Todays News

Public can give ideas on downtown masterplan

The city is kicking off several days of planning with a charrette planning process focused on the the Central Business District masterplan. Find a time to join in and provide input as part of this important plan. Wednesday The Downtown Marshalltown Planning Charrette begins with 5:30 p.m. ...

Man charged with domestic abuse second offense

A local man was arrested and taken to Marshall County Jail Monday on a charge of domestic abuse assault-second offense, according to a criminal complaint and affidavit filed in Marshall County District Court. Gabriel Omar Santos Lopez, 24, assaulted the victim by slapping and punching her in ...

Fire department quickly contains house fire

No one was injured in a Marshalltown house fire Monday. The Marshalltown Fire Department was alerted to a house fire in the 500 block of Marion Street at 6:56 p.m. The 911 caller reported seeing flames coming from the roof. Upon arrival, light smoke was discovered emanating from an attic ...

Iowa Senate panel rejects anti-vaccine proposals

DES MOINES — A bill that would have prohibited health care providers and insurance companies from discriminating against people who refuse immunizations has failed to advance to a Senate committee. A Human Resources subcommittee on Tuesday voted against advancing the bill that would have ...

Cedar Falls couple recognize sacrifice of late son in special IVH event

Members of U.S. military who die in the line of duty are fittingly memorialized with ceremonies, plaques and special days. But in the Cedar Valley area and at the Iowa Veterans Home, the memory of the late Travis Vaughn lives on in a truly unique way. It is called “Shower of Gifts” where, ...

City: Cars not adhering to snow ordinance will be ticketed, towed

With upcoming heavy snowfall expected for Tuesday night into Wednesday, the city of Marshalltown announced another snow ordinance in effect starting 9 p.m. Tuesday. The city will be enforcing city code for streets that prohibit parking when snow removal operations are in progress, according to ...

Dozens attend school board meeting as health insurance changes loom

The Marshalltown School Board voted Monday to pursue more information on proposed changes to employee health insurance plans amid calls from school teachers and staff to reconsider the process. Dozens of school employees filled the board meeting room in anticipation of the vote. Though no ...

Marshalltown Schools may need to make up weather-related hours lost

Marshalltown Schools Superintendent Theron Schutte said what everyone in the Marshalltown area has noticed over the last several weeks. “It’s been an interesting and somewhat rugged winter 2019,” he said at Monday’s school board meeting, where he gave an update on the school students ...

Two men die in Grundy County crash

Two men died in a car accident in Grundy County on Sunday. A car driven by Justin Kime, 21, of Stewartville, Minn., was northbound on Highway 14 when it lost control on the snow-covered roadway, crossed the center line and collided with a semi driven by Laurence Smith, 27, of St. Louis, who ...

Woman charged with possession of meth

A local woman was arrested by Marshalltown police and taken to Marshall County Jail Saturday for possession of a Schedule II controlled substance — methamphetamine, according to a criminal complaint and affidavit filed in Marshall County District Court. Jessica Rae Schossow, 29, was also ...

Food, fellowship and fun at American Legion Post 46

Karen Kessler of Marshalltown, left, prepares to serve homemade chicken pot pie while other volunteers and guests look on. Kessler was one of many who volunteered at Friday’s local American Legion Riders (ALR) sponsored Chicken Pot Pie Supper. ALR Post 46 President Nick Salasek said all ...

Iowa governor plans event to sign education funding bills

DES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds plans to sign education funding bills sent to her last week by lawmakers providing a 2 percent increase in state per-pupil funding for the budget year beginning in July. Reynolds has scheduled a bill signing event for Tuesday morning at the Iowa Capitol. The ...

16 states sue Trump over emergency wall declaration

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California and 15 other states filed a lawsuit Monday against President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra released a statement Monday saying the suit alleges the Trump ...

Bobcat Quarterback Club offers Bobcat athletics moral and financial support

For the past 60 years, the Bobcat Quarterback Club has offered monetary and moral support of Marshalltown High School athletics through its weekly meetings and fundraisers. Kent Loney, who serves as coordinator, has been affiliated with the club for over 50 years and is a proud MHS ...

Student in the Spotlight — Lay Zaw

Miller Middle School eighth-grader Lay Zaw is happiest when she is kicking around a soccer ball. “I play with my sister,” Lay said. One favorite game the two play is trying to take the ball away from the other. Lay said her sister is older and goes to Marshalltown High School. She ...

BCLUW Elementary School raises $1,000+ for UNI Dance Marathon

CONRAD - A dance marathon of sorts was held on Feb. 15 at BCLUW elementary School in Conrad to raise money for the UNI Dance Marathon which in turn helps out the Stead Children’s Hospital at the University of Iowa hospitals and clinics. When all was collected, a total of $1,131.92 was ...

Nonpartisan selection of judges may end in Iowa

DES MOINES— Iowa was in the forefront of a national effort to reduce partisanship in the courts nearly 50 years ago when it decided to stop electing judges and instead rely on nominations by a panel of citizens and lawyers. In all, about three dozen states adopted similar systems aimed at ...

Ex-FBI official: ‘Crime may have been committed’ by Trump

WASHINGTON — Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said in an interview that aired Sunday that a “crime may have been committed” when President Donald Trump fired the head of the FBI and tried to publicly undermine an investigation into his campaign’s ties to Russia. McCabe also ...

Man charged with sex offender registration offense

A Marshalltown man was arrested by Marshalltown police Thursday for sex offender registration - second or subsequent offense stemming from an incident last year. Vann Joe Griffith, 57, escaped from a local residential correctional facility in August 2018. He was in violation of Sexual ...

Man arrested for domestic assault

A local man was arrested for domestic abuse/assault impeding flow of air/blood strangulation by Marshalltown police on Thursday, according to Capt. Brian Batterson of the Marshalltown Police Department. Batterson said Cody Tague, 26, was living at home with his mother and step father. An ...