Todays News

Residents mobilize in hopes of saving Senior Citizen Center

Two Marshalltown women are working to save a 98-year-old local building they love dearly - the Senior Citizens Center. Since 1975 it has provided crafts, fellowship, shuffleboard, meals and more to the community’s seniors. Linda Clark and Patty Roll of Marshalltown are but two of a number of ...

Funding historical preservation

Recently the Marshalltown High School Class of 1971 donated funds to the Historical Society of Marshall County, inspired to give back after the July 19 tornado. The class started a GoFundMe page, with the intent of raising $1,971, and ended up securing $4,700. Wanting to donate the money to a ...

The colors of fall

Timmons Grove Campground near Albion is seeing a divide between trees like this one, with leaves turning from green to yellow, orange or red and others, which are holding on to their summer green color.

20 dead in limo crash bound for celebration

SCHOHARIE, N.Y. — A limousine loaded with revelers bound for a 30th birthday celebration blew through a stop sign at the end of a highway and slammed into a parked SUV outside a store, killing all 18 people in the limo and two pedestrians in the deadliest U.S. transportation accident in ...

Iowa video gamer makes up to $500K a year

DES MOINES — "What do you do for a living?" a man asked Nick Overton at a bar. The Des Moines man answered that he plays video games. "I think they call that being unemployed," the other man joked. Little did this buzzed stranger know that the 27-year-old man in front of him did not ...

The cemetery whisperer

A cemetery may serve as a holding ground for the deceased, but for Bob Terry of Liscomb, cemeteries hum with life. Since the 1970s, he has repaired and restored headstones locally and throughout the United States. In 2007, his efforts expanded to include cemetery mapping for both commercial ...

Sue Blaisdell

Sue Blaisdell of Marshalltown, a Democrat, is running to secure a seat on the Marshall County Board of Supervisors. Blaisdell's campaign focuses on three main issues: priority road paving in rural areas, promoting family farms and organic foods and improving the diets of Marshall County ...

Thomas Thurston

Democratic candidate Thomas Thurston, a Marshalltown native and landscape architect (owner of Thomas Taylor Designs), is running to secure a seat on the Marshall County Board of Supervisors. If victorious, this will be his first time serving as an elected official. "I always envisioned myself ...

Bill Patten

Incumbent Marshall County Supervisor Chairman Bill Patten, a Republican, was first elected to the Marshall County Board of Supervisors in 2014. Hailing from Bangor Township in rural Marshall County, he said he values his role as a public servant. "I was president of the Marshall County Farm ...

Dave Thompson

Incumbent Marshall County Supervisor Vice Chairman Dave Thompson, a Republican, wants the voters of Marshall County to reelect him for a third term. He said he has been able to meet the rigorous demands of the job, since first being elected in 2010. "You're basically the business manager of ...

Incumbent Nan Benson seeks first full term as auditor/recorder

Nan Benson is running for a county position as an incumbent, but this is the first time she’ll be on the ballot. Benson was named Marshall County Auditor/Recorder on Oct. 31, 2017, having been appointed to the position by the Marshall County Board of Supervisors to serve the remainder of ...

Mayor and former legislator Steve Sodders vies for auditor/recorder position

State Center Mayor and former two-term state Sen. Steve Sodders, a Democrat, will challenge incumbent Republican Nan Benson for the Marshall County Auditor/Recorder seat in the Nov. 6 general election. The winner will serve until 2020 to finish out the four-year term vacated by prior ...

A look at Marshalltown Community College enrollment

From the July 19 tornado to low unemployment, many factors can impact the enrollment numbers at a Marshalltown Community College. Every year, MCC joins other colleges across Iowa in counting enrolled students and how many credit hours they are taking. Between last fall and now, the ...

Task Force arrests two on felony drug charges

TIMES-REPUBLICAN A Marshalltown couple was arrested on multiple drug felonies Thursday by the Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force. Officers with the MIDTF served a narcotics search warrant at 207 W. Church St. Apt. 2 in Marshalltown — the residence of Tessa Jane Mora, 36, and Jacob Andrew Lathrop, ...

Disaster Relief Art Auction slated for Nov. 16

With so many people in Marshalltown in need of funding to rebuild their homes, repair businesses and replace their personal effects destroyed in the July 19 tornado, the Central Iowa Art Association (CIAA) decided to organize an Art Auction For Disaster Relief, with all proceeds to benefit ...

Woman accused of breaking into laundry, change machines

A woman from Marshalltown has been charged after a month-long investigation into burglaries of coin-operated machines in Fort Dodge. Sandra Sweet, 37, has been charged with two counts of third-degree burglary; one count of possession of a controlled substance, third or subsequent offense; one ...

Tornado Disaster Recovery Grant now available to business owners

After the July 19 tornado, the Marshalltown Central Business District (MCBD) established a tornado relief fund. Since that time around $50,000 in private donations has been collected for the fund. The MCBD will now distribute that money to downtown business owners looking to repair and reopen ...

Grand opening set Saturday for Center Street Café and Bakery in Union

UNION – Grand opening festivities have been set for this coming Saturday for one of the area’s newest bakery and cafes in Union. After sitting empty for some three years after the Union Supper Club closed in 2015, Grundy Center native Jamie Stoner purchased the building in Union, moved ...

Survivor: Mammograms critical in fighting cancer

A nonchalant attitude may be acceptable in putting off household chores, but it can be fatal when one’s health is at stake. That was a central takeaway from Trish Crosser’s keynote address to more than 200 attendees at the Seventh Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon Thursday at ...