Todays News

Alliant: Gas line restored for six Marshall county communities

Alliant announced that residential customers in the six Marshall county communities impacted by a hit gas transmission line can now resume their normal natural gas use. “We want to thank all of our customers for their cooperation,” spokesperson Mike Wagner said in an email. “Their ...

Iowa’s ‘Mr. Baseball’ to present program in Conrad on Saturday

CONRAD — “How Iowa Met Baseball: The Myths, The History, The Players” is a special presentation about the myths regarding the invention of baseball, the origins and evolution of the early game in the United States, how the Civil War played a role in accelerating the spread of the game, ...

Iowa River Hospice to hold memorial Sunday

The holidays are a time to spend time with family and friends, but for some the season is a harsh reminder of a recently-lost loved one. That’s why Iowa River Hospice, 502 Plaza Heights Road, is holding a memorial and grief support gathering Sunday afternoon. The event will be 1 p.m. to 3 ...

Facilitator helps Marshalltown officials with strategic planning

Susan Parker of Sparker Solutions in Story City is pictured earlier this week leading Marshalltown elected officials, department heads and others in a strategic planning session in the Marshalltown Public Library. “We developed a mission statement and value statements before diving into ...

5 medical marijuana dispensaries to open in Iowa

WATERLOO — The products that will be available to certified patients Saturday when medical marijuana dispensaries open for the first time in Iowa will shake up traditional ideas about the herb and how it is consumed, a state health official said. Dispensaries are set to open in Council ...

Supervisors adopt new road vacation policy

When a road is no longer deemed to serve a public purpose, it may be dropped by county officials and given to private landowners. A new Marshall County policy adopted at the board of supervisors meeting earlier this week is meant to help streamline the process of vacating all or a part of a ...

Man accused of murdering ISU golfer granted new attorneys

TIMES-REPUBLICAN Collin Daniel Richards, 22, the man accused of fatally stabbing Iowa State University golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena, will now be represented by two attorneys from the Public Defender’s Office in Marshalltown. Aaron Siebrecht and Ted Fisher were appointed by District ...

Alliant: Gas line restored for six Marshall county communities

Alliant announced that residential customers in the six Marshall county communities impacted by a hit gas transmission line can now resume their normal natural gas use. "We want to thank all of our customers for their cooperation," spokesperson Mike Wagner said in an email. "Their ...

Our town, our people — Mark Smith

“Our town, our people” is a weekly Q&A with a local resident who is active in the community. Have a suggestion for someone we should talk to? Email T-R news editor Emily Barske at ebarske@timesrepublican.com.  Rep. Mark Smith (D - Marshalltown) works as a licensed independent social ...

Inmate sent threatening emails to victim

An inmate at the Mount Pleasant Correctional Facility (MPCF) was arrested for Stalking and Harassment-first degree, according to a criminal complaint and affidavit filed in Marshall County District Court. Matthew Allen Sumpter, 33, was recently transported from the MPCF to the Marshall County ...

History of Spanish Flu pandemic slated for Saturday

The Spanish Influenza pandemic of 1918 was the most severe pandemic in modern history and Marshalltown was not immune to it. At 10 a.m. on Saturday, Riverside Cemetery General Manager Dorie Tammen will give a presentation at the Marshalltown Public Library about the flu’s devastating ...

Gibson receives 10 year service award

Marshall County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. James Gibson, second from left, accepts a certificate recognizing his 10 years of service to the county from the Marshall County Board of Supervisors Tuesday. From left: board Vice Chairman Dave Thompson, Gibson, board Chairman Bill Patten and board ...

Dance Konnection Christmas Extravaganza set for Sunday

The public is welcome to check out a holiday season celebration Sunday afternoon at the Marshalltown High School-Community Auditorium. Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA School of Dance/Dance Konnection Director Kimi Kups-Benson said performances will take place 1-4 p.m. Sunday at the auditorium, 1602 ...

Diocese says Iowa priest who threatened rape has recovered

IOWA CITY — A Roman Catholic diocese on Wednesday defended its decision to continue employing a priest who told police he was trying to rape a woman when he was arrested naked in an Iowa mall in 2013. The Diocese of Sioux City issued a statement for the first time acknowledging the ...

Love billboards go up in Marshalltown

An effort in the Pacific Northwest to spread love across the country has come to Marshalltown. The messaging of the Love on Every Billboard project is simple. A billboard is chosen and the word “Love” is emblazoned across it for pedestrians and residents to see. “I love the fact ...

County discusses FEMA funding for part of courthouse restoration

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has become well-known since Marshalltown was hit by the July 19 tornado. Now, county officials are looking to apply for funding through the agency. While the Marshall County Courthouse is being repaired thanks to insurance funds, Auditor and ...

Gas transmission line break affecting Marshall County

A gas transmission line was hit and is affecting six Marshall County communities, according to Alliant Energy.Alliant is asking its customers in State Center, Melbourne, Rhodes, St. Anthony, Clemons and LaMoille to conserve their natural gas use through Thursday morning “to maintain the ...

New housing construction underway near Iowa River Hospice

An Urbandale housing developer, construction and property management company has returned to Marshalltown building more housing. Housing has become a precious commodity in town since the July 19 tornado crushed or severely damaged a large number of rental properties and single family ...

Local librarian earns service award

Marshalltown Public Library part-time librarian Ellen Youds, left, holds a five-year City of Marshalltown service certificate which was presented to her at a city council meeting earlier this week by Head Librarian Sarah Rosenblum. Youds previously worked as librarian in the Marshalltown ...

Pat down at Burger King leads to felony arrest

A Marshalltown man was arrested by Marshalltown police earlier this week following an incident at the local Burger King. Rodolfo Marcelino Sadie Jr., 39, was charged with Conspiracy with Intent to Deliver Marijuana under 50 Kilograms, a Class D Felony. Capt. Brian Batterson of the MPD ...