Todays News

Grant to boost drug task force

It was a short Marshall County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday morning, and among the actions taken was the acceptance of a grant to go toward the Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force. “For the amount of manpower, the officers that are in our area we cover, we’re in the top three in the state ...

US scientists contradict Trump’s climate claims

WASHINGTON — As President Donald Trump touts new oil pipelines and pledges to revive the nation's struggling coal mines, federal scientists are warning that burning fossil fuels is already driving a steep increase in the United States of heat waves, droughts and floods. It is the latest ...

Pictured from left are current Liscomb EMS members Melissa Olson, Mike Thomas, Terry Strang, Jordan Hoy, Ben Olson and Junior Pursha. The group is standing in front of the ambulance that was purchased in August of 2016 after the squad was re-organized and revived.

Liscomb revives its EMS squad

TIMES-REPUBLICAN LISCOMB — According to one of its members, the Liscomb EMS squad used to be at the blunt end of the laughing spectrum. But now with the growing department and leadership, the squad is making its mark, and people are noticing. “There are now six members on this ...

New micro-grant rural initiatives program

GRINNELL — Beginning this fall, Grin City Collective will kick off a new micro-grant program aimed at supporting creative, rural initiatives occurring within a 40-mile radius of Grinnell. “Creative work is not limited to cities, yet often that is where the funding stays,” said Grin ...

eeds are growing in the debris from “The Villager” Apartments fire which occurred May 5 of this year.

Who should pay?

By MIKE DONAHEY TIMES-REPUBLICAN At least one Marshalltown City Council member is concerned about clean-up efforts of the former Village Apartments. “It (clean-up) is not moving fast enough for me,” said At-Large Councilor Leon Lamer. “I wanted it cleaned up before ...

‘Seeing what’s out there’

“This audio system is an absolute problem.” Marshalltown Superintendent Dr. Theron Schutte, along with some Marshalltown School Board members, have heard of complaints about the board room audio system. The board approved publishing requests for proposals (RFPs) to upgrade the room’s ...

Boys State Training School under fire

DES MOINES, Iowa — An Iowa school for juvenile offenders subjects the boys to restraints and seclusion rooms and denies them essential mental health care, a federally funded nonprofit organization alleged Monday in a report that threatened legal action unless the state makes significant ...

Hot, dry July leads to crop headaches

For farmers throughout Iowa, it’s no secret that the state hasn’t gotten as much rain as it needs over the past several weeks, and experts say that could have an impact on corn yields. “The hot and dry weather we had in late July and early August is probably the most substantial ...

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Monica Smith is the new owner of Main Street Antiques, formerly known as Main Street Antique Mall, Inc., located at 105 W. Main St. As a long-time employee of the store, she had developed a rapport with customers and decided to buy the store from its former owners, John and Helen Ramsey, earlier this spring. The store offers an eclectic mix of antique, vintage and retro finds.

Same vision, new look

Main Street Antiques, formerly known as Main Street Antique Mall, Inc., located at 105 W. Main St., has been a ubiquitous sight to downtown shoppers for over 30 years. Long-time employee Monica Smith, has taken the helm of the ship, as the store’s new owner. Smith said the store’s former ...

Woman accused of embezzlement

A Marshalltown woman is accused of stealing roughly $20,000 from a local church where she was employed. The Marshalltown Police Department arrested and charged Dawn Cagwin Muller, 63, with first-degree theft and ongoing criminal conduct late last week after a nearly two-month ...

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Marshalltown student Alivia Eaton, right, was one of eight area children to travel to Marshalltown’s Japanese sister city, Minami Alps City, this summer. Shopping, bowling, cooking and learning about culture were among the activities the Sister City Association of Marshalltown Delegation experienced in the east Asian country.

Journey to Japan

It was about one year ago that Japanese children from Marshalltown’s sister city, Minami Alps City, experienced Central Iowa; this summer, Marshalltown area children took a trip of their own. “On this exchange, the students were totally immersed in Japanese culture; they stayed with ...

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Sunday afternoon at the Marshalltown Public Library, the first ever Sports Cards Collectors Club was held, uniting those interested in the hobby. While not a sale, the meeting presented the chance for attendees to view each other’s sports cards, reminisce and talk about great moments in sports history. Andrew Potter, left, organized the group. Here he speaks with fellow collector David Hicks, center.

Sports cards enthusiasts unite!

Editor’s note: This is part of an occasional series profiling the various personal collections of residents of Marshalltown and the surrounding area. Collecting baseball, basketball, football and hockey sports cards evokes a level of nostalgia for many of its collectors. As a way of ...

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Runners and walkers of all ages participated in last year’s Ethan’s Tractor Run 5k.

Ready to run

For the second year in a row, Ethan’s Tractor Run 5k run/walk will be held at the Marshalltown Community College cross country course, and organizer Tim Hungerford said registration has already begun. “I think people liked it better, they like the grass and course,” he said of the ...

A man stands outside a Fridays restaurant after a storm moved through the area in Tulsa, Okla., Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. A possible tornado struck near midtown Tulsa and causing power outages and roof damage to businesses. (Tom Gilbert/Tulsa World via AP)

Tornado in Tulsa

OKLAHOMA CITY — A rare late summer tornado smashed into a shopping district of Tulsa early Sunday just hours after it was packed with people, sending more than two dozen people to hospitals including two with life-threatening injuries, many of them from restaurants that were either preparing ...

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It was a great day for fishing, kayaking, bag toss or just taking a stroll around Green Castle Recreation Area Sunday as the park’s 40th anniversary was celebrated. Other activities included live music and stargazing, and one lucky county resident won a new kayak.

Reaching a ‘milestone’

“It’s got some wildlife, some fishing opportunities, hiking trails, picnic shelters, it’s a little bit of everything.” Green Castle Recreation Area has been on of Marshall County’s outdoor jewels since its purchase in 1977, and Central Iowans gathered at the park Saturday to help ...

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Keeping farm machine history alive

By SARA JORDAN-HEINTZ TIMES REPUBLICAN The time and labor farmers of the early 1900s put into growing and harvesting crops, comes alive during the 33rd annual Steam Threshing and Plowing Show, located eight miles west of Marshalltown at 2373 Jessup Ave. This yearly event, sponsored by the ...

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Trucks and staff from Marshalltown Community School District’s Buildings and Grounds Department are shown Friday morning on the north side of the Marshalltown High School Roundhouse. Staff were dispatched to the scene to make immediate repairs after a suspect or suspects crashed a stolen truck into the doors. Marshalltown police are requesting the public’s help in identifying perpetrators.

Suspect at large after crashing into MHS Roundhouse

The Marshalltown Police Department is on the lookout for a suspect or suspects who crashed a stolen truck into the Marshalltown High School Roundhouse north side doors early Friday morning. Capt. Brian Batterson of the MPD said a passer-by reported a truck had crashed into the Roundhouse. ...

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Encouraging young actors

Friday morning and afternoon, kids ranging in age from 7-14, took to the stage of the Martha-Ellen Tye Playhouse to perform a kids-only version of “Into the Woods,” as part of this year’s Kids Acting Academy. The children were cast in their parts on Monday, and worked from Tuesday-Friday ...

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Man accused of choking his father

A Marshall County man is behind bars after he allegedly tried to choke a family member during a domestic incident and was later involved in a physical altercation with local law enforcement. Shortly after 5:30 a.m. Friday, deputies with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office responded to a ...

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Five file for school board

The filing period for four Marshalltown School Board seats closed Thursday afternoon, leaving five names for district voters to consider in the Sept. 12 election. Three incumbent board directors will seek re-election, and they are members Mike Miller and Ben Fletcher, as well as President ...