Todays News

FEMA denies appeal for individual assistance to Marshalltown tornado victims

DES MOINES — An appeal for individual assistance funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been denied for Marshalltown tornado victims, according to the office of Gov. Kim Reynolds. The Reynolds administration had previously requested individual assistance funding on ...

School board hears feedback on 2019-20 calendar proposal

Marshalltown Schools staff and parents have weighed in on the proposed 2019-2020 district calendar. Some of their feedback was shared earlier this week. The survey was overseen by district Director of Communications Andrew Potter. He said he noticed some key topics show up in the comments of ...

Former resident pens collection of sci-fi short stories

 A formal Marshalltownian believes there’s a need for escapist entertainment. Author David “DC” Larson has been a writer all of his life. He has just published his seventh book entitled “Ballad of the Riegelsberg Werewolf, and other fantastic accounts.” “It is G-rated and ...

Rep. Mark Smith visits Marshalltown School Board

School funding, mental health and other state issues were the focus of a discussion at Monday’s Marshalltown School Board meeting. State Rep. Mark Smith, D-Marshalltown, discussed the upcoming state legislative session with the board. How much money the state will give public schools in ...

FEMA denies appeal for individual assistance to Marshalltown tornado victims

DES MOINES — An appeal for individual assistance funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been denied for Marshalltown tornado victims, according to the office of Gov. Kim Reynolds. The Reynolds administration had previously requested individual assistance funding on ...

Iowa Utility Board to hold final hearing on ‘smart meters’ Wednesday

Iowans who wish to comment pro or con about Alliant Energy’s plan to require customers to either pay the company certain fees or convert their meters from long-serving analog meters to “smart” meters have one more opportunity. The last day the Iowa Utility Board will hear comments on ...

Old Fashioned Christmas on Main to return to State Center Friday

STATE CENTER — The holiday season is in full swing, and the city of State Center is preparing for its 19th Annual Old Fashioned Christmas on Main to come to town Friday. Individual Main Street businesses will hold open houses throughout the day, and the main Christmas on Main events begin ...

A precious holiday moment

During his visit to the Conrad Public Library Saturday evening, Santa Claus had the opportunity to meet and hold Oliver Donaldson - the 3-week-old son of Cody and Stephanie Donaldson.

End of the line for local True-Value building

On Monday, a Con-Struct crew began to demolish the west wall of the former True-Value Hardware building, 109 S. Center St. The building was ear-marked for demolition earlier this year by owners Dave and Kathy Thompson of Marshalltown, when they announced plans to build a new store scheduled to ...

‘Ravaged’ books to reprint

Copies of the Times-Republican book “Ravaged: Photos of the July 19, 2018 EF-3 Tornado” remarkably sold out within two days. Because of the high demand for this publication, another printing will be ordered this month. To order a copy, call 641-753-6611. The price is $39.95. The 75-page ...

The Salvation Army Christmas goal reaches 39.64 percent

The Salvation Army Red Kettle Goal of $67,500 reached 39.64 percent on Dec. 1. The Christmas campaign which runs through Dec. 24 is approximately one quarter of The Salvation Army yearly budget. All donations received stay in Marshall County to do the most good. The Salvation Army is still ...

Complaint about toy banana started turmoil at Iowa agency

IOWA CITY — A complaint alleging that employees at Iowa’s workplace safety agency used a toy banana to make sexual jokes triggered an investigation that led to the removal of two top officials, according to a copy obtained by The Associated Press. The complaint, sent anonymously in July ...

Iowa River Hospice hosts annual memorial

Family gatherings, gift-buying, baking and travel during the holiday season can be exhausting for anyone, but for those who have lost a loved one, the season may feel extra lonely. The Iowa River Hospice held a memorial and grief support service Sunday, where about two dozen community members ...

Student in the spotlight — Edwin Rodas

Delving into an art piece is among Marshalltown High School senior Edwin Rodas’ favorite activities. He particularly enjoys putting brush to canvas in Rebecca Erickson’s advanced painting class and said the class allows him to express himself. “I can make more projects and create ...

T-R launches Kid Scoop, promotes literacy

The Times-Republican is proud to introduce a new weekly section for local children. Kid Scoop is a new page that takes young readers on an exciting journey of discovery every week. Kid Scoop is one part of the T-R’s initiative to improve youth literacy and news engagement in our ...

‘Ravaged’ orders available at T-R

Copies of the Times-Republican book "Ravaged: Photos of the July 19, 2018 EF-3 Tornado" remarkably sold out within two days. Because of the high demand for this publication, another printing will be ordered this month. To order a copy please call 641-753-6611. The price is $39.95. The ...

Highlights from Christmas in Conrad 2018

The annual Christmas in Conrad Celebration was held on Dec. 1, despite a cold, windy and sometimes rainy Saturday. But the inclement weather did not stop those in attendance from having “ A Very Vintage Christmas” to remember.

Dance Konnection Christmas Extravaganza

Local dancers performed their routines for a packed MHS-Community Auditorium Sunday afternoon during the Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA School of Dance/Dance Konnection Christmas Extravaganza.

Coal question looms large as climate talks begin in Poland

KATOWICE, Poland — Negotiators from around the world opened the United Nations’ annual climate change conference Sunday in a Polish city built around mining coal, widely seen as a main culprit behind global warming. Arriving for two weeks of talks on tackling climate change, conference ...