Todays News

Local businesses remodel following the tornado

Editors Note: This article was originally published on March 31, 2019. We are re-running the story for the one-year anniversary of the EF-3 tornado. While the July 19, 2018 tornado devasted many businesses, it also allowed the opportunity for expansion and remodeling. Black Tire Bike Co., 117 ...

Alliant reports about 300 Marshalltown outages Friday afternoon

Information from Alliant Energy's website shows just shy of 300 Marshalltown customers were out of power as of 2:27 p.m. Friday. That data, available on Alliant's online outage map, shows the loss of power was localized in the city's southwest quadrant. As of 2:55 p.m. crews were listed as ...

Local law enforcement serve food to support Special Olympics

Plenty of smiles and good-natured joking were exchanged between Marshall County Sheriff Deputy Sgt. Ben Veren and retired Marshalltown Police Department Capt. Mike Hanken at Culver’s restaurant Tuesday as the deputy sergeant served the order. And no, Ben Veren, nor spouse Marshalltown ...

Our town, our people — Jacquelyn Eden

“Our town, our people” is a weekly Q&A with a local resident who is active in the community. Have a suggestion for someone we should talk to? Email T-R news editor Emily Barske at ebarske@timesrepublican.com.  Jacquelyn Eden has lived in Marshalltown for five years and worked here for ...

Weekend events bring road closures

This Friday and Saturday two big events will take over downtown Marshalltown and will require extra parking as well as road closures. Here’s what to know. The first big event of the weekend is the One-Year Anniversary Ice Cream Social, which is a celebration of Marshalltown pulling through ...

Timber Creek Park provides fishing spot for community

Editor’s note: This twice weekly series will spotlight some of Marshalltown’s 22 parks. Parks are a way for families to enjoy the outdoors without leaving the city and a way for the city to bring the outdoors to families. Timber Creek Park is one of the largest parks in Marshalltown with ...

School registration

Families get help registering for the 2019-20 school year at the Miller Middle School gym Wednesday afternoon.

MOON LANDING – 50 years later

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins returned Tuesday to the exact spot where he flew to the moon 50 years ago with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Collins had the spotlight to himself this time — Armstrong has been gone for seven years and Aldrin canceled. Collins ...

Free community swim slated July 28 at Marshalltown aquatic center

Local businessman Marty Mitchell of Mitchell Family Funeral Home is at it again. The “it” is an invitation to all Marshalltown residents to attend the annual free-of-charge Mitchell Family Funeral Home Swim/Aquatic Center Day, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. July 28. As in past years, there is no ...

Traffic stop leads to felony drug charges

A traffic stop by a Marshall County Sheriff’s Office deputy resulted in a Marshalltown man’s arrest Monday on two counts of felony drug possession and a host of other violations, according to criminal complaints and affidavits files in Marshall County District Court. Jorge Antonio ...

Post card sent to Marshalltown Schools update alumni is legitimate

Marshalltown Schools officials are working to update the district’s alumni directory for the high school, an effort that includes sending out post cards, emails or phone calls. The post cards include information about the district’s effort to update alumni files and offers a toll-free ...

Every household in Marshalltown to receive newspaper Friday

Friday marks one year since an EF-3 tornado forever changed Marshalltown. We will be out in full force delivering an anniversary special edition to every household in Marshalltown as a public service. We are proud to serve this community. Marshalltown Strong.

Man charged with child endangerment no injury

A local man was arrested by Marshalltown police and taken to Marshall County Jail as a result of an incident which endangered a child. Kristopher John Bates, 32, was taken into custody Monday after officers determined he was holding a child while he pushed another individual and threw things ...

Local woman charged with insurance fraud

DES MOINES - A Marshalltown woman has been charged with insurance fraud. Deborah Specht, 59, was charged with one count of fraudulent submissions, a Class D felony, and one count of theft first degree, a Class C felony, following an investigation by the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud ...

Merger discussions among many recent changes to Marshalltown hospital

Should a proposed merger between Sanford Health of Sioux Falls, S.D. and UnityPoint Health be approved by the end of this year, it will mark the second major change in administration in the past two and a half years for local and area UnityPoint Health-Marshalltown employees. Importantly, it ...

Man charged with sexual exploitation of minor

A Marshalltown man has been charged with two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, according to criminal complaints and affidavits filed in Marshall County District Court. Jeremy Randall Nuss, 43, was arrested Friday by Marshalltown police on a warrant, and later transported to Marshall ...

Chromebook case, projector bids approved

The Marshalltown Schools push for further technology in classrooms took another step Monday as the school board approved a set of bids for new projectors and Chromebook cases. In all, the board approved bids for 228 new projectors, accompanied by 280 ceiling mount kits, as well as 440 new ...

Marshalltown teachers receive American Heart Association praise

The American Heart Association recently launched its Kids Heart Challenge program, and one official from the non-profit had good things to say about Marshalltown Schools Monday. American Heart Association Youth Market Director Jamie Stensland said she has enjoyed working with elementary- and ...