Todays News

Farmers Savings Bank is a finalist in Strong Communities Award

Farmers Savings Bank President/CEO Jerrod Leffler announced that FSB was recently notified that they have been selected as one of three finalists throughout the U.S. for a Federal Home Loan Bank Strong Communities Award. Marshalltown Strong! was the rallying cry following the July 19, 2018, ...

Central Iowa Fair standout

T-R PHOTO BY MIKE DONAHEY Rylee Damman of the Laurel Lassies & Livewires 4H Club with She’s Suddenly Tough await judge’s remarks Thursday at the Central Iowa Fair 4H/FFA Horse Halter Performance Show at the local fairgrounds. The fair continues through Saturday.

Central Iowa Fair Sheep Show

T-R PHOTO BY MIKE DONAHEY 4H/FFA sheep exhibitors throughout Marshall County were busy Thursday displaying their animals before judges and spectators at the fairgrounds. The show featured 48 exhibitors in 15 classes, with several youngsters exhibiting more than once. The fair continues ...

Man charged with domestic abuse assault third offense

A Tama man was arrested by a Marshall County Sheriff’s Office deputy and taken to Marshall County Jail as a result of a domestic abuse third or subsequent offense, a Class D felony. Donald Ray Martin, 51, was taken into custody after authorities determined he struck the victim in the face ...

Ottumwa man charged with domestic abuse assault third offense

Marshalltown police took an Ottumwa man into custody Wednesday as a result of a domestic abuse third or subsequent offense charge, a Class D felony. Joseph Dean Ashby, 37, was taken to Marshall County Jail after authorities determined he struck the victim several times in the head causing ...

Trump administration plans immigration enforcement operation

CHICAGO — The Trump administration is moving forward with a nationwide immigration enforcement operation this weekend targeting migrant families, despite loud opposition from Democrats and questions over whether it’s the best use of resources given the crisis at the border. The operation ...

Central Iowa Fair Queen crowned

Three young ladies waited with bated breath to see which among the trio would be named this year’s Central Iowa Fair Queen. Nineteen-year-old Ally Lamer was crowned fair queen, with Malorie Blink as First Runner-up. Blink was also awarded Miss Photogenic. Miss Congeniality went to Emily ...

Central Iowa Fair Little Miss Princess

T-R PHOTO BY SARA JORDAN-HEINTZ This year’s Little Miss Princess honor went to 7-year-old Luella Fischer, who just finished kindergarten.

Governor Reynolds to commemorate tornado anniversary

Gov. Kim Reynolds will return to Marshalltown to speak at the Times-Republican’s Progress and Pride banquet on the one-year anniversary of the EF-3 tornado that ripped through Marshalltown. Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg will also be in attendance at the event, a community fundraiser for Rebuild ...

Democratic candidate for Senate Eddie Mauro visits Marshalltown

Democratic candidate Eddie Mauro is a business owner, community volunteer, coach, father, and former educator who is campaigning to represent Iowa in the U.S. Senate. But before planning a swearing-in ceremony in January 2021, he has two major hurdles to overcome. First, he must defeat fellow ...

Bullock brings campaign message to Marshalltown

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, one of more than 20 Democratic candidates for president, returned to Marshalltown Wednesday with a message centered on reaching rural voters. Bullock was joined by Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller at the Tremont on Main. The pair were in Marshalltown in April 2018 ...

Our town, our people — Dennis Drager

“Our town, our people” is a weekly Q&A with a local resident who is active in the community. Have a suggestion for someone we should talk to? Email T-R news editor Emily Barske at ebarske@timesrepublican.com.  This month marks Dr. Dennis Drager’s 31 years in Marshalltown. He is the ...

While small, Optimist Park still serves

Editor’s note: This twice weekly series will spotlight some of Marshalltown’s 22 parks. Parks are a way for families to enjoy the outdoors without leaving the city and a way for the city to bring the outdoors to families. Optimist Park is very small and is only 1.2 acres, yet it can still ...

Fourth of July parade in Gifford

What began more than 50 years ago as a kiddies parade in the small Hardin County community of Gifford has today became a favorite of hundreds. Visitors annually swell the tiny village for the annual July 4 parade - this year 22 minutes in length. Here are some of the 2019 highlights.

Marshall County 2018-19 salaries approved

The Marshall County Board of Supervisors approved the 2018-19 listing of county official and employee salaries at Tuesday’s meeting. The action takes place each year. This year, the total of all the salaries came to about $8.9 million out of the county’s normal operating budget of about ...

Memorial dedicated to postal worker killed in car accident

A memorial was erected at the Marshalltown Post Office on Tuesday in memory of a postal worker who died while on the job. Amy Sanders, of Grinnell, was struck and killed while driving a postal truck through the intersection of Church and South Center Street in 2017. According to the initial ...

Bullock brings campaign message to Marshalltown

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, one of more than 20 Democratic candidates for president, returned to Marshalltown Wednesday with a message centered on reaching rural voters. Bullock was joined by Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller at the Tremont on Main. The pair were in Marshalltown in April 2018 ...

County public health officials talk mobile emergency response equipment

While local and national health and medical experts work to maintain public health, outbreaks and other emergencies happen, and such a situation might demand mobile health services. Marshall County Public Health Director Pat Thompson and Marshall County Emergency Management Director Kim ...

Summertime increases risk of foodborne illness

Summertime means spending more time outdoors, attending parties, picnics and cookouts. But this time of year also increases the risk of foodborne illnesses, such as food poisoning and dangerous bacterial infections. Local experts share tips on how to properly prepare meat for the grill, serve ...