Todays News

‘It can happen anywhere’

Hollywood has dramatized it, and some television programs sensationalize it, but human trafficking — exploitation of sexual, labor and domestic servitude — has the potential of impacting anyone in any community, and knowing the signs can save a life. Three local agencies — L.A.S.T. ...

Planting for pollinators

New, leafy residents are taking root at Marshalltown High School, and students worked Thursday planting them on a small patch of soil. The native, tallgrass prairie flowers and grasses were donated to the school by the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge in Jasper County, part of the People ...

Anderson: ‘I will be a disruptor’

A Tama man is taking an unconventional approach in making a second run for Iowa House District 72 State Representative. John Anderson announced earlier this year he is seeking the Democratic nomination for the seat, currently held by Dean Fisher (R-Montour). Fisher is seeking reelection to ...

Amputees sue railroad

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Two Iowa women who lost limbs when they were struck while trying to climb through trains that were blocking the road sued the railroad Thursday for allegedly ignoring a safety hazard that's left a trail of horrific injuries. The lawsuits filed in state court allege that ...

Man’s anger results in fire

TIMES-REPUBLICAN Anger led a Marshalltown man to set a fire in an apartment and then report to police it was part of a burglary. Lane William Winders, 18, was arrested earlier this week by Marshalltown police stemming from an incident last month. According to Marshall County District Court ...

Reckless use of firearm charge filed against man

TIMES-REPUBLICAN A traffic violation led to firearm-related charges filed against a Marshalltown man earlier this week. Tyler Monroe Bendlage, 27, was arrested by the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office for reckless use of firearm, carrying weapons, operation without interlock device, driving ...

UnityPoint: No change in ambulance service

“A rumor gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.” — Winston Churchill Rumors about UnityPoint Health-Marshalltown discontinuing its ambulance service are false. That was the succinct response from UnityPoint Health officials in Cedar Rapids ...

Amping up the nature experience

When Leonard and Mildred Grimes donated their land, which later became Grimes Farm and Conservation Center, they had envisioned there being an outdoor amphitheater that would help facilitate the outdoor classroom experience. Now, nearly 30 years later, that dream has become a reality. The ...

Bidding farewell

Every year, a group of teachers, administrators, paraeducators and others bid farewell to Marshalltown Schools and to their careers in education; on Wednesday, they were recognized for their service. “It’s surreal that I’m the one standing here, now, doing this speech,” said retiring ...

Armed men rob homeowners

TIMES-REPUBLICAN Officials are asking for the public’s help following two home break-ins involving masked men with firearms within the past week. According to Marshalltown Police Capt. Brian Batterson, officers were first called to a residence in the 400 block of North 14th Avenue at 3:30 ...

Collision with injuries

The Marshalltown Police Department responded to a collision with injuries involving two vehicles at the intersection of South Center Street and East Southridge Road Wednesday afternoon. Southbound traffic on South Center was re-routed from the intersection to East Southridge Road. Westbound ...

Promoting our freedom, honoring those who serve

It’s not simply a piece of red crepe paper fashioned into a flower — it’s a message of sacrifice, honor and respect. Once again, members of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 46 will be distributing these memorial poppies throughout the community, raising money and awareness at the same ...

Child car seat safety event returns

The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office and the Marshalltown Police Department will again join forces from 12-4 p.m. Sunday, May 20 to inspect and install car seats during the Central Iowa Safe Kids Coalition child car seat safety event in the parking lot of Fareway, 102 W. Anson St. The MCSO ...

Unity in the community

TIMES-REPUBLICAN Food has the power to bring people together, and that’s the plan for the CommUNITY Potluck and information session this weekend. The event returns Sunday beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Midnight Ballroom, 1700 S. Center St. Joa LaVille of Immigrant Allies of Marshalltown ...

Onward in Green Mountain

16.53 acres. That’s how much private land the Marshall County Board of Supervisors wants to acquire for the planned Green Mountain Wastewater Treatment Facility project, which would provide sewage service to the unincorporated eastern Marshall County community. “I’m the attorney for ...

Town security cameras catching on

An effort to promote the installation of security cameras in Marshall County towns has seen success. Marshalltown installed security cameras last year, and Albion installed two this year. Fittingly, Marshall County Crime Stoppers (MCCS) has lead the charge on the initiative. Formed ...

Norris: Get ‘back on a trajectory in being the best’

Experience, a return to excellence in education, strengthening mental health care, and honoring Iowa’s rural communities are some of the reasons John Norris wants to be Iowa’s next governor. Norris, one of six Democrats vying for their party’s nomination, said in a recent interview with ...

Flames engulf garage

A plume of black smoke was visible to many on Marshalltown’s north side early Tuesday afternoon, and the Marshalltown Fire Department was quick to respond. “We were under control within the first five minutes,” said MFD Deputy Chief Christopher Cross of the fire that engulfed detached ...

Revitalizing the mind, body and spirit

Yoga in the Park, held in the 13th Street District, returns for the fourth season from 8-9 a.m. this Saturday. Sponsored by the Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA and the 13th Street District committee, these summer yoga classes are offered with two goals in mind: provide free fitness activities for the ...

Organization wants to serve veterans, community

It’s simply a chance to give back to veterans and to say thank you. Walt Lang and his cohorts with the Marshalltown chapter of the Sons of the American Legion (SAL) say that’s the goal for what they’re trying to do in the community as they work to reignite interest in their ...