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Bowl For Kids’ Sake slated for March 3rd and 10th

The annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake is the Heart of Iowa Big Brothers Big Sisters’ largest fundraiser of the year, raising money to help children in need get matched with mentors and participate in various programs and activities. Mentors (bigs) and mentees (littles) are invited to bowl, but ...


Man faces drug charges

TIMES-REPUBLICAN A Marshalltown man is behind bars after authorities executed a search warrant at his residence and finding drugs, drug paraphernalia and firearms. On Thursday, agents with the Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force served a search warrant at 6 Edgeland Drive in Marshalltown. Officers ...

CORRECTS SPELLING TO MARJORY NOT MARJORIE Students are evacuated by police from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, after a shooter opened fire on the campus. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

17 dead in school shooting

PARKLAND, Fla. — A former student opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle at a Florida high school Wednesday, killing at least 17 people and sending hundreds of students fleeing into the streets in the nation's deadliest school shooting since a gunman attacked an elementary school in Newtown, ...

Talking money

The Iowa Valley Community College District is set to lower its tax rate for Fiscal Year 2019, and the estimated budget was discussed at Wednesday’s IVCCD Board of Directors meeting. “We’re reducing our levy rate by almost 37 cents per $1,000 of valuation,” said district Chief ...

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Singing Valentines

Singers from the Marshalltown’s Men’s Chorus harmonized throughout the day on Wednesday, delivering “Singing Valentines” for the 14th year in a row. Visiting businesses, schools, nursing homes and private residences, the singers broke into three groups who traveled throughout ...

Dennis Smeins

Dennis H. Smeins, 70

Dennis H. Smeins, 70, of Gilman, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2017, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. Funeral services for Dennis will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 17, 2018, at First United Methodist Church with Pastor Jeff Kodis officiating. Public visitation ...

Embers Ash Wed.WEB

Ash Wednesday at The Embers

Rev. Gregg Davison of Marshalltown’s Trinity Lutheran Church is shown applying ashes to an Embers Retirement Community resident in the Embers Chapel Wednesday. In addition to imposing ashes at two TLC services and UnityPoint Health-Marshalltown, Davison repeated the tradition with passers-by ...

Members of the Marshall County Communications Commission’s Technical Oversight Board met this week to discuss a variety of issues. Pictured, from left, Marshalltown Police Chief Mike Tupper, Marshall County 911 dispatchers Tiffany Manship Eibs and Dan McCready, Melbourne Police Chief Mike Ball, State Center Police Chief Jeff Bunn and Marshall County Chief Sheriff’s Deputy Joel Phillips.

Interim communications manager recommended

The Technical Oversight Board (TOB) of the Marshall County Communications Commission made several recommendations for later commission approval this week. One recommendation called for interim 911 Communications Supervisor Teresa Lang to also act as interim 911 Communications Manager, ...

The Albion Municipal Library and Heritage Center has embarked on a fundraising campaign to cover the costs of obtaining custom-made oak cabinetry, that would be installed underneath select bookcases in the library. Here, Library Director Julia Ohrt shows how this addition will also make it easier for patrons to access shelves that are currently very low to the ground.


ALBION — With time comes the need for more space to store the plethora of materials that can accumulate. The Albion Municipal Library and Heritage Center has embarked on a fundraising campaign to cover the costs of making and installing custom-made oak cabinetry. The need for storage ...


Marshalltown woman sentenced following Medicaid fraud investigations

TIMES-REPUBLICAN DES MOINES — Four Iowans, including a woman from Marshalltown, were recently sentenced in various district courts in Iowa as a result of investigations conducted by the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals’ Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU). Among those ...


Man charged with forgery

TIMES-REPUBLICAN A Marshalltown man is in the Marshall County Jail after being arrested by the Marshalltown Police Department for forgery. Brandon Lee Meling, 31, allegedly forged checks from a local business according to MPD and Marshall County District Court records. The business alerted ...


Man appears in district court on burglary charges

TIMES-REPUBLICAN A Marshalltown man appeared in Marshall County District Court earlier this week on a host of charges stemming from a Feb. 12 incident. Jack Alan Schultz, 58, allegedly broke into a local apartment complex, threatened others and also threatened to inflict harm on himself, ...

Mary and John Page of Marshalltown have been married for nearly 53 years. Mary, a resident of Glenwood Place, has suffered from dementia for the past eight years. John, who visits her everyday, said he takes their life together one day at a time.

Forever Valentines

Like every couple, Mary and John Page have endured the joys, ups, downs and tragedies of sharing a life together. Weathering the storm of life, raising two children, going on vacations, and to see their beloved Iowa State Cyclones play, their nearly 53 years as a wedded couple have been filled ...

City property tax rate remains unchanged

Editor’s Note: On Tuesday, the City of Marshalltown issued a press release printed in its entirety below, on recent city council actions concerning the city tax rate, use of Local Option Sales Tax funds, and E-911 wages. The press release was a promised response from Mayor Joel Greer to ...

Second ward city council candidate Brittany O’Shea, fourth from left, answers a question posed by the moderator at the Marshalltown Chamber of Commerce Candidate Forum Tuesday night at the Iowa Veterans Home. Looking on from left are fellow candidates Leigh Bauder, Jay Carollo, Gabe Isom and Bob Untiedt. The special election to fill the seat is Feb. 27.

2nd ward candidates talk issues

The five candidates running for the Ward 2 seat — Bob Untiedt, Brittany O’Shea, Gabe Isom, Jay Carollo and Leigh Bauder figuratively laid their cards on the table before residents at a Marshalltown Area Chamber of Commerce sponsored forum Tuesday night. Ranging in ages from 28 to 66, the ...


Training in the ice

Marshalltown Fire Department personnel took advantage of Tuesday’s cold weather to practice ice rescue techniques an Anson Creek pond just off Merle Hibbs Boulevard. The firefighter-EMTs practiced rescuing victims, and themselves, from icy water.

On Friday at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Marshalltown Public Library, youngsters and their guardians are invited to participate in a free, Family Drum Circle event, led by musician/artist Linda Harvey. She will bring around 70 percussion instruments for participants to use, and people are welcome to bring their own. Here, Harvey drums along with a young onlooker, who got a sneak peak of what to expect.

Beating out a rhythm

Music is the universal language, and on Friday at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Marshalltown Public Library, youngsters and their guardians are invited to participate in a free, Family Drum Circle event, led by musician/artist Linda Harvey. “The vibration of the drum is very healing, and ...

Turkey n noodles

Turkey and noodles at the American Legion

Comfort food at its best. Homemade turkey and noodles over mashed potatoes, green beans, dinner rolls and a variety of desserts will be served during the American Legion Riders’ dinner this Friday at 5 p.m. at the American Legion Post 46, 1301 S. 6th St. A free will offering will be ...

Cop and kids

‘Kids Cop Connection’

Marshalltown Police Officer Ryan Dehl spent part of day Tuesday playing Uno and visiting with youngsters during a “Kids Cop Connection” event at the Marshalltown Public Library. Young people were invited to stop by the library’s café to interact with a member of the MPD, eat pizza, play ...

The Marshalltown Police Department presented four of its members with its Lifesaving Award Monday night during the Marshalltown City Council meeting. From left: Officers Vern Jefferson, Dawn Blahnik, Brad Mauseth and Sgt. Melinda Ruopp.

‘Call to duty’

Chief of Police Mike Tupper presented one of the Marshalltown Police Department’s highest honors — the Lifesaving Award — to Sgt. Melinda Ruopp and Officers Dawn Blahnik, Brad Mauseth and Vern Jefferson during the city council meeting Monday night. They were cited for their heroic ...