Todays News

‘Nothing compares’ to annual Century and Heritage Farm awards

In groups large and small and of all ages, Iowa farm families will travel to the 2018 Iowa State Fair to be honored in a special way and on a special day. From Avoca, to Clinton to Zearing, they will arrive on Aug. 16 for the 12th Annual Century and Heritage Farm Awards at the Pioneer ...

Argument leads to domestic abuse charges

A Marshalltown woman was arrested on a warrant for domestic abuse assault — second offense and taken to Marshall County Jail earlier this week, according Marshalltown Police Department and Marshall County District Court records. Lorrie Ann Bartlett, 52, was taken into custody by the ...

Man charged with domestic assault-second offense

TIMES-REPUBLICAN A Haverhill man was arrested by Marshalltown Police on multiple charges — including domestic abuse second offense — and taken to Marshall County Jail earlier this week. Chester John Brown, 36, was taken into custody on additional charges of harassment-second degree; ...

Some businesses affected by recent tornado are open

With the road closures and construction taking place along Main Street, local downtown business owners are eager to let people know they are open. Hellberg’s Jewelers and Art & Frame on Main, both located at 13 W. Main Street, opened about a week after the July 19 tornado, with minimal ...

Businesses open in areas affected by tornado

Courtesy of the Marshalltown Chamber of Commerce This is a list of retail/service businesses in the tornado-impacted area that are open. The list was compiled by the Marshalltown Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber cannot guarantee that all open businesses are on the list and apologizes for ...

Director of Parks and Recreation submits resignation

Marshalltown’s Parks and Rec director resigned to take another position out of state, effective Aug. 3. Annemarie Selness’ resignation coincided with her being offered the Spring Grove, Minn. city administrator position. On July 24 the Spring Grove city council agreed Selness was a ...

Iowa Valley will not hold bond referendum

Plans changed drastically for the Iowa Valley Community College District as Chancellor Chris Duree announced Wednesday a planned $33 million bond referendum will not be pursued this year. The decision came after the July 19 tornado tore up a section of Marshalltown. District officials decided ...

Why tornado damage didn’t alter local water supply

Veteran Marshalltown Water Works Trustee Kenn Vinson takes his position seriously, and is setting the record straight. “Contrary to rumors posted on social media, at no time was the local water supply or quality compromised following the tornado,” Vinson said. Mayor Joel Greer made a ...

Orpheum to be rebuilt

Two Iowa Valley Community College District buildings were in the thick of the July 19 tornado as it swept through the downtown area, causing an estimated $1 million in damage. But both are in recovery. Despite extensive damage to the building, 220 E. Main St., IVCCD Orpheum Theater Center ...

School District data shows improvements

There was a mixed bag of news from a year-end report on the past school year. In some areas, like reducing chronic absenteeism and bullying and harassment behavior, there was marked improvement. However, some grade levels seemed to struggle when tested on math and reading proficiency. ...

IVH debuts new $6M laundry

The July 19 EF-3 tornado caused leaders at the Iowa Veterans Home to postpone a ribbon-cutting for the new laundry facility. Officials will hold the ceremony 9 a.m. Friday instead. “Our new laundry, next to Heinz Hall, will debut to the public then,” Commandant Timon Oujiri said. “We ...

Supervisors discuss tornado relief, county employee compensation

The Marshall County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve additional funding to a housing fund. The board met in yet another new location for Tuesday’s meeting — the second floor of the Great Western Bank Building, 11 N. 1st Ave. Marty Wymore, executive director of the Region ...

Derailment closes 12th Avenue crossing

Union Pacific Rail Road employees are pictured near a rail car approximately one-half mile west of the 12th Avenue crossing late Tuesday afternoon. Earlier in the day, the city of Marshalltown’s website had reported the 12th Avenue crossing was closed due to a derailment. Marshalltown Fire ...

Woman charged with child endangerment

A Marshalltown woman was arrested by police and taken to jail last week on a charge of child endangerment and host of traffic-related violations, according to Marshalltown Police Department records. Stephanie Lynn Roberts, 41, was taken into custody after police were called to a residence in ...

Oktemberfest to be held at the Central Iowa Fairgrounds

The annual Oktemberfest community celebration will take place at the Central Iowa Fairgrounds this year, according to announcement from event organizers. With road closures and construction impacting mobility in downtown Marshalltown, organizers decided to move the Sept. 27-29 event to the ...

City: Building debris clean-up begins, dumpsters removed

On Monday night, Marshalltown residents with questions about post-tornado clean-up and recovery could talk with Mayor Joel Greer, city councilors, department heads and city staff while posing questions or concerns. The setting was the Marshalltown Public Library in a informal setting since a ...

Governor Reynolds stumps in Marshalltown

Governor Kim Reynolds spent part of Monday evening among her constituents, eating ice cream and sharing fellowship at Riverview Park as part of an ice cream social, to benefit the campaigns of Dean Fisher and James Perez. Reynolds began her remarks by addressing the topic on top of many ...

Marshalltown Schools officials talk storm damage, response

Despite taking damage to three elementary school buildings, Marshalltown Schools staff, students and facilities have taken part in recovery efforts after the July 19 tornado. “Amid the tragedy, we were proud of our students and staff for stepping up, hundreds were out in the community, ...

Local judge’s ‘robing’ ceremony Aug. 17

District Court Judge Bethany Currie’s investiture, also known as “robing” is 2:30 p.m. Aug. 17, at Elmwood Country Club. “Due to the (tornado) damage closing the (Marshall County) courthouse, my ceremony will be at Elmwood,” Currie said in a recent email to the Times-Republican. ...

Man identified in local theft investigation

TIMES-REPUBLICAN A man whose identify had been in question by the Marshalltown Police Department in a recent theft investigation has been identified, Capt. Chris Jones of the MPD said in an email to the Times-Republican Monday the man’s identify had been confirmed. However, Jones said in a ...