Todays News

NEI3A offers a variety of services for seniors

The Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging (NEI3A) may be best known for its congregate and home-delivered meals, but the agency offers many other services for those age 60 plus and their caregivers. The NEI3A faced a setback due to the July 19 tornado when it was forced out of its second-floor ...

Local policeman earns 30-year service award

Marshalltown Chief of Police Mike Tupper, left, joins Officer Randy Kessler honoring the officer’s 30-years of service to the department at Monday’s city council meeting. Tupper said Kessler’s first day on the job was Jan. 23, 1989. He complimented Kessler on his devotion to law ...

Iowa Republicans seek to weaken courts on abortion questions

DES MOINES — More than half of the Republican-dominated Iowa Senate has quickly signed on to a constitutional amendment aimed at weakening the state court system’s power to review abortion restrictions, just days after an Iowa judge overturned what would have been the nation’s broadest ...

Marshall County Courthouse opening delayed until fall

County leaders announced the Marshall County Courthouse is not estimated to be open until the fall. The building was originally supposed to open around the one-year anniversary of the July 19, 2018 tornado. "Marshall County Board of Supervisors and Auditor/Recorder were optimistic that we ...

Hundreds come to celebrate Corey Brown’s life

The parking lot and streets surrounding St. Henry Catholic Church were lined with cars as the people of Marshalltown, friends and family came together to celebrate Corey Brown's life at a visitation and vigil Friday evening. Thousands of visitors made their way to the church to remember ...

Governor visits Albion manufacturer

The bitter cold Wednesday didn’t stop dozens of workers at Albion-based Raymon-Donco Air Distribution Equipment from coming into work, and it didn’t stop Gov. Kim Reynolds from stopping by the plant either. The governor stopped by as part of the Condition of the State tour. Raymon-Donco ...

Preliminary autopsy of Corey Brown shows he died from a fall

The preliminary autopsy results of missing Marshalltown teen Corey Brown show he died after falling from a communication tower a mile from his home. He died from a significant head injury and blunt force trauma that resulted from climbing the tower and falling off of it, Marshalltown Police ...

Marshalltown city council approves contract with CGA

A statewide labor shortage was clearly evident in action taken by the Marshalltown City Council at Monday’s meeting. The council unanimously approved a resolution agreeing to hire CGA (Clapsaddle-Garber Associates, Inc.) for professional engineering services in the amount of ...

Art From the Heart Craft Show slated for this Saturday

Why present loved ones with store-bought gifts when you can shop local and purchase homemade goods? This is the mission of the fourth annual Art From the Heart Craft Show slated for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Fisher Community Center. About 20 vendors will be on hand selling their ...

New fire marshall introduced

Marshalltown Fire Chief David Rierson, left, introduces Josh Warnell as the department’s new fire marshall at Monday’s city council meeting. Warnell scored highest during a promotional process, Rierson said. Warnell is a eight-year veteran of the MFD.

Ex-worker says Iowa job summits were timed to help governor

IOWA CITY— A state employee who helped organize conferences for Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds’ signature jobs program resigned days before the November election, saying she felt pressured to shape the taxpayer-funded events to benefit the governor’s campaign. April Hughes alleged that she and ...

Polar blast envelops Midwest, strains aging infrastructure

CHICAGO — A blast of polar air enveloped much of the Midwest on Wednesday, closing schools and businesses and straining infrastructure across the Rust Belt with some of the lowest temperatures in a generation. The deep freeze snapped rail lines and canceled hundreds of flights in the ...

Council sells MPD building to YSS for $35

For the first time in its 35-year history, Youth and Shelter Services of Marshall County will have a permanent home. That is because the city council voted to sell 22 N. Center St. — currently Marshalltown Police Department headquarters — to YSS for $35 at Monday’s city council ...

Preliminary autopsy of Corey Brown shows he died from a fall

The preliminary autopsy results of missing Marshalltown teen Corey Brown show he died after falling from a communication tower a mile from his home. He died from a significant head injury and blunt force trauma that resulted from climbing the tower and falling off of it, Marshalltown Police ...

Corey Brown funeral arrangements announced

A funeral mass for missing teen Corey Brown will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Marshalltown, according to Mitchell Family Funeral Home. Corey, 13, was found dead Sunday in a secluded area on the west side of Marshalltown. He had been missing since ...

Iowa Business Council report shows how state competes nationally

DES MOINES — The Iowa Business Council recently released its annual Competitive Dashboard report, which measures the state’s progress in five categories as compared to the other 49 states. Iowa ranked in the middle of four of the five indicators: economic growth, education and workforce, ...

New fireman joins the ranks

Christian Case, left, is pictured receiving a Marshalltown Fire Department pin from Deputy Fire Chief Chris Cross at Monday night’s council meeting. Case previously served in the Austin, Minn. fire department.

FBI finds no specific motive in Vegas shooting

LAS VEGAS — A high-stakes gambler who rained a hail of gunfire down on a crowd of country music fans, killing 58, took to his grave any specific motive for the 2017 attack, the FBI said Tuesday as it concluded the investigation into the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The ...

Miller students honor classmate’s memory

In between classes at Miller Middle School Monday, students stopped by locker 147, the one that used to be Corey Brown’s. Corey was found dead Sunday after he had been missing for several days last week. Students at Miller Middle School began decorating their late classmate’s locker ...