Todays News

Local man charged with domestic abuse assault

A Marshalltown man was arrested and taken to Marshall County Jail earlier this week for domestic abuse assault - display of a weapon, according to a criminal complaint and affidavit filed in Marshall County District Court. Alexander Ethan Willet, 24, allegedly punched the victim numerous ...

Remains of Pearl Harbor sailors return home after 77 years

HONOLULU — More than 75 years after nearly 2,400 members of the U.S. military were killed in the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor, some who died on Dec. 7, 1941, are finally being laid to rest in cemeteries across the United States. In 2015, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency exhumed ...

Local man killed at Pearl Harbor 77 years ago

As the nation honors those who perished Dec. 7 during Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, so too should local residents pause and reflect on the ultimate sacrifice made by the late William Walter Henderson. He was 21, a seaman second class and bugler, who perished on the USS Arizona during the ...

Man killed Monday in local construction accident

TIMES-REPUBLICAN An Ottumwa man was killed Monday as a result of construction accident at a Marshalltown Co. construction site. Christopher Charles Ehrenhard, 37, was killed as a result of a construction accident in Marshalltown, according to his obituary in the Ottumwa Courier. ...

Iowa let major Medicaid provider keep $2.4M in overpayments

IOWA CITY — After a major provider agreed to stay in Iowa’s troubled Medicaid program, a top aide to Gov. Kim Reynolds quietly signed a deal letting its hospitals and clinics keep $2.4 million in mistaken overpayments, according to records released Thursday. UnityPoint Health threatened ...

Local woman charged third time for domestic abuse

A Marshalltown woman, Kisha Catherine Kutzner, 41, was arrested for domestic abuse assault third or subsequent offense, according to a criminal complaint and affidavit filed in Marshall County District Court. Police were called to an apartment in the 400 block of West Main Street at ...

Making an impact

In recognition of its 35th anniversary, YSS of Marshall County hosted a Celebration of Friends program Wednesday evening at the Marshalltown Public Library to honor its staff, program participants and board members. Two young men shared their stories about how the agency has bettered their ...

YSS celebrates 35 years in Marshall County

In 1983, YSS, formerly known as Youth & Shelter Services, opened a branch in Marshalltown. The agency, first incorporated in 1976, also has offices in Ames, Boone, Des Moines, Mason City, Nevada and Webster City. At its Celebration of Friends program Wednesday evening at the Marshalltown ...

Our town, our people — Creighton Jenness

“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.  Creighton Jenness works at Miller Middle School as an instructional coach. ...

Compost center took in ‘crazy’ amount of tornado debris, to close Dec. 15

The latter half of the annual Marshalltown Compost Facility season was unusual to say the least. The July 19 tornado created a lot of work for the facility, with large trees and brush piles covering streets, yards and sidewalks across the city. Marshalltown Director of Public Works Justin ...

Tech takeover at Family Coding Night

For the third year in a row, Marshalltown students and families flocked to the Miller Middle School gym to check out computer science and robotic showcases Wednesday. Family Coding Night offers students a chance to show off what they learn during the school day in several STEM-related ...

Marshall County Sheriff’s Office recognized

The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office was recognized earlier this week in Des Moines by the Iowa Department of Corrections and Iowa State Sheriffs’ and Deputies’ Association of being “Best of the Best” with distinction in the large jail division. Accepting the award of behalf of MCSO ...

Des Moines settles police excessive force case for $800,000

DES MOINES, Iowa — The city of Des Moines confirmed Wednesday it agreed to pay $800,000 to settle an excessive force lawsuit filed by a northeast Iowa man against two police officers and the city. The money was approved Monday by the City Council to settle the lawsuit but the amount was ...

Central Iowans remember Bush

From Marshalltown’s Main Street to a Melbourne-area farm to the Iowa Veterans Home, the late President George H.W. Bush touched the lives of many Central Iowans. Bush, 94, died earlier this week at his Houston home. He served one term as the nation’s 41st president. Several Central ...

Marshalltown played host to several presidents, vice presidents and candidates

Former president Barack Obama’s campaign appearance at Marshalltown’s Miller Middle School Aug. 14, 2012, marked the first visit to Marshalltown of a sitting president in nearly 72 years. It was Sept. 23, 1940, when the late President Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke to onlookers from his ...