Todays News

Heavily-armed members of the New York Police Department take a position along the route before the start of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Macy’s Thanksgiving parade revels on amid tight security

NEW YORK — The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade featured balloons, bands, stars and heavy security in a year marked by attacks on outdoor gathering spots. With new faces and old favorites in the lineup, the Americana extravaganza made its way through 2 ½ miles (3.22 kilometers) of Manhattan ...

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West Liberty • West Liberty High School is holding a prom dress drive now until March 1. They are seeking new or gently used prom dresses or evening gowns, shoes, jewelry and accessories. All items must be clean, modern and in good condition. Donations can be dropped off at the high school ...

Five orange pumpkins sit in a row in front of a distressed, wooden background.

Giving thanks

While most people in Marshalltown and other parts of the country will celebrate this day by watching football, enjoying the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and eating an abundance of turkey with all the trimmings, it’s also a day to reflect upon how fortunate we are in our daily ...

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Maj. Russ Mann of rural Gilman reflects back on his long military career in both the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam era and then his many years spent in various units of the Iowa National Guard.

Maj. Mann recalls his military career

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. GILMAN — Four years in the U.S. Marine Corps, including a year in Vietnam ...

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Winter brings opportunities

In Central Iowa, outdoor activities are often associated with spring, summer and early fall, but there are many activities available in the late fall and winter as well. “The picnickers and other day-users like that have fallen off, but there are still people that just like to drive ...

Anderson

Woman charged with exploitation of an adult

TIMES-REPUBLICAN Authorities have arrested a woman after she allegedly took photos and a video with her cell phone of a Marshalltown nursing home resident in a state of partial undress. According to the Marshalltown Police Department, McKenzie Lane Anderson, 25, was employed by Villa Del ...

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Midwifery is more than merely assisting women through the childbirth experience; it’s addressing the healthcare needs of women at all ages of life. At UnityPoint Health Marshalltown Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., (OB-GYN), three women serve the community as midwives, including Melissa Koch, OB Clinical Educator, left, and Chris Fishel, a certified nurse midwife (CNM) and advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP). Not pictured is Autumn Schmoker CNM, ARNP.

Empowering women

Midwifery is more than merely assisting women through the childbirth experience; it’s addressing the healthcare needs of women at all ages of life. Midwives specialize in pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, women’s sexual and reproductive health, and newborn care. “We take care of women ...

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Taking shape

The new addition being built onto the Gutekunst Public Library in State Center will nearly double the size of the structure, and provide more space for patrons to read, write or research. ABOVE: Pictured here is the second level of the addition, which will include a fireplace and several ...

Cutright

Thursday’s T-R to offer largest selection of shopping deals

The calories will barely be wearing off as the area begins looking toward the holiday shopping season and all of the local deals can be found Thursday morning in the Times-Republican. “We have found that the Thanksgiving edition of the Times-Republican is a holiday tradition with thousands ...

Kester

Kester: ‘I enjoyed my time on the city council’

Former First Ward Councilor Dan Kester was unsuccessful in his re-election bid earlier this month, but that will not stop him from being involved in some capacity with city government again. “It depends what the opportunity would be,” said Kester, “but I would consider it.” He ...

T-R PHOTO BY ADAM SODDERS
Students throughout Marshalltown Christian School, including these fourth- and fifth-graders, wrote letters to children in the West African country of Sierra Leone Tuesday. The letters will be personally delivered by Mark Boland of My Kinsmen Ministries when he visits the country later this week.

Letters to Sierra Leone

The small West African country of Sierra Leone is more than 5,000 miles and an ocean away from Marshalltown Christian School (MCS), and students are forming a connection with children in that country. “They don’t feel alone, and they feel like there is someone out there who cares for ...

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Argument in local motel leads to man’s arrest

TIMES-REPUBLICAN A disturbance involving a man and a woman at a local motel late last week resulted in a host of charges, including child endangerment-bodily injury, filed against a male suspect. Cody James Heinrichs, 28, listed in court records as homeless, was arrested by the ...

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Getting ready for Turkey Day

Volunteers at the Salvation Army, located at 107 W. State St., spent Monday afternoon getting ingredients in order for Thursday’s free community meal, which will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A total of 46 turkeys were donated for the meal. Jerry Gratopp, left, owner of Smokin’ G’s, smoked ...

Quarter in review

With winter break for Marshalltown Schools rapidly approaching, data on the first quarter of the 2017-18 school year was presented at the Marshalltown School Board meeting Monday evening. District Director of Instruction Dr. Lisa Stevenson led the presentation, which covered attendance and ...

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Holiday meal questions?

An Iowa State University Extension & Outreach foursome are ready and eager to help consumers with holiday meal preparations. All one has to do is call toll-free 800-262-3804. or send an Callers will get help from an experienced and friendly professional and not a recording. ...

Prevent turkey fryer fires

Frying food is the greatest risk of cooking fires. The Marshalltown Fire Departments asks the public to consider the dangers or risks before using a turkey fryer. Turkey fryers can easily tip over, spilling hot cooking oil over a large area. An overfilled cooking pot will cause cooking oil ...

Marshalltown High School freshman Marek Jablonski is back to lighting up his yard with Christmas lights after a similar project turned heads in 2017. One major addition this year is a donations drop-box, and all money will go toward the House of Compassion. The display and drop-box can be found at 1737 Country Club Lane.

Lighting up the neighborhood

When an interest in tinkering with electronics and a love of the holiday season combine, the results can be vivid. Marshalltown High School freshman Marek Jablonski, 14, has put his talent for creating bright, intricate Christmas light displays to work for a second year, with the project set ...

Owen Eaton, 11, a fifth grader at St. Francis Catholic School, completes advanced level coursework, with the goal of mastering seventh and eighth grade math. When he grows up, he would like to be a long snapper for the Denver Broncos.

Student is proficient in math

Owen Eaton, 11, a fifth grader at St. Francis Catholic School, is the type of student that teachers enjoy having in the classroom. “He is a strong student,” said teacher Peg Davis. “He is always on task, and is caring, helpful, kind-hearted, and has impeccable manners.” Owen’s ...

The 26th annual Holiday Stroll was held in downtown Marshalltown Saturday afternoon and evening. The T-R sponsored a Santa’s Workshop, wherein Suzanne Hargan, 6, told Santa all she wanted for Christmas.

A magical night

Magic indeed was in the air during the 26th annual Holiday Stroll, held in downtown Marshalltown Saturday afternoon and evening. “We had such a good crowd,” said Jenny Etter, executive director of the Marshalltown Central Business District, who sponsors this event. “We had lots of kids ...