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Todays News

A DAY IN THE LIFE — A chiropractor

Editor’s note: This is part of a weekly series spotlighting various professionals in our community, highlighting the impact of their work. Have an idea for the series? Email sjordan@timesrepublican.com. Patients quite literally put their trust in the hands of Dr. Brian Fritz, who has been a ...

Students in the Spotlight — Patricia & Gabriela Mateo

Franklin Elementary fourth-graders Patricia and Gabriela Mateo share a lot in common — looks, birthdays, hobbies — and their teachers say they also share a good work ethic, intelligence and kindness. The twins have lived in many places prior to coming to Marshalltown last fall. They were ...

Easter Sunday bomb blasts kill more than 200 in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Nine bombings of churches, luxury hotels and other sites on Easter Sunday killed more than 200 people and wounded hundreds more in Sri Lanka’s deadliest violence since a devastating civil war in the South Asian island nation ended a decade ago. Defense Minister Ruwan ...

Local E-911 operators eager to move into new public safety building

Be it June 15 or later, the 13 professionals currently working behind the scenes as E-911 communications operators can’t wait to move onto the second floor of the new joint police and fire headquarters. Consoles and more have been installed. June 15 is the estimated opening date of the ...

2,000 trout and dozens of anglers turn out at Sand Lake

A local rite of spring was blessed by blue skies, mild temperatures and happy anglers wetting a hook Saturday morning. It was the biannual trout release at Marshall County Conservation’s Sand Lake Recreation Area, east of town on East Main Street Road. Shortly after 11 a.m., Iowa Department ...

Spring activities in Marshall County

With temperatures reaching the 60s and 70s, springtime has finally arrived in Central Iowa. From exploring Marshalltown’s 24 city parks, to spending time at Grimes Farm and other county parks, there are a variety of ways to while away a spring day. Marshalltown Parks and Rec. director Geoff ...

Columbine honors 13 lost with community service, ceremony

LITTLETON, Colo. — People who were most directly affected by the Columbine school shooting spoke openly and emotionally Saturday about their struggles and advances since 12 students and a teacher were killed 20 years ago. During a remembrance ceremony on the 20th anniversary of the ...

Local teacher pens first children’s book

Local educator and musician Deborah Nuss has just written and illustrated her first children’s book entitled “Where Does Music Come From?” A native of Saint Louis, Mo., she has been a teacher for 30 years - 23 years spent in Marshalltown. She currently serves as the volunteer music ...

Marshalltown City Council

WHAT: Marshalltown City Council meeting WHEN: 5:30 p.m. Monday WHERE: Council Chambers, second floor of the Carnegie Building, 10 W. State St. AGENDA ITEM: Years of service awards. THE ISSUE: City periodically honors employees for service in five year increments. WHAT’S NEXT: ...

Marshalltown Schools see uptick in students taking dual credit classes

While students at Marshalltown High School work for four years to get a high school diploma, it is becoming more and more common to see students pursuing a college degree before they graduate. Whether a student wants a full associates degree prior to walking across the stage to pick up their ...

WAY OF THE CROSS

T-R PHOTOS BY SARA JORDAN-HEINTZ Friday afternoon, about 200 people walked the mile and a half between St. Francis Catholic School to St. Mary Catholic Church carrying a large wooden cross in honor of Good Friday. Students participated in a Good Friday Retreat at the school, which culminated ...

Spring in the air

T-R PHOTO BY EMILY BARSKE Blue skies surround the Marshall County Courthouse on Friday morning.

Failures caused toxic gas leak at Iowa police academy

IOWA CITY— A series of infrastructure failures in a crumbling state dormitory caused a toxic gas leak at an Iowa police academy that sickened dozens of recruits and could have killed some of them, a workplace safety investigation concluded. At least three recruits were poisoned by ...

Feds seek 180 years for Iowa coach who exploited 400 boys

IOWA CITY — A former elite youth basketball coach who sexually exploited more than 400 boys over a decade in Iowa deserves to spend the rest of his life in prison, federal prosecutors argue. Prosecutors are asking a judge to sentence 43-year-old Greg Stephen to the maximum possible penalty ...

Iowa Valley analyzes failed bond results

Iowa Valley Community College District officials are reviewing the failed $32 million bond election from earlier this month. That issue got 58.4 percent voter approval across the district, fewer than two points short of the needed 60 percent approval to pass. Officials have identified a few ...

Car careens into House of Compassion garden

Recently-built garden boxes were scarred by car tires early Thursday morning as a driver failed to make a corner turn at the intersection of West Church Street and Third Street while trying to evade police, according to officials. Marshalltown Police Captain Brian Batterson said an officer ...

MPD retirees: ‘We did not plant evidence’

Testimony from five witnesses Thursday in Marshall County District Court in day two of a three-day hearing will either support or weaken allegations of malicious prosecution and prosecutorial misconduct stemming from a 2008 felony conviction. Arzel Jones, then of Marshalltown, was found ...

BCLUW fourth grade class helping turn markers into energy

CONRAD — The students in Kristin Garber’s fourth grade class at BCLUW Elementary are helping the environment through a program turning dried up markers into energy. And they are looking for your help to complete the project. Through a special program in conjunction with the Crayola ...

Pete Buttigieg makes campaign stop in Marshalltown

Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, made a presidential campaign stop in Marshalltown Wednesday at the home of Kim and Allan Smith. Buttigieg formally announced his decision to run for president of the United States as a Democrat on Sunday, after having previously ...

Car careens into House of Compassion garden

Recently-built garden boxes were scarred by car tires early Thursday morning as a driver failed to make a corner turn at the intersection of West Church Street and Third Street while trying to evade police, according to officials. Marshalltown Police Captain Brian Batterson said an officer ...