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“The Willows” $13M assisted living facility officially breaks ground

T-R PHOTO BY MIKE DONAHEY On Tuesday, silver shovels reflected a bright sun, dirt went flying, and smiles abounded at “The Willows” site, 2315 Campbell Dr. in Marshalltown. Community leaders, members of the Daniels family — the project developers — and others helped officially break ...

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These Rogers University students are practicing their reading and writing skills by researching animals and creating a powerpoint presentation with information like habitat, food and predators.

Learning over break

Summer learning loss is a reality many school teachers must face when classes begin in the fall, and there are local programs trying continue education into the summer; one is Rogers University. “Our theme at Rogers University is college,” said program coordinator Karina Hernández of ...

Moving forward

Progress is being made along the Iowa River Trail this week, as construction will begin from 12th Street to the Summit Street viaduct. The work is just a small piece of a much larger project that will take years to complete. Current funds are estimated at around $5 million which should be ...

Iowa high court issues statewide courthouse weapons ban

DES MOINES — The Iowa Supreme Court on Tuesday banned weapons in courthouses statewide, saying that it had a duty to promote safety in the courts. The order signed by Chief Justice Mark Cady does not apply to peace officers but it prohibits other visitors from carrying weapons into ...

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In this Sept. 27, 2016 file photo, Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett speaks during a news conference in Cedar Rapids.

Cedar Rapids mayor to challenge Governor Reynolds in GOP primary

CEDAR RAPIDS — Ron Corbett, the Cedar Rapids mayor and former Iowa House speaker, said Tuesday he will challenge Gov. Kim Reynolds for the Republican nomination for governor, saying it's time for new leadership in Iowa. Corbett, 56, told supporters his campaign would outline plans to tackle ...

Spilled milk from tanker causes fish kill worries

FONTANELLE — Iowa officials say there could be reason to cry over the spilling of a lot of milk — at least some of which made its way into a southeastern Iowa river. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources said Tuesday in a news release that the crash of a tanker hauling milk east of ...

Iowa woman sentenced to prison for Nigerian scam role

DES MOINES — A 67-year-old Des Moines woman has been sentenced to 16 months in federal prison for her role in a Nigerian email scam. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Iowa says Victoria Lovan was sentenced Tuesday for three counts of wire fraud, to which she had pleaded ...

Back to Iowa, Trump faces some disgruntled independents

DES MOINES — Iowa independents who helped Donald Trump win the presidency see last year's tough-talking candidate as a thin-skinned chief executive and wish he'd show more grace. Unaffiliated voters make up the largest percentage of the electorate in the Midwest state that backed Trump in ...

Phoenix temps hit 119 on 1st day of summer

PHOENIX — The first day of summer brought some of the worst heat the Southwest U.S. has seen in years, forcing flights to be canceled, straining the power grid and making life miserable for workers toiling in temperatures that reached 120 degrees or higher in some desert cities. Arizona, ...

Brussels train station blast being treated as terror attack

BRUSSELS — Belgian authorities said they foiled a "terror attack" Tuesday when soldiers shot and killed a suspect after a small explosion at a busy Brussels train station that continued a week of attacks in the capitals of Europe. Federal prosecutor Eric Van der Sypt said soldiers ...

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Ice cream run

These sisters discovered Tasty Freez ice cream while visiting their grandmother in the area, who took them to the Marshalltown staple for a treat Monday afternoon.

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Joint 911 service board slates special meeting

Possible Implementation of a levy, as well as other means to effectively fund Emergency-911 operations will be discussed at a special meeting at 5:30 p.m., June 22 in the lower level of the Marshalltown Police Department headquarters, 22 N. Center St. The public is invited. Officially, the ...

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2nd time around

“We feel very confident that we have a good shot at coming in at the project budget we originally established.” After bids for Phase II of the Marshalltown High School Roundhouse project came in higher than expected earlier this month, district Superintendent Dr. Theron Schutte shared ...

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Suspect sought in Le Grand burglary

LE GRAND — The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s information on a recent burglary incident in Le Grand. According to Marshall County Sheriff Steve Hoffman, a report of a burglary and damage was reported in the early morning hours of June 3 at a Le Grand car wash. ...

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The Marshalltown Community Theatre’s third annual Kids Acting Academy Summer Camp will be held July 31 through August 4, with class sessions available at 8:45 a.m. or 1 p.m. each day, at the Martha-Ellen Tye Playhouse, for youth ages 7-14. Pictured are youngsters from last year’s camp performing a kids’ version of “Guys and Dolls.” This year’s performance will be “Into the Woods.”

Kid’s Acting Academy slated for July 31-Aug. 4

Aspiring thespians will soon have the opportunity to attend the Marshalltown Community Theatre’s third annual Kid’s Acting Academy Summer Camp, held July 31 through August 4, with class sessions available from 8:45-11:45 a.m. or 1-4 p.m. each day, at the Martha-Ellen Tye Playhouse, for ...

Your move

By MIKE BURVEE TIMES-REPUBLICAN The Salvation Army in Marshalltown used to have a chess club as part of its youth program. But once that program was cut, participants started to dwindle and the club was disbanded. One of the regulars there was Jaleb Jay, a math major from Iowa State ...

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Former Spread-All Mfg. employee enters guilty pleas

TIMES-REPUBLICAN A former employee of Marshalltown’s Spread-All Manufacturing has entered guilty pleas of theft and tampering with records. Marcy Ann German’s guilty pleas were the result of a plea bargain after an additional charge of ongoing criminal conduct was dropped, according to ...

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Marshalltown Pride

“I think the observation of the month kind of helps bring exposure to families and allows for conversations that otherwise might not occur.” June is LGBT Pride Month, and people within and outside of the LGBT are celebrating around the country; Marshalltown’s Sarah Story is one of ...

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Man behind bars following high-speed chase

A Marshalltown man faces a bevy of charges after he led authorities on a high-speed chase throughout Marshall County late Saturday night, coming to an end near Elmwood Country Club in Marshalltown, and the suspect eventually being subdued with a Taser gun. State Center Police Chief Jeff Bunn ...

Fatal accident

Fatal accident

Sgt. Ben Veren with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office takes photos of a car involved in a single-vehicle accident over the weekend that claimed the life of a Grundy Center man near Albion. According to the Iowa State Patrol, a vehicle operated by James G. Boucher, 30, was southbound on ...