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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 ...

StateRoundup

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 ...

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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 ...

StateRoundup

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 ...

Trucks and staff from Marshalltown Community School District’s Buildings and Grounds Department are shown earlier this year on the north side of the Marshalltown High School Roundhouse. Staff were dispatched to the scene to make immediate repairs after two suspects crashed a stolen truck into the doors of the roundhouse. Marshalltown police arrested two juveniles at the high school Thursday morning in connection to the incident

Two students arrested for Roundhouse damage

Two Marshalltown High School students have been arrested and charged with damage to the MHS Roundhouse after they allegedly crashed a vehicle into the facility two months ago. On Thursday, Marshalltown Police Department announced they had arrested two juveniles earlier in the day, both ...

Cindy Soderberg of Marshalltown is wearing, displaying, and is surrounded by many gifts received from friends and family during her battle with cancer. Soderberg gave the keynote address at the UnityPoint Health-Marshalltown Foundation’s Sixth Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon Thursday at Elmwood Country Club

Fighting breast cancer

A new tradition is being made in a community where tradition is esteemed. The new kid on the block is the UnitedPoint Health Foundation’s Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon. And for the second consecutive year, the event drew nearly a full house for its sixth annual event with “Courage ...

StateRoundup

La Porte City • La Porte City businesses will see an increase in their garbage collection rates following an action taken by the City Council last week. The new rates will range in cost from $32.90 to $122.76 per month, depending on the size of container and the frequency it is emptied. The ...

MHS football games postponed

Tonight's freshmen and varsity football games at Ft. Dodge have been postponed due to the incoming inclement weather, according to the Marshalltown High School Athletic Director Rollie Ackerman. The varsity make-up game will be held on Saturday, Oct. 7 with a 4 p.m. kick-off. Bus departure ...

T-R PHOTO By MIKE DONAHEY
Marshalltown Public Works Director Justin Nickel, far left, looks on while Attorney Patrick O’Connell, standing, speaks before State of Iowa City Development Board members not pictured Wednesday in city council chambers. Also looking on are Attorney Michael Marquess, seated center, and petioner Monte Eaton, seated, lower right. City Development Board members heard arguments from Marquess, representing Eaton and Jim Gruening to sever their properties from the city. O’Connell, representing the city, contested their request be denied.

Property owners and city battle in council chambers

Editor’s note: This is part one of a two part series which will conclude Friday. By MIKE DONAHEY TIMES-REPUBLICAN On Wednesday, an attorney representing two property owners desiring to sever their property from the city, and an attorney representing the city of Marshalltown seeking to ...

Dennis Julian, an Iowa Veterans Home resident, displays a number of medals earned while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps during service in Vietnam. His IVH room is adorned with Marine mementos

Veteran’s faith propels him onward

Editor’s note: This is the latest in an ongoing series of articles profiling those who have ever served in the U.S. military, be it overseas or stateside. Every Thursday, a new profile will be published in the T-R. God still has plans for Dennis Julian. That is evident after one meets, ...

The new playground complex at Franklin Elementary School was dedicated to a late kindergarten teacher Wednesday afternoon. Carol Ploeger, who passed away in March, started teaching at Franklin in the late 1960s. Her family, including husband Dick Ploeger, son Jeff Ploeger and daughter Christine Cameron were present for the dedication, and have donated money to Carol’s former classroom.

A ‘wonderful’ dedication

While her name is still remembered by many in the hallways of Franklin Elementary School, the late kindergarten teacher Carol Ploeger had the school’s new playground dedicated in her name Wednesday, with her family in attendance. “I think it’s wonderful,” said Carol’s son, Jeff ...

T-R FILE PHOTO By MIKE DONAHEY

Trucks and staff from Marshalltown Community School District’s Buildings and Grounds Department are shown earlier this year on the north side of the Marshalltown High School Roundhouse. Staff were dispatched to the scene to make immediate repairs after two suspects crashed a stolen truck into the doors of the roundhouse. Marshalltown police arrested two juveniles Thursday in connection to the incident.

Two students arrested for Roundhouse damage

Two Marshalltown High School students have been arrested and charged with damage to the MHS Roundhouse after they allegedly crashed a vehicle into the facility two months ago. On Thursday, Marshalltown Police Department announced they had arrested two juveniles earlier in the day, both ...

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Retired Marshalltown dentist Bob Peterson recently completed an 87-mile-long bike ride in honor of his 87th birthday. He made the journey alongside several friends. Pictured from left, Gregg Mings, Bruce Pesch, Carole Leneau, Peterson and Paul Black.

87 miles for 87 years

Gifts. Cake. Ice cream. Balloons. All solid additions to any birthday celebration. But for Dr. Bob Peterson, 87, who is retired from a 60-year career in dentistry, no birthday bash is complete without a “Bob’s Birthday Bike Ride” with friends and family. The octogenarian recently ...

Geilenfeldt

Helping out a neighbor

One of Marshall County’s northern neighbors finds itself without a county engineer, and on Tuesday the Marshall County Board of Supervisors approved County Engineer Paul Geilenfeldt to act as the interim engineer for Hardin County. “It’s not an uncommon thing to happen, when a county ...

VanGundy

VanGundy rejoins UnityPoint Health emergency dept.

TIMES-REPUBLICAN UnityPoint Health-Marshalltown has announced Dr. Lance VanGundy return to the hospital’s Emergency Department Oct. 1. “We are excited to have Dr. VanGundy as a part of our Marshalltown team again,” said Dustin Wright, president of UnityPoint Health-Marshalltown. ...

Planet Fitness coming to Marshalltown Mall

TIMES-REPUBLICAN It was announced Tuesday that Planet Fitness will be opening up a location at the Marshalltown Mall. Mall General Manager Ken Huge said the fitness company will occupy space on the north side of the mall. It is expected to open by the end of this year. Huge could not ...