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Todays News

Marshalltown Police confirm identity in death investigation

Marshalltown Police confirmed the identity of the woman found as part of a death investigation this week. Marshalltown Police Chief Mike Tupper said an autopsy confirmed the deceased was Michelle Grommet, who had been missing since March. On Monday morning, she was found dead in the ...

Lt. Gov. Gregg recognizes Veterans Home volunteers

They help with anything and everything that needs done around the Iowa Veterans Home, giving their personal time and energy to ensuring quality of life for residents. They have collectively logged thousands upon thousands of hours of work. They are the Iowa Veterans Home volunteers, and they ...

Prison inmate alleges malicious prosecution, misconduct in 2008 case

An Anamosa State Penitentiary inmate and his attorney were in Marshall County District Court Wednesday alleging malicious prosecution and other misconduct stemming from a 2008 sexual assault case. Arzel Jones was convicted in Marshall County District Court in 2008 by Judge Michael Moon on ...

Our town, our people — Carrie Barr

“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.  Carrie Barr is a retired teacher whose hometown is Marshalltown. She has ...

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 ...

Marshalltown Police confirm identity in death investigation

Marshalltown Police confirmed the identity of the woman found as part of a death investigation this week. Marshalltown Police Chief Mike Tupper said an autopsy confirmed the deceased was Michelle Grommet, who had been missing since March. On Monday morning, she was found dead in the fields ...

New Iowa Valley chancellor named

The Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors named Kristie Fisher the district's new chancellor at a special meeting Wednesday. The current ACT Inc. executive and former Kirkwood Community College administrator said she wants to get back to working with students and ...

52-unit affordable housing project may begin in October

A nearly $9 million apartment building is set to be built in downtown Marshalltown. In October, construction begins on a 52-unit, four-story apartment building with 33-one bedroom units, eight-two bedroom units and 11-three bedroom units. The new building will have a community room, fitness ...

Controlled burn at Grimes Farm helps preserve prairie grasses

Earlier this week, six acres of prairie grass at Grimes Farm blazed with fire at its annual, public controlled burn. The purpose of the burn is to manage and maintain the prairie area by killing any sapling trees that are encroaching on the land, said Marshall County Conservation Board ...

MCBD Executive Director to retire by end of year

The executive director of the Marshalltown Central Business District is set to retire by the end of 2019. MCBD Board President Nate McCormick said Jenny Etter, who has served in the position since 2012, had discussed her plans with the board last year. Because of the complexities of the job, ...

Lt. Gov. Gregg recognizes Veterans Home volunteers

They help with anything and everything that needs done around the Iowa Veterans Home, giving their personal time and energy to ensuring quality of life for residents. They have collectively logged thousands upon thousands of hours of work. They are the Iowa Veterans Home volunteers, and they ...

Green Mountain sewage plant project coming into focus

The Marshall County Board of Supervisors took big steps toward the installment of a wastewater treatment facility to serve the Green Mountain community Tuesday. The board adopted an agreement with the Iowa Regional Utilities Association to put in a three-pond wastewater treatment facility on ...

‘Iowa’s Cultural Kaleidoscope’ topic of Thursday presentation

This month’s History on Third Thursday presentation, sponsored by the Historical Society of Marshall County, takes attendees on a journey through Iowa history, through the prism of immigration. It it slated for 6 p.m. Thursday at the Marshalltown Public Library and entitled “Iowa’s ...

Massive fire engulfs beloved Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

PARIS — A massive fire engulfed the upper reaches of Paris’ soaring Notre Dame Cathedral as it was undergoing renovations Monday, threatening one of the greatest architectural treasures of the Western world as tourists and Parisians looked on aghast from the streets below. The blaze ...

Marshalltown Police conducting death investigation

Marshalltown Police are conducting a death investigation after a body was found Monday morning. Marshalltown Police Chief Mike Tupper said a body was found in the fields near the Marshalltown Walmart, 2802 S. Center St., at 9 a.m. Monday. The body had been there for some time, Tupper said. ...

Victims in Sunday’s shooting identified

Marshalltown Police identified the victims of a Sunday morning shooting in Marshalltown. The victims were identified as Devonte’ Allen Brooks, 26, of Marshalltown, Selena Ericka Quezada, 21, of Marshalltown and Alrenae Day Winfrey, 23, of Marshalltown. The shooting took place in the 400 ...

Feds to prosecute defendants in local drug bust

Two men arrested by authorities in the parking lot of a local motel with $9,000 worth of methamphetamine Friday will be tried by federal prosecutors, according to Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force spokesperson and Marshall County Sheriff Steve Hoffman. Reymundo Yanez Pacheco, 26, and Javier Contreras ...

Binford House to serve first ever pre-prom dinner

Attendees of this year’s Marshalltown High School prom will have a new pre-prom dining option: a catered meal at Binford House, 110 N. Second Ave. Prom will take place April 27 with a promenade from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Roundhouse main gym, with the dance slated from 8 p.m. to 11 ...

Iowa Valley Chancellor selection coming Wednesday

The Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors is set to name the district’s new chancellor at a special meeting Wednesday. The decision will come after months of interviews, candidate visits and deliberation on who should replace Chancellor Chris Duree after he retires June ...