Todays News

District releases school supply list by grade level

For many school children, August seem to have come too fast, with back-to-school commercials and sales popping up ahead of the first day of classes Aug. 23. That also means parents are readying to get their students geared-up for the coming year. “I think it’s just important to know, ...

Marshalltown Oktemberfest to be held at fairgrounds

The annual Oktemberfest community celebration will take place at the Central Iowa Fairgrounds this year, according to announcement from event organizers. With road closures and construction impacting mobility in downtown Marshalltown, organizers decided to move the Sept. 27-29 event to the ...

Smokin’ G’s looks to the future

Smokin’ G’s BBQ Restaurant and Catering is in the same situation many other downtown businesses are in; weighing the costs to reopen. Kim and Jerry Gratopp, the eatery’s owners, have decided to reopen their business later this week. The decision, however, was not an easy one to ...

Reward for missing University of Iowa student hits $260,000

BROOKLYN — The reward for the safe return of a missing University of Iowa student has ballooned to $260,000. Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa said Sunday that relatives of 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts believe she's alive but has potentially been kidnapped. Spokesman Greg Willey says the family ...

Progress – Buildings hit hard by the tornado then and now

The extent of damage to some of the most prominent buildings in Marshalltown varies from location to location. Some buildings received minor damage, while buildings next to them may be. Many parts of Marshalltown’s recovery and cleanup from the July 19 tornado will take a long time. ...

Progress

By TIMES-REPUBLICAN STAFF The extent of damage to some of the most prominent buildings in Marshalltown varies from location to location. Some buildings received minor damage, while buildings next to them may be totalled. Many parts of Marshalltown’s recovery and cleanup from the July 19 ...

National Weather Service maps Marshalltown Tornado

TIMES-REPUBLICAN The National Weather Service analyzed data from the tornado that tore through Marshalltown on July 19. Here is what they found. The information is directly from the National Weather Service Des Moines administration. Key stats • Time — 4:25 p.m. to 4:48 p.m. • EF ...

WWII veteran remembered

After a life spent serving in the military, working for local industry and advocating for veterans, Marshalltown resident and World War II Navy veteran Laurel Phipps died at the age of 97 on July 28. Phipps was known as an active member of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars organization and ...

Reynolds to visit Marshalltown Monday

After visiting Marshalltown in the wake of the July 19 tornado, Gov. Kim Reynolds is set attend an ice cream social hosted by the Marshall County Republican Party at Riverview Park Monday. The event runs 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Reynolds-Gregg Campaign Manager Pat Garrett said there are several ...

Help from down Highway 30

A collective effort of businesses and individuals in the town of Mount Vernon saw 200 pounds of pulled pork sent to Marshalltown for free meals Saturday. The effort began with Mount Vernon restaurant Big’s BBQ Brew Pub and quickly grew into a city-wide effort to help Marshalltown storm ...

Farming nostalgia

The 34th annual Steam Threshing and Plowing Show demonstrates the time and labor that went into harvesting crops over 100 years ago. Sponsored by the Mid-Iowa Antique Power Association (MIAPA), the three-day long celebration, located at 2373 Jessup Ave, pools a variety of folks from all over ...

JBS donates $1 million to tornado relief efforts

JBS USA announced $1 million in donations to assist in tornado relief efforts, according to a press release. The money is set to “assist JBS USA team members, and to support long-term rebuilding efforts and community recovery needs” from the tornado that tore through the city on July 19, ...

Alliant: We connected every customer ready to take power

The tornado that caused destruction in northern Marshalltown on July 19 not only left debris scattered around, but also knocked out power for thousands of residents — an Alliant Energy spokesperson said Friday much of that power has been restored. “We’ve got all of our ‘primary’ ...

Frustration builds as police stay mum on missing Iowa woman

MONTEZUMA — Investigators are offering no new details in their search for a University of Iowa student who vanished more than two weeks ago. Kevin Winker, investigative operations director for the Iowa Department of Public Safety, said Friday he knows the tight-lipped approach is ...

Over the rainbow

Budding thespians spent Friday afternoon rehearsing their lines for “The Wizard of Oz” young-performers edition through the Marshalltown Community Theatre’s fourth annual Kids Acting Academy. The public is invited to see the play today with showtimes at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets costs ...

Unions and businesses donate to tornado victims

Behind a backdrop of chain-saws cutting through wood and roar of utility trucks there was excitement in the air at Marshalltown’s United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1149 headquarters Thursday. The reason: A semi full of food and supplies valued at $8,000 was donated by Minnesota unions ...

Phase II taking form

After months of mostly unseen underground construction work, passersby can now see progress being made on the upper level of Phase II of the Marshalltown High School Roundhouse project. School district officials toured the formative gymnasium and wrestling room spaces Thursday morning and ...

JBS donates $1 million to tornado relief efforts

JBS USA announced $1 million in donations to assist in tornado relief efforts, according to a press release. The money is set to "assist JBS USA team members, and to support long-term rebuilding efforts and community recovery needs" from the tornado that tore through the city on July 19, ...

Sodders to file for County Auditor/Recorder

State Center Mayor and former two-term state senator Steve Sodders told the Times-Republican Wednesday he will file papers to have his name placed on the Nov. 6 ballot for Marshall County Auditor/Recorder. Sodders, a Democrat, said he was nominated at a special Marshall County Democratic ...

An outdoor cultural experience

The melodious sounds of Janet Collison on the harp filled the Leonard Grimes Memorial Amphitheater Thursday evening at Grimes Farm and Conservation Center. The event, free and open to the public, is the latest installment in the new “Live and Local” concert series, made possible by the ...