Todays News

Marshalltown leaders say homeless count of one person inaccurate

Local leaders say a recent homeless count of only one person doesn’t accurately portray how much the issue impacts Marshalltown. “Most of the homeless folks we encounter do not fit the stereotypical definitions of living outside in camps. The folks we encounter are folks who bounce place ...

Shanahan says he hasn’t determined amount for border wall

WASHINGTON — The acting secretary of defense said Saturday he has not yet determined how much money he will redirect to President Donald Trump’s border wall project. Pat Shanahan, who has been leading the Pentagon since Jim Mattis stepped down Dec. 31, made the comment in an interview ...

Potential privacy lapse found in Americans’ 2010 census data

WASHINGTON — An internal team at the Census Bureau found that basic personal information collected from more than 100 million Americans during the 2010 head count could be reconstructed from obscured data, but with lots of mistakes, a top agency official disclosed Saturday. The age, gender, ...

Marshalltown grad returns to hometown to teach, coach

It was only a few years ago, 2014, when Leah Barkema was graduating as a Marshalltown Bobcat and looking toward her future career. Now, Barkema is back, this time leading Miller Middle School eighth graders in science class and middle school swim team members. “This community really ...

Cartwright Pavilion Farmers Market team ‘fired up and ready to go’

Ice and snow cover Marshalltown’s Cartwright Pavilion under the shadow of the stately Binford House. Despite the Iowa winter, Trisha Wilder, Margaret Hala and spouse Bernard Hala - all of Marshalltown - are using winter months to plan and prepare for the 2019 farmers market season at the ...

Habitat for Humanity plans to rebuild up to 40 homes in five days

Since the July 19, 2018 tornado, Habitat for Humanity of Iowa has had boots on the ground repairing and rebuilding homes, with the help of volunteers, staff and AmeriCorps members. It is planning a Rebuild Marshalltown Blitz Build for April 23-27, whereby 30 to 40 homes will be repaired in a ...

Lawmakers talk broadband, workforce at Chamber forum

Three lawmakers sat down for a Marshalltown Area Chamber of Commerce forum as the sixth week of this year’s legislative session approaches. State Sen. Jeff Edler, R-State Center, and state Reps. Dean Fisher, R-Montour, and Mark Smith, D-Marshalltown, shared their thoughts on what’s ...

Man arrested on felony possession of meth

A Gilman man is behind bars on several drug-related charges. On Thursday, a Marshalltown police officer responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle parked on Thunderbird Drive, Capt. Brian Batterson of the MPD said. During a check on the occupants, the officer noticed a smell of marijuana ...

Trump tests presidential power, declares emergency at border

WASHINGTON — Defiant in the wake of a stinging budget defeat, President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border, moving to secure more money for his long-promised wall by exercising a broad interpretation of his presidential powers that is certain to ...

Rhodes plans for new fire station

RHODES — The city of Rhodes and the Rhodes Fire and EMS announced the planned construction of a new fire station. The new station will be located on the southeast corner of Main and Walnut Street. Construction is expected to begin in May 2019. The new building will feature four large ...

Marshall County rural schools: A history

Editor’s note: This is the second part in a Times-Republican Education Corner series on some of the area’s rural schools. The series will look at the history and formation of the schools, as well as what challenges they face in modern times. When one thinks of rural schools in Marshall ...

Man charged with sex offender registration offense

A Marshalltown man was arrested by Marshalltown police Thursday for sex offender registration - second or subsequent offense stemming from an incident last year. Vann Joe Griffith, 57, escaped from a local residential correctional facility in August 2018. He was in violation of Sexual ...

Man arrested for domestic assault

A local man was arrested for domestic abuse/assault impeding flow of air/blood strangulation by Marshalltown police on Thursday, according to Capt. Brian Batterson of the Marshalltown Police Department. Batterson said Cody Tague, 26, was living at home with his mother and step father. An ...

Snow ordinance now in effect

The Marshalltown Public Works department has declared a snow emergency for Marshalltown. The snow ordinance is in effect starting 8 p.m. Saturday. It is anticipated snow fall will continue through a large portion of Sunday. Snow ordinance parking restrictions will remain in effect until plowing ...

Lennox donates $100,000 to Rebuild Marshalltown fund

Lennox announced it donated $100,000 to the Community Foundation of Marshall County's Rebuild Marshalltown Fund. The donation is to be used for mid-term and long-term recovery efforts in tornado-impacted areas of Marshalltown. “Providing employees with a job to return to that included ...

Love songs fill the air

All day Thursday, Marshalltown Men’s Chorus singers serenaded folks to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Businesses, schools, nursing homes and private residences were all places that were visited. Pictured is Bobcat Academy teacher Kelsey McKibben enjoying a few sweetheart songs in her honor. ...

Senate Democrats propose changes to Iowa’s Medicaid program

DES MOINES — Two Democratic senators have proposed a bill that would return thousands of Iowans living with severe, complex and permanent disabilities back to a state-managed Medicaid program and make other changes to the program privatized three years ago. Republicans have shown no ...