Todays News

Traffic stop leads to felony drug charges

A traffic stop by a Marshall County Sheriff’s Office deputy resulted in a Marshalltown man’s arrest Monday on two counts of felony drug possession and a host of other violations, according to criminal complaints and affidavits files in Marshall County District Court. Jorge Antonio ...

Post card sent to Marshalltown Schools update alumni is legitimate

Marshalltown Schools officials are working to update the district’s alumni directory for the high school, an effort that includes sending out post cards, emails or phone calls. The post cards include information about the district’s effort to update alumni files and offers a toll-free ...

Every household in Marshalltown to receive newspaper Friday

Friday marks one year since an EF-3 tornado forever changed Marshalltown. We will be out in full force delivering an anniversary special edition to every household in Marshalltown as a public service. We are proud to serve this community. Marshalltown Strong.

Man charged with child endangerment no injury

A local man was arrested by Marshalltown police and taken to Marshall County Jail as a result of an incident which endangered a child. Kristopher John Bates, 32, was taken into custody Monday after officers determined he was holding a child while he pushed another individual and threw things ...

Local woman charged with insurance fraud

DES MOINES - A Marshalltown woman has been charged with insurance fraud. Deborah Specht, 59, was charged with one count of fraudulent submissions, a Class D felony, and one count of theft first degree, a Class C felony, following an investigation by the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud ...

Merger discussions among many recent changes to Marshalltown hospital

Should a proposed merger between Sanford Health of Sioux Falls, S.D. and UnityPoint Health be approved by the end of this year, it will mark the second major change in administration in the past two and a half years for local and area UnityPoint Health-Marshalltown employees. Importantly, it ...

Man charged with sexual exploitation of minor

A Marshalltown man has been charged with two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, according to criminal complaints and affidavits filed in Marshall County District Court. Jeremy Randall Nuss, 43, was arrested Friday by Marshalltown police on a warrant, and later transported to Marshall ...

Chromebook case, projector bids approved

The Marshalltown Schools push for further technology in classrooms took another step Monday as the school board approved a set of bids for new projectors and Chromebook cases. In all, the board approved bids for 228 new projectors, accompanied by 280 ceiling mount kits, as well as 440 new ...

Marshalltown teachers receive American Heart Association praise

The American Heart Association recently launched its Kids Heart Challenge program, and one official from the non-profit had good things to say about Marshalltown Schools Monday. American Heart Association Youth Market Director Jamie Stensland said she has enjoyed working with elementary- and ...

Bicentennial Park provides play space on edge of Marshalltown

Editor’s note: This twice weekly series will spotlight some of Marshalltown’s 22 parks. Parks are a way for families to enjoy the outdoors without leaving the city and a way for the city to bring the outdoors to families. With a size of 8.2 acres, Bicentennial Park adds a touch of green ...

Trump abortion restrictions effective immediately

WASHINGTON — Taxpayer-funded family planning clinics must stop referring women for abortions immediately, the Trump administration said Monday, declaring it will begin enforcing a new regulation hailed by religious conservatives and denounced by medical organizations and women’s rights ...

A DAY IN THE LIFE — Design engineer

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. While engineering involves a heavy amount of math and science skills, it also requires a ...

Adoption Spotlight: Elvis

The Animal Rescue League of Marshalltown currently has more than 40 animals who need loving homes and caring families. This includes dogs, cats and even some smaller critters like guinea pigs. Here is the adoption spotlight of the week: Elvis. Elvis was brought to the shelter as a stray and ...

Joe Biden campaigns as Obamacare’s top defender

Joe Biden is taking an aggressive approach to defending Obamacare, challenging not just President Donald Trump but also some of his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination who want to replace the current insurance system with a fully government-run model. The former vice president ...

Leave the US, Trump tells liberal congresswomen of color

WASHINGTON — Starkly injecting race into his criticism of liberal Democrats, President Donald Trump said Sunday that four congresswomen of color should go back to the “broken and crime infested” countries they came from, ignoring the fact that all of the women are American citizens and ...

150 years strong: Catholic churches become St. Francis of Assisi Parish

The unification of St. Henry and St. Mary Catholic churches in Marshalltown, as well as Immaculate Conception Oratory in Haverhill, has been several years in the making. Recently, a unification Mass was held at St. Henry’s, officially uniting the churches as St. Francis of Assisi Parish. St. ...

Consulting organization suggested UnityPoint Health and Sanford Health talks

A consulting organization who has advised UnityPoint Health and South Dakota-based Sanford Health suggested the two large health care providers discuss a merger, UnityPoint Health officials said. “Conversations began between UnityPoint Health and Sanford Health upon the introduction of an ...

Still time to order memorial benches along sidewalk leading to F-4 jet

The dust had hardly settled on a successful July 4 dedication ceremony celebrating the installation of a sidewalk connecting the Marshall County Freedom Rock to the F-4 Phantom Jet when project coordinator Kevin Huseboe knew there was an opportunity to do more. A number of residents who saw ...

Central Iowa Fair wraps up in grand fashion

The sounds of country music blared from the Central Iowa Fair stage as The Band Steele put an exclamation point on the end of three days of fair festivities Saturday evening. That show drew a large crowd, as did the several other livestock, craft and arts displays up at the fairgrounds ...