Todays News

McGuire says she’s ready to tackle the issues

Like many other races in the upcoming June 5 primary election, the gubernatorial race on the Democratic side is competitive; former Iowa Democratic Party chairwoman Dr. Andy McGuire believes she is the best choice to face Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds in November. “When I grew up, we ...

Marshalltown man faces drug charges

A man is behind bars after authorities raided a Marshalltown residence, locating drugs, a stolen gun and more. This week, agents with the Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force served a narcotics search warrant at 609 N. 5th Ave., where they seized methamphetmine, marijuana, a stolen firearm and drug ...

Woman arrested for domestic assault

TIMES-REPUBLICAN A Marshalltown woman was arrested by Marshalltown police earlier this week when she allegedly hit and pushed a male victim. Bonnie Lou Barton, 30, was arrested for domestic abuse assault-first offense and taken to Marshall County Jail. “The victim contacted the MPD and ...

‘Growing Le Grand’

LE GRAND — Pat and Mike Wright of Wrights Jasper Development III, LLC have a passion for seeing their adopted hometown of Le Grand grow in population. “We added 29 new lots over the last 10-15 years, and now we’re going to add 33 lots on 14 acres of land,” Mike said. After securing ...

UnityPoint: ‘Will eliminate medical dispatch July 1’

UnityPoint Health-Marshalltown will discontinue medical dispatching services July 1. That was the announcement by UnityPoint Health-Waterloo President and Chief Executive Officer Pam Delagardelle and UnityPoint Health-Marshalltown CEO Dustin Wright to the Marshall County Communications ...

Auditor candidate: Focusing on leadership

“I worked so closely with the state auditor’s office over the course of seven years in the (state) attorney general’s office, and I’ve seen how much it could benefit from new leadership.” Democratic Iowa State Auditor candidate Rob Sand sees much room for improvement at the ...

Cooking up success

Earlier this week, a group of 14 women enrolled in MICA’s Refugee Services program completed a nine-week-long certification course in the Buy. Eat. Live Healthy program, offered through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The sessions, held at the Chin Baptist Church in ...

‘Bringing out the best in kids’

The academic achievements of 21 exemplary fifth-grade students were celebrated by the Marshalltown Noon Optimists Club Thursday before a packed house at the local public library. “Twenty-one students being recognized is a record,” said club Vice President Damon Morrison. Also honored ...

Morel mania

Spring has sprung, and it means dedicated morel mushroom hunters will be scouring wooded areas for the tiny fungi sprouting out of the ground. “As far as morels go, it’s just starting,” said Marshall County Conservation Director Mike Stegmann. “I was out (Tuesday) night, looking ...

Marshalltown to receive $25K for IRT

The city of Marshalltown has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts “Our Town“ project to enhance the Iowa River Trail. Making the announcement Wednesday via press release was NEA Chairman Jane Chu. The grant includes public art, wayfinding and ...

An ‘enthusiastic’ candidate

It’s a crowded field in the state secretary of agriculture race this year as incumbent Bill Northey makes way for a newcomer, and Randalia native Chad Ingels believes he’s the best candidate for the job. “I’m really enthusiastic about the opportunity to serve Iowa in such a ...

Knowing the signs, saving a life

Human trafficking — sexual and labor exploitation — has the potential of impacting anyone in any community. In Marshalltown, three agencies — L.A.S.T. Watch (Labor and Sex Trafficking), CAPS (Child Abuse Prevention Services) and the Marshalltown Police Department — have joined forces to ...

VFW tenderloin dinner scheduled for May 18

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 839, 107 E. Meadow Lane, will sponsor a tenderloin sandwich meal dinner from 4-6:30 p.m. Friday, May 18 at the post headquarters. Eat in or carry out, the meal includes a tenderloin sandwich, baked beans, cole slaw, chips, dessert and beverage for ...

Support for Bobcat Ready

Marshalltown Schools Superintendent Dr. Theron Schutte has been busy in recent weeks, as he’s presented the district’s new Bobcat Ready college and career readiness initiative. He did the same at Wednesday afternoon’s Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors meeting, ...

Ready to rescue

Drivers on Nevada Street early Tuesday afternoon saw an out-of-the-ordinary sight: men easing their way down a neon-orange rope from dozens of feet above. It was all part of special rescue training carried out by Marshalltown Fire Department firefighter-EMTs on the North 3rd Avenue bridge. ...

A future move

In 2017, the 1870s-era residence, located at 503 W. Main St., was donated to the Historical Society of Marshall County (HSMC) by Madelyn and Steve Irvine. It currently operates as the Mowry Irvine Mansion, and is available for tours and to rent for special occasions, open only by appointment. ...

Collision

A pickup truck collided with this West Marshall school bus carrying more than 20 students Tuesday afternoon in the 2500 mile of Cooper Avenue. Marshall County Sheriff Steve Hoffman said no one was injured, but the juvenile driver of the pickup truck was cited for failing to stop in an assured ...

Stewart: ‘Good to give back to community’

Howard Stewart of Marshalltown was candid. He is not a politician. More specifically, he is running for Marshall County Board of Supervisor so he can give back to the community, where he and wife, Liz, raised three sons. Stewart, 70, outlined why he is making his first run for public ...

Playing around with robots

Marshalltown High School students enjoyed getting to know two remote-controlled U.S. Army bomb diffusing robots on Wednesday. Army reps showed students other tech used in training, such as a virtual shooting range.

Main Street mishap

No one was injured, but at least three vehicles were damaged, as well as a structural support was struck, in a traffic accident Tuesday afternoon along East Main Street in downtown Marshalltown. Pictured here is Marshalltown Police Officer Kraig Lageschulte going over some information with one ...