Todays News

Colene Ferrin, of Marshalltown, looks at the vegetables on display at the Iowa State Fair on Aug. 16. (Iowa State Fair/ Steve Pope Photography)

A close examination

Colene Ferrin of Marshalltown looks at the vegetables on display at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines.

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Weather watching

Cool weather and lack of rain has been the story in Central Iowa weather so far this month, but what can the area expect as August moves into September? “Marshalltown itself kind of missed the bigger rains that would’ve been Monday to Tuesday,” said State Climatologist Harry Hillaker. ...

Gladbrook woman dies following accident

TIMES-REPUBLICAN A Gladbrook woman has died following a collision earlier this week. According to the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, Marjorie Phillips, 89, was a passenger in a pickup truck that overturned following a traffic incident at about 8 a.m. Wednesday along the 1500 mile of ...

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First annual Bark in the Park scheduled for Aug. 26

It will be a day dedicated to all things dog. The first annual Bark in the Park, sponsored by the Animal Rescue League of Marshalltown, will be held Saturday, Aug. 26 at Riverview Park. “It’s a community outreach event,” said ARL Director Shelly Deal. “It’s a day for fun and ...

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An eye toward history

By SARA JORDAN-HEINTZ TIMES-REPUBLICAN It’s a coming home of sorts for Dr. Cynthia Ragland, who along with her husband Craig, owns and operates a building in the historic 13th Street District of Marshalltown. The location is the former site of Seberg Pharmacy, which was run by Ed Seberg ...

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VanGundy to join hospital

Dr. Lance VanGundy is pictured during the Foundation-UnityPoint Health-Marshalltown “Lights, Sirens, Keep Them Rolling” fund-raising campaign kick-off Wednesday night at Elmwood Country Club. He urged attendees to enthusiastically support the effort, which seeks to raise $190,000 for a new ...

Marshalltown American Legion collecting items for homeless vets

TIMES-REPUBLICAN Several American Legion Post 46 members are volunteering again this year at the Homeless Veterans Stand Down in Des Moines, slated for Sept. 15-17. This event relies on volunteers and donations. Marshalltown American Legion Commander Randy Kessler is asking the public for ...

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Funding the study

It’s been three years since Marshalltown had its last housing market study, and funds for an update to the study are being sought. “We did get a quote for the update, and we will realize some cost savings because we’ve already done some of the groundwork,” said Marshall Economic ...

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Veteran Jack Gaunt, now a resident of Glenwood Place in Marshalltown, holds a booklet of Le Grand area residents who served their country during World War II. Gaunt spent much of his military career servicing aircraft in the areas of Guadalcanal and several islands in the South Pacific.

Gaunt recalls service in South Pacific

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. Thinking back about his military service, Le Grand native Jack Gaunt said, ...

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‘Battle of affidavits’ on severance issue continues

Marshall County Supervisor and Board Vice-Chairman David Thompson is the latest local elected official to formally take sides on the long-simmering issue of three property owners desiring to sever their properties from the city. The owners — Monte and Leisha Eaton, James and Susan Gruening, ...

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The Marshalltown Parks and Rec. Advisory Committee met Wednesday afternoon at City Hall, to discuss the latest findings of the Parks and Rec. survey, and to discuss plans for renovations, repairs and general upkeep of the city’s 21 parks. Parks and Rec. Director Anne Selness (center) said the public has expressed an interest in Parks and Rec. repairing existing park structures before major renovating is done.

Always work to be done

The Marshalltown Parks and Rec. Advisory Committee met Wednesday afternoon at City Hall to discuss the latest findings of the Parks and Rec. survey, and to discuss plans for renovations, repairs and general upkeep of the city’s 21 parks. “It seemed the biggest thing we’ve learned from ...

City candidate filing period begins August 28th

TIMES-REPUBLICAN The city candidate filing period gets under way later this month with numerous council and mayoral posts up for election Nov. 7 throughout Marshall County. The filing period begins on Aug. 28 and continues through to 5 p.m. Sept. 21. Those interested in filing should do so ...

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Man charged with willful injury

TIMES-REPUBLICAN A local man faces a host of charges after being arrested Tuesday by the Marshalltown Police Department. Adam Robert Clawson, 23, was charged with Willful Injury, a Class D felony, Assault Causing Bodily Injury and Trespass, according to Marshall County District Court ...

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Man charged with domestic abuse

TIMES-REPUBLICAN A local man faces two charges after being arrested Tuesday by the Marshalltown Police Department. Jammar Dazmond Watkins, 23, was charged with domestic abuse assault impeding flow of air/blood (no loss of consciousness and no weapon) and interference with official acts, ...

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High in the sky

An aerial photograph of the new Marshalltown Generating Station was recently captured by photographer Garry Brandenburg.

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‘Doggie Dip’ in Conrad

AT TOP: For one special night the Conrad Family Aquatic Center belonged “to the dogs.” The Conrad Park Board hosted the Second annual “Doggie Dip” at the family aquatic center earlier this week. Organizers said that there was a larger turnout of participants this year with residents of ...

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Former Marshalltown resident Donnie Ferneau Jr., center, and his wife Meaghan, left, and sous chef Amanda Ivy, will be contestants on the latest season of “The Great Food Truck Race,” which premieres Sunday at 8 p.m. on the Food Network. The television show, now in its eighth season, has seven teams of food truck novices traveling the South, competing for a grand prize of $50,000. Ferneau’s team, The Southern Frenchie, is based in Little Rock, Ark.

From dishwasher to chef to TV

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Chef Donnie Ferneau Jr. has come a long way since his days washing dishes at Zeno’s. The chef, his wife Meaghan Ferneau, and sous chef Amanda Ivy, will be contestants on the latest season of “The Great Food Truck Race,” which premieres Sunday at 8 p.m. on the Food ...

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Woodbury Elementary teacher-librarian Sue Cahill led new teacher orientation for 38 new Marshalltown instructors Tuesday. Professionalism, student-teacher connections and community building were among the topics discussed.

Orientation: Not just for students

In one week, Marshalltown fifth-, seventh- and ninth graders will walk into a brand new building for the start of classes; there are also dozens of new teachers who will discover the district for the first time this school year. “We are part of a very important profession,” said ...

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Steers and Snakes

ABOVE: The snake shown is not alive, but rather, was made of flowers by Maeve Janssen of Marshalltown. Maeve earned third place at the Iowa State Fair in the Junior Floriculture competition. She also won first place honors for a sailboat. Jorja Janssen of Marshalltown took home a blue ribbon ...

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The Marshalltown Federation of Women’s Clubs will host a Binford House barn sale on the property of the residence, Saturday from 8-11 a.m. The sale will consist of home furnishings, small appliances, luggage, games, small indoor and outdoor furniture, dishware and seasonal decor. Funds raised will go toward repairing the roof of the carriage house, which is attached to the back of the Binford House, and renovation efforts for the house’s upstairs.

Binford House barn sale Saturday

Maintaining and renovating the Binford House, the stately Victorian mansion located at 110 N. 2nd Ave., in Marshalltown, requires the help of volunteers and donors. On Saturday from 8-11 a.m., the Marshalltown Federation of Women’s Clubs will host a Binford House barn sale at the barn on the ...