Todays News

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District officials say preschool offers students a chance to get accustomed to being in a classroom and learning with other students. All six Marshalltown elementary schools offer tuition-free preschool, and the 2018-19 school year will bring five half-days of class instead of the current four half-days. These Franklin Elementary preschoolers were enjoying story time Monday afternoon.

Getting an academic ‘boost’

Mid-February isn’t a time when many parents are thinking about next school year, but preschool registration is fast approaching, and Marshalltown Schools officials encourage registration. “The benefits are that the children are getting used to a school routine, they’re building their ...

Chamber to host candidate and legislative forums

TIMES-REPUBLICAN The Marshalltown Area Chamber of Commerce will host a forum for candidates seeking election to the Second Ward seat on the Marshalltown City Council at 5:30 p.m. tonight at Malloy Hall at the Iowa Veterans Home. The forum is open to the public. The five candidates running ...

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Suspect attempted to elude police on foot

A Marshalltown man remains in Marshall County Jail after being arrested by Marshalltown Police late last week. Eric James Dozier, 28, was charged with Interference with Official Acts; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Attempted Burglary Third Degree; Attempted Burglary Third Degree ...

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Assault in parking lot leads to arrest

A local man was arrested by Marshalltown Police late last week for assault while displaying a dangerous weapon. David Allen Horton, 30, and another subject exchanged words concerning a previous disagreement in the parking lot of a Marshalltown retailer when Horton allegedly attacked the ...

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Heroes to be honored

For most law enforcement officers, the call to serve, the desire to help those in need – that’s their only motivation in serving the public at large. Awards and accolades are nice, but it’s the work and a desire to serve the greater good for which the men and women in blue are called ...

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Untiedt: Creating a common vision

Bob Untiedt did not take it personally. The “it” was being one of four residents who applied, and were interviewed last month by the city council for a appointment to the vacant second-ward seat. But no one received a necessary four-vote majority. Regardless, Untiedt, along with ...

Mung Cing, 5, a kindergartner at Rogers Elementary School, is fluent in both English and her native Zomi. While her parents do not speak English, Mung Cing was taught the language by her older sister, and is able to complete assignments at a first grade level.

Student in the spotlight

Mung Cing, 5, is a hardworking, student attending Rogers Elementary School. As a kindergartner, Mung Cing is constantly being exposed to new sights, sounds and concepts. The child has worked hard to become bilingual and participates in her school’s English Language Learning (ELL) ...

Firefighters extinguish fire in Marshalltown house basement

A space heater was the source of a small fire over the weekend. According to the Marshalltown Fire Chief David Rierson, at 8:44 p.m. Saturday, the Marshalltown Fire Department responded to 408 S. 2nd St. on a reported basement fire. On arrival, firefighters observed no smoke or fire from the ...

For 95 years, Williams’ headstone went unmarked, the family citing a lack of financial resources as the reason. In February 1995, Williams’ granddaughter, Mary Bannon, bought a headstone for his grave. At the time of his death, members of the community helped pay off his home mortgage and cover burial expenses.

Remembering Joseph Williams

For all intents and purposes, Joseph Williams (1855-1900) lived a typical working-class life at the start of 20th century Marshalltown. When he confronted a group of men whom he thought had harmed two young girls, his advocacy on their behalf cost him his life. Nearly 118 years after his death, ...

O’Shea: Offering a different perspective

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a series of five articles about the five candidates vying for the second-ward seat on the Marshalltown City Council. Earning the Marshalltown youth vote, and then convincing them to vote, is part of one young candidate’s strategy to winning ...

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‘To the Moon and Back’

Friday evening at the YMCA-YWCA’s Cultural Center Gymnasium, little girls age preschool-third grade, got the chance to dress up and attend the 11th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance with the special male role model in their lives. Dads, uncles, grandpas and brothers were welcome to accompany these ...

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‘We’re not celebrating’

While many state programs are facing millions in cuts, the state legislature is looking to increase the K-12 budget in 2018-19; however, local superintendents are concerned about low growth. “It’s going to be very difficult to sustain our current programming as it is today, if at all,” ...

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Isom: Committed to the city’s progress

Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of five articles about the five candidates vying for the second-ward seat on the Marshalltown City Council. Timing is everything. And that is one of several reasons why Gabriel “Gabe” Isom, 28, is running to represent the second ward on the ...

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First to the finish

Lenihan Intermediate School sixth-graders had a ball Friday morning during the Gravity Cruiser Challenge. The kids released their cruisers, made of wood, rubber bands, plastic and other materials, to see how far down the gym floor each could go. The vehicles were made from materials like wood, ...

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More winter weather …

Marshalltown and Central Iowa got hit with another round of snow Thursday afternoon and evening after a system moved through the area earlier this week. A number of accidents were reported in the area late Thursday afternoon including a head-on collision north of State Center and south of ...

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Carollo: Progress with purpose and pride

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of five articles about the five candidates vying for the second-ward seat on the Marshalltown City Council. A 55-year resident of the second ward wants to represent his home area on the Marshalltown City Council. Jay Carollo, 66, like fellow ...

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Five charged in drug bust

Five people were arrested on various drug charges after authorities executed search warrants at three Marshalltown locations earlier this week. Following a two-month investigation, the Mid Iowa Drug Task Force served warrants at 509 W. South St., 308 N. 5th Ave., and 408 Melody Lane Apt. #1 ...

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The 11th annual Times-Republican Bridal Expo will be held Sunday, Feb. 18 from 12-3 p.m. at the Best Western Regency Inn, allowing brides-to-be the chance to browse area vendors, try samples and get a start on their wedding planning.

Figuring out all the little details

The annual Times-Republican Bridal Expo has become a staple event for brides-to-be and their entourages. Now in its 11th year, the expo will take place on Sunday, Feb. 18 from 12-3 p.m. at the Best Western Regency Inn. Around 20 area vendors will be on hand to offer samples, planning tips ...

MCT performance of ‘Deathtrap’ rescheduled

The Marshalltown Community Theatre’s production of “Deathtrap” which was set to open on Friday, Feb. 16, will now open on the 23rd. Showtimes will be Feb. 23 and 24 at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 25 at 2 p.m., and March 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m. and March 4 at 2 p.m. The box office will open Monday, Feb. ...

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Woman charged with assaulting local hospital employee

A Marshalltown woman was arrested by the Marshalltown Police Department earlier this week for allegedly assaulting a UnityPoint Health-Marshalltown employee. Cheryl Bolen, 45, was being discharged and became upset, according to Capt. Brian Batterson of the MPD. She then assaulted an employee ...