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Council OKs grant application

A resolution indicating support for a not to exceed $475,000 grant that, if approved, could eventually help offset an estimated $3.8 million to renovate the Veterans Memorial Coliseum generated a significant amount of interest and discussion among the Marshalltown City Council at its regular ...

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Adorning the streets

Marshalltown drivers likely noticed hundreds of American flags suddenly flying throughout town Monday morning on their way to work or to drop off the kids, like the ones shown here near the Lincoln Towers. The flags were set up by the Marshalltown Morning Optimist Club.

Isabella Russell, 17, a senior at Marshalltown High School, was crowned Miss Iowa Teen USA 2018 in a competition held at the Newton High School Auditorium over the weekend. She will compete at the national level next summer. She is interested in becoming a marine biologist someday.

Marshalltownian crowned Miss Iowa Teen USA

Isabella Russell, 17, a senior at Marshalltown High School, was crowned Miss Iowa Teen USA 2018 in a competition held at the Newton High School Auditorium over the weekend. “It was my first pageant ever,” Russell said. “My sister did one her senior year, and I wanted to do it ...

Get help to pay Medicare costs

TIMES-REPUBLICAN Many Iowans, especially those living on a fixed income, may be in need of help paying for their Medicare premiums, deductibles, coinsurance and drug costs. The Medicare Savings Program and Extra Help programs can offer assistance to Iowans in need. “SHIIP is available to ...


Woman charged with forgeries and identify theft

A woman who allegedly stole checks from a Waterloo resident and used them to purchase goods at a local business was arrested by the Marshalltown Police Department earlier this week. Christin Marie Campbell-Martin, 37, was charged with Ongoing Criminal Conduct, a Class B felony. Additionally, ...

From this Aug. 17 photo, Dr. Lance VanGundy of Marshalltown gestures during the UnityPoint Health-Marshalltown Foundation “Lights, Sirens, Keep Them Rolling” fund-raising campaign kick-off event. VanGundy returned to UnityPoint Marshalltown’s Emergency Department duties Oct. 1.

UnityPoint: ‘Keeping healthcare local’

Editor’s Note: This is the second of a two-part series about the first five-months plus operation of UnityPoint Health-Marshalltown. The not-for-profit organization took over management of Central Iowa Health Care assets May 1 as part of a bankruptcy proceeding. Today’s story highlights ...

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A collectible fit for royalty

Editor’s note: This is part of an occasional series profiling the various personal collections of residents of Marshalltown and the surrounding area. The English-made Moorcroft pottery has been an internationally treasured collectible since its originator William Moorcroft first introduced ...

Eve Nettesheim, 16, a junior at Marshalltown High School, is on track to graduate from high school next spring. She is passionate about the violin and is interested in neuroscience. She would like to be a psychiatrist when she’s older, so she can be an ally for people with mental health issues, noting her first-hand experience with anxiety.

Studious junior sees a future as a psychiatrist

Eve Nettesheim, 16, a junior at Marshalltown High School, has a plan in place for her future, and has set goals to achieve her dreams. She is on track to graduate from high school next spring, and will enroll at Marshalltown Community College, then go on to a university. “I’ve been taking ...

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Crash cleanup

Marshalltown Police responded to a vehicular crash on Lincoln Way on the west side of town Sunday. Sgt. Melinda Ruopp was on-scene, and said the driver was alive and able to talk. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

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Pancakes galore

It was a warm, inviting atmosphere inside the State Center Fire Department station on a wet Saturday morning as a pancake breakfast was served to raise funds for equipment. Families enjoyed pancakes drizzled with maple syrup, sausages, orange juice, coffee and the company of others.

The main entrance to UnityPoint Health-Marshalltown’s downtown campus is flanked by the “Tribute to Caregivers” monument. Originally known in 1913 as The Evangelical Deaconess Hospital, it would acquire other names such as Marshalltown Area Community Hospital, Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center, and Central Iowa Healthcare.

‘Brand new day in healthcare’

Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part series about UnityPoint Health-Marshalltown. On May I, it took over control of the former Central Iowa Healthcare’s assets. Today’s story identifies issues which led to the CIH bankruptcy, purchase of CIH assets by UnityPoint-Waterloo, and a ...

School Menus

BCLUW Breakfast Menu Monday — Breakfast pizza, cinnamon applesauce, juice Tuesday — Cheese omelet, toast, Mandarin oranges, juice Wednesday — Waffles, apple slices, juice Thursday — Muffin, yogurt, pears, juice Friday — Breakfast bar, toast, strawberries, juice Lunch ...

Senior Center

The noon meal is also available to seniors who are homebound through their Home-Delivered Meal Program. Weekday meals are offered to people 60 years of age or older and spouses on a contribution basis. Those under age 60 must pay $8.28. Food stamps are accepted. For holidays, weekends and ...


Grandview • Adam Cunningham, of Nashville, formerly of Grandview, advanced to the third round of the blind auditions of “The Voice” and secured a spot on Team Blake by singing “Midnight Rider” on Season 13 of “The Voice” Monday night. Cunningham, a session singer in Nashville, ...

‘I wish I could provide more’

When it comes to school districts, a deficit of almost $2 million in any department would be a cause for concern; in Marshalltown, the district’s special education budget is swimming in a sea of red. “I think it’s something that everyone should always be concerned about,” said ...


YWCA’s ‘Week Without Violence’ slated

One in three women experience gender-based violence, world-wide, and sadly, many Marshall County women are victims. In an effort to tackle the issue head-on, the Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA is hosting YWCA Week Without Violence Oct. 16-20. “This annual event is part of a dynamic movement to ...


Hudson • Wrapped up in the heart of the two girls effort that day, Carly Wilson, of Voorhies, and Kiya Larson, of Reinbeck, had been busy baking and freezing cookies for the past several weeks for the bake sale during Hudson’s citywide garage sale day. The pair of fifth graders decided ...

Waiting for a verdict

Editor’s note: This is part two of a two-part series. In Thursday’s edition, the City Development Board (CDB) was mistakingly referenced as CBD on several occasions. The decision to approve or decline an application from two Marshalltown property owners to sever their property from the ...

Parent-teacher conferences offer families and school staff a chance to discuss students’ education and progress. One such face-to-face meeting was this one in Lenihan Intermediate School fifth-grade teacher Julie Finch’s classroom Thursday evening.

Important conversations

For many in Central Iowa, October means cooler temperatures and colorful leaves; for Marshalltown Community School District families, the month also brings parent-teacher conferences. “It’s for parents to get to meet the teacher in a more personal, one-on-one way,” said the district’s ...