominent Legislation A new immigration ...

Longtime Iowa sportscaster killed as rain swamps Des Moines

DES MOINES— A longtime Iowa sportscaster has died in flash flooding in Des Moines amid heavy rain that forced the evacuation of some homes and businesses in one suburb. Police said 66-year-old Larry Cotlar died Saturday when he was swept away in floodwater after his van stalled on a flooded ...

Iowa court blocks 72-hour waiting period for abortion

the Associated Press DES MOINES — The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday struck down a law requiring a 72-hour waiting period for women seeking an abortion, ruling that the restriction was unconstitutional and that "autonomy and dominion over one's body go to the very heart of what it means to be ...

Study: Iowa nitrogen pollution in the water is getting worse

the associated press DES MOINES — Nitrogen pollution flowing out of Iowa to the Gulf of Mexico has grown by close to 50 percent over nearly two decades, a new report shows, despite hundreds of millions of dollars spent to stem nutrients entering the state's waterways. A University of Iowa ...

Local Vietnam War casualty will be remembered

Although Richard Charles Westberg was killed in Vietnam 50 years ago, his family and friends gathered Saturday during Gold Star ceremonies to pay respects and ensure his sacrifice is never forgotten. Westberg, 23, of the U.S. Army was killed March 10, 1968, during the Vietnam War. He was ...

‘Families belong together’ vigil held at courthouse

With signs reading “Fix your heart,” “God have mercy on the USA,” and “Families belong together at the dinner table,” concerned residents gathered on the south side of the Marshall County Courthouse Saturday at noon. Their mission: Hold a peaceful, one-hour vigil to bring more ...

Construction progressing on Mid-Iowa Coop’s Mill Junction elevator

By CHUCK FRIEND TIMES-REPUBLICAN CONRAD – Mid-Iowa Cooperative , based in Conrad, has always prided itself as being a progressive company that tries to focus on things that truly matter to its producer members in order to bring the most value back to them. Its nine locations have ...

Man charged with first-degree burglary

A Marshalltown man is in the Marshall County Jail after being arrested Saturday by the Marshalltown Police Department on three felony counts, including first degree burglary, a Class B felony. Darwin Quinones-Gonzalez, 35, allegedly walked into a local home and threatened residents with a gun ...

A nautical pastime

Editor’s note: This is part of an occasional series profiling the various personal collections of residents of Marshalltown and the surrounding area. Lighthouses — their history and lore — have intrigued generations of sea goers and landlubbers alike. Serene towers that illuminate the ...

Earning the credits

Twenty-two credits. That’s what every Marshalltown High School graduate must attain to be able to get their diploma, but some students find themselves behind track. To get back on schedule, about 174 students kept coming to the school over the last three weeks — collectively, they ...

Celebrate Independence Day

From Dysart to Marshalltown to Tama-Toledo, Central Iowans have several opportunities July 4 to celebrate the 242nd anniversary of America’s independence. All events are July 4 unless noted. Marshalltown The annual family-friendly event begins 5 p.m., Wednesday at Central Iowa ...

Out of circulation

For the last 30 years, Sandy Gowdy has lived in a world of bookshelves, files, card catalogs and stacks of dictionaries, encyclopedias and other reference books. But this week, she will serve her last library patron. Gowdy is retiring as assistant librarian, with the public welcome to attend ...

Man charged with domestic assault

Marshalltown resident Emmanuel Alhameed is being held in Marshall County Jail and charged with domestic abuse assault and two counts of probation violation, according to the Marshalltown Police Department and Marshall County District Court records. “Our officers had contact with Alhameed ...

Obstruction of emergency communications leads to arrest

Marshalltown resident Tyrone Eatmon is in jail and charged with two counts of domestic abuse assault and one count of obstruction of emergency communications, according to Marshalltown Police Capt. Mike Hanken. He said Eatmon was involved in an incident earlier this week where he allegedly ...

Completion imminent at The Willows of Marshalltown

Inside and outside, a new 50,000-square-foot assisted living and memory care facility is coming together on Marshalltown’s west side. The Willows Assisted Living and Memory Care, 2315 Campbell Drive, is set for completion by Sept. 1 and living spaces are already being reserved. The area in ...

Combine clinic for small grains harvesting held in Grundy Center

GRUNDY CENTER — Titan Machinery of Grundy Center hosted a Practical Farmers of Iowa field day “Combine Clinic for Small Grains Harvesting” for small grains harvesting on June 27. This event was part of Practical Farmers’ main 2018 field day season, which includes 40 events across the ...

Y-sponsored walk showcased local ethnic businesses

Trying food or products for the first time can be intimidating. That’s why the Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA hosts annual Downtown Cultural Walking Tours, as a way of helping folks get better acquainted with the bevy of ethnic businesses in Marshalltown. Groups toured eight downtown locales Thursday ...

Selling pork for pyrotechnics

Over a half-hour before the official fundraiser start time Thursday, community members started streaming into the Fisher Community Center parking lot to buy pork and support a local fireworks show. “I’m really excited that people are turning out, I wasn’t sure if we were able to get ...

E-911 Board OKs county as fiscal agent

The Executive Committee of the Marshall County 911 Service Board unanimously approved a resolution authorizing the Marshall County Board of Supervisors to act as its fiscal agent at Thursday night’s meeting in the lower level of the Marshalltown Police Department. Consequently, on July 1 ...