Todays News

‘Together we are Marshalltown Strong’

Eighty-five days after a EF-3 tornado slashed and pounded its way through Marshalltown's northside and down Main Street, there was a spirit of "Marshalltown Strong" evident at several locations Saturday. The local Central Business District, Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors ...

Dean Fisher seeks fourth term as Iowa House District 72 representative

An ability to relate to his constituents is what Rep. Dean Fisher says makes him a strong candidate. “Being born and raised here on the farm, I think I’m pretty well grounded in the values of the average Iowans, especially in rural Iowa, which is what I serve,” he said. Fisher, who ...

Longtime local veterinarian opens family-owned clinic

Since 1998, Dr. Grant Jacobson has provided medical care to the pets of Marshalltown and the surrounding area. Now, he is opening a clinic of his own. The Hometown Veterinarian, 101 Iowa Avenue West, Suite 300, will officially open its doors Oct. 20 with a grand opening celebration from 11 ...

Mark Smith seeks 10th term as Iowa House District 71 representative

State House Minority Leader Rep. Mark Smith is seeking his 10th two-year term representing Iowa House District 71. First elected in 2001, Smith said if re-elected, he would continue to work on health care and mental health reform, job training and creation, the public school system and equal ...

Lawyer: Missouri farmer was leader of organic fraud scheme

CEDAR RAPIDS — Three farmers who pleaded guilty Friday in a large-scale organic grain fraud scheme were lured into participation by a Missouri businessman who was its mastermind, a defense lawyer said. The farmers "convinced themselves to look the other way" while Randy Constant marketed ...

Judge says Burlington violated records law in shooting case

BURLINGTON — The city of Burlington and the Iowa Criminal Investigation Division broke a state law by refusing to turn over all records after investigating a city police officer's accidental fatal shooting of a woman, a judge said. Administrative Law Judge Karen Doland said in a proposed ...

Surveillance video links man to burglaries

A surveillance camera helped Marshalltown police link a local man to a string of burglaries at a commercial strip on Linn Street, according to MPD reports. Earlier this week the MPD arrested Jimmy Allen Austgen, 49, on a host of charges ranging from burglary, theft-third degree, forgery and ...

Display of gun threatens neighbors

A local man was arrested by Marshalltown police and taken to Marshall County Jail earlier this week after he threatened neighbors by displaying a rifle. Capt. Brian Batterson of the MPD said Devin Michael Lagrone, 18, displayed the rifle in such a way it intimidated neighbors and made them ...

Woodbury Elementary dual-language program offers unique learning opportunity

Having more than one language is a coveted skill in today’s world and there are local efforts underway to increase bilingualism. Woodbury Elementary School’s dual-language program makes it unique among the six Marshalltown Schools elementary buildings. “We are not tied to our ...

One woman dead after collision near Rhodes

RHODES — A West Des Moines woman is dead after a two-vehicle collision east of Rhodes Thursday morning. Amanda Lynne Wilken, 23, was killed as a result of the accident which occurred at 9:03 a.m. at the intersection of Durham Avenue and 295th Street according to a minimal crash report ...

State offering new resources for ‘critical repairs’ in Marshalltown

Damaged homes in Marshalltown are set for a boost in repairs to the tune of $400,000 from Volunteer Iowa. Gov. Kim Reynolds announced the recovery effort Thursday. The money will be used “to equip and staff a mobile response unit that will make critical repairs to tornado-damaged homes in ...

ACCESS to hold open house at Marshalltown library

Community members are welcomed to an Assault Care Center Extending Shelter and Support (ACCESS) open house next week. Agency officials will attend the open house set for 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Marshalltown Public Library, 105 W. Boone St., and refreshments will be offered. ACCESS ...

Animal cruelty forum next week part of statewide initiative

When cases of animal neglect and cruelty dominate news headlines, it can be easy to assume the perpetrators will be arrested and serve a long jail sentence. However, in Iowa that’s not always the case. To better education the public on Iowa’s animal cruelty, neglect and torture laws, the ...

2,000 trout coming to Sand Lake

Local anglers who enjoy catching or cooking trout may want to dust off their fishing gear and plan a trip to Sand Lake Recreation Area at noon Oct. 19. The lake will welcome 2,000 new rainbow trout to its waters. The trout will be transported from the Manchester Hatchery in northeast Iowa by ...

New location for Sunset Wine, Cheese & Auction

The Sunset Wine, Cheese & Auction that was scheduled to be at the Grimes Farm on Friday will be moved to Van Gogh’s at 125 E. Main St. Everything else will be the same. Wine, cheese, meats and sweets will be available. Three mini concerts include Harp, Jazz Band and Coffee Shop Duo. ...

Man charged with felony assault

A local man was arrested by Marshalltown police on a warrant earlier this week and charged with willful injury, a Class C felony; domestic abuse assault causing serious injury; and three citations: Leaving the scene of an accident, failure to obey a stop sign and no valid driver’s license. ...

Marshalltown Aquatic Center ends staffing agreement with YMCA-YWCA

Citing cost savings of at least $15,000, the Marshalltown city council voted to terminate the agreement with the local YMCA-YWCA which provided lifeguards and performed other tasks at the aquatic center. City Administrator Jessica Kinser told the council at Monday’s meeting the Y’s issues ...

State offering new resources for ‘critical repairs’ in Marshalltown

Damaged homes in Marshalltown are set for a boost in repairs to the tune of $400,000 from Volunteer Iowa. Gov. Kim Reynolds announced the recovery effort Thursday. The money will be used “to equip and staff a mobile response unit that will make critical repairs to tornado-damaged homes in ...