Todays News

Historic bridge to be recorded, replaced

CLEMONS — Hidden among the corn and soybean fields of northwestern Marshall County is a historical piece of architecture. It is a bridge spanning Minerva Creek on 140th Street near its intersection with Durham Avenue north of Clemons and it was built in 1910, according to the Iowa ...

Open container, other plans approved for coliseum benefit concert

Years ago, the Veterans Memorial Coliseum played host to KFJB-radio’s popular “Barn Dance” program which featured country music acts and entertainment. It was carried live to thousands of listeners throughout Central Iowa. Fast forward several decades and the historic building will ...

Where to donate unwanted items and how it helps the community

Whether it is time to clean out the house of unused items or time to move and not all the old things will fit, Marshalltown has places to donate unwanted items. Goodwill A large and well known organization that takes unwanted items is Goodwill. Goodwill is a nationwide non-profit that uses ...

Annual Kids Fishing Derby slated for Saturday

The Kids Fishing Derby, being held at Riverside Cemetery’s Lake Woodmere from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, has become an annual tradition. Cosponsored by the cemetery and the Marshall County Izaak Walton League, the derby is free and open to the public. Kids 12 and under will compete for ...

Project-based J-Term learning showcased at BCLUW High School

CONRAD — Last week, students and staff members at BCLUW High School in Conrad spent their school days immersed in intense learning activities of 21st Century Learning Skills and College and Career Readiness Standards. On June 6, the students held a community showcase to highlight the ...

Man charged with spitting in police vehicle

A Marshalltown man was charged with spitting in a police vehicle and public intoxication Sunday, according to criminal complaints and affidavits filed in Marshall County District Court. Bawi Nun Cung, 26, was walking with another individual about 2 a.m., said Capt. Brian Batterson of the ...

Man arrested third time for domestic abuse assault

A Marshalltown man was arrested Sunday by Marshalltown police for domestic abuse assault-third or subsequent offense. Christopher Lartes Proctor, 36, was taken to Marshall County Jail following the investigation, according to a criminal complaint and affidavit filed in Marshall County ...

Downtown master plan discussed at City council

The Marshalltown City Council discussed the Downtown Master Plan as part of the council meeting Monday night. Michelle Spohnheimer, housing and community development director, explained the plan to the council as being a living document which is subject to change and that accepting the plan as ...

Changes coming to Fisher Community Center operations

The name will remain the same, but beginning July 1, the Fisher Community Center is deemed a civic center. That means local not-for-profit clubs will be able to use meeting rooms, the auditorium and grounds free of charge. However, for-profit businesses, entities and tenants will pay ...

Local businessman extradited from Minnesota

A Marshalltown businessman who fled to Minnesota to avoid prosecution on a number of local charges was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals in that state and is now in Marshall County Jail. Scott William Haugan 59, made his initial appearance Monday in Marshall County District Court. Haugan ...

New, classic events coming to Rose Fest

STATE CENTER – Preparations are underway to welcome crowds of visitors to State Center this weekend for the 61st Annual Rose Festival. Event organizer Buffi Honeck said there will be plenty for festival-goers to look forward to this year, from classic activities to newer events. ...

Man charged with second domestic abuse

A domestic dispute between a father and son at their home led to charges filed against the son for domestic abuse-second offense and child endangerment. Ramon Jesus Mora, 20, allegedly struck his father causing injury to his right eye and lip, according to a criminal complaint and affidavit ...

Files removed that exposed governor’s personal info

IOWA CITY — Iowa’s court system has blocked public access to online records detailing Gov. Kim Reynolds’ 2000 drunk driving arrest, saying they inadvertently exposed her sensitive personal information for nine months. The records contained the governor’s Social Security number, ...

A DAY IN THE LIFE — Finance attorney

Editor’s note: This is part of a weekly series spotlighting various professionals in our community, highlighting the impact of their work. Have an idea for the series? Email sjordan@timesrepublican.com. Navigating the legal system and its myriad of specialities is what gets some lawyers ...

Gallery Garden artwork honors late husband

In September of 2017, a new attraction opened in Marshalltown, the Gallery Garden. What was once a pile of rubble, turned into an enviro-friendly setting where one can read a book, visit with friends, or have a cup of coffee, while listening to a nearby fountain. The Gallery Garden just isn’t ...

Kicking off summer

With the close of last week came the end of the school year for Marshalltown students, and some Woodbury Elementary students reflected on what they learned and looked forward to summer. “My favorite was probably my teachers teaching me and helping me,” said Jezell Ruiz, who officially ...

Candidates take veiled swipes at Biden on Sunday

CEDAR RAPIDS — Joe Biden was not in the banquet hall for the Iowa Democratic Party’s blockbuster fundraiser on Sunday where 19 of his party’s presidential candidates spoke. But he was present in the veiled criticism from several of his rivals. In five-minute chunks of speaking time, the ...

Bernie Sanders holds fast to health care message

U.S Sen. Bernie Sanders brought his populist messages of challenging insurance companies, the pharmaceutical industry and billionaires during a Saturday campaign stop in Marshalltown. The ebullient Sanders, who lost Iowa by a whisker to Secretary Hilary Clinton on caucus night 2016, but won ...

Child Abuse Prevention Services works to end sex abuse against children

While sex crimes against children sometimes dominate news cycles, victims can be found in every community at any time. At Child Abuse Prevention Services, 811 E. Main St., Sexual Abuse Prevention Educator Lori Frederick works to educate children on how to identify sexual abuse and know how ...

Trump’s Mexico deal: A political win, even if it falls short

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s deal to avert his threatened tariffs on Mexico includes few new solutions to swiftly stem the surge of Central American migrants flowing over America’s southern border. But it delivers enough for Trump to claim a political win. The decision — ...